How to turn off automatic updates for Android apps

By default, Android lets you activate a feature that automatically updates apps, which can be very useful in everyday life for those who don't want to waste time doing it manually. The big problem is that it can consume a lot of battery power or simply waste your data plan without you realizing it. Fortunately, you can disable automatic app updates on Android yourself at any time. To know how to do this, just check out our tips below!

Disabling automatic updates

To get started, open the Google Play store on your Android device. As usual, you'll see the Google app store homepage. To proceed, simply drag the screen from left to right with your finger.

This will open a tab with some store options. At the bottom of the page you will see the "Settings" option, which is where you must click to continue.

Among the many options, you'll have “Update apps automatically” first. Click on it to proceed.

A small window will open with three options. By default, the “Update apps anytime” option will be enabled, as we mentioned earlier.

You can choose “Don't automatically update apps” to make sure that doesn't happen without your permission or “Automatically update apps only via Wi-Fi” if you just want to make sure the feature won't use your 3G for nothing.

Anyway, you can modify this setting at any time by going back to this same menu. Very simple, isn't it ?! Just remember to manually update your apps on Google Play if you decide to turn off automatic updates once and for all.

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