How to Disable Automatic App Updates in Android

Automatic app updates is the most valuable feature in Android that keeps your android device up-to-date with the latest app updates.

If you download Android apps from Google Play Store, your phone automatically install app updates as soon as they become available. Most of the people find this auto-update feature quite helpful because they always want to enjoy the new and improved features of installed apps.

But many Android smartphone users don’t prefer to update apps automatically because whether they like to update apps manually or they are on a smaller mobile data plan. This is the main reason, Google has added an option to enable or disable automatic app updates on the Google Play Store, as well as the option to only update if the device is on a WiFi connection to save the actual mobile data.

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If you are also one of them, who want to disable automatic app updates in android device then this tutorial will help you very much. In today’s android guide, i am going to show you the step by step process of disabling automatic app updates in android device. Here’s how:

Disable Automatic App Updates on Android

Step (1): First of all, open Play Store app on your android phone.

Step (2): On the Play Store, simply click on the Menu button which is located at the upper left corner of your phone’s screen.

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Step (3): Now from the Menu, click on Settings to view the settings options of Google Play Store.

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Step (4): After that, click on Auto-update apps option which is located under “General” settings section.

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Step (5): On Auto-update apps page, you will see three options. Select Do not auto-update apps option to disable automatic app updates on your android device.

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Note: You can also select the option of “Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only” for updating apps when you are on Wi-Fi connection.

Step (6): You are done. From now, the installed apps on your android device will be not updated automatically anymore.

Thus, you can easily disable the app auto-update feature on your Android smartphone. Disabling automatic app updates in android is the best way to get full control over the app updating process.

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3 thoughts on “How to Disable Automatic App Updates in Android”

  1. Hi Amit,

    Very nice tutorial to disable automatic App updates in android. You have shared everything step by step. It is very understandable to everyone.

    Keep up your great work!


    • Hii Jyoti,

      Happy to see you here and know that you found this step by step android tutorial “disable automatic App updates in android” useful for you. Thanks for your valuable comment. Keep coming and sharing your view 🙂

  2. This is the simple and best way to disable annoying automatic updates on android phone . Nice post Amit , Keep up the good work.

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