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    How to disable automatic app updates on Android

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    How to disable automatic app updates on Android? How to turn off automatic updates on Android. By default, Android apps downloaded from the Google Play Store are automatically updated. If you prefer to review updates and new or changed permissions associated with updates, you can choose to disable Android automatic updates.


    The options for automatic updates are slightly different in the new version of the Play Store. We will show you how to do this in both the old and the new version. Whatever the reason, here's how you can turn off automatic app updates on Android.



    How to disable automatic app updates on Android

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    How to turn off automatic app updates on Android for all apps

    1. apri Google Play Store on your android phone.
    2. Tap the icon hamburger menu in the upper left corner.
    3. Scroll down and tap Settings.
    4. Scroll down and tap Automatically update apps.
    5. Select Do not automatically update apps.
    6. Toccata Done.

    Once done, your apps will no longer automatically update without your permission. However, we recommend that you check the app list from time to time and manually update the apps you use regularly. This is because developers release updates for bug fixes and add more features.



    How to turn off automatic updating for specific apps

    1. apri Google Play Store on your android phone.
    2. Tap the search box at the top of the Play Store.
    3. Enter the name of the app you are looking for and tap Search.
    4. Touch theWhatsapp to open the list.
    5. Tap the three-point overflow menu in the upper right corner.
    6. Click the checkbox next to Enable automatic update.

    Once done, the app will no longer update automatically, regardless of the general settings changed. This is great for having proper control over which apps need updating and which ones don't.




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