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How to turn off automatic updates for apps?

turn off automatic updates

How to turn off automatic updates for apps?

You may have apps on your smartphone that have the functionality and features you like and you don’t want them to be updated to a newer version automatically.  You have the option to turn off automatic updates for all the apps.  After turning off automatic updates, you can still manually initiate an update for individual apps.  This is all done in the Google Play app. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the Google Play app
  • Look in the upper left corner for the menu symbol (looks like a hamburger)
  • Touch the Menu

turn off automatic updates Google Play menu settings

  • Scroll down looking for Settings, Touch Settings.

  • Touch Auto update apps

  • Touch Don’t auto update apps

How to manually update an app?

  • Open the Google Play app
  • Look in the upper left corner for the menu symbol (looks like a hamburger)
  • Touch the Menu

turn off automatic updates Google Play menu my apps

  • Touch My apps & games
  • Scroll down and Touch Update on the right side of the apps you want updated.

Click here for informati0n about how to stop Android system updates.

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