Hate automatic application updates? Here's how to stop them.
Please note: This functionality is not added by any application, utility or software. It is an inbuilt function in the operating system itself. So only Android devices running Android version 4.0 and above will be able to make use of it.
If you have a new device the Play Store will definitely ask you for turning the auto update feature on; if you do not wish to have it, decline the prompt.
Access the home screen and locate the Play Store app on your device. You can either use the application shortcut or search the same from the applications home screen on your device. Select the Play Store app to proceed.
Once the application opens locate the settings menu. The settings sub menu is under the options menu, which can be brought up by pressing the options key; or the key with the three lines or four boxes as per the make of your device since different manufacturers choose different key symbols. Select settings from the options.
The settings tab comprises of several settings related to your Google Play account. The only rule here is, if you do not know what the option will do. do not press it. Following that select auto-update app from the given set of options.
From the following prompt select the option Do not auto-update apps. This will prevent applications from getting automatically updated.
*You do not have to worry about application updates as you will still get prompts for them on the Play Store application when you access it, and you can now manually choose what to update and what not to. This is very useful for users with a limited data plan.
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