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How to Disable Automatic App Updates on Your Android Device

If you prefer to review the permissions before allowing your apps to update (yes, permissions are updated at times) or if you are often in places with weak signal coverage, you’d probably be better off setting Auto-Updates either to “Off” or “Wi-Fi only”. Here’s how:

1 – Tap the Play Store icon.

2 – Tap the Options icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen. It looks like three horizontal lines stacked atop one another.

3 – Tap Settings.

4 – Tap Auto-update apps.

5 – Select the Don’t auto-update apps option.

6 – (Optional) If you’re ok with the permissions required by all of your installed apps you can select Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only instead of turning off Auto-updates altogether as mentioned in step 5 above.

7 – Tap Done.

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