That’s all well and good, but what if you want to stop only one app from auto-downloading?Perhaps you’re fine with certain important and critical apps updating themselves when they need to, but you’re not so keen on games or entertainment apps updating while you’re trying to do business-crucial activities.In this example we’ll be stopping Google Chrome from automatically updating itself, so we tap that app on the list.
Generally speaking, this is a good thing, but it can also slow down your phone, use up your mobile data and stop you from doing other things with your device.
This is where manually updating apps can be more practical.
Once the above settings are applied, then onwards any app updates won’t automatically download and install on your i Phone or i Pad, but you will have to open up the App Store every time and check for app updates.
By default, Android apps downloaded from the Google Play Store are automatically updated.
If you've ever picked up your phone to see that Google Play is going crazy and auto-updating app after app, you might feel your stomach tightening up as you see your data allowance evaporating into thin air. We'll show you how to stop apps from updating automatically so that Google Play only updates when and how you want it to.
As a general rule, apps you have installed from Google Play will download updates automatically (called auto-update apps) in order to improve their performance on your tablet or smartphone.
No matter your reasoning, it’s easy enough to toggle this setting and gain more control over the app updating process. Next, tap the slide-out menu button in the upper left corner, as denoted by three horizontal lines, then tap .
On the next screen, you’ll be able to choose whether you want to allow apps to automatically receive updates over Wi-Fi, whether you want to allow apps to update at any time, or whether you want to manually install all updates.
Let’s take a look at where these options are and how to reach them. Press the one that says “Auto-Update Apps” – it should be right at the top of the Settings options.