Jan 17, 2014

Way to stop Android apps automatically updating

If you own an Android smartphone or tablet and your apps keep annoyingly updating themselves then here is my guide on way to stop Android apps automatically updating.

It's a good idea to keep your apps up to date on your smartphone or tablet to get the latest levels or important bug and security fixes. However, it's not always ideal to just let them update without your permission.

If you'd rather decide when apps should be allowed to be updated to the latest version then here is a step by step guide on how to stop them updating automatically.

First, On your Android smartphone or tablet open the Google Play Store. If there isn't an icon on your homescreen then look in the app menu.

Second, Tap the menu button (three square dots) located at the top right hand side of the screen and select 'Settings'.

Last, Simply un tick the box where it says 'Auto update apps' and your apps will need your permission to download updates.