How to turn off auto update android apps in google play store

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There are a ton of apps are releasing everyday on google play store, which was making difficult for Android users to manually update each application. So google has set all apps to be updated automatically. This automatic app update have both pros and cons. The benefit of this is that the user don’t have to update each app manually, all are set to auto update by default.

There are different types of problems, which users can face automatic update is enabled. First of all if your phone is not using WiFi, then every currently updating app is consuming your 3G/4G data bundle, which is huge amount of money wasting.

It is also possible that every new update, which shows us previous bugs fixes can actually create more bugs when it is updated to the latest version. So we can ‘t say it with surety that every update is risk free or better than its previous version. It also can consume more battery when auto update android apps is active. You will also notice a performance lag in your phone when all the applications are updated automatically without any individual consent.

So from the above facts, you might want to stop automatic updates of google play store apps. So we have explained step by step, that how to disable auto update Android apps in your Google Play Store.

How can you turn off auto update android apps in google play store?

Open google play store application

Google play store home screen
Google play store home screen

Expand the side panel and go to Settings

google play store settings for turn off auto update android apps in google play store
google play store settings

Now tap on Auto-update apps option

auto-update apps in google play store
auto-update apps in google play store

You’ll see 3 options when you click on auto-update apps like Don’t auto-updates apps, Auto-update apps at any time. Data charges may apply and the third one, auto-update apps on WiFi only.

do not auto-update apps in google play store
do not auto-update apps in google play store

So choose Do not auto-update apps, which will disable auto-update apps automatically and you have to update your application manually whenever you’ll need. But if you still want to auto update apps but only for WiFi then select the option auto-update apps on WiFi only.

So that was a quick guide that how can you disable auto-update apps in Google Play Store. So if you want to update any application manually then please go through the following guide.

How to Manually update google play store

If you turn off auto update android apps in google play store, then you can download the update for your favorite application in Google Play Store manually.

1. Open Google Play store on your android device

2. Now expand the side panel and go to My Apps & games

my apps and games in google play store
my apps and games in google play store

3. Now you’ll find a screen with 3 different tabs e.g. UPDATES (All the applications with Update Available Status), INSTALLED (All apps currently installed on your device) and LIBRARY (All applications that you have installed before from the currently associated Google account) are shown.

4. You have to remain on the UPDATES tab where you can find all the applications which require to be updated to      the latest version available. You can update each app individually by clicking on Update button available in front of each app name r you can also update them in bulk by clicking on UPDATE ALL button located on the top in the screen.

update individual app in google play store
update individual app in google play store

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Wrapping up!

I tried best of my knowledge and research to solve your problem of turning off auto update of apps in Google Play Store or manually updating selective apps. If you have some other tip to share to avoid auto update issue, then please do share in comments and give your valuable feedback there as well. Also do share your experience after applying my tips.

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