Apps that you download from Google Play Store generally have the permission to automatically update. This usually happens at the time of installing an app where we usually grant all the permissions to the app without reading them. Well, not to worry as these apps are updated for your own convenience. As soon as a bug is reported in any app, developers start working on removing the bug and when their task is accomplished, the update is made a part of the exisiting app and is downloaded automatically on your android device.
But the truth is that these updates soak your data and the worst part is that once started, these updates keep on installing one after another and are very difficult to stop. Not to worry, as we have a method for you to stop these automatic updates. When you come to know about a valuable update, you can then download it manually from the Google Play Store.
Method To Stop The Automatic Updates
Open your Google Play Store and follow the below mentioned instructions
- Bring out the navigation drawer and click Settings.
- Now click the Auto-update apps option and you’ll be able to see three options regarding updating the apps.
- Click at “Do not auto-update apps” if you want to completely stop apps from updating automatically. Another option allows you to update apps over Wi-Fi only.
Method To Update The Apps Manually
Now that you have stopped apps from automatically updating, you can now manually update them whenever you want.
- Visit My apps in the Google Play Store and bring out the navigation drawer. It’s usually present under the main Apps & games category.
- Your installed apps will be shown in a list where apps with available updates are on the top.
- Choose to install them one at a time or all of them with the Update All button at the top.