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Android Android: Deactivate automatic app updates


Automatic updates of Android apps are often very inappropriate. But help is near: There is an easy way to completely switch off automatic updates. We'll show you what to do.

Danger: If you deactivate the automatic updates, this can have a negative impact on the security of your smartphone. Updates are often used to close security loopholes that remain open without an update. Install app updates manually regularly or only allow automatic updates if you are connected to WiFi (see step 4).

Turn off automatic app updates

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

quick start Guide

  1. Open the Google Play Store. From there, tap the in the top left Menu symbol (☰).
  2. Then select "Settings" out.
  3. Under "Generally"find the point"Automatic app updates". Tap it to edit the update settings.
  4. If you want to deactivate automatic updates completely, select "Don't update apps automatically"off and tap on"Finished". The setting is saved automatically. In the future, you will always have to update your apps manually.