How to Disable Auto-Update of Apps in Google Play


Do you start panicking when you find that Google Play has started downloading updates of your apps one by one by itself on your Android device? No worries, read on how to stop Google Play from auto-updating your apps.

How to Disable Auto-Update of Apps in Google Play

1. Launch the Google Play Store app on your device.

2. Tap on the Menu on the left hand side.

3. Choose “Settings”.

4. Navigate to the “General” and you will find the option of “Auto-update apps”.

disable auto-updates app in google play

5. Select the option “Do not auto-update apps”- you will be getting three options –

– Do not auto-update apps
– Auto-update apps at any time. Data Charges may apply
– Auto-update apps over Wifi only

When you select The “Do not auto-update apps” option it will completely turn off the auto-updates. Whenever there is any update of the app you will receive a notification.

By selecting the option “Auto-update apps at any time” your apps will be auto-updated when there is an update available.

The option “Auto-update apps over Wifi only” will update the apps only when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi.

You can opt either for updating apps manually by choosing “Do not auto-update apps” or “Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi”. When you choose the second option apps will be updated when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi and will save your cellular data.


  1. Vjay February 26, 2015
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