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Automatic updates over 3G?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by shawn10, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. shawn10

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    If I allow an app to update automatically, will it update over 3G too or only on Wi-Fi? I would like it to update only on Wi-Fi, is there a way to do that?

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    Welcome to AF!

    I believe the Market app is what handles updating other apps. However it does a number of things to try and be "polite" to your connection and battery. For instance it will look for updates when in a dock and/or when on WiFi if it can -- I think eventually it will try to use the 3G but generally it will *try* to be polite.


    Personally I have disabled the update notifications and the auto updates completely, mostly because I like to control each update myself.

    (Though it's weird I cant seem to find the notification setting in the "new" android market)

    hope that helps
     

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