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Support Disable automatic app updates?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by VAS2, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. VAS2

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    I've just moved from the S2 to the S4 and I see no way to stop apps from automatically updating. On the S2 I was always given a choice. I let the bloatware stew and only updated the apps I use. Is there any way to turn off the automatic updates?
     

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  2. dontpanicbobby

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    Open the Play Store app and swipe the screen left to right. This will bring up a menu where you see Settings. Tap on Auto-update apps and change to Do not auto-update apps. That should do it.
     
  3. Mr. Lucky

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    Yes, but you can't swipe just anywhere; you have to be on the action bar logo at the top of the screen (tapping on it will do the same thing).
     
  4. VAS2

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    Thank you both. I really appreciate being able to find quick and super solutions. Here's hoping that one day I can return the favor.
     
  5. Hawker

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    You can swipe anywhere from the extreme left of the screen below the "Play Store" title to get the settings menu to appear.
     
  6. Mr. Lucky

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    Good point, but I (like I suspect many others) cannot easily access the extreme left of the screen because of the phone case wrap-around. The action bar logo is a much bigger target.
     

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