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HOW TO PREVENT AN INDIVIDUAL APP FROM AUTOMATIC UPDATE

by onFebruary 21, 2015
 

Google Play allows the installed app to be updated automatically. And, getting automatic apps update is really a smart and convenient way to keep your apps up-to-date on your Android devices to get the latest and greatest levels and security fixes. However, this is not too much ideal to let them updating automatically without your permission. Likewise, this is also another problem that the automatically updating apps often irritate the users and it consumes extra battery which is not good. Hence, not everyone wants the apps to be updated automatically. Therefore, you can prevent an individual app from automatic update as well as you can either prevent your all installed apps from updating from Google Play Store.

If you own your Android Smartphone or tablet, and the installed apps on your device keep updating themselves annoyingly, then here is our step-by-step guide for the Google Play Store version 5.0 to disable the apps by updating automatically. Follow the instructions below.

* To prevent an individual app from automatic update in play store version 5.0, open the Play Store icon. Then, touch the “Menu” icon situated in the upper-left corner of the screen.

* Scroll down and tap “Settings” option in the menu bar.

* There will be a “General” section in the Settings screen. Scroll down to the second option that says “Auto-update apps”. Then, click on the option.

* On the “Auto-update apps” dialog box, Tap “Do not auto-update apps”.

* The dialog box will close and the “Auto-updated apps” option will be updated into “Do not auto-updated apps”.

The above steps are guiding you if you want to prevent all the installed apps on your device from updating automatically. However, if you want to prevent few individual apps from updating themselves instead of all, then follow the instructions below.

* Open the Play Store app on your device.

* Go to the “Menu” icon at the upper-left corner.

* Select “My Apps” there. * Now, choose the apps you do not want to update.

* Scroll down and “Unchecked” the “Allow automatic updating box”.

You have done it. Now, you are in complete control of when your Android applications get updated.

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