How to disable Automatic App Updates on Android?
Having automatic app updates is a smart and convenient way to keep your device up-to-date with the latest and greatest. Not to mention, there’s no need for user interaction. However, the only problem is that not everyone wants their apps to be updated automatically, especially if they’re on a smaller mobile data plan. General updates can often change the entire experience of an app.
As a result, Google has added an option to enable or disable automatic app updates on the Google Play Store, as well as an option to update only when the user is on a WiFi connection to save their precious mobile data from carriers like Airtel or Aircel. By default, auto-updates are enabled. You can prevent apps from auto-updating in the following way.
1. Go to Google Play Store app.
2. Click the menu button (or the 3 dots in the upper corner if you have on-screen keys) and click Settings.
3. Select Auto-update apps under General.
4. Choose the option Do-not auto update apps.