In either case, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s possible to stop Android apps from automatically updating themselves without your permission.
You’ll know when an app wants to update when a Google Play icon appears in your notification bar.
Tap this notification to see what apps want updating, and manually approve each one (or all at once).
Whether you’re on a tight mobile data plan or just don’t like apps updating themselves without your permission, auto-updating apps on Android can be a real annoyance.
Apps can push out updates at any time, and if they’re big content patches, it can mean bad news for those on sensitive data plans.
You can either have auto-updates run as normal, disable them, or have apps auto-update when you’re on Wi Fi.
The latter will be especially useful for people with a fragile phone data plan but a wholesome (if not infinite) data cap on their home Internet.Now that you’ve disabled automatic updates for all apps, how do they update?When an app wants to download an update, it now has to ask you first.Let’s take a look at where these options are and how to reach them. Press the one that says “Auto-Update Apps” – it should be right at the top of the Settings options.If you want to stop all apps from automatically updating themselves, follow these steps. Beside the search bar on the left you’ll see an icon which consists of three lines, one on top of the other. Once done, you’re presented with a selection of different options for auto-updating apps.That’s all well and good, but what if you want to stop only one app from auto-downloading?