Android enforces an automatic update to ensure the best feature, performance, and safety. However, it draws a lot of internet bandwidth and there could be dozen of updates each month.
So, instead of leaving Android managing apps’ updates, you can decide when an individual app can receive an update — in other words, turning off the auto-update.
Here how you can disable auto-update on certain Android apps. There is also a guide to update Android apps manually.
#1 How to disable auto-update on certain Android apps
1. Go to Google Play Store and heads to an app you want to disable its auto-update.
2. Tap the three dots icon and remove the Enable auto update checkbox.
Now, the auto-update has been disabled on this app. But don’t worry, you can always update it manually.
#2 How to disable auto-update for entire Android apps
1. Google Play Store, tap three lines icon and select Settings.
2. Tap the Auto-update apps.
3. Choose Do not auto-update apps no matter what the type of network connection to the phone.
#3 How to update Android apps manually
1. Run the Google Play Store and tap three lines icon on top of the tap and select My apps & games.
2. From there, you will see the available updates for all apps.
Although you may disable auto-update on all apps, it always best to keep them updated at least once there’s a major or important update available. You definitely won’t miss new features, security, and performance improvement.