How to Stop Apps Auto-update on Play Store

In this post, we see:

Let us begin.

How to Stop Apps Auto-update on Play Store

By default, the apps automatically get updated when you’re on the Wi-Fi connection. If you want to stop this auto-update, then follow the below steps:

Open Play Store. Hit the three vertical lines at the top > Settings. Tap the “Auto-update apps.” In the pop-up, choose “Don’t auto-update apps.” Hit “Done.”

Read: How to Fix Play Store Errors


How to Stop Auto-Update of a Particular App

If you want to stop an app from automatically updating, then follow the below steps:

Open Play Store. Hit the three vertical lines at the top > My apps & games. Navigate to the “Installed” tab.

Find the app for which you want to stop auto-update and then hit it. Now, tap the three vertical dots at the top right. Hit the “Enable auto update” option.


How to Manually Update Apps on Play Store

Open Play Store. Hit three vertical lines at the top > My apps & games. Now, you’ll be in the “Updates” tab where you can see the updates if available.

If you want to install all the updates, hit the “Update all” button. If you want to install the update of an app, then hit the “Update” button beside it.


How to Update Google Play Store App

Google Play Store automatically updates itself by default. But, if you don’t view the up-to-date version for any reason, then you can force Play Store to update itself and here’s how:

Launch Play Store. Hit the three vertical lines at the top left > Settings. Scroll down until you see the “Play Store version.” Hit it.

If your Play Store isn’t up-to-date, it’ll get updated. Otherwise, you’ll be notified that it is up-to-date.


How to Enable Dark Theme on Play Store

Open Google Play Store app. Hit three horizontal lines at the top left. Tap Settings > Theme. Select “Dark” in the pop-up.

Note: To disable dark mode, follow the above steps but select “Light” instead of “Dark.” You can also select “System default” instead of “Light.” But the thing is, it’ll only disable dark theme if your mobile isn’t in the dark mode.


How to Disable Auto Play on Play Store App

By default, Google Play Store app auto play videos if you’re on the Wi-Fi connection. You can turn off auto play on Play Store if you dislike it and here’s how:

Launch Google Play Store app. Hit the three vertical lines at the top left. Tap Settings > Auto-play videos.

In the pop-up, you can see these three options:

  • Auto-play videos at any time
  • Auto-play videos over Wi-Fi only
  • Don’t auto-play videos

The first one auto play videos, regardless of your internet connection. The second one auto play videos only on the Wi-Fi connection. This one is the default option. The third one stops auto play.

Pick the third one (“Don’t auto-play videos” option) and tap “Done.”


How to Delete Play Store App Download History

Launch Play Store app. Hit the three vertical lines at the top left > My apps & games > Library tab.

Now you can see apps. These apps are the ones you’ve: uninstalled from your current device or not installed on your current device but installed (or uninstalled) on your other Android devices, and in all those devices, you use the same Google account.

For example, I’ve devices A and B using the same Google account. If I’ve Facebook on device A and not on B, then you can see Facebook listed in the “Library” tab of Play Store in device B.

Hit the “X” icon beside the app you want to remove. Tap “Ok” in the confirmation pop-up.


Launch Play Store app. Hit the three vertical lines at the top left > Settings. Tap “Clear local search history.”

That’s it. The search history is removed from your Android device and not from your Google Account. Remember that both the Android device and Google account stores your every search.

Follow the below steps to remove the search history from your Google account:

Go to this URL in the browser. Hit Data & personalization > Web & App Activity > Manage activity. Hit “+” icon beneath the search box. Select “Google Play Store.” Hit “Apply” button.

Now, you can see all the searches you’ve done and the apps you’ve visited in the Play Store along with the Play Store visit.

To delete an individual item: Find the search you like to remove. Hit it. Hit the three vertical dots and then hit the “Delete” option.

If you want to remove items of an entire day, hit the “Trash can” icon beside the date. Remember that this will remove the complete history of that day.

To remove all at once (remember that this will delete searches, app visits in the Play Store along with the Play Store visit):

Hit the three vertical lines at the top > Delete activity by. Hit “All time.” Select the “Google Play Store.” Hit the “Next” button. Hit the “Delete” button.