How to Stop Play Store from Automatically Updating Apps

Apps you've installed from the Play Store will automatically gets updated when you are connected to the WiFi or any data connection (depends on how you set it up).

If you want to keep all the apps up-to-date without any input from you, then this feature is surely helpful to you.

In the meantime, if you have a limited data plan or don’t want the apps to get updated without your permission, then this feature is not for you.

If you prefer the last one, then you need to turn it off. In this post, we will see the steps to do this task. Let’s get started.

Stop Google Play Store from Automatically Updating All Apps


  • Open Play Store.
  • Tap the Hamburger icon to open up the menu and scroll down to bottom.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap “Auto-update apps” option.
  • Now select “Do not auto-update apps” option.
Stop Google Play Store from auto updating all apps

That’s all. From now on, no Android app will get updated automatically and you have to update all the apps manually.

Here are some more things you need to note:

  • If you clear the data of the Google Play Store (Settings > Apps > All tab > Google Play Store > Clear data button), the above setting will come back to default (Auto update apps over Wi-Fi only). So, if you done that, you need to change the settings again to “Do not auto-update apps”.
  • If you completely stopped the auto update, then you don't need this "Apps were auto-updated" notification. If you prefer, you can uncheck it.

In case, if you prefer to stop auto update for individual apps only, then you can follow the below steps to do that:

  • Go to Google Play Store.
  • Tap Hamburger icon > “My apps & games” option.
  • Tap the app for which you want to stop auto update.
  • Now tap overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top.
  • Uncheck “Auto-update” option.
Stop Play Store from auto updating individual apps

Unfortunately, there is no way to auto update an individual app and stop the rest from getting auto-updated.

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