What are auto updates & how can they be annoying?
Auto updates happen inside the Google Play Store. Generally, when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, all of the pending app updates start to download. This is fine when you’re connected home or public Wi-Fi network with unlimited data plan but, sometimes it’ll finish the remaining data of your friend as he was sharing a Wi-Fi hotspot with you from his smartphone. Or maybe your home Wi-Fi data plan is limited & you don’t want to spend that data on app updates at that time. That’s when it can get pretty annoying.
So how to stop these updates by the way?
It’s actually pretty simple to turn off Auto-updates if you want. All you need to do is follow these simple steps & you’ll be good to go.
Steps to disable Auto-updates inside Google Play Store
- Open “Play Store” & swipe right from the left of the screen to open “Menu”
- Locate “Settings” & click on it.
- Locate the option “Auto-update apps” & click on it
- You’ll find three options to choose from. Change the option to “Don’t auto-update apps”
That’s literally it. Next time when updates arrive, they won’t start until you click on “Update” or “Update all”. So, no more annoying moments, no more losing access from the Wi-Fi hotspots of your friends & no more getting locked out of the Internet because of your Wi-Fi data getting finished in the middle of the day.
This tutorial is made for Xiaomi smartphone users but, in case you want to do the same for other smartphones, it’s actually the exact same process you need to follow.
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