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Auto-Updates allow your phone to automatically update applications whenever new updates become available in the Play Store. This is a big help when you want to keep up with the new updates yet have little time to check on the latest new or on Play Store.

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The Auto-Update feature does not work for all people. Some updates cause some users to have a difficult time using their devices, especially if the change is significant enough to create confusion. If you are one of those Android users who wants to have control over these updates, then this article is for you.

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Disable Auto-Updates on Android Phones

You can set Play Store to disable auto-updates on your Android phone. To disable auto-update of applications, follow these steps:

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    Go to your Home Menu
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    Press on the "Home" button once or tap the "Back" key a few times until you're taken to the Home screen.
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    From the Home Menu, tap on the "Apps" icon located on the lower-right part of the favorites bar
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    In the application list, tap on "Play Store"
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    From Play Store, tap on the "Menu" key to view available options
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    From the options, tap on "Settings"
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    From Settings, tap on "Auto-Update Apps"
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    On the prompt, tap on "Do Not Auto-Update Apps"
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    Yay
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    You have successfully disabled Auto-Updates on your phone!
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To Enable Auto-Updates On Android Phones At All Times

You can set Play Store to enable auto-updates on your Android phone at all times. These will update applications every time one is available, regardless if you are on WiFi or network data. This option is recommended only if you have an unlimited data plan. If you want to enable Auto-Updates at all times, follow these steps:

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  1. 1
    Go to your Home Menu
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    Press on the Home button once or tap the Back key a few times until you will be taken to the Home screen.
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    From the Home Menu, tap on the "Apps" icon located on the lower-right part of the favorites bar
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  3. 3
    On the application list, tap on "Play Store"
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    From Play Store, tap on the "Menu" key to view available options
    .
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    From the Options, tap on "Settings"
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    From Settings, tap on "Auto-Update Apps"
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    On the prompt, tap on "Auto-Update Apps at Any Time
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    Data Charges May Apply".
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    You have successfully disabled auto-updates on your phone!
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To Enable Auto-Updates - Only Over WiFi

You can set Play Store to enable Auto-Updates on your Android phone only when you are on WiFi. These will update applications only when your phone is connected to WiFi. This will avoid charges when the phone updates itself and you are not connected, as this will use up a lot of your data. If your phone switches to network data, the auto-update won't work. If you want to enable Auto-Updates over WiFi, follow these steps:

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  1. 1
    Go to your Home Menu
    .
    Press on the "Home" button once or hit the "Back" key a few times until you're taken to the Home screen.
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  2. 2
    From the Home Menu, tap on the "Apps" icon located on the lower-right part of the favorites bar
    .
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  3. 3
    On the application list, tap on "Play Store"
    .
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  4. 4
    From Play Store, tap on the "Menu" key to view available options
    .
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  5. 5
    From the Options, tap on "Settings"
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  6. 6
    From Settings, tap on Auto-update apps
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    On the prompt, tap on "Auto-update apps over WiFi only"
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  8. 8
    Yay
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    You have successfully disabled auto-updates on your phone!
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