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Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus: How To Stop Automatic App Updates

The new Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus has quickly become one of the most popular phones on the market. Here we answer a growing question among all users of this device. How to stop pesky updates from interrupting your experience. For most users, updates are essential, and the annoyance of having them interrupt you will be slight enough to be ignored. Others will feel differently and notice them more and more as time goes on.

When you first started using your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, there were probably a whole host of updates to perform. This does not end, as app producers are constantly releasing updates for their platforms. Here we explain how you can take control of updates. Stopping them from being automatic can improve the fluency of your experience with this device as well as enable you to control which updates you allow.

Many users will find the constant updates and notifications very annoying. It can also frustrating for apps to change in terms of layout and functionality on a regular basis. Here we explain the easiest ways we know. This step by step guide would be very useful for users that are new to android, or have just recently bought this new design.

One of the most annoying features many users complain about is the amount of updates google apps carry out, almost on a daily basis. An icon comes up on the home screen when these take place. You can follow the steps below to ensure you have full control over updates.


Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus: How To Stop Automatic App Updates

This setting is not actually controlled in the phone’s settings menu. You have to enter the play store to start.

  1. Find and select the Google Play Store. Do this by tapping the icon within your phone’s app menu. It can usually be found on the first page or your home screen.
  2. Search for the three-line menu button in the top left. This is the main menu for this app.
  3. Once the menu opens, scroll down to find settings. This location holds all the options to control Automatic updates.
  4. Search and find the setting called “Auto-update apps”. Tap it.
  5. Here you will be given a few options to choose from.
  6. The default setting is for all apps to update when a Wifi network connection is detected. Most users will find this setting to be in line with their daily preferences. It would be silly to have apps update using data, as huge amounts can be absorbed with updates that can be as large as 2-4GB in size.
  7. Here you can select “Do not auto-update apps”.


With this option chosen, you will be notified that an app needs an update, rather than the update simply being run automatically without you being aware. You will be able to check change logs and keep on top of what adjustments are made to your apps, that is, if you want to allow any updates to happen at all.


You can come back to this setting and chose to turn the updates on later if it is your preference.


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