You may have just purchased your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus and you are curious about some of the features it has. There will be some apps when you initially turn your Galaxy S8 on from the Google Play Store. But, more apps will need to be updated as time goes on. We will discuss different ways you can disable app updates automatically or manage them on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus if you are getting frustrated with al the notifications about updating app, or if you just want more control.
Your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus has a lot of options, feature, and advanced controls that can get some people a bit confused. A lot of people ask questions about why their apps are updating automatically. We will discuss a variety of ways you turn the automatic update off on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.
There are some easy and quick ways that you can do to stop apps from updating themselves and not getting frustrated with the constant notifications that are getting you frustrated. We will show you some simple ways to change and find settings in your Google Play Store so that this won’t happen on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus. This can help you if you just recently switched phones or you are new to an Android smartphone.
You will not have to look inside your Galaxy S8 settings list that is so large, but you will need to do some changed to your Google Play Store where you find games, music, and apps. Go to the Google Play Store by clicking the button on the home screen. You can also look for it in your app tray.
You can choose the menu button in the Google Play Store next to the search bar and go down to the Settings and choose it. You can find what you will need to do it in the settings menu of the Google Play Store.
The Google Play Store is like this in general. You will need to click on the option of “Auto-update apps” that is initially listed. You can then pick whatever one you want. Most people will leave on the default, which is to update apps automatically using Wi-Fi. It is not recommended for apps to update using data as they can use all of data especially for big games such as Asphalt 8, Clash of Clans, and other. Instead, just click on “Do not auto-update apps”
You will always be told when you need to update an app in the notification bar, instead of them simply updating by themselves with this option. But, you will be in control when you use this option and check what is new and stop the updates. Some apps are already set to auto and you cannot stop them because the older version is preferred.
It is recommended to just have you apps update using the Wi-Fi so you save data but still updates automatically. But, since you are curious how to stop it then you can click “Do not auto update”. You will also be able to have the feature unchecked so that the icon when it is done downloading does not show up on your home screen. This feature will make your phone a bit more pact and some people rather not have their phone packed.