Any Samsung Galaxy Note 8 user must be familiarized with the Google Play Store. This pre-installed service comes with all the Android devices and it serves as the most preferred option for downloading new software. But updating the current software is also possible through the Play Store. Moreover, the service is set by default to automatically update any other app with a new software version available.
If this so-called Auto-Update feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Play Store bugs you, you should know that there is a simple way to deactivate it and get rid of all the annoyance.
When you’re ready to disable the Google Play Store app updates…
- Start by unlocking your Samsung Galaxy Note 8;
- Go to the Play Store app icon and touch it to launch it on the home screen;
- Go to the three-bar icon listed at the top of the screen, to extend the side menu;
- Tap the Settings option;
- Go to the Auto Update Apps section;
- Find the “Do not auto update apps” option and tap on it to activate it.
Now that you’ve been through all these steps, you can tell that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will no longer automatically update your apps. This doesn’t mean you’ll get to use the old, outdated software versions until you remind yourself that an update is necessary. You will still get notifications regarding new software versions waiting to be downloaded on your Samsung Galaxy S8. But you will be the one to take all the decisions.