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How to manage updates on Android devices

How to manage updates on Android
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Android devices are notorious when it comes to releasing updates. These updates can be an OS update or for the installed Apps. There is nothing wrong with installing these updates as they are released by manufacturers to add new features, improve the device performance and fix compatibility issues. The problem is when these updates gets downloaded and installed, when you are short of free data allowance.

The solution is to configure your Android updates to get installed manually. This way, you have complete control on when to install these updates.

How to stop apps from updating in Android

  1. Open Google Play Store App
  2. Select Settings
    How to manage updates on Android
  3. Click Auto-updates apps under General
  4. Select the option Do not auto-update apps to completely prevent the apps from installing updates automatically.
    How to manage updates on Android

The problem with choosing not to update is that it makes the device vulnerable to security and performance issues. Make sure that you remember to periodically check for updates and install it.

How to enable app updates in Android

  1. Go to Google Play Store App
  2. Select Settings
  3. Go to Auto-update apps
  4. Select Auto-update apps at any time. (If you want to install these updates where you have access to free Wi-Fi, then select the option Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only)
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About the author: Anup Raman A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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