Samsung Galaxy S5 Turn off automatic app updates

The Google Play Store, which is installed on the Samsung Galaxy S5 as default app market, automatically updates installed apps if the mobile data connection or WiFi network is activated. These automatic app updates in the Google Play store can consume your data traffic of the mobile data connection very quickly, but also accept automatically new permissions of the apps.

Neither is necessarily desirable. This is why we recommend for the Samsung Galaxy S5 to switch the app updates from automatic to manual. We show you in our guide how to disable automatic app updates on the Samsung Galaxy S5.


For this purpose, open the Google Play Store on your Samsung Galaxy S5. Open the menu by swiping from the left screen to the middle of the screen. When it is open tap click on "Settings". Once you are in the submenu of the settings, tap on "Auto-update apps" This opens an option-window in which can now select:


• Do not auto-update apps


Have you made your selection, you have now to update the applications that have been downloaded from the Google Play Store, by yourself. The Google Play Store will now not automatically update the installed apps on your Samsung Galaxy S5 when you are connected via mobile data connection or a WiFi network.



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Comments (17)

  1. Phyll

Thanks, this was a great help, I have been trying to find a way of stopping the automatic updates through the help section and it is very confusing. This website is a boon, brilliant. Thanks

 
  1. yoyo

I can't update my apps it keeps writing waiting for WiFi while I want to use mobile data to update it

 
  1. Roger Furnival

Excellent instructions: concise, clear and easy to follow.

 
  1. Ted

I have Android 6.0.1 and it keeps updating my apps even though I have selected "do not auto-update apps" in the Play Store settings. Wonder why this keeps happening. Did it last week and just about 10 minutes ago even though I have it set NOT to...

I have Android 6.0.1 and it keeps updating my apps even though I have selected "do not auto-update apps" in the Play Store settings. Wonder why this keeps happening. Did it last week and just about 10 minutes ago even though I have it set NOT to auto-update.

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  1. Gail

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A QUICK, EASY FIX ON SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN SO ANNOYING SINCE I DID A SYSTEM UPDATE! YOUR SOLUTION WAS PERFECT!! CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!

 
  1. S Chatterjee

Thanks.It works...

 
  1. Scott

I don’t have google play store activated since I don’t have a google account but still get Samsung and AT&T updates I don’t want. Now what? And don’t ask me why I don’t want them, I just don’t!

 
  1. Tigger

Thank you for taking the time to create this 100% accurate fix.

 
  1. Gill

Thank you so much - this actually seems to have worked. Hope the data usage reduces ++!

 
  1. Teresa Tubbs

:lol: Thanks

 
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