Samsung Galaxy S20 Disable automatic updates

The Samsung Galaxy S20 automatically receives updates and upgrades of individual software from time to time. These include firmware updates or app. updates via the Google Play Store.


If you now want your Samsung Galaxy S20 to not automatically update the existing software, it makes sense to disable the auto update function. How this works within the Android system on your smartphone is explained in this manual:

Disable automatic firmware updates

The regular search and installation of new firmware can be disabled in the Android settings.  To do this, navigate as follows:

1.            Open the settings

2.            Go to "Software Update

3.            Deactivate "Load automatically via W-Lan

Now you have to search for firmware updates on your own. An automatic download will no longer take place at any time.

Disable Google Play Store App Updates

The Google Play Store automatically updates the apps installed on your Samsung Galaxy S20 at regular intervals. To turn them off, follow these steps:

1.            Open the "Google Play Store" app.

2.            Select the three-bar symbol in the upper left corner.

3.            Now go to "Settings".

4.            Open "Automatic App Updates".

5.            Select "Do not update apps automatically".

This will now cause apps to no longer update automatically. Please keep in mind that you now have to update each app manually if you want to benefit from the latest version.


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