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How can I enable or disable the automatic updating of applications?

    If the automatic update feature is enabled, your applications get updated without being asked, so you may not realize that large volumes of data are being downloaded. You can disable the automatic update feature to avoid potentially high data transfer costs. To avoid automatically updating apps, you will need to disable the Play Store app, the Software update feature, and the What's New app (where available).

    Manage automatic updates in the Play Store

    Android™ 4.0 or higher

    • Disable or enable automatic updates for all applications at once in the Google Play™ store:
      1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
      2. Find and tap Play Store.
      3. Drag the left edge of the screen to the right, then find and tap Settings.
      4. Tap Network preferencesAuto-update apps and select the appropriate option.

    Note: You can select the Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only option if you want to avoid mobile data charges.

    Manage automatic updates in the Software update

    Note: You can select the Wi-Fi only option to avoid roaming data charges.

    Android 10 or higher

    • Find and tap SettingsSystemAdvancedSoftware update → menu button (three vertical dots) → Settings.
    • Tap Auto-update apps and select the appropriate option.

    Android 9

    1. Find and tap SettingsSystemAdvancedSoftware update → menu button (three vertical dots) → Settings.
    2. Tap Auto-update apps and select the appropriate option.

    Android 8.0

    1. Find and tap SettingsSystemSoftware update → menu button (three vertical dots) → Settings.
    2. Tap Auto-update apps and select the appropriate option.

    Android 7.x

    1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    2. Find and tap SettingsAbout phone/tabletSoftware update → menu button (three vertical dots) → Settings.
    3. Tap Auto-update apps and select the appropriate option.

    Manage automatic updates in What's New

    1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    2. Find and tap What's New.
    3. Drag the left edge of the screen to the right, then find and tap Settings.
    4. Tap Auto-update apps and select the appropriate option.

    Note: You can select the Wi-Fi only option to avoid roaming data charges.