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    Default Updating apps (using wifi only) how?

    Can someone explain the setting or trigger for restricting updates while away from wifi?

    I don't want to use up my data on 4G updating any apps.

    I only want to update apps when using wifi.
    Thanks,
    BlackAudiA5
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    Default Re: Updating apps (using wifi only) how?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAudiA5 View Post
    Can someone explain the setting or trigger for restricting updates while away from wifi?

    I don't want to use up my data on 4G updating any apps.

    I only want to update apps when using wifi.
    Uncheck automatic updating then check for updates only when your on wifi... Other than that their may be a setting inside the play store settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorz_412 View Post
    Uncheck automatic updating then check for updates only when your on wifi... Other than that their may be a setting inside the play store settings

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    Thanks... after some fumbling around... this is the answer I was looking for:
    "On your mobile device, go to Play Store and tap on Settings.
    Make sure that Auto-update apps is checked.
    More importantly, make sure that Update over Wi-Fi only is also checked."
    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Updating apps (using wifi only) how?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAudiA5 View Post
    Thanks... after some fumbling around... this is the answer I was looking for:
    "On your mobile device, go to Play Store and tap on Settings.
    Make sure that Auto-update apps is checked.
    More importantly, make sure that Update over Wi-Fi only is also checked."
    Glad you found a fix

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    Default Re: Updating apps (using wifi only) how?

    Thanks, i was looking for this and found it on the forum.

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    I was looking for ages to solve this same issue. Thanks a lot.
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    Default Re: Updating apps (using wifi only) how?

    is there a way to allow apps to only update when charging? or is that getting too greedy
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    Thank you. You've just saved me a lot of money!!!
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    Default Re: Updating apps (using wifi only) how?

    Thank you. Spot on answer.
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    Default Re: Updating apps (using wifi only) how?

    I keep auto update off. That way I can review an update first and then update, either over wifi or 4g.
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    Well, I pride myself on laziness... and so, the sloth that I am wants technology to work for him, and not the other way around.
    Great thread, mates! Thanks so much!

    BK

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