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    Default Is there a way to flag an app in the Play Store to skip an update?

    I have a frustration with the Google Playstore because there are times that I'd like to 'skip' an update (because of something broken in the update) ... but then still be able to hit the 'update all' button for other apps.

    There are times I see that the list of apps to update are listed in a section for "Update All" and with one button it will cycle through them all. And there are times under that list, is another list of apps that are shown as 'Manually Update".

    Does anyone know of a way to 'flag' or 'set' an app's update to move to the "Manually Update" section - so you can skip it in the "Update All" list.

    I have 2 apps that I don't want to update for one reason or another... and now I have to go through the update list one by one instead of Update All.
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    Default Re: Is there a way to flag an app in the Play Store to skip an update?

    NO!!
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    Default Re: Is there a way to flag an app in the Play Store to skip an update?

    Nope.

    Your options are to either:

    A) delete the apps you don't want to be updated

    B) update those apps

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    Default Re: Is there a way to flag an app in the Play Store to skip an update?

    Well, thanks... That's what I was afraid of... What a pain

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    Default Re: Is there a way to flag an app in the Play Store to skip an update?

    I think it's better not to Update All anyway. I usually look through each update one by one to see what's been updated, and if anyone's been having problems with the update in review comments. If it looks ok, then I hit Update for that one app only.
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    Default Re: Is there a way to flag an app in the Play Store to skip an update?

    Good suggestion, B.Diddy.

    Frankly, you could possible hit the update all button then go to the two apps you don't want updated and stop/cancel the update. This is not the cleanest or best solution, but works in situations when you want most apps to be updated.
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    Default Re: Is there a way to flag an app in the Play Store to skip an update?

    B. Diddy got it right imho, but the OP asked about apps under the "manual update" section as well. That is for apps with a major change, like permission requirements, so that you don't accidentally update them without having a chance to read about the changes. It's nothing that can be set on your end.
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    Default Re: Is there a way to flag an app in the Play Store to skip an update?

    That's correct, thanks for pointing that out, Mooncatt. The main criterion for an app update to be Manual is if there has been a change in the permissions.

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