If you go to the "My Apps" section of the play store, tap the app to view it, then uncheck the box for allowing auto updates. You will still get a notification that there is a update for that app.
As far as it being a good idea, I think it is. I usually look at the comments before updating. If it seems like a update that makes the app better, i will then update manually. If the update screws things up, I wont update.
Thank you everyone for the helpful information. I checked it out and noticed that none of my apps were scheduled for automatic update. I think what I thought was an update was actually some sort of notification for some "goodies" the developer of Auto Rap sent automatically. I had to empty the cache/data to get rid of the message.
if you want to hang on to flash/dolphin, you are darn right it's a good idea!!!
Dave, I did enable auto update for dolphin as you suggested. However, as far as I know, there is no flash player for my tablet at this time, the Google Nexus 7 (jellybean). Wish there was because I can't access my Amazon Prime Account.
So I am running version 4.3 and there is no settings tab to turn this off. Am I overlooking it? All I get is store home, my apps, my wishlist, and redeem. There is nothing about settings. tapping any of these doesn't get me to the settings either.WTF
Welcome to Android Central! I assume you have a 2012 Nexus 7. You're looking at the menu that appears when you swipe in from the left. Instead, tap the 3 vertical dot button at the upper right (the soft menu button), then tap Settings. The Auto-update options are there.
I was looking for the answer to this problem and just came across this thread. Unfortunately, turning off auto-update in Google Play doesn't seem to make a difference -- I've had it turned off for a while, but the auto-updates start up within 30 seconds of logging on to wifi. My phone is a Droid Maxx, running Android 4.4.4, and I'm open to other suggestions.
Edit: I'm sorry, I just saw this was a thread for the Nexus 7 tablet, and obviously that's not the device I'm having a problem with. Help would still be appreciated, though.