1. pjoseph's Avatar
    I would like to have updates take place when I'm connected to home wireless only so I don't waste my cell data

    Thanks

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    11-02-2013 10:13 PM
  2. ultravisitor's Avatar
    App updates? Just turn off auto-update and then you can update your apps whenever you want.
    11-02-2013 10:16 PM
  3. YAYTech's Avatar
    The Nexus doesn't know if the wireless its connecting to is a mobile hotspot or not, so you're going to have to go all manual on the updates to avoid that. Unless there are connection-specific settings I'm not aware of.
    11-03-2013 04:25 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you're talking about updating apps over wifi only, you can do this from the Play Store settings. Open the Play Store, tap menu and then Settings, then Auto Update Apps, and select Auto Update Over Wifi Only.

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    11-03-2013 05:50 PM
  5. YAYTech's Avatar
    If you're talking about updating apps over wifi only, you can do this from the Play Store settings. Open the Play Store, tap menu and then Settings, then Auto Update Apps, and select Auto Update Over Wifi Only.

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    I think you missed the part where he doesn't want it to update on a wifi connection to a mobile hotspot. That setting won't prevent updates on the hotspot.
    11-03-2013 07:14 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh, I see. Tasker could probably be programmed to update apps when it senses that the device is located at home. I assume the mobile hotspot wouldn't be on at home.

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    11-03-2013 07:22 PM
  7. Furt's Avatar
    If you have the newest Play Store update, you can straight up turn that off and update when you need. I do it anyway just so I don't have the issue of an update breaking an app like Hulu did with its last update
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    11-03-2013 08:07 PM
  8. BrandonEnr7's Avatar
    I am agreeing with most other people. I think it is most simple to just change the settings in the Play Store to not allow Auto-Update. I like doing that as I am one of those dorks who loves to read through a changelog before actually updating an app. Also I know some connections at places are going to be slow so I don't want a large update to be started even if I am on a WiFi access point.
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    11-03-2013 08:17 PM
  9. Ardalista's Avatar
    Not sure if it takes this into consideration or not but go to settings - data usage then select the settings icon in the corner and select mobile hotspots and check the boxes to indicate which WiFi ssid's relate to mobile WiFi.


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    11-04-2013 09:06 PM
  10. BrandonEnr7's Avatar
    Not sure if it takes this into consideration or not but go to settings - data usage then select the settings icon in the corner and select mobile hotspots and check the boxes to indicate which WiFi ssid's relate to mobile WiFi.


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    I complete forgot about that option. What's weird is my Wi-Fi Hotspot from my Galaxy S3 is already checked and I never did that setting. I guess the device might be able to tell if it is a mobile hotspot already. Not sure what this policy applies to which apps and in what way though.
    11-06-2013 11:26 AM
  11. Philthy82's Avatar
    Not sure if it takes this into consideration or not but go to settings - data usage then select the settings icon in the corner and select mobile hotspots and check the boxes to indicate which WiFi ssid's relate to mobile WiFi.


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    Tried this with my Samsung Tab Pro running Kitkat and unfortunately Play Store doesn't use the mobile hotspot info to limit auto updates - it will auto update from a mobile hotspot regardless.

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    05-20-2014 11:36 PM

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