1. Eazy123's Avatar
    Recently, the GoPro app killed off a load of functionality, so I uninstalled and installed an APK of a previous working version. Everything worked great, and I made sure to have "auto updates" turned off for the app.

    Woke up this morning and the app updated itself! So I uninstalled and installed the old APK again. Checked my apps in the play store and it had GoPro in the manual update section with another app I have set to update manually only. Sure enough, 3 hours later it updated itself yet again. The other app didn't auto update, just GoPro.

    This is seriously fishy and I'm getting frustrated. Now I'm trying having ALL auto updates turned off but I shouldn't have to do that, as I do want most apps to auto update. Is there something else I can try?
    01-22-2021 10:46 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Which phobe/device?
    Where did you get the APK?
    01-22-2021 11:52 PM
  3. Thomas_George's Avatar
    Go to Settings - Security & privacy,
    1. Disable the option 'Download apps from unknown source'.
    2. In the 'Install unknown apps' window, select GoPro, disable the option 'Allow app installs'.
    I will post here some screenshots for you about these settings later.
    01-23-2021 05:04 AM
  4. Eazy123's Avatar
    My apologies - was so frustrated I forgot to add my model. It's a Pixel 4, and I got the older apk of the app from softpedia.

    When I go under "Install unknown apps", the GoPro app isn't in there.

    On a side note, turning off all auto updates seems to have worked so far, although I would like some apps to auto update.
    01-23-2021 07:28 AM
  5. Thomas_George's Avatar
    2 screenshots about my settings as below. FYI.

    How to stop app from auto updating even with auto update turned off?-unknown-source-0.jpg

    How to stop app from auto updating even with auto update turned off?-unknown-source-1.jpg
    01-23-2021 07:38 AM
  6. Eazy123's Avatar
    Thank you Thomas, but on my phone it's under apps & notifications, and there is no GoPro app listed when I choose "install unknown apps".

    There's also no "install unknown apps".
    01-23-2021 07:58 AM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Thank you Thomas, but on my phone it's under apps & notifications, and there is no GoPro app listed when I choose "install unknown apps".

    There's also no "install unknown apps".
    The 'install unknown apps' list doesn't include the app that you installed but the app that you used to download and/or install it. This could be your browser, file manager or any other one that you used when installing the apk.
    01-23-2021 08:12 AM
  8. Eazy123's Avatar
    Ok so Chrome would be the app I have to disable, but is it downloading the update through that? I'm just asking because I'm wondering why I would have to turn that off?
    01-23-2021 08:15 AM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Ok so Chrome would be the app I have to disable, but is it downloading the update through that? I'm just asking because I'm wondering why I would have to turn that off?
    It's strange that the apk is auto updating on its own, but you can try turning that permission off for Chrome and see what happens.

    Also, make sure that's the app used to install unknown sources. For example, I download apks from Brave, Telegram or Discord and then I use the file explorer (Solid in my case) to install it. If that's your case turn that permission off for any possible app listed there.
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    01-23-2021 08:21 AM
  10. spARTacus's Avatar
    I frequently notice system apps (for example) being updated on their own, even with all possible auto updates settings turned off.

    Download Manager also is uncontrollable in my opinion. I frequently open my phone from after being idle for a bit and see a notification for it downloading/updating.
    01-23-2021 08:21 AM
  11. Eazy123's Avatar
    Thanks, all. I turned off "install unknown apps" in everything that allowed it. Will turn auto update back on and make sure GoPro is still unchecked and see how that works.
    01-23-2021 08:44 AM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved this to the pixel 4 forums]
    01-23-2021 09:19 AM

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