1. siavash sa's Avatar
    hi.when im using internet , my android version starts update and i cant stop it.there is no option for it.plese help
    10-23-2014 08:56 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Android system updates should always prompt you, although I've heard that if you decline them too many times, they might automatically install. Are you talking about system updates or app updates?
    siavash sa likes this.
    10-23-2014 11:23 AM
  3. siavash sa's Avatar
    tnx.system updates.
    10-23-2014 11:49 AM
  4. siavash sa's Avatar
    please help
    10-24-2014 01:28 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is there a reason why you don't want to let the system update occur?
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    10-24-2014 01:36 AM
  6. siavash sa's Avatar
    yeah i have some apps that they work with 4.3 version. here is a photo of system update.there isnt any option to turn off update. how can i turn off update android in ?-screenshot_2014-10-24-10-46-11.jpg
    10-24-2014 02:22 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    My understanding is that after refusing a system update several times, it will essentially force it upon you. The only way to prevent it would be to root the device and freeze or disable the system updater app.

    Have you emailed the developers of the apps in question about if or when a version compatible with 4.4 will be released?
    10-24-2014 04:59 PM
  8. Gobucks1234's Avatar
    Samsung S4 mini 4.2.2, I just turned off the system update in android settings->More->System Update on the phone. For Apps, I had to go to play store while on the phone (not through computer), click the three bars, then settings, then Auto Updates, Select Do not auto update apps. It is very easy to update apps individually later. I only update apps after seeing what changes have been made. If an app is working to my liking, I don't update because most likely the app functionality will be reduced, changed or broken in a subsequent update in my experience.

    There appeared to be some bugs early on because all of my apps tried to update at once (like 30 apps) on two or three occasions but since then it has worked fine. My system has never tried to update. From my understanding, you can backup the apps (downloaded only, not system) using something like Kies to a computer. You can then reinstall that app backup should you have a problem with a newer version. However, there is no specific version history of apps on the play store that I know of so it is up to you to keep a backup. Also, my understanding is that the System Update is permanent (i.e. you can't go backwards) without rooting your phone. So if you system update and don't like it, too bad.

    However, that being said, Google Play Services appeared to update just the other day without intervention even though I had these settings turned off. If anyone knows how to stop this, it would be appreciated. It appears that the update has now killed my battery life. I am now in a search to hunt down how this happened. Of course, I can only uninstall Play Services back to the originally installed version, not the previous version so I am kinda screwed.

    I don't understand why google does this as a company, stealthy install stuff without our knowledge? This is my number one pet peeve. They don't even provide notification. I don't understand how anyone in their right mind could think auto updating without user knowledge is ethical. Its one thing for me to turn on auto updates and then for them to change stuff, but when I clearly and specifically turn off auto updates and they still do it?
    10-25-2014 10:26 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Google Play Services is integral to how Google services are delivered, so I don't find it particularly offensive. Put it this way--what if Google updated things on the server side, would that be bothersome? I kind of look at this as almost being a server side update that extends to the device, if that make sense.

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    10-25-2014 10:48 AM
  10. Gobucks1234's Avatar
    B diddy I like the thought process. I definitely see your point.
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    10-25-2014 01:20 PM
  11. siavash sa's Avatar
    in htc one sence,in system update,there are 3 options to turn off or turn on auto download.but in google play edition there isnt.
    10-28-2014 06:13 AM

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