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  1. Paul Evans's Avatar
    Hello,

    I've had my S4 for a couple of days and i've noticed that when ever i restart the phone or swap out battery, as soon as the phone starts again and connects via wifi, it proceeds to update all my out of date apps despite the fact i've told it not too.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    It's really bloody annoying, is this some sort of way to force us to update apps or just a bug?

    A lot of apps get worse with updates, remove features that were once free, introduce new bugs etc, so i only ever update them individually after i've read the recent reviews.

    Thankfully i've got a backup of my apps on my old phone in which i migrated from but i would like to see this problem resolved.

    Thanks for listening

    Paul
    06-08-2013 09:35 AM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    I think all the apps do that automatically. I don't know about the S4, but all my Android phones have done that (HTC Evo, Evo 3D and my Photon 4G), even when I have set them for manual update and not automatic.
    My current phone will normally update the apps by itself every night when I'm already asleep.

    Anyway, all this to say that the problem might be the apps and not the phone.

    Sent from my Photon 4G that Stupid Motorola will not upgrade to ICS or any other newer form of Android because they're a bunch of stupid lying bastards (and deserve to go to h e ll!) using Android Central Forums
    jimbo1mcm likes this.
    06-08-2013 10:13 AM
  3. Paul Evans's Avatar
    Possible, i'm still more inclined to believe it's either a a bug with Play marketplace or a forced new setting from Samsung or Google.

    If i can't get a fix i'm just going to custom rom my S4 as i didn't have the same problem on my S2 which was running a 4.2.2 AOKP custom rom.
    Flairfive likes this.
    06-08-2013 01:53 PM
  4. GMJeff's Avatar
    I changed my settings the other day to not update automatically and have not seen this issue.

    I get notifications about app updates, but nothing updates without me telling it to.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    06-08-2013 02:08 PM
  5. Paul Evans's Avatar
    Must just be my phone then, i'll try a factory reset, (joy).

    Thanks for the replies.
    06-08-2013 07:01 PM
  6. nata_panya's Avatar
    You may want to check your Google Play settings and ensure the "auto update apps" feature is changed to "do not auto update apps". But make sure you check the notification option for available updates.

    (sounds like your setting is on "auto update over wife only")

    Google Play > menu button (to the left of home button) >settings

    Hope that helps.
    06-08-2013 08:41 PM
  7. tx_tuff's Avatar
    I agree, check your Google Play store settings. I have my auto update turned off and have no problem what so ever.

    Tapatalk mofo
    06-08-2013 08:58 PM
  8. Paul Evans's Avatar
    Guy's i'm a 3 year Android user, i'm not that retarded, trust me, i've unticked it loads of times, when the phone boots up again, the tick is back.
    06-08-2013 09:13 PM
  9. STARGATE's Avatar
    Well, like I said before, I have a Photon that acts about the same. So maybe is not the phone. And the OP said he's been using Android for 3 years so... :banghead: :beer:

    Sent from my Photon 4G that Stupid Motorola will not upgrade to ICS or any other newer form of Android because they're a bunch of stupid lying bastards (and deserve to go to h e ll!) using Android Central Forums
    06-12-2013 07:15 PM
  10. Paul Evans's Avatar
    Well i've given up fighting it and let it auto update all my apps, not very pleased but at least i have a backup of the apps before they were updated.

    I noticed that some of the apps decided to start up with the phone and also randomly open and stay in the background, they were all swiftly uninstalled, i hate it when apps try to take over my phone.
    06-12-2013 07:44 PM
  11. fantom305's Avatar
    Hello,

    I've had my S4 for a couple of days and i've noticed that when ever i restart the phone or swap out battery, as soon as the phone starts again and connects via wifi, it proceeds to update all my out of date apps despite the fact i've told it not too.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    It's really bloody annoying, is this some sort of way to force us to update apps or just a bug?

    A lot of apps get worse with updates, remove features that were once free, introduce new bugs etc, so i only ever update them individually after i've read the recent reviews.

    Thankfully i've got a backup of my apps on my old phone in which i migrated from but i would like to see this problem resolved.

    Thanks for listening

    Paul
    Where did you tell them not to ?? in the google play settings or at the setting for each individual app ??
    06-12-2013 09:41 PM
  12. Paul Evans's Avatar
    The same way i've always done it, Play, My Apps and untick Auto Update.

    I have over 200 apps installed, i'm not going through every single one to make sure they don't auto update, that's insane.

    I'm just patiently waiting for Clockwork Recovery to officially support the UK version of the S4, then im roming.

    I've noticed a few annoying bugs with the Samsung stock rom, my bluetooth headset doesn't auto connect properly, vibrate and sound enable them selves no matter how often i turn them off, hilarious stuff.
    06-13-2013 03:14 AM
  13. Craabstick's Avatar
    Just rebooted my Galaxy Tab with ICS on it tonight and its doing the same thing, ive always had auto update apps turned off in the play store. went and checked tonight, still turned off and each app even ones that have been updating have auto update unticked

    Even after a couple of restarts the peasant thing keeps updating and accepting new permissions on my behalf, half of them have changed permissions that I would not normally accept. Ive turned it off for now til I find a fix... may have to go custom rom
    06-14-2013 05:46 AM
  14. Paul Evans's Avatar
    It's unfortunate to see other people having similar problems.

    I love Android OS but manufacturers are just bloating it out and ruining it, i'm glad Google are taking on the S4 and doing a version of it with just their stock OS, if i would of known about that, i would of waited.

    I have a Google Nexus 7 and it runs very nice with very little bloatware, i haven't even bothered to rom it as there's really little need.
    06-14-2013 07:06 AM
  15. Craabstick's Avatar
    well, I found a temporary fix, I uninstalled the google play services and all updates to google play, that seems to have stopped it for now.

    This is something i would expect from apple
    06-14-2013 02:55 PM
  16. Andris Green's Avatar
    go to play store hit bottom left on phone bringing up a menu with settings - touch on "Auto update apps" turn it off - had the same problem
    07-22-2013 08:44 PM
  17. Munkyheed's Avatar
    I've seen the same thing on my S3 as well. The main reason I wanted it switched off is because I'd like to see what is contained in the updates before I commit to download.

    As I've given fighting with my phone settings now, I'd like to know if it's possible to see what is contained in each individual update AFTER it's installed, or is it a case of manually finding the app in the Store and seeing what the latest version changes are?
    07-31-2013 05:00 AM
  18. tbessie's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy Nexus, and this auto-update setting reversion (i.e. I set it to NOT auto-update, and then that setting reverts to "auto update over wifi" without me setting it that way) has been happening at least since Android 4.2, perhaps earlier.

    The phone just updated to Android 4.3, and it reset itself to that setting again as well.

    So a Nexus phone with the latest Android version and it still happens.

    I believe Google knows this happens and WANTS it to happen (i.e. they consider it a "feature", and, more cynically, they want to force your phone to have all the latest versions of apps (especially their own) whether you want it to or not). I think they are just ignoring user complaints about this.

    - Tim
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    08-03-2013 03:36 PM
  19. STARGATE's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy Nexus, and this auto-update setting reversion (i.e. I set it to NOT auto-update, and then that setting reverts to "auto update over wifi" without me setting it that way) has been happening at least since Android 4.2, perhaps earlier.

    The phone just updated to Android 4.3, and it reset itself to that setting again as well.

    So a Nexus phone with the latest Android version and it still happens.

    I believe Google knows this happens and WANTS it to happen (i.e. they consider it a "feature", and, more cynically, they want to force your phone to have all the latest versions of apps (especially their own) whether you want it to or not). I think they are just ignoring user complaints about this.

    - Tim
    I think you're right! :banghead:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    08-03-2013 07:31 PM
  20. Ace7772's Avatar
    long time iPhone user here, just got my s4. Like everything except this auto update crap, the setting is there to disable it but it still updates the apps by it self. I only have a dozen or so apps, I can't imagine having tons of apps (like what I have on my iPhone) this issue alone makes me want to switch back to iPhone. It drains the battery while its doing its update, change all the settings back to defaults like its the first time I installed the app.
    08-20-2013 10:44 PM
  21. STARGATE's Avatar
    I have it to update only on WiFi and it seems to help a lot. :thumbup:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    08-21-2013 12:56 AM
  22. koliveratl's Avatar
    I had a similar problem. Apps were automatically downloading even though the Auto update apps setting was set to "Do not update...". Turns out the problem was my daughter logged into her Google account on my phone to download games.

    In the upper left hand corner of the Google Play screen, tap "Play Store" and a menu expands. At the top of the menu is your gmail email address. To the right of that is a drop down arrow. Click the drop down arrow and see if there's another account there. If there is, that's likely your problem. Just go into the phone settings, then Accounts & sync and remove that other Google account.
    02-11-2014 08:06 PM
  23. luciano35769's Avatar
    go to play store hit bottom left on phone bringing up a menu with settings - touch on "Auto update apps" turn it off - had the same problem

    hey buddy, don't you see that we all did that already and this thread is actualy the reason of that. Guys stop thinking we're all retarded and just read our post correctly before saying stupid things
    11-05-2014 03:03 PM
  24. timetry's Avatar
    After the latest (forced) Samsung update, my phone does the same. However many times I tell it not to update, as soon as it is rebooted it resets to update over wifi only. The new Samsung update has actually screwed so many things on my phone (not to mention the bloatware) that I will be going back to iPhones after this one. Meanwhile there is is little option but to root the phone and still have some control over an item that I paid hundreds of pounds for. And yes, please don't treat people as morons when they ask a question!
    07-23-2015 11:26 AM
  25. timetry's Avatar
    Google has also become far more controlling. I only have the one google account and I've disabled the sync. Admittedly there may be different solutions for different Android phones, but the problem seems fairly generic with Samsung at least. With this bug, you cannot even choose not to update the bloatware. If you are very quick in going to 'do not auto-update' after a re-boot it may have some success, but sometimes it will auto update before giving you access to anything else. Both Samsung and Google now repeatedly ask you to agree to terms no-one reads before you can use the facilities. (Currently while I'm travelling they do so in a foreign language as well... Ahhh and we used to think Microsoft was bad...)
    07-23-2015 11:32 AM
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