1. freeop's Avatar
    I know that google play store updates when ever new updates are available, but is there an app that will let you select when to update? I tried Smart App Manager, but that didn't really do anything but check for updates.

    And I have looked at the settings and there is a setting to select "No Updates", but don't want to do that. I just want to select certain apps to update or not update.

    09-12-2016 09:06 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Go into the Play Store, swipe in from the left, select Settings. Very first setting is auto-update apps, set that to the option to not auto-update apps and all you'll get is a prompt that tells you there are app updates. You can then pick and choose which ones to update.

    Your other option is to leave auto-update on and then turn off auto update on an app-by-app basis (it can be done but would become VERY tedious). You can't have auto-update off then select to auto-update apps on an app-by-app basis.
    09-12-2016 09:30 AM
  3. illlya's Avatar
    Open up the Play Store and go to the app in question. Hit the three dots in the upper right corner. Hit auto update.
    09-12-2016 09:36 AM
  4. freeop's Avatar
    Thank you both for the tips. I never knew those settings were available. Really new to Android as just got rid of my Windows Phone a couple of months ago. Did not have to worry about updates on the apps on the Windows Phone as there weren't any.
    09-12-2016 10:20 AM
  5. hallux's Avatar
    Open up the Play Store and go to the app in question. Hit the three dots in the upper right corner. Hit auto update.
    As I noted in my post before yours, the global auto-update needs to be ON for the individual apps to be selected to auto-update, and in that case the default setting will be TO auto-update and you'd have to go into that setting for each one you DON'T want to automatically update and disable it.

    If auto-update is off and you try to turn it on for an app, it prompts you to enable it globally.
    09-12-2016 10:21 AM
  6. freeop's Avatar
    Yes I saw that when I tried that way of doing things. I turned off the Global Auto-Update and then went back to disable individual apps and just like you said in your second post, it prompted me to enable the global Auto-Update. I did not change the settings and will just wait for a prompt to update each app.

    Thanks again.
    09-12-2016 11:06 AM
  7. 1812dave's Avatar
    I like to have auto-update OFF so that I can read about the changes to see if there's some new feature(s) that may not be readily apparent, prior to my agreeing to update apps(s).
    09-12-2016 09:13 PM

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