1. cb2367's Avatar
    I've got apps set to manually update. Despite this setting, I've noticed that Samsung specific apps are auto updating. I think they are updating over wifi, but I am not certain about that. Is there a way to verify how Samsung specific apps are being updated?
    04-20-2018 04:17 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Check your Settings in Galaxy Apps and make sure that Auto Update Apps option is set to Turn Off. Note that some system apps will still auto-update if pushed by the manufacturer.
    04-20-2018 04:44 PM
  3. cb2367's Avatar
    Not seeing any settings for auto update on galaxy apps.
    04-25-2018 11:29 AM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If you open Galaxy Apps, tap the menu button (three dots) on the top right corner, and select Settings, do you not see the Auto Update Apps section up top?
    04-25-2018 04:21 PM
  5. jeffmd's Avatar
    Also some apps like google services, play store, galaxy apps will update regardless because they are system critical.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    04-26-2018 08:48 PM
  6. mark7914's Avatar
    With the hope that the phone won't download updates using mobile data, does anyone know what IP addresses need blocking on our home network to stop the phone communicating with Samsung?
    04-27-2018 07:41 AM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Even if that were possible, how is blocking it in your home network avoid the updates on mobile data? If anything that could FORCE the update through mobile data if available.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    04-27-2018 11:24 AM
  8. mark7914's Avatar
    What does help is that I work from home and so, if I'm honest, I rarely leave the house.

    I was able to scupper Apple's updates by blocking Apple's domains on our router. Partly, anyway, it didn't download them, but it would unfortunately detect them when I was out and about on 4G and then start the nagging process. it also disabled iMessage (free text messaging) but that was no major issue.

    Is there a firewall app for the phone that works at a low enough level to override the preinstalled stuff?
    04-28-2018 07:01 PM

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