How do I stop my pixel from automatically installing monthly security/software updates?

J Dubbs

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I've never owned a phone that automatically installs monthly os software/security updates without asking me before. I'd really like to be able to manually install them when I choose. How do I shut the automatic updates off? Is going into developer options the only way.
On my Moto x pure it always asked before installing anything.
 

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It's a setting in Developer options.
I've never owned a phone that automatically installs monthly os software/security updates without asking me before. I'd really like to be able to manually install them when I choose. How do I shut the automatic updates off? Is going into developer options the only way.
On my Moto x pure it always asked before installing anything.
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If you don't have Developer options enabled, you go to Settings/System/About phone, and tap on the Build number of your phone (approx 10 times) until you get the "your a Developer" message. Then go to System/Advanced to get to the Developer options.
 

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Thanks :) So it looks like it still downloads the updates but just doesn't install them until you give it permission. Interesting. Does the original pixel work the same?
 

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