How to enable automatic updates for selected Android apps only

Google Play allows you to either automatically update all applications and games, or opt out of this opportunity and install the necessary updates manually individually. There is a third option: you can specify which application updates you do not want to receive automatically.

Hundreds of applications can be installed on the smartphone, including those that you use very rarely, or those that work without any complaints. Allowing them to update automatically is pointless and even harmful – you are wasting traffic and battery power. In addition, some applications after installing the update may reset the settings or start to crash with an error.

Agree, it is unpleasant to come to the store, try to pay at the checkout and find out that there is not enough money, but the banking application does not work and does not allow you to increase the limit, or the application with a discount card has forgotten the password and will not let you get bonus charges or discounts.

How to set up a selective application update:

Open the Google Play Store, click on the hamburger menu on the left side of the screen and go to Settings. Click “Auto Update Apps” and select “Never.”

Go to the “My Applications and Games” section and find in this list those applications that you want to allow to update automatically. Go to the page of each application successively, click on the button with three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen and put a tick in front of “Auto-update”.

If there are few applications that should not be updated automatically: allow automatic installation of updates in the Google Play settings, and on the application page remove the tick from the automatic update.

After that, you will get complete control over which applications on your smartphone will be updated immediately after the updates are released, and which ones you can update yourself, for example, after innovations interesting to you appear in them.