Automated updates to apps are offered e.g. by Google Play: As soon as an update is available, you can have it automatically installed on your device

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How do I prevent apps from automatically closing during updates?

I don't use my Android tablet very often, usually only once every week or two. Therefore, when I do use it, it likes to pull down a bunch of updates each time. That I don't mind. What I do mind is ...
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Majority of apps deleted themselves (including Google Play services) on a Samsung device

My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has developed an interesting fault. It happened one evening, after the phone shut down due to low power. Its symptoms: It has deleted (or appears to have deleted) most of ...
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Why does Google Play Games keep auto-updating, even though I have disabled auto-updates?

Ever since the Lollipop update for my Moto E, storage space on the phone has been very tight. To make the phone more usable for the things I use it for, I've uninstalled the updates for all of the ...
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Which Android version first featured auto-upgrade?

Modern Android versions enable auto-upgrading installed apps. Which Android (or play store / market app) version first featured this?
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Is there a way to prevent background application updating on both wi-fi and Mobile Data?

For mobile there is an option to prevent it but I would like to block the updates and background data on Wifi also because I am connected to a Hotspot that uses Mobile Data from another mobile phone.
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Auto-updating Apps Only at Home

I have a OnePlus One with Cyanogen OS (which is based on Android). On Play Store, I have set Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only. I'm assuming that this causes apps to be updated even on public Wi-Fis (...
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Is there a way to turn off app updates when global and app-specific autoupdate setting is already set to Never/Off?

On Monday, January 18th, 2016, on a never-network-locked-or-branded Nexus 5, I've noticed that the Google Chrome app was suddenly updated, together with the user-installed "My Cricket" and one other ...
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Is it possible to stop certain apps from updating via Google Play? [duplicate]

A friend of mine updated a certain app and I don't like the choices the devs made. I'd rather stay on the current version. I know that I can set Google Play to not update apps automatically. Thing is,...
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What do I use to update apps without an app store?

I'm looking for an automatic Android app updater. I'm manually installing apps that I want using a web browser, and I do not have an app store (Google Play, Mobogenie, Aptoide, etc.) installed. I want ...
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How can an organization control when or when not an update for an app is installed in their Android smartphones?

Imagine an organization that have a legitimate fear to automatic updates. That organization thinks that an automatic update may break a business use case. For example, when the VPN client is update ...
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When are Android apps auto-updated?

In the Play Store, I have checked the box "Auto-update" for my application. However, although the app received a new version several hours ago, it is not being auto-updated on my phone. What I'm ...
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Applications do not close after exiting

I have lately noticed that, after last updates on my Samsung S3 mini (although I am not entirely sure which ones in particular), applications simply do not close after exiting them and keep running in ...
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I've installed a custom recovery image, but not yet rooted my phone. How can I install SuperSU and subscribe to automatic updates?

I own a Samsung smartphone. I'm running Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean". I've also installed ClockworkMod Recovery 6.0.4.5. Each time I exit ClockworkMod Recovery, it offers to root my phone. I haven't ...
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no connection error in samsung S5830

"I have a SAMSUNG GALAXY Ace S5830 in which market and you tube are showing a 'no connection' error while google is working properly " what should i do?
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How to make alternative app markets perform automatic updates?

I have tried F-Droid and the Amazon App Store, but I had to confirm every update manually. Is there a way to make any alternative app markets (i.e. not Google Play Store) auto-update in the background,...
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Some APKs are autoupdated from Play Store while some are not

A have option on my Play Store account - always auto update apps. Thus I see that some installed apps require update. Mainly Google apps are autoupdated in first term, but I see that even some of them ...
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How can I stop Google Play Services from updating automatically?

I have a OnePlus One with Google Play Services version 7.5.62 (1927436-438) The most current version of Google Play Services is 7.5.66 (1939950-438) which unfortunately has a bug of some kind that ...
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Disable google play store auto update [duplicate]

i want to disable google play store auto updates. I am not talking about auto update applications. I don't want to update my google play store version. Please help me.
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How to Update Telegram on Android?

I have installed Telegram 2.6.1 on my Android Device. I need to update it to the last version (Currently 2.7.0). How do I update Telegram to last version?
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How to update apps on Android from Playstore?

Is it possible to update apps that is on my android from a PC???? I do not see any option from Playstore to update apps. And now am not able to use Whats app as i wasnt able to download the latest ...
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How do app updates work if the system partition is read only?

I have a Android phone (Samsung). It comes with a whole bunch of pre-installed stock apps. Q1: Is it correct that these stock apps are stored in the read-only partition /system? Since getting the ...
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insufficient space while updating WhatsApp on CyanogenMod

i hope you can help me with the following problem I was forced to update the newest version of WhatsApp (26.Dec 2014). Whatever i tried, update has aborted. Error Message: insufficient space Several ...
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Google Play Store doesn't auto update apps on my Motorola Moto G

I have a German retail Motorola Moto G (2013) running Android 4.4.4 stock, no root. I have the Google Play Store not auto updating my apps despite it being set to do so (over Wifi only). I tried ...
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Not enough storage error when trying to update an app

I have a Nexus 4 with more than 500 MB free storage space: Click image for larger version Now I would like to update Chrome, but I get the error, that there is not enough free space to update it: ...
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Updates installed on auto

I have found that my Samsung Galaxy SIII's Play Store is auto-updating applications without telling me anything. This is not acceptable, since it is updating apps most of which I never use. How do I ...
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Apps opening automatically when updated!

I have a nexus 5 that I just updated to android 5.0 lollipop. Since then, whenever an app is updated from app store, it opens automatically. If 15 apps are updating all apps will open one by one. How ...
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Android 2.1 will not update market or any apps

I'm still using an old Sony Ericsson X10 mini (not rooted). It's still running ok, although a bit slow. What I periodically do to make the device again a bit faster is reinstall the firmware using ...
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Select which application to (NOT) update

I always knew how to disable the auto update for a specific app. But since some time Google decided to forbid this useful functionality and force the users to update their app. And I mainly do NOT use ...
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Updating any app is retaining its older version?

I am using android 4.4.2 on my Asus Zenfone 5 (not rooted). It seems that when I am updating any app from play store, it is installing a newer version without removing the older version. Before ...
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How to force built-in apps to update on a brand new android device?

I've just unpacked a new phone Moto G 2nd Gen and noticed that the Google Play My Apps is completely empty (it's for my wife, she didn't use android before). So I updated several essential apps (...
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Facebook updates every two days

I just bought a Nexus 5 (US version) and for the past 2 to3 weeks I have noticed that Facebook updates every time I am connected to Wi-fi, I mean I am a developer so I can imagine that updates come ...
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Android tablet not auto-updating applications

I have an android tablet that is leveraging an internal company network. It appears that this device and all others similar to it are not auto-updating applications from the Play Store even though all ...
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Is it possible to hide an application from Google Play? [duplicate]

Some perspective: Hi, my mobile phone is from 2011 and my manufacturer stopped providing updates past a certain version so I decided to put a Cyanogenmod based ROM on it (CM 10.2, 4.3 based). There'...
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Google Play updates on mobile connection despite setting

Even though I have set the option not to update apps on mobile connection, it still updates them and Google Play app is the number one in my mobile connection usage. How to fix it?
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Can I prevent auto-update of apps with changed permissions?

I would like to auto-update any app that has no change in permissions. Apps with changed permissions, I would like to review the changes before updating. Is this possible?
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Install/Update Apps gives “Insufficient Storage Available” error, although I already cleared the cache and other data

Whenever I update some app(listed below), I am getting this Error. Insufficient Storage available. I have a Sony Xperia ZR. I have about 3.46 GB free. And the application I am trying to updates are ...
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Gmail won't sync, apps don't update: “Device doesn't have enough storage space”

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, Android 4.0.4. For the last few days I can't sync my gmail or update any apps. This, of course, is a barefaced lie. There is plenty space available: But still, I ...
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Why is com.google.android.gsf.login warning me that I need to install Google Play Services?

This is a Nexus device running the latest stock OS version (v4.4.2), I already have Google Play Services installed (v4.2.43 according to the App Info in settings). Why is some unknown app asking me to ...
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Allow auto-update of only a single app

Is it possible to auto-update selectively? For example, if I want to allow an anti-virus app to update, but no others. Can this be done? Android 4.0.4
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Listing all apps that updated at once

When multiple apps update in one batch they trigger a single system notification saying X apps updated and listing about two of them. Then it takes one to Google Play app where "recent" updates are ...
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How do I stop Maps and Street View from auto updating?

I'm on Froyo. My phone internal memory is nearly full, so I've stopped updating my apps and uninstalled updates from the preinstalled apps. However, every few days, my phone keeps auto updating the ...
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Insufficient Storage Available During Update

Preface (TL;DR) I know the issue of insufficient space has been discussed in various contexts but I have not found anything that specifically addresses the circumstances and issues that I am facing, ...
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App updates automatically even after uninstall?

I recently uninstalled an app called All in one toolbox from Nexus 7 tablet, but this morning after I finished updating the Chrome browser, in the notifications panel I can see that somehow All in one ...
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How to prevent applications to donwload data automatically?

I have many applications installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. And it always download something from internet, in order to update and upgrade applications. It does it all the day and night, when I ...
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How to stop Google's Play Store from auto-updating itself (without rooting)?

I have a problem with my tab. With the new version of Play Store, My tablet PC keeps restarting. So, I restored Google Play to the Factory Default. Soon after, it updated itself, causing the device to ...
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How to enable Play Store auto-update for just a few apps?

As the title says, I'd like to enable auto-update for trusted apps (e.g. Google apps), but if I open the app in Play Store and check Auto-update, I get the question "Auto-update is currently disabled ...
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What time does Google Play update apps when it is set to auto-update?

I'm not getting on what basis Google Play will update apps when auto-update is enabled. Is it time-specific, or something else?
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Kiosk App - Auto-Update

update on an android device (Samsung Galaxy S2). A I am waiting for the app to download and install. Is there a way I can force this to take place without user interaction. I was thinking about the ...
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Google Play authentication required error

I'm using Android on a Samsung S3. I was initially trying to upgrade WorldMate, but was getting authentication errors. Then I tried to purchase something via Google play, and was given an ...
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How to disable Play store from updating itself?

I don't quite like the new design of the play store, and wish to stay with version 3 of it. Is it possible (by root if needed, and I think it is needed) to disable it from auto-updating? Will I even ...