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I leave it off so that I can review the list of pending updates and see what changed. Of course, that only helps for the apps that list changes in the market description. Every once in a while, developers do release updates that are a step backwards- either because of introducing bugs or major redesigns that lose features (Astrid, I'm looking at you). If ...


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The main reason why i won't use the feature is traffic. In germany, we have mostly traffic limitated flatrates. So after 250 or 300 MB of traffic or something like that, you'll be forced to only use 2G connections for the rest of the month. Because of that limitations, i only update my apps when i have wifi access somewhere around me.


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I'd say that automatic updating isn't syncing, and not a bug. You can turn off auto-update in the settings for the Market. If you don't want to use data while roaming, shut it off while roaming or turn off data roaming. If you occasionally want to browse or something without running the risk of having anything else use data, use something like DroidWall ...


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According to the Section 3 of the Google Play Terms of Service you consent to Automatic Updates: Updates. You may need to install updates to Google Play or related Google software that we introduce from time to time to use Google Play and to access or download Products. Products originating from Google may communicate with Google servers from time to ...


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Sometimes a developer might release a controversial update: interface changed, ads added, or a lot of bugs were introduced and therefore you may want to hold off before upgrading (or at least give yourself a chance to back up the apk). A good example of this recently was psx4droid.


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Market version 3.3.11 now has a setting called "Auto-update apps". Enabling it will effectively set each individual app associated with the account to auto-update, and disabling it will of course do the opposite. This setting is found by simply going into the Market's settings (Menu Button->Settings on phones, or use the top-right action bar on ...


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Yes, it's possible, but very time-consuming. Open the Google Play Store, go to Menu -> Settings. Tap on the "Auto-update apps" and select one of the two "Auto-update apps" options to enable it. Go back, then go to "My apps" section, locate the app you want (e.g. anti-virus app that you mentioned) and tap on it once. Now tap the Menu button and the first ...


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This sounds like it might be better asked on stackoverflow. The autoupdate is a feature of the market. If users haven't installed the app with the market you'll have to implement your own update feature. In Android 2.2 you could potentially take advantage of the push notification system for updates.


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This will only work if you're rooted, but DroidWall is a really good front end for Android's iptables. You can filter access to data based on WiFi and 3G to just about anything in your phone (including the Market) that could request it.


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Go to Google Play --> Menu --> My Apps --> Update All The "update all" should be near the top right corner. The default for most apps is "allow automatic updating". This can be changed for each app from this same screen by clicking on the app and checking the box "allow automatic updating". BTW sometimes an app requires a manual update. The update all ...


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If you're rooted, then use an app to freeze the MarketUpdater.apk app. You can also remove that app from the /system/app directory. Without that app, the market/Google Play won't automatically update. There is no way to prevent market updates without root.


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Yes, the Google Play Store does self-update itself. As far as I know, there is no way to disable the auto-self-updating of the Play Store application as it is built into the application/system's code. You might could try freezing it with Titanium Backup (requires root), but I don't know if that would work since the Play Store is also integrated into the OS. ...


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I'm not 100% sure but maybe tasker can do it. If it can't do it directly and if you are rooted, you can use tasker to kill Market except on night time. That way at night time Market will run and install your apps. At day time market will get killed and no installing of apps.


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The Sync feature is for the accounts which are connected to your phone and not the market. If you want to disable the auto-updating of new versions of the apps follow the following steps : Open market. Click menu and select My Apps. Select the app which updates itself. After the description of the app there checkbox, disable it. If you want to disable ...


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I just went to Market | Downloads and selected the app. The "Allow automatic updates" checkbox is at the top of the page and checked, allowing me to uncheck it. I also have a Motorola Droid running 2.2. Is there a particular app with this behavior? Maybe it's a system app that requires automatic updating.


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I don't think this is a design feature ... I'm not able to reproduce this at all (except for scrolling down a bit :). However, as the Android Market App isn't the most stable app on the Android platform, you might want to try clearing the market app cache. Go to Settings - Applications - Manage Applications - Select Android Market App - Click the Clear ...


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You would have to create your own process of having the application notifying the user of updates (and providing a link to the new apk. You could do this with a background service that pops up a message in the notification bar). The user has to install the application from the market to receive updates via the Android market.


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The new version of the Market app allows you to limit updates to Wi-Fi only, among some other new features, like defaulting all apps to auto-update (if the app supports it). Android Police has a write-up. (They also have the apk you can download if you don't want to wait.)


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You will not be able to update them, they have been pulled from the market by either the developer or by google. PDA Net for example was recently pulled by google. You could see if the developers offer an alternative means to download, either from their website or a 3rd party market, like amazon app store. Then remove then from your device so they no longer ...


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It's not documented somewhere. But only updates that don't change the permissions are done automatically. If there is a change, the update will have to be done manually. But of course there is no gurantee that this will always work this way, because of bugs or design changes. If you are paranoid, turn the feature off. (But then, how could you trust Android ...


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That sounds like a known problem updating apps which were moved to the SD-Card using App2SD. It does not always happen -- but if it does, a helpful work-around is: move the app back to internal memory run the update (should work now) move the app to SD again (optional -- if you want it to be on the external SD)


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You can set the Market to only update apps when its connected to Wi-Fi. If you only ever connect your device to Wi-Fi at home, then this setting could do the trick for you? Market -> Menu -> Settings -> Update over Wi-Fi only Update: Bringing in info from the comments by Mr. Buster and Power-Inside: It seems that the "Update over Wifi only" setting was ...


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Like you said, there is no way to update via Google Play if an app is frozen/disabled. The only way to get the update from Google Play would be to unfreeze/enable it, but this isn't what you want. The only other way to update an app would be to find out if the developer provides a spare APK to download - if they do then you can sideload this APK. ...


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"to turn on automatic updating?" I highly doubt there is an intent for this - that is a user setting and Android doesn't generally allow apps to change user settings. I think the best solution is to, first, manually turn on the auto-updates feature of the play store, and set it to wifi only, and second, launch the play store when you connect to the ...


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I have since been updated to 4.0.27 and although I got prompted after my first app update as to whether I want to auto-update next time (no mention of Wi-Fi though, although I suspect this is dependent on your settings) to which I responded "Not Now", I have not been prompted since in subsequent updates for other apps. In Play Store->settings->auto ...


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This is part of Google Play Store settings. Select Do not auto-update apps in the following path: Google Play Store>Settings>Auto update apps>Do not auto-update apps This is a global setting, but it may be overridden by a specific setting at the application level. For instance, an application may have a specific setting to update itself, especially if that ...


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Titanium Backup Pro can do what you want. (Yes, you must buy PRO. The feature is disabled in non-pro). Once you have the app, do this: Open Titanium Backup Pro Open tab Backup/Restore Scroll to the app that you want to unlink from Market Long-press on the selected app Click Detach from Market I can't get it to work on my phone, but maybe it'll work for ...


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Just a bit more insight into this: Since ICS, Google allows you to disable system apps via the applications menu - this is the same as freezing. As such, Google Play needed to improve their system to allow them to detect 'Disabled' system apps that reside on the market - such as apps added their by OEM's. As such, Google Play now detects frozen/disabled ...


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There is a way to disable updates of your Google Play application, but it's not secured. It's possible for you to have problems updating your market when you decide you want. If you want to try, this is what you have to do: You have to root you device Install Link2SD Open Link2SD Click on the Play Store update Select actions Convert to system app Reboot ...


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There's two ways to deal with this: Try Droidwall to block outgoing connections on 3G data, in that way, if in the vicinity of the wifi network, Droidwall will allow data over Wifi. The other way is to go into Settings > More... Tap on that, Mobile Networks > uncheck Data enabled to prevent 3G data in and out. Only caveat emptor with Droidwall, it ...



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