I have the Facebook app installed on my Android 7 phone.

  • Auto-update is disabled for all applications on my Play Store account
  • I have disabled installation from unknown sources

For some reason, whenever there is an update of the Facebook app, it automatically updates itself even though I disabled auto-updates for all applications.

How to stop the Facebook app from updating itself automatically?

1 Answer 1


Update: The settings location was changed, now at:

Settings & Privacy --> Settings --> Media and Contacts --> App Updates --> Auto-Update Facebook

Open your Facebook mobile app and navigate to that location to turn off the option:

(From the three lines icon at the top, at the bottom you'll have Settings & Privacy which should be expanded).

S̶e̶t̶t̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ ̶&̶ ̶P̶r̶i̶v̶a̶c̶y̶ ̶-̶-̶>̶ ̶A̶p̶p̶ ̶S̶e̶t̶t̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ ̶-̶-̶>̶ ̶A̶p̶p̶ ̶U̶p̶d̶a̶t̶e̶s̶ ̶-̶-̶>̶ ̶A̶u̶t̶o̶-̶U̶p̶d̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶F̶a̶c̶e̶b̶o̶o̶k̶

  • 1
    Wow thank you. I didn't know facebook had its own auto update "feature" bypassing the android OS or playstore one.
    – ziggy
    Commented Apr 22, 2018 at 21:15
  • There is no such option as 'App Updates' and the Gif you have moves too fast.
    – user274800
    Commented Sep 22, 2018 at 0:13
  • I've updated my answer, the setting has been moved. Commented Oct 27, 2018 at 7:09
  • Looks like the setting is removed... again...
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Feb 23, 2019 at 11:36
  • where is it now. Couldn't find it :( Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 5:42

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .