Is there any way to disable automatic Android updates (for the OS, not apps) on an unrooted Samsung S22 running Android 13?
I bought it through T-Mobile, and it's really driving me insane. The phone's overall performance is fine, but T-Mobile (not Samsung, the updates are explicitly T-Mobile-branded) forces Microsoft-eske automatic OS updates on me several times a week, which disables the phone for hours until I manually unlock it and it "finishes installing updates".
I tried some obvious solutions suggested on various blogs, like disabling
Settings->Software update->Auto download over Wi-fi, but these options are either removed (thanks T-Mobile) or have no effect.
I use this phone for work as well as my personal alarm and for meeting notifications. Due to these updates, I've overslept when my alarms and meeting reminders don't start. I refuse to accept that a $900 phone has to be less capable than a $5 alarm clock.