Questions tagged [application-autoupdate]

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 to prevent disabled apps from being updated and, therefore, re-enabled?

I have a tablet running Android 6. More than half of the applications on it are disabled, because I don't need them, but can't uninstall them (Cloud Print, Google Korean Input, Google Play Games, ...
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When does exactly Google Play updates the apps if the automatic update option is selected? [duplicate]

As soon as they are released or when the phone is idle? Or maybe just at random? 🤔
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Disable app autoupdate in Samsung Galaxy S7

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0.0 and I don't have much experience with it's user interface yet I disabled app autoupdate feature by going to Google Play Store -> Settings and I can see ...
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PlayStore silently updates Apps even with deactivated Auto-Update

On my Galaxy Note 4 I have XPrivacy installed which informs me about newly installed and updated apps. In PlayStore I've set "App download preference" to "Ask me every time" and "Auto-updte apps" to "...
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Is this solution to the problem of Moto g7 Play not auto updating apps safe?

I've just got a Moto G7 Play and have noticed that the apps don't auto update despite having the option set. I've done some research and found this forum post: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/moto-g7-...
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How to stop Youtube app auto update itself?

Youtube app in my phone auto update itself. Cannot uninstall, I already disable it and force stop it. My play store settings are set as follow: App download preference - ask me every time. Auto-...
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clone app and do auto-update on the cloned app like Parallel Space

Is it possible to create something like Parallel Space by oneself? There a well described to procedure how to clone an app How to keep two versions of an app installed? How to Install and Run ...
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How to prevent apps auto-reinstalling?

Almost every time I connect my phone to my PC apps auto-reinstall in the background. I say "auto-reinstall" rather than "auto-update" because the versions aren't changing. Auto-update is disabled but ...
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Will skipping Play Store updates cause problems?

I have found that auto-updating apps from the Play Store sometimes causes me an inconenience: A newer versions of an app sometimes doesn't have the features I liked in the older version. Thus, I ...
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How can I stop my apps from updating automatically (Google Play Store settings do not work for all apps)?

I have set Auto-update apps to "Don't auto-update apps" in Google Play Store. That works for the majority of apps (except the Play Store itself). However, according to my security software (Avast), ...
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Forced download

I had this icon in notification bar once I connected to wifi .. Google play auto update is disabled and application update comes with no red dot ... When I scrolled down the status bar, no ...
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Why my apps are getting auto-updated despite “Don't auto-update apps” checked?

In Google Play Store, I have set "Auto-update apps" to "Don't auto-update apps". Still, I have apps automatically updated. Why? Still, I get notifications.
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App control another app

I have a special scenario in which I should be able to update an app without getting any access to the phone. So I think of another app (something like a boot loader for the original app) which is ...
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Can an app update from Play Store reinstate its permissions I've disabled earlier?

There are quite a few apps out there that request too many permissions during install time, most of them seem highly dubious. I tend to disable permissions I feel unlikely to be used and for the most ...
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Can't update Uber app

I installed uber app from play store. But when i try to update it then it cant update and it shows error.
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Is it possible to stop play-store from updating all the apps automatically? (some automated way, not via settings)

I know there is a setting in Play-store, 'do not auto-update apps'. I am not looking for that one. I am looking for an automated way, like using ADB or some other code by which I can stop apps from ...
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Schedule automatic updates - not from Google Play?

I don't use Google Play with my Android-based phone; mostly I use APKPure and its app. However, I do want to be able to schedule periodic updates of all apps (or of some apps) - instead of me having ...
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HTC U Ultra: Turn off automatic software updates completely

I do not want to update any apps automatically. I want this to happen at home when I am not charged for data volume. Are these settings correct for my wish? If not, which settings do I have to change ...
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Can not disable Software Update application

I have an older Android phone and recently updated to Android v5. Since the update I keep receiving a notification on my screen to update the software again (it also automatically downloads a 250mb ...
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Apps aren't auto updating despite of setting and of notifications

Every morning I turn off the alarm on my phone, look at it, see there aren't any updates and unplug it. A few seconds later I'll start to receive several notifications about apps that need updates. ...
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Can applications predinstalled in system/priv-app be updated via Play Store?

we're trying to make our custom launcher default one in our phone. Since it needs system level permissions (placing widgets) we placed it in system/priv-app, and it finally works ok. Problem is that ...
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When does Play Store update Google Chrome?

Some visitors to my organisations web site are affected by this Chrome v61 bug which is reported fixed in v62. The Wikipedia Chrome version page shows v62 was released 19 October 2017 on Android. ...
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Forced to allow automatic updates?

So I wanted to stop the Play Store from automatically updating only to find that this is literally not an option. My version of Play Store is 8.1.73 and when in settings I press the "auto-update" ...
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Does a stock email app auto-update?

To clarify, two things: 1. I mean auto-updates to the app itself, not syncing to receive emails. 2. I'm not sure if there's a *difference, but I'm more interested in knowing about the stock apps/...
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Android 7 ignoring Auto Updates turned OFF. Any solution?

In Settings -> System apps updater, I've turned "Auto updates" to OFF. However, I've just received a message "5 apps updated". In fact it has updated Gmail, Maps, Chrome, Google Photos and Telegram. ...
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Sliently perform OS and APK update programmatically [closed]

I am trying to create a system for performing over-the-air updates for APK and OS on my android devices. My question pertains to the part of actually performing the upgrade once the packages for OS ...
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How Google Play updates itself?

A few days go I launched my old phone with old version of Google Play. I launched it, but in few seconds application crashed. When I launched it again, a new version (this one that I have on my ...
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android “insta apps” updating without permission

Happened to open my android Marshmallow based screen on my unrooted phone. Saw a message that "insta apps" was updating. Download completed before I could stop it and update history does not show ...
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f-droid keeps downloading of apps that were installed from other stores

f-droid again and again downloads updates for a app that is installed via another (namely play) store. Obviously it cannot be installed because of different signatures. How can i get F-droid to ...
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Apps installing by themselves

I have old android phone, which is working on 4.4 KitKat. Up to last week, phone is working very nice from last two years. But from last week, I saw some apps are installing by them selves. I didn't ...
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How to avoid preinstalled deactivated apps to auto update

I have a Samsung tablet with Microsoft One Note and Microsoft PowerPoint preinstalled, among others. I have deactivated these, but even deactivated these apps auto update eating a lot of storage. How ...
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How to prevent apps to become auto install without user interaction?

In my mobile some app automatically install without my any action. Some times thos apps are auto install even I already uninstalled them, but every time I uninstalled thos apps are automatically ...
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Apps are auto updating whe I open playstore even if auto-update is disabled

I turned off auto update on the play store. But just now, Playstore just auto updated my apps when I didn't press the update button. I was using my note 4. I've encountered something similar to this ...
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How to stop update [duplicate]

There are some apps like Facebook that I don’t want to update. And frequently I see a notification in app and in Play Store for its update. Please let me know how to get rid of update of some ...
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Re-sign APK to prevent updating - crashes “divide by zero”

I'm using an app that has been updated, but doesn't work on my phone on the current version. So I'm currently using an older one. But of course it always shows up with an update in the PlayStore. Now ...
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Apps auto updating even if disabled?

I have been using Android for a couple of days now (coming form iOS), so I am not familiar with it. I have disabled automatic update of apps in the Play Store. Nevertheless, I received a couple of ...
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facebook app autoupdate stoping

I need to stop auto updating Facebook app and tried these steps. But still Facebook app is auto updating. After updating and installing the app, it is shown "Facebook app is successfully updated" ...
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Microphone issue Samsung GS2

name is Blenderpony Since half a year now I am stuck with a problem. My Phones (Samsung GS2) Mic level is ridiculous low. You barely hear anything. Ofc Some would suggest that the mic might be ...
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Google Play auto-update of other apps causes YouTube video to pause

I have set my Google Play to automatically update apps when the phone charging and connected to WiFi. This is convenient to keep apps up-to-date. The problem is, I may also want to watch new videos ...
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When I uninstall updates of system apps is it persistent?

I don't want some apps updated (especially some of built-in apps). If I uninstall updates in settings is it for good or only to next phone restart? (I want to have auto updating in google play ...
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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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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 ...