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What is Google up to? Google Play Store updating apps even though auto-update is disabled

Apparently, what's happening here is that Google Play support libraries get auto-updated regardless of your update settings. If an app you installed relies on those libraries, an "update" ...
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F-Droid keeps downloading apps that were installed from other stores

For these common apps- In F-Droid, open the info page of an app in question, click on the 3-pointed menu and select to ignore all updates for this app. Source Edit: Thanks to input from BubullC ...
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Can an app update from Play Store reinstate its permissions I've disabled earlier?

Cases that doesn't affect your current permissions: Updating app from play store.(also maybe the same for apk install too) When you disable/enable any app. When you clear only app cache. When you ...
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Apps launch automatically after update in Google Play Store

As answered by devconsole in the comment. If you want to find out which app is responsible run adb logcat, look for ActivityManager: START u0 {act=android.intent.action.MAIN ... from uid xyz on ...
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How to allow auto-update of apps in Play Store only when plugged in?

Note: Following solution: is tested on Android 4.2.1, COS12 (Android 5.0.2) and CM12.1 (Android 5.1.1) - all of them running Play Store v6.0.51 requires a rooted Android here is a short demo of ...
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Can applications predinstalled in system/priv-app be updated via Play Store?

If the "pre-installed app" uses the same signature as the one on Google Play, it of course can be updated that way – same as e.g. Google Maps and other pre-installed stuff is. Note that, however, ...
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Apps aren't auto updating despite of setting and of notifications

This is an easy fix and the reason is pretty easy to determine. The reason is that Androids' "Optimize Battery Usage" feature puts Google Play Store or Google Play services to sleep and ...
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How Google Play updates itself?

When you're connected to Wi-Fi and Google Play Store is running, it will automatically download any updates for Play Store and Play Services. If you have something like a network monitor, you'll ...
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How do I prevent apps from automatically closing during updates?

There is no way you could stop from an app from getting terminated when getting updated. Because when app is getting updated the apk inside the /data/app/nameoftheapp/base.apk gets updated and a .dex ...
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Allow auto-update of only a single app

If you don't want to root your phone, there's Play Apps Updater. I just installed it and it seems to work, although I can't vouch for it other than that. Also note that this is a duplicate of How to ...
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How to enable Play Store auto-update for just a few apps?

As I mentioned in a similar thread, if you don't want to root your phone there's Play Apps Updater. I just installed it and it seems to work, although I can't vouch for it other than that.
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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?

This is not a complete answer but answers some of the points: How do I really disable the updates? Like, for real, no exceptions? You can use my answer or Craig's answer for that. No exceptions, ...
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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?

That Google Chrome update is horrendous! It's being forced outside of Play Store, but there is a way to disable it. It's pretty ugly, but here's how I stopped it, while keeping Play Services (Gmail, ...
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When I uninstall updates of system apps is it persistent?

You can enable auto update from Google Play Settings section. To prevent auto update of a particular app, Go to that app page in play store & click the Options Menu on top right & uncheck "...
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How Google Play updates itself?

Yes, you're correct. Google Play Services checks for and installs new versions when needed. As acejavelin mentions, Google services are privileged apps and do not need user interaction/permission to ...
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HTC U Ultra: Turn off automatic software updates completely

To stop apps from updating over mobile data, go to your play store, open the menu on top right, -> settings -> auto update apps -> WiFi only
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Why my apps are getting auto-updated despite "Don't auto-update apps" checked?

Now apps have separate auto-update option in Play store. So disable it, uncheck it.
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Schedule automatic updates - not from Google Play?

You can try APK updater , also available on F-droid ( if you add Izzy's repo) and is meant for cases like yours where you are not using Play store. Update sources At the moment four sources are ...
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HTC U Ultra: Turn off automatic software updates completely

On Oreo 8.0 and should be similar on Nougat Apps: Play Store Settings → Do not auto-update apps or Auto update over WiFi. There is a third option Auto update at any time - Data charges may ...
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Can applications predinstalled in system/priv-app be updated via Play Store?

I found the Google Play is re-signing my package. This used to cause a signatures mismatch. The solution is to install to /system/priv-app/ an apk downloaded from GP (that has been already re-signed).
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When does Play Store update Google Chrome?

Well there is no definite answer concerning established time for Google Chrome updates (and/or other related apps), but the general one is that it varies depending on the developers' schedule. Of ...
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Android 7 ignoring Auto Updates turned OFF. Any solution?

Updates to Android (the operating system) are completely separate from updates to apps. You can only control the former through the system Settings app. To disable automatic updates for applications:...
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Sliently perform OS and APK update programmatically

Is there a particular folder where I need to keep the downloaded OS package? If yes, then which is the folder? If no then how do I specify the path to it? Android keeps the downloaded package in ...
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Apps auto updating even if disabled?

If you change the setting for auto-update in the Playstore app, this affects only apps you install thereafter (it's the default to set on installation of new apps). If you don't want your already ...
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Apps auto updating even if disabled?

In Play Store settings set "Auto-update apps" to "Do not auto-update apps". And it is now off. What might have happened: You received a notification that there are apps that HAVE updates but have ...
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When I uninstall updates of system apps is it persistent?

yes uninstalls of updates is persistent, you can do it.
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Majority of apps deleted themselves (including Google Play services) on a Samsung device

The same thing has happened to me. The fact I also have a Note 3 with exactly the same symptoms makes me believe it is a faulty system update or other service installation/upgrade error. Google Play ...
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Is there a way to prevent background application updating on both wi-fi and Mobile Data?

You can define that hotspot as being a "mobile hotspot", so Android would deal with it as if it were using mobile data: Open Settings Go to Data Usage Tap the "overflow menu" (the 3 dots in the upper ...
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When are Android apps auto-updated?

If a user has auto-update enabled in the Google Play store, apps will be updated according to: Developer preference. Developers can specify that only a certain amount of users receive an update to ...
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How can I stop Google Play Services from updating automatically?

If you've unlocked root, there's another option. You can move the latest working GMS (10.0.84) to system partition and block auto-updates by creating empty folders with the APK name. KitKat (...
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