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Google Pixel And Pixel XL: Turn OFF App Auto Updates

Google Pixel And Pixel XL: Turn OFF App Auto Updates

For those that own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL, it’s a good idea to know how to turn off app auto updates. One main issue is how to stop auto apps from updating on the Pixel or Pixel XL, is that you may want total control over what apps will update automatically.

While for those that don’t want to see apps auto update notifications from the Google Play Store or have the Pixel or Pixel XL auto-update. Either way, we’ll explain below how to turn OFF and ON automatic app updates from the Google Play Store on the Google Pixel or Pixel XL.

Overall the process to set up the Pixel or Pixel XL to update all your apps automatically is fairly easy. Users can even set it to update over WiFi only, to save the limited data they may have on any carrier plans as well.



Should you keep Pixel or Pixel XL automatic app updates ON or OFF?

This decision comes down to you. Generally for those that are casual smartphone users or new to Android, it may be best to leave automatic app updates turned ON. This would be to help eliminate constant app update notifications and help reduce problems with apps not working correctly since you could forget to update them. While if you leave auto-update ON, you may not notice what features on the app is new. The reason for this is because you wouldn’t have read the new features when updating the app. You’ll just notice changes to popular apps like Facebook, YouTube, or even games you may play.


How to turn OFF & ON automatic app updates for Pixel or Pixel XL

When you want either enable or disable automatic app updates for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, you need to go over to the Google Play Store to set things up. Follow the steps below turn ON and OFF automatic app updates:

  1. Turn on your Google Pixel and Pixel XL
  2. Select on the Google Play Store
  3. Tap the top left (3-lines) menu button next to the “Play Store”
  4. A slide-out menu will come on your screen and then “Settings”
  5. Under the General settings, select “Auto-update apps”
  6. Here you can select to “Automatically update apps” or “Do not auto-update apps”


It’s important to note that if you turn off the automatically update app feature on the Google Pixel or Pixel XL, you’ll keep getting notifications that new apps need to be updated.



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