Automatic app updates on Android can be a time-saver if you don’t want to make the effort of manually selecting and updating your apps. However, if you don’t configure it properly, it might do more harm than good. For example, if you have mistakenly turned on automatic updates on mobile data plans, you might find your entire data being used and see an inflated bill. It will just take one big game update to eat your monthly data plan. That’s why it’s always good to configure automatic app updates in your smartphone as soon as you get it. If you don’t know how to do that follow along as we show you how you can disable automatic updates in MIUI:
Note: While this article is being written for MIUI devices as a response to one of our reader’s query. The method will work on any and all Android devices.
Disable Automatic App Updates on Xiaomi Devices
Well, disabling automatic app updates is pretty easy and you will be able to do in just a few seconds. Just follow the below steps and get it done:
- Launch the Google Play Store app and tap on the hamburger menu marked in the picture below. Now, tap on “Settings”.
2. Here, tap on the “Auto-update apps” setting. As you can see you will be provided with three options. Select the first option to disable the auto-update of apps.
While you need to select the first option to disable automatic updates. If you have an unlimited WiFi plan at home or office, I would suggest that you select the third option which is “Auto-update apps over WiFi only”. This way, not only you won’t find app updates eating your mobile data plans but you won’t have to install the app updates manually either.
Disable Automatic App Updates on Android Devices
So, that was a pretty quick tutorial and I don’t think any of you will have any problems following it. Still, if there is something that you don’t understand, ask your questions in the comments section below and we will be happy to help you out.