How to Change App Download Preference on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through altering the default preference for Play Store app downloads on the newest Google Pixel smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to change app download preference on Google Pixel 7.

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By default, the Play Store is configured to download apps over any network. This means that you can download apps either through a cellular/mobile data or Wi-Fi network connection. While there's no problem with this setting, using it may likely result in some unexpected data charges. 

If you don't want this to happen, then you can just configure the Play Store settings and change the default app download preference to any of the other available options.
Outlined below is a step-by-step walkthrough on how to access and manage this Play Store setting on the latest Google Pixel device. Just follow these steps if you need help getting this done on your Pixel 7.

  1. Whenever you’re ready, navigate to the Home screen and then tap on the Play Store icon. Doing so opens the Play Store app on your phone.



    You can also launch the app by tapping on the Play Store app shortcut from the Apps viewer. Just swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to launch the Apps viewer then locate the Play Store app icon.

  2. While in the Play Store main screen, tap on your Play Store profile icon.



    Doing so will load up a side menu with a few relevant items that you can use to manage your Play Store account.

  3. Select Settings from the sub-menu items to proceed.



    The Play Store app settings menu will load up next.

  4. In the Play Store app settings menu, tap Network preferences.



    Dropdown options will then be displayed.

  5. To continue, tap App download preference.



    Doing so opens a pop-up window with three options.

  6. The default selection is set to Over any network. To change this, simply to mark any from the other options such as Over Wi-Fi only or Ask me every time.



    After making a selection, tap Done.

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  • Settings
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  • Google Pixel 7

App Download Preferences

  • If you select Over Wi-Fi only, downloading of apps will only be carried out when your device is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi network.
  • If you select Ask me every time, your device will prompt you to choose which connection to use each time you download an app on Play Store.

The new changes will immediately take effect and thus the Play Store app download preference will be your recent selection.

Should you wish to switch to another app download preference, just repeat the same steps to head back to the Play Store settings menu then make necessary changes to your Play Store app download preferences. Don’t forget to save your changes by tapping Done.

And that’s all about altering the default app download preference in Play Store on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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