How to Disable Automatic App Updates on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through configuring the Play Store settings on the newest Google Pixel smartphone to stop apps from automatically updating. Here’s a quick guide to disable automatic app updates on Google Pixel 7.

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There are some instances wherein an automatic app update results in unexpected in-app glitches. This is often the case when the update contains some unforeseen bug that causes an unanticipated system dilemma. 

Unless you’ve figured out which update is at fault, ruling out individual culprits would be necessary to resolve the problem. To make it easier to troubleshoot such problems, disabling automatic app updates on your device can help. And here’s how it’s done on the new Pixel 7.

  1. To begin, open the Play Store app by tapping on its icon from the Home screen.



    Alternatively, you can swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to launch the Apps tray and then launch the Play Store app from there.

  2. Once you’re in the Play Store app’s main screen, tap on your Play Store profile icon located on the upper-right corner of the search bar.



    Doing so will launch a side menu with different options 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. While in the Play Store app settings menu, tap Network preferences.



    Dropdown options will then be displayed.

  5. Select Auto-update apps from the given options to proceed.



    Doing so will open a pop-up window with three different options

  6. The default selection is set to Over Wi-Fi only. This means that every new app update available will automatically be implemented whenever your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.



    To change this, simply tap to mark Don’t auto-update apps from the given options and then tap Done to save recent changes.

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  • Google Pixel 7

With this selection, automatic app updates on your Pixel 7 smartphone are disabled.

Why disable automatic app updates?

Disabling automatic app updates may likewise address other performance-related issues such as sluggishness when using certain apps, storage problems as well as rapid battery draining.

Faulty app updates often emerge among other common causes of in-app glitches, performance and battery issues in earlier and later smartphones.

You can always switch back to the default configuration if you don’t see any problem having automatic app updates enabled on your phone. Just repeat the same steps to head back to your Play Store account settings and make necessary changes.

And that’s all about disabling automatic app updates on the new Google Pixel 7.

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