How to Enable and Disable Automatic Updates on Galaxy S20

Keeping apps up-to-date is recommended to ensure optimum performance of your apps. Hence, enabling automatic updates feature is favorable. Nonetheless, keeping this setting can also result in incurring additional data charges especially if your phone uses cellular data to access internet services. This is when the need to disable automatic updates arises. This post will teach you how to manage this feature on your new Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Here’s a quick walkthrough on how to disable and enable automatic updates on galaxy s20.

Third-party apps or apps that you download from the Play Store receive separate updates from their respective developers. To implement third-party software updates, you will need to configure your device to update manually and/or automatically. If you’re new to Android and need some input on how to implement third-party app updates, this post will help you get started.

Easy Steps to Enable and Disable Automatic Updates on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps will help you access and manage the Galaxy S20’s automatic updates feature. Feel free to use this as personal reference in case you need modifying your phone’s Play Store apps to implement new updates according to your own preferences.

  1. Go to the Home screen then tap the Play Store app.

    The Google Play Store app will then launch.

    enable disable automatic app updates s20 play store - open app

  2. Tap the Menu icon on the upper-left side of the Play Store app screen.

    Just locate the three-horizontal line figure in the Search bar.
    Play Store settings and relevant options will be displayed next.

    enable disable automatic app updates s20 play store - menu icon

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.

    Doing so will open the Play Store settings and options for you to manage.

    enable disable automatic app updates s20 play store - settings

  4. Tap Auto-update apps to continue.

    A pop-up menu containing different ways to update apps will appear.

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  5. To auto-update apps via any network, tap to select Over any network. Otherwise, select Over Wi-Fi only, if you’d like to auto-updates via Wi-Fi internet.
    If you don’t want to auto-update apps, select Don’t auto-update apps from the given options then tap Done to confirm.

    The recent changes you’ve made will reflect on the Play Store settings through a label beneath the Auto-update apps option.


    enable disable automatic app updates s20 play store - update methods

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

Aside from having access to the latest features, keeping your apps updated will also help maintain apps stability. 

If you opted not to auto-install updates for your apps, make sure that you don’t forget to check for available app updates periodically.

To view pending app updates, just open the Play Store app then go to My apps & games and tap the Updates tab. 

Available updates will be displayed under Updates pending. 

To install pending app updates, just select the application then follow the onscreen prompts to update the app.

If for some reason you’re getting an error when attempting to download the update, check your internet connection. Random connectivity issues from slow browsing to intermittent or no internet connection are typical reasons why apps would fail to update. Aside from the internet connection, storage is also another to consider. Your phone must have sufficient storage to allocate the update file.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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