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Set Google Play to Auto-Update apps on Wi-Fi Only

Apps get updated for different reasons. Sometimes developers offer new features or a new look, others update bugs. Updates are important, and so is managing them too.

Play Store app gives the option how and when we want to update our apps.

You can let things be more automatic and update themselves (apps that need new permissions are not updated automatically) or you can manually go through and inspect each update before it’s installed.

When it comes to auto-update you have to be very carefull as you might use a lots of data out of your current package and get charged.

It’s very easy to set Google Play to auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only. Here’s how:

  • Open the Play Store by tapping the Apps icon\Play Store icon;
  • Tap the Menu button as shown below;

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  • Tap Settings;

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  • Tap Auto-update apps;

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  • Select Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only;

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Completing the above tasks, your phone will update automatically your apps when you is connected to a Wi-Fi only.

Note: Before you travel abroad, make sure this option is on auto-update your apps over WiFi only or even on Do not auto-update apps during your stay abroad to avoid any surprise on your arrival.

I hope that this article helped you how to set Google Play to auto-update apps on Wi-Fi only. Feel free to share your thoughts about this article using the comments section below or catch us on Twitter.


Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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