How to disable app update notifications on Android

How to disable app update notifications on Android
Please note: this is a tutorial for inexperienced users.

If you have an Android phone or tablet, and you're not exactly thrilled with the fact that you constantly get notifications regarding apps that need to be updated, or apps that have been automatically updated, you can turn these notifications off.

Turning off notifications related to Android app updates is easy. You first have to look for the Play Store app on your device, and open it. Next, from the Play Store home screen, tap on the Menu icon that's found in the upper left corner, then tap on Settings. In the Settings sub-menu, you'll notice that you have two options related to notifications: "Notify when app updates are available", and "Notify when apps are automatically updated". You can quickly disable (or re-enable) any of them just by taping the boxes on their right.

As we previously showed you, it's also easy to turn off auto updates for Android apps. Of course, if you do that, you'll have to update apps manually - but some people prefer this anyway (perhaps because they like to check out exactly what novelties updates are bringing before installing them).


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7 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I actually get excited with app updates...

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Quite burned out by app update. Every time i glare at my phone there app update. Can they schedule a day to update apps like Tuesday instead of everyday? Google please think about it.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Yeah, same here...

3. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I like updating apps manually (though I just tap the Update All button without even reading what was updated in those apps) lol

4. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

So many apps are getting worse with updates with removing or changing features(Youtube) that instead of just clicking "update all" I have to manually go through every update so not to update some of them.

5. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

i kind of feel bad for authors who have to mention "Please note: this is a tutorial for inexperienced users." every time. i remember jobless people used to comment 'i know it already' and bash the authors. i thank the authors for making things easy, not dummy easy, just easy. idiots hiding behind internet should be spanked hard

6. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Now if they would add an individual app update policy similar to the new permissions policy in marshmallow, that would be great. That way when companies like cheetah mobile buy one of your favorite apps, they don't get to wreck your experience when you are not paying attention and you don't have to worry every time you get an update that some crap app dev (cheetah mobile) will screw up your app.

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