Start Allow automatic updating android apps

Allow automatic updating android apps

It might seem like a good idea to turn this feature on, but some apps -- especially games -- can take up quite a bit of bandwidth.

It’s overwhelming to have 75 apps installed and see 34 apps have updates waiting in Android Market.

There are times when you will discover that an app has updated and then find yourself wishing that the old version were still around.

By default, Android apps downloaded from the Google Play Store are automatically updated.

For one thing, if automatic updates are enabled and not just limited to Wi-Fi, then you could end up inadvertently spending huge amounts of money as every small update is downloaded over your 3G connection.

Aside from that, constantly transferring data and updating the software also keeps the phone running, and keeps your battery running down a lot faster than you were expecting - turning automatic updates off could give you that little extra time you always find yourself needing.

If you would rather review the updates and any new or changed permissions associated with the updates, you can choose to disable automatic updates.

The options for automatic updates are slightly different in the new version (5.0) of the Play Store.

I think the best solution is to, first, manually turn on the auto-updates feature of the play store, and set it to wifi only, and second, launch the play store when you connect to the desired hotspot. Maybe that is only available for cell networks, or maybe that is coming in future versions of Android (the API was just added recently).