But until that happens, you may wish to turn off app auto-updates. Updates can occur for many reasons: new features being added, fixing bugs, or, most importantly, patching security flaws.In fact, I've become so accustomed to it that I get annoyed when my XBOX ONE isn't smart enough to do the same thing. If it finds an update, it will automatically download and install it for you.Automatic downloads will synchronize your downloads across all of your devices, and in the case of music and books, this also includes your Mac.That way, you also know when to check out its new features.Sometimes, automatic updates can lead you to miss interesting and useful new tools that could enhance your Android experience. For many users, app updates are something that they would like to agree on a case by case basis, instead of allowing external companies to constantly add content to their devices. It’s not hard to disable automatic app updates on any Android device.
One advantage of manually updating your apps is that you can find out when an app has been updated.Which is a good thing: Most users will probably prefer this behavior, safe in the knowledge that their apps will always be up-to-date, with no requirement on their part. Since Windows 8.1—like Windows Phone, by the way—doesn't have a notification center, there's also no indication that anything has changed.So while the apps are being updated here and there, you have no idea it's happening.Just follow a few simple steps and you’ll be in control of your updates in no time.The easiest way to disable automatic app updates on your device is to use the phone’s software.It's not so much about the time saved, although that's nice, but about relieving the frustration of seeing that number on the App Store icon rise and rise until it is in the 20s and 30s, and then when I finally tell it to install all the new updates, my i Pad is almost out of commission for the next half hour.