Automatic app updates on your device.

This support article will show you the ways to manage automatic app updates on your device. Using your device settings, you can choose to automatically download app updates when they become available, or choose to download and install them manually. You can also configure automatic app updates to only download when your device is connected to WiFi.

How to manage automatic app updates.

Here are the ways to manage automatic app updates on your device.

For more information, check out our devices guides or contact your device manufacturer.

iPhone and iPad.

To manage automatic app updates on your iPhone or iPad device:

  1. Tap ‘Settings’
  2. Tap ‘iTunes & App Store’ and sign in with your Apple ID if prompted.
  3. Toggle ‘Updates’ to turn automatic app updates on or off when connected to mobile data and WiFi. 
 

For more information, check out the automatic downloads page on the Apple website.

Android.

To manage automatic app updates on your Android device:

  1. Tap ‘Play Store’.
  2. Tap the menu icon in the top left.
  3. Tap ‘Settings’.
  4. Tap ‘Auto-update apps’.
  5. Select either ‘Do not auto-update apps’ or ‘Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only’. 
 

For more information, check out the automatic app updates page on the Google Play website.

Windows Phone.

To manage automatic app updates on your Windows Phone device:

  1. Swipe to your apps.
  2. Tap ‘Settings’.
  3. Swipe to ‘Applications’.
  4. Tap ‘Store’.
  5. Select either ‘Update apps automatically’ or ‘Only get updates over WiFi’. 
 

For more help, check out the Windows Phone Store support page on the Microsoft website.