Turn OFF App Auto Updates Essential PH-1

Turn OFF App Auto Updates Essential PH-1

In this article, we will show you the steps on how to turn off app auto-updates on your Essential PH-1. Although the auto-update feature is helpful since it takes off the responsibility of the user to manually check for updates from time-to-time, it is useful to know how to turn it off in case inconvenient, such as when using slow internet connection. Applications auto-update from its Google Play settings, or from Essential auto-update feature itself. Below, we will present the steps on how to do  this, along with other options, and if turning it off should be the right option for you.

Turning automatic updates on or off on your Essential PH-1 is an easy process. You may also set it to work when exclusively connected to Wi-Fi only, to protect your carrier plan’s limited allocated data on your phone.

Automatic Updates on Essential PH-1: ON or OFF?


Turning on or off your automatic updates depends on your specific needs or limitations. Casual users of smartphones, or people new to Android best leave automatic updates on. If automatic updates are on, new features on your updated applications may come unnoticed, since you will not have read the update features log. Although, at some time you will notice significant improvement on your frequently used applications such as Facebook and YouTube, or that the bugs on your played game is already fixed. This all happens without the hassle of manually updating your applications every time. Although, turning them off means total control of your applications and their version.

Turning Automatic Updates ON/OFF on your Essential PH-1


If you have decided to turn automatic updates off, the steps are fairly simple. You can turn them back on the same way. Go to your Google Play Store app and follow the steps below:


  1. Switch your Essential PH-1 on
  2. Access the Google Play Store
  3. Tap the options menu next to the “Play Store”, this is indicated by 3 dots
  4. A menu will slide out of your screen, from here then select “Settings”
  5. Choose “Auto-update apps” under General settings,
  6. You can choose between “Automatically update apps” or “Do not auto-update apps” option