If you are an Android user, then you should know that there is a way to auto-update Android apps on your device. This is a convenient function and saves you from the trouble of updating applications manually, which can be time-consuming.
The auto-update functionality assumes that you are using the Google Play application, on your Android device.
To auto-update Android apps just follow the below steps:
- On your Android device, click on Google Play.
- Once your Google Play application opens, you should bring up the menu available in the application.
- One of the available options in the (right-click) menu of Google Play app, is Settings.
- Click on Settings.
- All available settings in Google Play will now be in front of you.
- Under the General section there is an option that reads Auto-update apps.
- Click on Auto-update apps.
- A new pop-up window will appear and will give you three options.
- Do not auto-update apps (which will be pre-selected)
- Auto-update apps at any time. Data charges may apply.
- Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only
Out of the three options you should select the last one, Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only. This option will allow your Android device to auto-update your installed applications without incurring any data charges, since it will only use data over an available Wi-Fi network.
The second option Auto-update apps at any time should be used with care, since this means that the auto-update function will update apps even over a regular data network, which will consume mobile data and incur charges.
Another thing to consider at this point is that you cannot specify an auto-upate day or time. This means that your device might become busy with auto-updating at a time that you need it the most.
Therefore, if your phone for example does not have enough processing power or memory, then I would not recommend using the function, since this might degrade the device’s performance.