How to Turn Off Notifications for App Updates on Your Android Device

Notifications for app updates are always welcome as they bring with them the bug fixes and changes that the developers have pushed out. However, sometimes these updates become annoying and not useful to you.

Consider a scenario that you are sitting in a really important meeting or getting some important work done on your machine, and you are being alerted by your Android device every now and then telling you that there is an update for an app on your device.

For those users who would prefer not being notified about the app updates and would rather check the app store manually to see if an update is available, there is a way to turn off these app update notifications on an Android device.

Once the notifications are disabled, your device will not notify you whenever an update is available. Instead, you will have to manually check the Google Play store. You can, however, revert back to the default settings at any time you want.

To do this you are going to use the built-in Google Play app on your device.

1. Launch Google Play from the app drawer.

2. When Google Play launches, tap on three horizontal lines in the top-left corner to bring up the Play Store menu.


3. When the menu slides in from the left, tap on the option that says “Settings.”


4. Once in the Settings panel, turn off the options that say “App updates available” and “Apps were auto-updated.”


5. Close the Google Play app, and you are all done.

Should you ever wish to enable the notifications, just launch the Google Play store app, go to Settings, and enable both the options that you disabled above. You should then start getting notifications as you were before.

Getting alerted about updates for every app installed on your device can sometimes be annoying, and the procedure above helps you disable those notifications for you to focus on your actual work.