You might want disable automatic WhatsApp updates for your mobile Android or iPhone; maybe because the mobile consumes the battery or any other personal reason. Here we will show you how to avoid it and allow Google Play or App Store to update Whatsapp Only when we need them.
As a general rule, applications that you have installed from Google Play or App Store will download updates automatically (called automatic update applications) to improve their performance on your tablet or smart phone.
Disable WhatsApp Automatic Updates
In general, this is good, but it can also slow down the phone, deplete mobile data or prevent you from doing other things on the device. This is where manual update of applications can be more practical.
Disable WhatsApp Automatic Updates on iPhone
- Open the iPhone or iPad settings.
- It is an application with an icon that looks like a set of gray gears located on the home screen.
- The Settings icon may be in the "Utilities" folder instead of the desktop.
- Scroll down and tap iTunes & App Store.
- It is in the fourth group of options.
- Slide the Updates button to the off position.
- The slider will turn white.
- Automatic WhatsApp updates are now disabled.
- iOS does not update the application unless you decide to update it manually.
- Disable Updates on an iPhone or iPad affect automatic updates of all applications.
Disable WhatsApp Automatic Updates on Android
- Open the Play Store.
- It is found on the home screen or in the applications menu.
- Tap the button in the upper left corner, to the left of "Google Play."
- Touch My apps and games.
- Scroll down and press WhatsApp Messenger.
- Tap the button in the upper right corner of the screen.
Disable Automatic Update Applications on Google Play
- Open the Google Play Store app and touch the 3 bar menu icon in the upper left.
- Then scroll down and select Options.
- In the Play Store configuration.
- Tap Update applications automatically.
- See three options.
- Do not automatically update applications.
- Automatically update applications across any network (using your data).
- Automatically update applications only through Wi-Fi.
- Choose the one below.
- Keep in mind that this means that you will always have to manually update all applications in the future.
- If you still want the applications to update automatically.
- But not in your data connection.
- Select Automatically update applications only through Wi-Fi.
Update Applications in the Play Store Manually
- If you have told the Play Store not to update applications automatically.
- You will have to do it manually.
- To manually update an application.
- You must go to My apps and games on Google Play.
- Open the navigation drawer and select it (from the 3-bar button next to the search bar).
- You will be shown a tab view of your applications.
- Those that are currently installed on your device and a master list of all the applications you have downloaded.
- In the Installed list, see that the applications are divided into categories.
- Updates, Recently updated and Updated.
- Applications with available updates are listed at the top.
- You can choose to install them one by one or all with the Update all button at the top.