Aside from that, constantly transferring data and updating the software also keeps the phone running, and keeps your battery running down a lot faster than you were expecting - turning automatic updates off could give you that little extra time you always find yourself needing.And then, of course, there are the changes to software that you didn't want in the first place.So what can be done to prevent Google Play Store from auto updating your apps?Well, read on, we have got what you are looking for, right here!There's nothing worse than getting overwhelmed on a new device, but thanks to one pesky setting in Google Play Store, while you're installing all your apps on your new Android phone you might go into Google Play with an empty home screen and come out to find it completely covered with apps.It's a bit annoying if you're not the type to put every app you use on the home screen — but don't worry!The setting is called "Add icon to Home screen" and it's really easy to turn off.
As a general rule, apps you have installed from Google Play will download updates automatically (called auto-update apps) in order to improve their performance on your tablet or smartphone.
For more information, please see the Google Play Terms of Service.
Note: If you’re using Google Play on a Chromebook, find out about app updates here.
Tip: In some cases, you may need to restart your device to update an app.
App shortcuts are great, but can quickly overwhelm your home screens.