Disabling auto-updates on Android

Hi All,

Apart from the following process, is there any other way that we can use to prevent the Android app from auto updating. This process is not working for us

  1. Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device.

  2. Select Menu

  3. Select Settings

  4. Select Auto-update Apps

  5. Select Don’t auto-update apps, and select Done.

Hi @antony.sibanda

Welcome back to the community! :tada:

It depends probably on the Android version you are using. As it is mentioned in the docs:

In summary, for any installation that involves a significant number of devices you should avoid the use of Google Play, and instead use a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, which we discuss in this chapter. If you don’t have access to this option, you could consider using Google Play, but you should disable auto-update for the DHIS 2 android application. The procedure on how to do this changes by Android OS version - please google ‘how to disable android auto update by application in Andrid X.X’.

I hope this helps!

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