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Turning Off System Updates

(Topic created on: 10-01-2021 07:41 AM)
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Chiseler
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Is there any way to avoid all system updates? I like my phone the way it is, stop changing things around. What gives samsung and android the right to disable MY phone until I download and install their software?

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strawberry cake
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@Chiseler 

 

hello there,

 

head to settings → software update → turn off "automatic update"

 

thanx


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Chiseler
Journeyman
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all the "automatic update" setting does is set the phone to update or not by itself.  with it off it still disables the phone until I install the update basically forcing me to install it. 

Shazzkid
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You're not forced to download any updates. It will inform you of a new update, then ask you if you want to download it now, or later. If you click later it will dismiss the notification. It usually prompts you again about a week later.
Updates have 2 parts, a download, and an installation, both seperate events.
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Chiseler
Journeyman
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delete

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Shazzkid
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That means you already downloaded the update, since it's now asking your to install it which is a seperate event. Turn off auto download, and never download the update to begin with.
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Chiseler
Journeyman
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it literally says "to continue using the phone install the update." it disables the home back and menu buttons and only gives you 2 options, install or postpone.  as of now i have about 20 more times i can postpone it.  after that when i open my phone and see the system update screen with that message and no postponements left, my only option will be to install it. 

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Chiseler
Journeyman
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ok that makes sense. so i will never see this again?

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Chiseler
Journeyman
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that's a little misleading, seems like "auto update" would actually auto update instead of just downloading it.

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Shazzkid
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I dont know about your phone, but mine it says auto download. The auto update setting is only found in the developer options.

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