How to Simply Disable Android Market Software Update Notifications

android logoAre you tired of frequent updates for all your Apps installed on your Android device? Then it’s time to switch off the automatic notifications which becomes an irritant sometimes. Since many of the applications are either in beta stages or in Release candidate stages the updates are sure to know the doors of your phone. So let’s check out that how you can turn off this irritant by turning off the automatic updates for the apps in the Google’s Android Market Place. Generally the updates pop up in the status bar of your Android device.

Procedure to turn off the automatic updates in Android Market Place:

  • Firstly, you will need to open the Market Place application from your Android device.
  • After opening the Market Place, you need to tap on the Menu key which is generally the soft touch left button.
  • Now from the options, select Downloads just by tapping on it.
  • Now, after Downloads is selected, tap on the Menu key again and now you have to select the Notifications option.
  • In the Notifications option, select the option Do not notify me radio button by checking the option.


  • Finally, select the option and click on Ok, there you go you have successfully disabled the update notification.

So, finally just by following some simple steps mentioned above you have successfully disabled the automatic update notifications in your Android device.



  1. F.KHAN

    July 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    2nd formula : go to market then hit the button then select
    now in setting uncheck notifications and auto update apps 🙂

  2. F.KHAN

    July 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    u wana stop auto updating of apps ??
    go into the market, then hit the menu button and select my apps. Disable automatic updates for each one.dnt need to install root tools or bull shits 🙂

  3. Lady Hanes

    August 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you for this post. I have Samsung Galaxy S3 & here is what I did to turn the auto-update for my apps. I went to my Market Place app, touched the Menu Key (soft touch left button), clicked Settings on pop up, & unchecked the Notifications button.

  4. Chris Norman

    May 23, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Thanks, this article helped solve our problem. Actispan recently moved to android for all of our employees. When Google Play updated, it may have reset the preference to default for automatic updating of all the apps, which is annoying especially for busy salespeople. We couldn’t figure out how to correct it, but this article led us to look in the preferences in Google Play, rather than the main preferences application. Actispan makes PRiORA Nutritional Supplement with Biocritical Blend, specifically formulated for people on statin cholesterol drugs.

  5. Zenzi

    May 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I want to stop google market itself from updating I find the older version better and quicker to use so I don’t want the update. How can I stop it from self update.

  6. blezzie

    April 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    i am downloading in the android market when i accidentally accept or something that i pressed that the android market on my phone instatly become play store..after that i cant even download anything..because when im trying to click play store it always say connection time what i did is i uninstall the android market..but then again connection error begins to pop out again..i dont know what else to do..because my wi fi here is very excellent.i think the problem started when i accidentally accept the update version of my android market…

  7. Janos

    March 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I tried the suggestion but the HTC Wildfire S still shows \FOTA update available\ every day.
    This makes me crazy, how can I completely disable annoying updates?

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      you can go to the settings of Google PLAY and change the same!

  8. richn

    February 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Its Menu > Options > Downloads
    I have the german version, so "Options" might also be "Preferences" or something similar.

  9. sean

    October 11, 2011 at 10:39 am

    is this disabling the download or merely disabling the notification? seems there’s quite a difference.

  10. K sanger

    September 19, 2011 at 5:24 am

    These instructions didn’t work. There was no menu to view downloads, nor option to disable them. I uninstalled the market update, then it showed up as stated here. If they want us to update they are going to have to return this feature. I was getting two or three notices a day. What a PITA. Programmers should be shot. Don’t take up my bandwidth for crap. There is no need to update working apps. Leave them be.

    • BOgdan

      October 4, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      Any way to stop the market software version auto-update? I mean the actual market software version i keeps updating to the latest version 3.1.5 witch works bad on my device and i want to keep the phone’s default one, but when i uninstall the updates, i get to use the good version once, then the sceond time i open the market i goes back to the 3.1.5.
      I use Samsung Galaxy Gio with android version 2.3.3

      • irish

        March 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        @BOgdan, you need to go to market then push right button or menu button then select my application then push menu button again then choose settings in setting uncheck notifications and auto update apps. then your auto update will disabbled…

  11. Renee

    August 31, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    When I go to do this….I go to Market Place and it does not give me the “Downloads” option in the menu???? Please help as these are really annoying!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 31, 2011 at 10:32 pm


  12. saul hernandez

    August 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    hola, tengo un galaxy s y ya no se como parar la aplicación de market, actualice los aplicaciones y entro en un ciclo sin fin, ahora ya no puedo actualizar nada, xfavor alguien q me diga como detenerlo xq la verdad ya no se q hacer

  13. Owen

    June 1, 2011 at 2:04 am

    I have an Galaxy S android and I pressed the update all apps.. Clearly by mistake. Now I have one application that will not stop updating.. its updated 200+ times in one hour.. I deleted the program.. Cancelled the update in the application updates and everytime I hit market place it begins to update again…. but I do not have it installed… How do I stop this… Please Help Owen

    • Pradeep Kumar.G

      August 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

      Try to force stop the download manager in running applications in settings>applications>manage applications>running applications and stop download manager.I think it will work.

      • NeaL Pradeep

        August 8, 2011 at 10:28 am

        thanks for the tip!!

      • Chris

        September 8, 2011 at 12:44 am

        Fantastic – this has been driving me mad all day – thanks!

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