Android 12 how to Disable Automatic system Updates


we have Google Pixel 3a running Android 12. and we are going to disable Disable Automatic Updates

Why to Stop Automatic Updates?​

There are many reasons for a user to disable automatic updates in Android:
  • bugs that come with new updates.
  • some apps dont work after updates
  • consume internet bandwidth
Whatever reason, Android allows you to disable automatic updates and you can do it manually.

1- Turn on ‘Developer options’​

  • Open “Settings”, scroll down to find “About phone” label and tap on it.
  • On the next screen, scroll down to the bottom and you will find a label named “Build number”.
  • Tap “Build number” seven times and you will see a pop-up message while tapping.
  • The system will ask you to enter a PIN, pattern, or password, whatever you have set on your phone.
  • Again, open “Settings” and then tap “System” in the menu list.
  • Scroll down, and you will see “Developer options” in the list.
  • You now have access to “Developer options”.
Enable Developer Options

2-Disable Automatic Updates for android​

  • Touch on “Developer options” to see its menu.
  • Scroll through the list and find “Automatic system updates”.
  • If it is enabled, turn it off.
  • If it is disabled, keep it intact.
Disable Automatic Updates OS

Anytime you can toggle the setting back to enable automatic OS update again.

3-Turn Off Developer options​

  • Open “Developer options”.
  • The first option is “Use developer options” with a switch button in front of it.
  • Turn it off and go back to the “System” menu.
  • The “Developer options” will disappear from the menu indicating it is disabled now.
Disable Developer Options

How to Update Android OS Manually?​

  • Open “Settings” and tap on “System” in the menu.
  • Select “System update” in the following menu.
  • The next screen will show the status of your system. It will show the current version of your Android. If it is already updated, it will display “Your system is up to date”. There is a blue button “Check for update” to check if any new update is available for your system. If an update is available, it will display, and you can update the system.
Update Android OS Manually