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Automatic App Updates Download Apps over Wi-Fi only Force Close an App Optimize battery usage

Automatic App Updates

Apps should always be kept up to date, not only in terms of security, but also to fix bugs or have the latest features. The Google Play Store which is located on the Samsung device provides the apps with updates automatically.

If this is not desired, the automatic app updates can also be deactivated.

Note: By default, apps are only automatically updated over the wireless network, but in addition to disabling automatic updates, updates can also be downloaded over the mobile data network.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Play Store
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Auto-update apps
Step 5:  Choose between  Over any network ,  Over Wi-Fi only  and  Don´t auto-update apps
Step 6:  Confirm with  Done
  1. Open the Play Store
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Auto-update apps
  5. Choose between Over any network, Over Wi-Fi only and Don´t auto-update apps
  6. Confirm with Done

Download Apps over Wi-Fi only

When an app download is started on the Samsung device, if connected, it will be downloaded via WLAN. If there is no connection to the WLAN network, the app will be downloaded via the mobile data. Using the Google Play Store settings, we can instruct that apps can only be downloaded via WLAN.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Play Store
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  App download preference
Step 5:  Choose between  Over any network ,  Over Wi-Fi only  and  Ask me every time
  1. Open the Play Store
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on App download preference
  5. Choose between Over any network, Over Wi-Fi only and Ask me every time

Force Close an App

Normally, apps can be terminated on the Samsung device by closing them via the background apps. From here, however, the app is only instructed to complete data processing and terminate background execution. However, this does not always work, especially if software errors are present.

You could now exit the app by restarting the Samsung device or forcing the app to stop, the latter works via the app info in the settings.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on desired  App
Step 4:  Tap on  Force stop
Step 5:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on desired App
  4. Tap on Force stop
  5. Confirm with OK

Optimize battery usage

The Android operating system as well as the One UI user interface from Samsung try to optimize the battery consumption at every point, even for apps. in unfavorable cases, this can lead to apps not running properly on the Samsung device, especially in the background. in the app settings, the respective app can be excluded from the "Optimize battery usage" function. this can lead to the battery consumption increasing, sometimes dramatically.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Open the  menu
Step 4:  Tap on  Special access
Step 5:  Tap on  Optimise battery usage
Step 6:  Tap on  Apps not optimised
Step 7:  Tap on  All
Step 8:  Enable or disable desired  App
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Open the menu
  4. Tap on Special access
  5. Tap on Optimise battery usage
  6. Tap on Apps not optimised
  7. Tap on All
  8. Enable or disable desired App

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