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Download preference Automatic App Updates Force stop an app

Download preference

We can set the preferred download method for apps in the Play Store settings, which will determine whether apps are downloaded as follows:

  • Over any network
  • Over Wi-Fi only
  • Ask me every time
Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Play Store app
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  App download preference
Step 5:  Choose  Over Wi-Fi only
Step 6:  Tap on  Done
  1. Open the Play Store app
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on App download preference
  5. Choose Over Wi-Fi only
  6. Tap on Done

Automatic App Updates

The Xiaomi smartphone is automatically kept up to date with app updates from the Play Store to ensure the functionality of the applications. By default, app updates are downloaded over the Wi-Fi network. We can set up the Xiaomi smartphone to download app updates over any network, including mobile data, or disable automatic updating to check for updates manually.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Play Store app
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Auto-update apps
Step 5:  Choose  Over any network, Over Wi-Fi only  or  Don´t auto-update apps
Step 6:  Tap on  Done
  1. Open the Play Store app
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Auto-update apps
  5. Choose Over any network, Over Wi-Fi only or Don´t auto-update apps
  6. Tap on Done

Force stop an app

If an app in the background cannot be closed, we can force an app to close, but we would like to point out that this process can lead to possible application malfunction.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Manage apps
Step 4:  Choose an  app
Step 5:  Tap on  Force stop
Step 6:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Manage apps
  4. Choose an app
  5. Tap on Force stop
  6. Confirm with OK

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