Updates to phone.

Discussion in 'Smart Phones and Devices' started by OldBuzzard, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. OldBuzzard

    OldBuzzard Gawd

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    OK, I'm fairly new to this whole smart phone thing.

    I was happy with my old dumb ass phone, and only changed because it died, and I had no choice.

    I use Tracfone as I don't really use a cell phone that much anyway, and it's the most economical service for me.

    Anyway, I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Sky (S320VL) through Tracfone, which I think is based on the Galaxy 8 and came with Android 6.0.1.

    In any event, I'm constantly being bombarded by 'updates' for Google, email, etc, etc.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. Krixon

    Krixon Limp Gawd

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    If what you are speaking of are app updates, which show up as a notification from Google Play, then yes, it is quite normal. In an average week I'll get between 10-20 app updates. You can, of course, disable automatic updates, but I wouldn't recommend it as these are often upgrades to security and stability.
     
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  3. auntjemima

    auntjemima Hand Jobs Legend

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    I second this motion. Call for adjournment.
     
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  4. OldBuzzard

    OldBuzzard Gawd

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    OK, thanks for the prompt replies and information.
     
  5. T4rd

    T4rd [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You can also just hold in on the notification to block future notifications from the Play Store for app updates or whatever else. The apps will continue to be updated, but you won't get a notification for it anymore. At least I think that feature was in 6.x.
     
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