Windows Phone 8 - Disable the automatic download of updates

December 2016


Windows Phone 8 - Disable the automatic download of updates



In this article you will learn how to prevent your Windows Phone 8 from automatically downloading updates.
  • From the StartScreen, flip left to display the App List.
  • Go to Settings > Phone update.
  • Uncheck "Automatically download updates if my data settings allow it".


Note that: Depending on how the Data Sense feature of your Windows Phone 8 device is configured, your phone may be allowed to download updates over mobile data. To avoid extra charges or deplete your data plan:
  • Go to Settings > Data Sense.
  • Configure your settings.

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