Steam - Manage auto-update or background downloads for your games

October 2016


Steam - Manage auto-update or background downloads for a game


Here's how to manage the auto-update settings and background downloads for games downloaded from Steam:
  • Open Steam.
  • Go to Library.
  • Right-click on a game > Properties.
  • Go to the Update tab
  • For Auto updates, you can choose the following settings:
    • Always keep this game up to date
    • Only update this game when I launch it
    • High Priority - Always auto-update this game before others
  • Configure the background downloads settings:
    • Follow my global setting
    • Always allow background downloads
    • Never allow background downloads

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