As the title says, I'd like to enable auto-update for trusted apps (e.g. Google apps), but if I open the app in Play Store and check Auto-update, I get the question "Auto-update is currently disabled for all apps. Do you want to enable it? You can always change this in Settings. Data charges may apply." Now, if I select Yes, auto-update is turned on for all apps and I have to deselect each one separately.
What I'm looking for is a way to enable auto-update, deselect all apps from auto-update and manually select which apps are allowed to auto-update (i.e. opt-in instead of opt-out).
Running stock 4.2.2 on Sony Xperia Z. I haven't rooted the device so solutions without root are preferred.
EDIT: The situation turned even worse. Now, if I have several apps waiting to be upgraded and I select Update all, I get a popup for each and every app asking "Auto-update has been disabled for [app], are you sure you want to update?". Seems like we're being driven to enable auto-update for all apps, and I don't like it.
You can do that with Titanium Backup Pro's Market Auto Updates… feature.
Market Auto Updates…
Go to the desired app, touch the 3-dotted menu button and check auto-update for that app.
As you might already know...this feature finally comes in-built with Play Store v4.3.10.
Is there any way that to turn off auto update of Android Market apps? My phone prompts me for available updates and it runs in the background, and I think it's sapping precious battery power.
Yes, change the notification settings in Market -> (Menu button) Settings.
Market -> (Menu button) Settings