How to Disable OS Upgrade Notification on Android

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Android is one of the fastest-growing mobile operating systems out there, and as a result, you often see prompts to install newer updates for the OS on your Android-based device. It will keep appearing until you have updated with the latest versions of the OS.

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Disabling the OS update notifications is the exact aim of this guide and that is what you are going to learn in the rest of the guide. You will learn several methods to disable the OS update notifications on your device so you are no longer bothered by the updates you do not like.

Part I. Why do I need to Turn Off the OS Update Notification on Android?

As mentioned above, there are various reasons as to why you may not like to install an update on your device. Here are some of the common reasons why people delay installing updates on your devices and so need to disable notifications for the same.

Reason 1. Update Breaks the Apps

Maybe one of the apps you use on your device is not compatible with the newer version of Android. If you have come to know that the newer update of the OS breaks the functions of the existing apps on your device, you may want to hold off on installing the update on your device. You may want to wait until the manufacturer releases a fix for the issue.

Reason 2. The Capacity of the New Update

Or maybe you will wait for a few days before you install the update so you can find out if the update breaks any functionalities on the device.

Part II. How to Disable Android OS Update Notification

So if you have finally decided you would not want any OS update notifications on your device, this section has multiple ways for you to do the task on your device. Feel free to use any method that you think is the most convenient for you.

Method 1. Clear Storage to Disable Android OS Update Notification

One of the things you can do to disable the Android OS update notifications on your device is to clear the data of the updated app. The updated app on your device is responsible for letting you know of any OS updates and you can clear the data of it to stop receiving any further notifications. Clearing data for the updates app is as easy as doing so for any other app on your device. The following shows how to do it on your device.

  • Launch the Settings app on your device and tap on Apps & notifications.

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  • On the following screen, tap on three-dots at the top-right corner and select Show system to view the updates app on the list.

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  • Scroll down and find the app named System Update. Tap on the app, select Storage, and finally tap on Clear Storage.

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    Once the temporary data for the app is removed, the app will no longer send any OS update notifications to you.

    Method 2. Pretend to Have Installed the Android OS Update

    This may be a lengthy process but what you can do is you can fool your device that you have already installed the update on your device. When your device knows the update is installed, it will no longer prompt you to install any updates on your device. The following shows how you pretend to have installed the update on your device:

    On your Android-based device, head to Settings and tap on About phone followed by System updates.

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    Try to install the update but then quickly connect to a fake WiFi hotspot. Doing so will fail the update to install on your device. Now your phone thinks the update is installed but it is not as you used a fake WiFi hotspot that cannot download anything from the Internet.

    Method 3. Turn Off Notifications for System Updates

    The System Update app is what sends you notifications for any OS updates. If you disable the updates for this app on your device, you will no longer get any kind of OS update notifications on your device.

    • Turning off notifications for this app is pretty easy and the following is how you do it.

    • Head to Settings and tap on Apps & notifications.

    • Tap on three dots at the top-right corner and select Show system to show system apps.

    • Find and tap on the app that says System Update.

    • Tap on Notifications and then turn the toggle to the OFF position. It should disable the OS upgrade notifications on your Android device.

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    Conclusion

    If you would like to stop the Android system update notifications on your Android device, the above guide covers multiple ways for you to do the task on your device. We hope it saves you from the constant annoyance of upgrade notifications.

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By  Miller Walton , to Android Issues

Posted on Aug 09, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )

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