How To Disable Automatic Updates in Ubuntu

Recent Ubuntu versions have automated updates enabled. However, sometimes you may want to turn off automatic updates in Ubuntu or disable unattended automatic updates, since they increase CPU usage. In this article, we will look at how to disable automatic updates in Ubuntu.


How To Disable Automatic Updates in Ubuntu

It is very easy to disable automatic updates in ubuntu.

Open terminal and run the following command to open the auto upgrades file.

$ sudo vi /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20auto-upgrades

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Change the ‘0’ in following line to ‘1’

APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0";

to

APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";

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If the above steps do not work for you, try running the following command to achieve the same result.

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure unattended-upgrades