Depending on what repositories you install and the level of trust you have in them, it could in some cases be a smart move to consider disabling automatic Kodi add-on updates in order to ensure that the integrity of the add-ons you use aren’t compromised by untrustworthy developers.
It should be noted that Kodi addons featured on our web site have been deemed trustworthy. The whole situation gets sticky when you start installing Kodi addons from other sources that aren’t endorsed by our community. If you’re worried though, it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Step 1: Navigate to the Settings tab under the SYSTEM menu.
Step 2: Select the Add-ons tab on the vertical menu bar.
Step 3: Press the left cursor on your remote control until the View options menu pops out.
Step 4: Click on the Auto updates field until Auto updates: Notify is displayed.
Step 5: In the future, you’ll may want to click on the Check for updates function in order to check for available Kodi addon updates manually.
Step 6: Press the right cursor in order to close the View options menu. Kodi will now prompt you before installing updates when available.
Now you don’t have to worry about whatever sketchy repositories you’ve installed from other sites potentially hijacking others add-ons that they didn’t originally develop. This is also useful if you’ve installed a lot of Kodi addons that you don’t use, and would prefer not to waste Kodi system resources updating all of them.