How To Disable Unattended Upgrades On Ubuntu

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As you may already know, Ubuntu has a feature named Unattended Upgrades, which installs the latest security (and others) updates automatically whenever they are available. It comes installed and enabled by default in the recent Ubuntu versions. While this feature helps to keep the Ubuntu system up-to-date, it also quite annoying some times.


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Disable Unattended Upgrades On Ubuntu

To disable unattended upgrades on Ubuntu and its derivatives, run:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure unattended-upgrades

Choose No and hit ENTER to disable unattended upgrades.

Disable Unattended Upgrades On Ubuntu

You can also remove it altogether if you don’t want it anymore.

$ sudo apt remove unattended-upgrades

It doesn’t remove any other software on your Ubuntu system, so it is safe to remove unattended upgrades package.

From now on, your Ubuntu system doesn’t automatically download and install important updates. You have to manually download and install updates once in a while by using commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade

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