This document describes how to control automatic software updates on Ubuntu Core. Ubuntu Core, by default, provides a limited set of options to control when snap packages update. More information here on the standard options available.
For some use cases, particularly Gateways using cellular connections with limited data plans, or systems deployed in business critical environments, it’s necessary to disable automatic updates. This application note describes three approaches that can be taken that will disable automatic updates on Gateways running Ubuntu Core.