FAQ,  Origin/EA-App

[EA] Turning automatic updates on/off

The EA client lets you choose if you want to update games automatically when they are updates available or rather do it manually.

The options affects all games. If the option is turned on, all games will automatically be patched on starting the client if there’s a patch available. If you turn the option off, you can start the patch manually for each game.

Depending on the game, the update is necessary before you can start the game. Some game can be started without updating after putting the game in offline mode.


Click on the triple bar and choose Settings.

Click on the Download tab.

Set the toggle for Update games automatically to off/on depending on your preferences.

You can also enable/disable background downloads here.


Open Origin

Choose Origin –> Application Settings

Choose the tab Application

Adjust the slide for Automatic game updates to your choice.

You can also adjust here if you want Origin itself to patch automatically or not.