How do I turn off my iPhone app automatic updates?

Hello Experts!

I have an iPhone with iOS8.  As far as I know the apps automatically update.  I am also on a limited data plan of 500mb per month.  Is there a way to ensure I prevent apps from automatically updating?  I would like to be able to manually update them like I used to have to do when iOS6 was around.

Or is there a way to tell my apps to only operate when I am connected to a wifi network?

tl;dr?

How do I turn off automatic updates on my apps?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceAsked:
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
I don't have an iPhone to test this but ...
given that this article was written only a few months ago, I assume that it applies to iOS8
http://www.imore.com/how-disable-automatic-downloads-iphone-and-ipad

EDIT - GOT IT:
http://ios8tips.com/how-to-prevent-automatic-update-to-ios-8/
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Sorry Kyle Santos, that last link was wrong.
I noticed that some people are sticking with iOS 6 & 7
Can you step back?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In the iPhone with IOS 8.1.1, go to Settings, iTunes and App Store, scroll down to the bottom and turn off auto updates.

My iPhone does NOT update automatically.
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceAuthor Commented:
Thanks, everyone!  I even turned off the switch below 'Updates' called 'Use Cellular Data' just in case, too.
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MarlonWeapon of Mess DetectionCommented:
Good question.
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Mark BullockQA EngineerCommented:
I like saving money by turning off cellular data for apps.
I don't like the iOS dialogs telling me cellular data is off.
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