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waiting for wifi when I have no wifi

android 7
samsung galaxy s6

I did factory reset
I am installing all my google play apps

states waiting for wifi
even though I changed to "use phone data"

I restarted phone

the two important apps I needed to install I click on app in google play and x out of waiting for wifi and click install

but I dont want to do that for the 70 other apps that are waiting for wifi
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Some apps and OS upgrades will not install unless you have Wi-Fi .  Such is true on my iPhone and my Colleague's Android. Check these apps in Google and see if they will upgrade over Cellular.

In any event, you can turn Wi-Fi OFF and apps will not try to use it (and may not upgrade either)
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1. In your Android phone, click "Play Store" app

2. Click the three horizontal lines on the left of the search box

3. Click "Settings" in the menu, and click "Auto-update apps" and check for "Auto-update apps at any time. Data charges may apply"

You need to stop all updates for all  72 apps that are waiting for wifi before you try the above.

Lastly, you can create a wifi hotspot with another smartphone and connect to the wifi hotspot from your Android phone.
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now that I have Wi-Fi
I restart phone and apps still don't install
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thanks
You are very welcome and I am always happy to help you