Apps not updating?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eminemdrdre00, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2008
    This has been happening for the past few weeks now. In iTunes or right on my iPhone I see that I have app updates. It downloads, but the updates dont go away. If I sync, its not syncing the most updated version. Whats going on? Anyone else have this problem?
  2. macrumors member

    May 11, 2004
    Leicester, UK
    Yes I have the same problem. Tried updating direct to my iphone and also via my macbook pro ....... no joy :-(
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    This issue was happening at the beginning of the year and it was solved in a few weeks. It started happening again. Apple will fix it eventually.
  4. macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2007
    I'm having the same issue. Driving me crazy. Apps show up that they are updates, but will not update on my iPhone or via my Mac. I've tried everything. Deleted them, reinstalled, rebooted, logged out, logged in, etc. Anyone have any luck with a fix yet? Or I guess we wait...
  5. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Bloomington, Illinois
    Usually, when an update comes out, I can download it all I want during the day it comes out and it won't "take" and install properly (it'll just go through the motions without error).

    Seems like if I wait until the following day, everything works.
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2007
    Yep, I had that issue too, but now it's gotten very bad. I have 11 apps that won't update. I follow the MBox Mail Twitter feed and they say it's an app store issue on Apple's end. Hopefully, they'll get this resolved soon!
  7. macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2006
    Calgary, Canada
    Well would you look at that.

    And here I thought this whole time I had done something.

    Hopefully Apple will take care of this with the newest version of iTunes/iPhone OS. Or, perhaps it's simply a server issue handling the push notifications of app updates within iTunes.
  8. macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2007
    I'm guessing it'll just be an app store update with no update on our end. I get excited when some of these apps add features and now I have to wait! :)
  9. macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Thank God, I'm not the only one who's having this problem! :)
  10. macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2009
    hmm.. and i thought it was something wrong with my phone..

    nice.. guess i'll just wait
  11. macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
  12. macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2009
    I found that after you waiting 12 hours or maybe more, the app will finally update and install the the updated version. Its like the update notification comes out waaaaaaaaay before the app is available...I dont know. But it works.
  13. macrumors 68040


    Nov 20, 2008
    I've noticed the same exact thing too which is really annoying. I tend to check for apps and sync my phone once a day, mainly right before I go to bed and when it says I have updates I go through the whole process for something not to be updated. I mean its not that big of a deal its just really annoying.
  14. macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    same problem

    I have noticed that after doing the updates I get the same problem it will keep showing a update is available no matter how many times it gets installed. I have found that if you leave it alone for a bit maybe an hour or so then scan for updates it will now say no updates available, there seems to be some lag time in the current version being reported correctly with the update servers.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2009
    Join the club

    Same here ... I've now got 3 updates showing (FB , Google, quickoffice). Have tried everything from restoring to updating , but to no avail. Glad I've found this thread - thanks for the info. Hopefully Apple sorts this out quickly ... patience is a virtue :apple:
  16. macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    Sorry to bump an old thread but I have just started having this problem today - is anyone else?

    My 3GS says I have three apps with updates but when I try to update them (individually or 'update all') the icon changes as if it is starting to load the update ten it reverts back to as it was and the app store icon still says three updates available.

    Does anyone else suffer from this?
  17. macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Same thing Happening for me on both my iPhone and iPad 2. Are you jail broken?
  18. macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2004
    I am getting the same. I even tried to download a new app and it just says waiting.
  19. macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
  20. macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    That's a relief. I got worried they may have figured out someway to lock me out. I'm a worrier

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