Blue Dots Not Showing

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by kingdom23, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. kingdom23 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2011
    Blue dots which show up on recently updated and new apps are no longer showing up. Has anyone else got this problem?
  2. Blau macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Redlands, CA
    They haven't showed up for me either. I have it set to auto-download updates. Maybe that is why the dots aren't showing up, as a bug. The only way I've noticed updated apps the past few days is via the ones changing their app icons to an iOS 7 look.
  3. kingdom23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2011
    I also have auto download switched on and blue dots were showing up, until today.
  4. adder7712 macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
  5. kingdom23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2011
    Just discovered if I turn auto-update off, then blue dots appear.
  6. MalusSylvestris, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013

    MalusSylvestris macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2013
    Surely that is the wrong way round for this to work? If you update manually then you know which apps you have updated so why do you need the dot? If you auto update then it would be handy to see which apps have updated.

    Edit: or does it mean there is an update available but not installed?
  7. kingdom23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2011
    I agree it is weird, maybe it is a bug?
  8. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    Not showing up for me either. Automatic updates are on.
  9. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    I have auto-updates turned off. Mine still show up.

    If they don't show up with auto-updates turned on, then I may just turn it on to get rid of them lol
  10. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    Isn't the idea that the blue dots are just there to alert you to the fact that an app has been updated automatically? If you then use the app and back out, next time you see the blue dot is when it gets updated next time around?
  11. syd430 Guest

    Concur. I find the blue dots extremely annoying because I manually update my apps. I really hate having to keep opening apps I barely use just to get rid of the dot.
  12. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    That's exactly what I do! I wouldn't be (so) annoyed if it wouldn't make apps names truncated..
  13. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Sounds like it is reversed for you guys. Mine works in the opposite, more logical way. It shows dots for apps when they have been automatically updated.

    Must be a bug with the toggling of that option. This is why 7.0.3 needs to come out soon!
  14. C DM macrumors Nehalem

    Oct 17, 2011
    Happens all over the place. Sometimes manual updated apps will have them, other times they won't. Sometimes automatically updated apps will have them, sometimes they won't.
  15. burgerking2 macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2013
    +1. I concur as well. I really dislike the blue dots. So I go opening and closing my apps to get rid of them. They just add unnecessary clutter.
  16. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
  17. MoonageDaydream macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2013
    Blue dots won't show up on my iPhone 5 yet they will show up every time on my iPad 2. Anyone else have a similar issue? I tried it on my iPhone 5 with auto-update off and it still didn't show the dots, but everytime I download a new app on my iPad I see the blue dot.
  18. Nolander07 macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    On my iPhone I have auto update off- I get blue dots
    On my iPad I have auto update on- I do not get blue dots

    I am pretty sure it has been this way since iOS 7.0
  19. JaySoul macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2008
    Mine aren't showing so going into Podcasts today confused the bejeesus out of me.
  20. ferozar macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2013
    I do not work well. Two iphone 5 and ipad 2. Father's Iphone 4 work fine. I tried to say to Apple, but it is impossible for software errors...

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