8.1 App Store app updates badge bug

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Enjoylife1788, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2011
    Dear all,

    So i have an iPad Air and iPhone 5. So when there are updates that are common to both, I usually update only on one and then let iTunes update the other device.

    Since, iOS 8.1, when I have updated the devices on one device and plugged in itunes to update other, it updates just fine. However, the app store still shows that there is an update and when you go to updates tab, there is no update available.

    I have tried this both ways, iphone to ipad and vice versa. Issues remains the same. Is anyone facing the same issue?
  2. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    The update tracking mechanism in 8.x seems to have had some issues from the start.

    I've seen updated apps that don't immediately "update" their status, and make it appear as if they haven't been updated. I've had to do a double take a couple times and think "didn't I just sync and update?"

    After the update procedure, the affected apps have their buttons change to Open, but don't move from the Available Updates portion of the list to the Updated (Date) part of the list, and the badge remains lit, which is annoying, since their are no apps to update.

    I generally try to update via iTunes instead of OTA, but when I've done the latter, and backed up the new version via iTunes, I want it cleared from all lists. I don't care that I updated that app [whatever indeterminate time period they choose] ago. I've had one stuck on my iPad for two weeks, but I've seen others disappear by themselves in a few days. No rhyme or reason to any of it.
  3. mcaswell macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2013
    I'm encountering a similar issue... if I download updates in iTunes and sync, the devices (iPad and iPhone) will usually still show a badge with a number on the App Store icon, indicating updates are available, but when I go into the App Store, everything's already been updated.

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