App Store Behavior

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by iRooney, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. iRooney macrumors 6502

    iRooney

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    I remember this being mentioned as a feature of iOS5, but of the many times I have reloaded the OS since its release, this is the first time I've noticed it actually doing it. I go into the App Store to download my usual apps - go under Purchased and start clicking the cloud icon. Prior to today, each time I tapped a cloud icon to download an app it would bring me back to the springboard and download/install. This time, it just turned the cloud into "installing" and let me scroll on down and select more apps. This is the quickest I have ever been able to restore my apps (aside from restoring from an iCloud backup).

    Was my phone just screwed up before, or is this truly something they just flipped the switch on? Just curious.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I wish they would do this for installing new apps and updates.
     
  3. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Works for updating...not sure about new apps though.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Really? I am on the latest 5.0.1 and when I update an app from the App Store, I get kicked out to Springboard. It only happens for iCloud restores of apps for me.
     
  5. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You don't get an "update all" button in the updates tab?
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I do, but that's been there a long time....
     
  7. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh...guess I never really paid any attention to individual updates. I usually just hit update all and be done with it.
     
  8. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I installed a previously installed app today and noticed the same thing. Touch the cloud and you stay in the App store on your purchased page. I was a bit shocked because I was expecting to be kicked out to the Home Screen too.
     

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