app store keeps wanting to re-download apps!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by itsjustmeee, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    Something strange is going on with my itunes and I'm wondering if someone can help me figure out what the issue is. For some reason, it keeps on wanting to download certain apps, namely MobileNavigator North America (Navigon 1.3) which I already have ... including the traffic update. I can clearly see the file on my hard drive with all of my other apps (itunes/mobile applications). It looks like it's just in some sort of loop and wants to download it again. I have gone in and deleted the semi-downloaded app in the "downloads" folder, but every few days it keeps trying to download it. Any ideas as to how I can get this to stop??
  2. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    Must be a bug as I'm seeing it as well on various apps.
  3. JustLeft macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
  4. erratikmind macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2009
    S.F./Las Vegas
    Thanks . . . Glad I saw this. I thought it was simply happening to me.
  5. raison macrumors member


    Nov 13, 2009
  6. Errk! macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    I'm getting this too. I've downloaded the Rock Band update several times on both the phone and iTunes and it's not catching that I did. Actually I'm not getting the notice that an update is available in iTunes anymore, but I am on the phone.

    I'm also getting it for Aqua Globs. I downloaded the update on the phone and it's still telling me an update is available. I downloaded updates I received notices for in iTunes for Aqua Globs and FOX Sports and the page didn't refresh after the downloads were complete like it normally does, and when I rechecked the notices came back up as if I'd never downloaded them.

    Very annoying.
  7. scotty321 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm having the same problem with Ramp Champ 1.1 and Catan 1.1. Annoying!!
  8. diesel macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2007
    Started happening to me as well when I upgraded to the most recent itunes version.
  9. STS-101 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009
    I'm getting this on the phone too with National Rail Enquiries and with Meter Readings. Father in law has the same problem.
  10. tritonj macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    i have a feeling this won't be solved till the next update
  11. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2009
    In a Van Down By The River! Metro Detroit!
    i had updates for about 35 and 9 of them acted like that for a few days until about 30minutes ago i "redownloaded"those 9 again and they finally went away from my update apps view....
  12. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I have this issue as well. I'm sure Apple will fix it soon.
  13. normwood macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    Just started having this issue again. This was an issue earlier in the year or late last year. I think it is an Apple thing on the server end and not on our phones. It is annoying but really seems harmless.

  14. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000


    Jan 17, 2008
    Seaford VA
    I blame George W. Bush. And global warming.:D

    It's happening to me, too. I tried to reboot the iPhone and that seemed to make it go away.
  15. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2006
    Traveling The World
    Happening to me too on iTunes and iPod Touch... only with certain apps through.
  16. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    It's got to be a server side issue, I'm seeing the same updates on my laptop and my phone, which have both been updated/sync'd
  17. JustLeft macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    I ignore the duplicate downloads and eventually they go away. Pretty annoying and it's getting old fast. Hopefully Apple will get this resolved. That said, I have had this issue over the last year, so I am not holding my breath. Perhaps Apple should change their advertising from 100.000+ apps to 1,000,000 since many of them have to be downloaded over and over before the update registers.
  18. b00st3d macrumors member


    Aug 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    same issue, but only with pocket god. other apps that required updates updated just fine and removed themselves.
  19. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    I've had this problem with about 1/2 of the apps I've update in the last 2 weeks. Just started then. I agree that it's probably a server issue and not an iTunes bug.
  20. itsjustmeee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    I emailed Apple and alerted them to the issue and also gave them the link to this thread. This was the reply from Apple iTunes support.....

    "I understand that you, and others have been experiencing some difficulties with apps you have purchased, randomly re-downloading. No problem, I will be more than happy to help and I appreciate your patience amidst this issue.

    To begin, I have removed the app from your download queue, it should no longer prompt you to download it. Furthermore, I have submitted your observation and the thread link for investigation. I sincerely thank you for pointing out a potential error."
  21. kleinias macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2007
    I have the same issue

    If there is actually a possibility of Apple checking this thread, then I should mention that I have the same issue that has been described here. I only started to see this within the last 30 days or so and it has continued since. Often, if an app has an update, the update still shows even after I have downloaded and installed the app.
  22. rotlex macrumors 6502a

    May 1, 2003
    Samer here. Pocket God keeps showing up as an update on my phone. Nothing else at this point, but it's still getting annoying, LOL.

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