App updates = Icon re-arrangement! (sigh)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MBX, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Why don't the app icons stay in place when they're being updated? Instead the updates are being done on a new space and you have to move the apps back into their previous place.

    Really annoying. I hope this is going to be fixed in the next update(s)!?
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    This is a bit weird to me too, I'm not sure why it's done this way.

    Maybe just to annoy us...
  3. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
  4. sgibson macrumors regular


    Mar 24, 2008
    Yeah, this has been annoying me. I find I can't remember exactly where it was before for less frequently used apps and end up with a few hours of vague discomfort with my phone because something isn't quite right. I've started moving the icon whilst it's downloading to a position beside the current one so when it's finished everything sorts itself out.

    I have a feeling that it isn't updating as such, more replacing the app and it keeps the old one around until it's finished in case you lose your connection and are stuck with a half downloaded app. This is very sensible, but shouldn't manifest in the UI. Keep the old icon hidden and replace it with the installing icon. If something messes up, unhide the old one again.
  5. rfrankl macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2006
    I'm sure this will be fixed at some point as it is kind of a pain in the rump.
  6. DevJ macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2008
    How do you rearrange icons?

    Sorry im a noob, just got my iphone today :)

    nevermind just figured it out!
  7. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Touch and hold the icon you want to move. It'll start to wiggle and you can move it around. Push the home button when you're done.
  8. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    It's because when the App updates, the old version is uninstalled from your iPhone and then reinstalled, just like installing it from the store for the first time.
  9. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    I don't really have anything to add to this thread, except to say that this has been happening to me also, and it is indeed a pain in the arse.
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I don't know if that or the slowness of installing updates is worse. I know the iPhone CPU isn't much, but it sure does seem to take a long time to install apps that are no bigger than 0.1MB.
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    ^^^ Agreed; I find the dispersing of apps after an update, is quite similar to stepping on those Projector Mall Floor Games where everything scatters when you step on it. I feel like I'm in a game of hide-n-seek. I have to flip through at least (7) pages to find my apps that were on page 2...:(
  12. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
  13. Jowl macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2006
    Another, 'it's annoying' post here.

    I'm sure they'res a simple fix on it's way in Firmware 2.1. I hope!!
  14. Rigsby macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2007
    I hate you all, you've made me post a 'me too'.

    To try and add something new here's my list of complaints about app installations.

    1. It ruins your careful arrangement of apps
    2. It takes an age, even for the smallest app (3 minutes for PhoneSaber??)
    3. Updates are rarely automatically recognised, either through iTunes or the iPhone - even when you can see the new version numbers.

    I do hope this is fixed in 2.1 - my anally retentive nature is disturbed when a screen 3 icon (games) appears on screen 1 (communication).

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