App updates just about every other day

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bopajuice, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. bopajuice macrumors 6502a

    bopajuice

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    I can understand an update to an app for security reasons, but it seems more and more I have to update my computer, phone, and iPad just about every week.

    Also sometimes the update includes changes I don't want or need.

    What gives? Is there a source where I can read about updates to decide whether I need them or not? Can I turn off notifications so I am not reminded to update all the time?

    Personally I think they should put updates into categories and classify them like security, features, extras, etc.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Every developer updates their apps based on how they want and are able to. There are fixes they put out, changes, new features, etc. Often enough they will include what's new in release notes, or at least some main items, although sometimes they might not specify that much, as it is also up to them what information to include or not include.
     
  3. twinlight macrumors 6502

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    The more updates, the better! But it is a bit annoying with the iOS updates since they easily take 20 min or more to go through.
     
  4. AgataYanzak macrumors newbie

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    But I am confused about the updates. Because there is a big chance for battery draining.
     
  5. twinlight macrumors 6502

    twinlight

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    Battery draining? For one minute data usage every other day or so?
     
  6. AgataYanzak macrumors newbie

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    It's run for few hours good. And then start the problems.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    App updates don't run most of the time and when they do it's for a short time just to download and install them.
     
  8. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

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    Recently Apple decided about a major iOS change,so developers have to update all apps. If you have battery drain issues,turn off auto updates,and update manually while charging your device. (For some iPhone 5,that's necessary due o a crappy battery).
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What major iOS change caused developers to update all apps?
     
  10. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

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    The change from 32-bit to 64-bit processors in new devices.
     
  11. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    I like updated apps. At least people are working on and releasing fixes/features.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That's a hardware change that happened years ago when iPhone 5s came out. Not really something recent in iOS.
     

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