App updates just about every other day

bopajuice

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Mar 22, 2016
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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.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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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.
 

twinlight

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Sep 4, 2016
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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.
 

Stefan johansson

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Apr 13, 2017
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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).
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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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).
What major iOS change caused developers to update all apps?