Apps updating despite Background App Refresh being off

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Patrick G, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Patrick G macrumors regular

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    Can someone shed some light on this. I'm using an iPhone 6 Plus on 8.1.2 and haven't manually updated any of my apps in about 5 days. Why then do my apps show updated as recently as today:

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    As I mentioned, Background App Refresh is off:

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  2. sunking101 macrumors 603

    sunking101

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    You have auto app updates toggled in your Settings/iTunes & App Store. It is nothing to do with background app refresh.
     
  3. Patrick G thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you referring to the "Automatic Downloads" setting? If so, I understood that to control only whether or not you wanted apps purchased on other devices automatically downloaded.
     
  4. Photography macrumors 65816

    Photography

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    Settings > iTunes and App Store > Updates = if this is turned on, your apps on that specific iOS device will automatically update. Turn it off and they will stop automatically updating. Hope this helps.
     
  5. Patrick G thread starter macrumors regular

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