iPhone AppStore app icon badge does NOT updates itself... until you launched the app

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by lienmar, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. lienmar macrumors newbie

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    #1
    AppStore app icon badge does NOT shows when updates are available.
    But if AppStore app is manually opened, the fresh new available updates are there.

    iphone 6, ios 8.1.2
    relevant settings :
    - settings | notifications | app store | allow ON; badge app icon ON; ..
    not relevant settings:
    - settings | itunes & appstore | automatic downloads OFF

    is this a (known) bug?
    or do i miss some other (relevant) settings?
     
  2. dustrho macrumors newbie

    dustrho

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    #2
    This is happening on my iPhone 6 as well with 8.1.2.
     
  3. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Same here, iOS 8.1.2 on both my iPhone 5C and Air 2.
     
  4. iPhone20 macrumors regular

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  5. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    It probably just depends on when the app performs a background update. I've had it show up a badge when there is an update without opening the app before. it doesn't happen instantly.
     
  6. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    I have also had it show me a number and that number is seldom correct until I go into Updates in the App Store ..... :confused:
     
  7. lienmar, Jan 15, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2015

    lienmar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    AppStore app icon badge does NOT updates itself... until you launched the app

    i'm quite sure it doesn't depend on 'Background App Refresh' to be ON because for me it was working fine with an old iphone 4 with ios 7.1.2 and i always keep the 'Background App Refresh' setting OFF

    i hope this is a known bug and not a "feature" of ios 8.* which "needs" that setting to be ON
     
  8. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe it was a bug in iOS 7, and now background app refresh is behaving as it should.
     
  9. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    App store badge has always been screwed up if you update with iTunes, still is with IOS8

    Update all apps on iTunes, sync to the device and a week later the badge will still be there saying apps need updated from before.
     
  10. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Even though it's a bug, I kind of like to know when updates have been done, as I always like to read the changelogs. Unless it's Facebook/Messenger, in which case the badge is simply there as a reminder for me to leave another 1-star review.
     

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