Automatic App Updated - can you disable it?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Jimmy James, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Many app updates have bugs. Some remove functionality.

    Is there a setting that allows you to prevent auto updates?
  2. HellaFilthy macrumors regular

    May 10, 2009
    Seattle, WA
  3. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    yes. Via settings > iTunes & App Stores > updates
  4. nellyplatinum macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    i have a question but dont want to start another thread.does anyone know how to clear the updated apps in the appstore?i cant seem to do it
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Oy. Hadn't noticed it before, but yeah, that's annoying! Hope there is a way to clear this!
  6. cobbyco macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2012
    No, not in beta 1.
  7. thisMRguy macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2013
    In on this. AVPlayer iphone & ipad version removed DTS/AC3 support. Until I find an app that supports all this for my media, I cannot update this app.

    I don't mind the badge but having auto update then puts me and everyone else at a risk of losing apps that have functions we paid for that were later removed.
  8. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2009
    So does updating your OS, as those old versions of apps may not work.
  9. KeanosMagicHat, Jun 21, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013

    KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012
    Rather than start a new thread - as the OP already has an answer to their question, I'll post here.

    This is a useful new feature of iOS 7 and I like how you can tweak it so updates only occur over WiFi.

    There are two changes I would suggest for Auto App Updates, however.

    Firstly, as it stands there is no indication of WiFi activity in the menu bar of the device when updates are in progress. Hopefully this will be added in the next beta.

    Secondly and more importantly, although a useful feature, it's a bit of a battery hog. In addition to the WiFi only option I'd like to have the ability to select to update only when on WiFi and also connected to power.
  10. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    You're telling me. Successfully ignored for weeks until in a stupid moment I did update all :(

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