Background App Store updates not working

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Dino F, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. Dino F macrumors 68030

    Dino F

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    Croydon, South London, UK
    #1
    I've noticed this for quite a while if I'm honest but on my iPhone 6, iPad 2 and wife's iPhone 5 ALL on iOS8 (latest version), background updates for apps NEVER work?!

    When ever I go to the App Store on my phone, in the 'Updates' tab, I always see a number of apps that just have the button "Update", next to them and I always find myself having to press on the "Update All" button at the very top of the menu. I get this on both my devices and also on my wife's iPhone 5. Why don't these ever update in the background (I have all the appropriate settings enabled)?

    :confused:
     
  2. stusgt67 macrumors regular

    stusgt67

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    #2
    Mine stopped working before, i had to go in and manually update them and re-enter my password. Seems to do the trick.
     
  3. Coupz macrumors regular

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    Dec 24, 2013
    #3
    Somehow mine never worked as intended. I just open the App Store app one a day or every second day and the phone will know that there are updates. Then it updates the apps by itself.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    #4
    I only use it on my Air 2 and it works very well. Maybe try turning it off and back on under settings > iCloud? Also may want to try restarting the device by pressing and holding the lock + home button until you see the Apple logo.
     

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