Can I block an App from updating and/or checking for updates?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Victor Star, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Victor Star macrumors member

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    The app Fileaid recently changed to Fileapp and removed the USB file transfers, the only reason I bought the app. I was able to get the old version back into iTunes but now I'm wanting to keep it from showing up as an update and block it from updating. Can this be done? I just want to keep from updating it by mistake and hopefully remove the annoying reminder. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    In iTunes, right-click the app and find the file (in Finder on a Mac or Explorer on Windows).

    Copy that file and paste the copy somewhere else. Then, if you ever accidentally upgrade it you can erase the new one and re-import the copy of the old one.

    Not a solution, but an insurance plan, at least.
     
  4. Victor Star thread starter macrumors member

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    I've kept a backup of the file and can always get it from Time Machine. Copying the app file alone didn't work, wouldn't show up in iTunes. I restored the iTunes Library file also and it was happy again. Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    You shouldn't have to mess with the library.

    Are you just replacing the file in the folder it belongs in? If so, iTunes won't know it's there. You need to erase the new app within iTunes first. Then, go FILE -> ADD TO LIBRARY and pick the old application to import it.

    Then it will update the library as it imports it. If you do it that way you shouldn't have to mess with the library at all.
     
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  7. TodVader macrumors 6502a

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    If you Jailbreaked, crack the app and delete the one one. You can get it back from itunes if you want. Cracked apps don't get updates from itunes. It's semi-legal I guess. You paid for it.
     

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