Did my AppStore auto-add badge for updates?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by sulliweb, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. sulliweb macrumors regular

    sulliweb

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    So I pulled out my phone this afternoon, and I had a badge notification on my App Store app. I did check for updates earlier today. It said all apps were up to date, and I assume I left it running on the updates page in the background (didn't close the app in the multitasking bar). Still, I didn't manually go back again and check for updates, but I'm seeing that I have an update waiting?

    New feature, fluke, or did I do something else that perhaps triggered it?

    Just curious if anyone else had seen this happen. I figured it would have been big news if it was true, but I thought I'd ask anyways.

    Thanks!
     
  2. BaldiMac macrumors 604

    BaldiMac

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    It has always done that. Not sure how often if checks though. I manually check it so often that the auto check hardly ever kicks in.
     
  3. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

    r2shyyou

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    I haven't had that happen to me (had a couple of updates from yesterday when I checked this morning) so my best guess is that you did something that triggered it.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    Fluke.

    I've had this happen to me every once in a while since my first iPhone (2008) and iOS 2.x, its something that just happens, even if I haven't opened the App Store in days.
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Apple's Applications don't follow the Multitasking rules that other Apps do.

    The App Store is a system Application, so it can check for updates any time that it wants to.

    If you close the Messages app, you'll still get messages.
     
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    That's because checking for messages is not handled by the Messages app, but by the system process commcenter. The same is not true for app updates; they are checked by the App Store app itself; and in the two and a half years I have had an iPhone it has never checked for updates or displayed a badge unless I opened the App Store app myself. While Apple could of course have modified commcenter or added another background process to check for App updates, I don't think we have any reason to believe that they have.
     

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