Has anyone else noticed this new change with App Store updates?

ScottButler

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Before iOS 10, my devices would automatically update apps overnight. However since iOS 10, when I unlock with Touch ID in the morning, apps start auto updating then instead and I see lots of loading circles.

Has anyone else noticed this change?
 
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Rhonindk

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Before iOS 10, my devices would automatically update apps overnight. However since iOS 10, when I unlock with Touch ID in the morning, apps start auto updating then instead and I see lots of loading circles.

Has anyone else noticed this change?

Can't say I have.
I have my iPhone on auto update which it handles like normal. I have my iPad on manual update. What I have noticed on my iPad, and far worse than iOS9, is that the number of updates pending vs. the number of updates available in the app update tab itself, seldom match.
 

yellowscreen

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Before iOS 10, my devices would automatically update apps overnight. However since iOS 10, when I unlock with Touch ID in the morning, apps start auto updating then instead and I see lots of loading circles.

Has anyone else noticed this change?
Yep, definitely. It seems automatic updates are more aggressive in ios10
 

humanresources

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yep. its nice seeing which apps are updating. it seem slike theyre already downloaded and install when you unlock the device
 

Ggvfvgbffbf

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I've noticed this, but feel it's a bit of a regressive step. Previously the apps were all updated overnight and be ready to go with a blue dot next to them, now when you unlock you have to wait for them to install?
 
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oMc

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I've noticed this, but feel it's a bit of a regressive step. Previously the apps were all updated overnight and be ready to go with a blue dot next to them, now when you unlock you have to wait for them to install?

Personally I never had any blue dot on the apps updated overnight. Only when I was updating them manually in the app store. And I am fine with it, I don't care having a blue dot on an app I am opening only once in a while.

Now it's the same but as mentionned by the OP apps are updated when the device is unlocked instead of overnight. I don't like it because generally it means that the device is unplugged and then it use the battery, while before iOS 10 it wasn't the case, everything was done with the device plugged in.
 

Mabus51

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Yep, I've notice they'll download while the device is in sleep but won't install until after the device is unlocked.
 

adnbek

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I've noticed this too and agree it's a step back from iOS 9's behavior. Having all the apps update overnight was a lot more efficient.

Also, I get a lot of hung installs (darkened icons saying "waiting") because after unlocking the phone, I go outside of wifi range and updates refuse to continue leaving the app in an unusable state unless I manually force an update through cellular data.
 

ScottButler

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I'm thinking this could be a bug as it's such a step back, but I'm going to provide feedback to Apple and hope this gets addressed.

This point is especially interesting as it makes for a bad experience for the user, when this feature should just be a 'set it and forget it' thing.

Also, I get a lot of hung installs (darkened icons saying "waiting") because after unlocking the phone, I go outside of wifi range and updates refuse to continue leaving the app in an unusable state unless I manually force an update through cellular data.
 

oMc

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I got a whole bunch of automatic updates during last night, I saw it because I had a lot of notifications in the morning when unplugging the phone. First time since iOS 10 is installed on my device. I don't know if it was a bug and/or if Apple changed something, but it's nice to see this behavior coming back.

EDIT: Hum, nevermind, I got some updates right during the day when the phone wasn't charging... o_O
 
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