In app updating

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by analogysharks, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. analogysharks macrumors newbie

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    Hi, All. Likely a naive question (sorry). Today I opened plants vs. zombies 2 on an iPhone running iOS 8, and the application downloaded and installed a patch. Is this act kosher? I wasn't aware that applications could update without the app store.

    Likely I'm just paranoid because of all the masque attack news, but just wanted to check on whether an app downloading and installing a patch outside the app store was a normal occurrence.

    Thanks so much for your help.
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Many apps, including PvZ2 are not fully loaded on the device. Some need an Internet connection for various reasons. PvZ2 is one that downloads some game content from time to time when connected to the internet.

    It's normal and nothing to worry about.
     
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's not really that an application patch or code is downloaded as much as it is content for the application.
     
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