In app updating

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

  1. analogysharks macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2014
    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


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    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

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's not really that an application patch or code is downloaded as much as it is content for the application.
  5. analogysharks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2014

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