iPad jumps back to home screen after app install... How to stop?

SR71

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When I download apps from the app store it always puts me back to the home screen. How do I keep it from doing this?
 

pettifogger06

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Oct 2, 2011
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This is one of those inexplicably annoying features of Apple products. I love them and give them money, but find it utterly stupid. However, I'm sure you'll shortly be barraged for questioning it, so I apologize in advance.
 

jamesarm97

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Same here. I don't always do the upgrade all and only want to upgrade a few important ones (low bandwidth) and hate tapping one, then pressing home then tapping app store and starting all over. Why do I care to see it install, I will go run the app when it is done.

Another issues (that was finally fixed) that has annoyed me from day one and Apple did not stick to their own ui guidance was the app store scrolling between pages. You had to click the little arrows in the corners to change pages and I was always finding myself trying to scroll left or right. But they did finally fix it years later.
 

SR71

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I thought I read an article the other day saying that along with the update to the App Store, iPads wouldn't be forced to the home screen when installing/downloading an app.
 

NikFinn

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I thought I read an article the other day saying that along with the update to the App Store, iPads wouldn't be forced to the home screen when installing/downloading an app.
I remember reading this too, although I'm not sure how to toggle the option.
 

doboy

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It's really annoying especially when I selectively update. Weird thing is when you re-download from "Purchased" section, it doesn't kick you out. I hope they implement this soon for rest of the sections.
 

Cloysterpeteuk

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Jul 2, 2010
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This is one of those inexplicably annoying features of Apple products. I love them and give them money, but find it utterly stupid. However, I'm sure you'll shortly be barraged for questioning it, so I apologize in advance.
I hate it as well, every damn time I update app I'm back to the home screen and what with it asking for my damn password so often. Stupid inefficient store, it's really crap tbh, it's slow as hell, everything is laid out badly, the categories are so basic, the main app pages aren't even retina quality and the info on the app pages are utterly terrible.

Instead of allowing us to download a demo of the app what do we get?, a few few stupid pictures how does that help?, since when is the app a static product?. At worst we should get a full hd video of the app in operation, seems completely ridiculous when I have to leave iTunes to go to YouTube to find out whether the app is any good or not.
 

emgoodman

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Mar 18, 2011
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You've discovered, IMHO, the one feature of the Android OS that is better than IOS.

It always seem strange that my IOS devices would pull me out of the App Store immediately after purchasing something. You would think they'd want to keep you in there so you can keep hitting those purchase buttons.
 

Cloysterpeteuk

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Jul 2, 2010
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Same here. I don't always do the upgrade all and only want to upgrade a few important ones (low bandwidth) and hate tapping one, then pressing home then tapping app store and starting all over. Why do I care to see it install, I will go run the app when it is done.

Another issues (that was finally fixed) that has annoyed me from day one and Apple did not stick to their own ui guidance was the app store scrolling between pages. You had to click the little arrows in the corners to change pages and I was always finding myself trying to scroll left or right. But they did finally fix it years later.
They fixed it badly, they should have kept the vertical layout which looked much better and just let you scroll down to release another fifty apps to view. Have you noticed just how far you have to actually swipe to view more apps in the present system?, they trained us with photos etc as to how far to swipe to move things on then with this you suddenly need to do gigantic jarring swipes to see more apps.
 

j0nblayz

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Jul 21, 2007
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you can install previous bought/installed apps by going to your purchases tab and it doesn't send you back to homepage