iPad Pro Not Backing Up or Updating Apps

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Gmouse, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Gmouse macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have the original iPad Pro with the keyboard cover, and latest version of iOS. It sits on a table, always plugged in, connected to my home WiFi, with the keyboard cover closed (to protect the screen). Each time when I open the cover I'm greeted with a message that it hasn't done a backup in x days, and I typically have several dozen apps needing to be updated.

    I thought that when charging and connected to WiFi it was supposed to both backup and update apps? If this is not the case, what do I need to do to have it do these things automatically?

    Note: My iPhone 7+ has no such problems.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    For iCloud backups, can you check if you can run it manually? Maybe that gets the process going. Have a look at Settings/iCloud/Backup. Best success!
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    You need to check your settings and make sure you have the iCloud backup turned on.

    I update my apps manually when one come available as it reminds me to get rid of the apps the update too often! Some apps like eBay I always delete when not selling something.
     
  4. millydog macrumors regular

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    Automatic backups to iCloud are controlled with a setting. Go to Settings, iCloud, Backup and ensure iCloud Backup it turned on.
    Automatic App updates are a different setting. Go to Settings, iTunes & App Store, then ensure Updates is on. The Apps switch can optionally be turned on. Use that if you purchase apps on a separate device and also want the apps to automatically download to the iPad Pro.
     
  5. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing has happened to mine the past month or so.
    Backup is on, plugged in, connected to wifi. I wonder if it drops a wifi connection when sleeping? Because the other thing I've noticed is a barrage of old text msgs being delivered to my iPad when I wake it up.
     
  6. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    Are you connected to a 5GHz network? I thought I read a bug report somewhere that there were issues with iOS 10 dropping connections to 5GHz networks, but I have not personally been affected by it.
     
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  8. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    If you haven't already, try rebooting the router and resetting network settings on the iPad. Hasn't happened to me, but there seem to be a lot of apple support discussions about it. Hope this helps
     

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