Newsstand Auto-Downloads

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by cloulan, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. cloulan macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone had any luck with their subscriptions downloading in the background yet? I even got notifications from Wired and Vanity Fair saying all I had to do was update the app (which I did) and that issues would be auto-delivered, but all that happens is the new cover shows up as the icon, but you still have to open that magazines app and hit download from within. Is this the same for everyone else? Did they not say that issues would auto-download?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The NYT app (which is in Newsstand) has a setting to auto-update (which is on), and it doesn't seem to be doing any updating on my iPhone....
     
  3. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    So far out of my 4 subscriptions, only one seems to actually update overnight. Wired, OXM and MacLife don't seem to be updating.
     
  4. Jigga macrumors 6502

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    Same issue here.
    I have to update each section manually.
     
  5. cloulan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If you don't mind me asking, which magazine is auto-downloading?
     
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    The Oklahoman newspaper. It seems the auto-downloading is on a pub by pub basis.
     
  7. cloulan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Seemed like such a cool feature, hopefully the bigger publications get their acts together.
     
  8. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Agreed. My only other "complaint" is that Future publications are still listed as new even if you read them. It drives me nuts that Newsstand now always has a 2 in the icon.
     
  9. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Like some, I have the setting to let them auto-update but none do
     
  10. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    I'd be satisfied if I could just get the notification button indicating I have an issue ready to download to disappear after I've downloaded it. Going on three days now and it's still there.
     
  11. cloulan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I saw in another thread that you have to be plugged in and on wi-fi in order for things to auto-download. This could be the issue, since I've always been on wi-fi, but not plugged in that often. Doesn't seem that well thought out yet.
     

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