Prevent iTunes updating specific IOS apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pavinder, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. pavinder macrumors member

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    Updates of iPhone apps through iTunes (or on the device) are a choice between either "update all" or individually clicking every single app one wants to update.

    I want to prevent one or two apps from updating, but as I have over 150 apps in total don't want to have to click all the other individual buttons.

    For example one app wants to do a 1.1GB update download just to resolve an IOS 5 bug! Thanks but no thanks. I want to keep using the app but I absolutely don't want this update.

    Is there any way one can switch off individual apps from automatically checking for updates? Maybe a plist file can be edited or something?
     
  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    I do not think it is possible. Either continue clicking tons of individual downloads... or bite the bullet and just let it download.

    I do not really understand the anxiety of just letting it update. 1.1GB is not that big... for most, it should only be a a few minutes of download time. Some things are just not worth fretting over.

    /Jim
     
  3. hafr macrumors 68030

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    You realise the app isn't going to take 1.1 GB more space than before, right?
     
  4. pavinder thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, just using that much of a monthly data limit is a waste.
     
  5. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Oh, I see. I didn't realise data allotment for home connections on such a low level that 1 GB would make a difference were still being used. Well, in that case I completely understand you.
     

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