Question about updating apps in iTunes vs. iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by HawaiiMacAddict, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha everyone,

    I have a question concerning how iTunes shows the number of apps to be updated versus the way the iPhone displays the same. In iTunes, I see 4 updates, as on the iPhone. When I click on the arrow beside the number of updates available, the next window states that I have 80 updates available (yes, I have an inordinate number of apps on my iPhone :D). On the iPhone, however, the number of available updates in the badge matches the number of apps being updated.

    My question is why iTunes displays the total number of apps as being updates, when the badge number (in the column on the left-hand side of the main iTunes window) shows the correct number of updates. I've included a couple of screenshots to illustrate my question.


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  2. lindsayanng macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2008
    East Haven, CT
    the short answer is that apple has made a mess of the app updates.. everyone is having issues and you should consider yourself lucky that you actually GET updates that you need..
  3. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    It's glitchy...

    I know it doesn't seem right, but at least if you click the Download all updates button, it will only download the updates that you need (and not all 80).

    So while everyone isn't having the same number of updates on the iPhone as iTunes, count yourself lucky that all you have is that iTunes is displaying all 80 applications instead of the applications that need I said, it still only downloads the ones that you need.
  4. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    If you click download all updates it simply redownloads all your apps.. I've got receipts from apple showing my entire app list 3 times in 1 day!

    My applications tab continues to say 1 update available despite this, and that won't go away. I've never seen the iphone say there were *any* updates - that seems broken too.
  5. TomyDingo macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    For me it redownloads ALL apps. This is a problem because it erases some saved data, it's like starting fresh with the apps. Also I've noticed that the app store on my iPhone will say there is an update for an app, but on iTunes on my Mac it constantly says no updates. It's annoying, but I guess we'll just have to suffer until Apple fixes it. :(

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