Repeated updates?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by KoolAid-Drink, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Is anyone experiencing this? So annoying. (began with iOS 8)

    After I finish updating my apps, for some inexplicable reason, when reopening the App Store, the SAME apps that were just updated are asking to be updated again (red badge). There's no way around it other than to re-update, which then clears it for good.

    So frustrating.
  2. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2014
    yeh, appeared also for me this issue. Till today everything was fine
  3. wannabepcuser macrumors member

    May 25, 2013
  4. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England

    'Family guy the quest for stuff' kept updating over and over so I got rid of it.
  5. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    Meh. I don't even notice version numbers/dates any more. If it tells me to update I just update. Whatever the phone tells me to do I do it. I just submit. Dear Lord, I submit.:apple:
  6. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2013
    It's happening to me too. Verizon iPhone 6 Plus, 128 GB, iOS 8.0.2.
  7. sethlution macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2011
    I can confirm that this occur on 8.1 as well. It's quite annoying. :(
  8. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    Same here happened this morning... Never before that!
  9. ps3zocker macrumors regular

    May 3, 2012
    There was a problem with apps with embedded frameworks. Apple fixed this server-side and issued all updates that had those issues again.
  10. friednoodles Suspended

    Feb 4, 2014
    The reason you're seeing repeat updates is that Apple has reissued any updates from yesterday for apps with embedded frameworks due to an app store distribution bug that was was causing those apps to crash on launch.

    Although the cause was different (this time it was the Team Identifier being incorrectly stripped from the binaries), it's a little similar to what happened with apps that had extensions when iOS 8 launched - in both instances Apple's side of things broke app builds that were fine when the developers submitted them.

    For those with developer accounts you can read more about the specifics of the bug at:

    So you should only see the updates repeated once and then the problem should be fixed, but if you're seeing the same update over and over again it's probably worth restarting your device to see if that helps.

    Edit: ps3zocker beat me to it!
  11. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    There is something more. I only have the issue when updating the apps in iTunes on my Mac then syncing my iPhone. Before sync and after sync it will say it has updates. The App Store will show the updates but I can't update since the updates only have the "open" button. The only fix to this is to reinstall the app on the iPhone. Even with updates from apps I installed today. The apps work flawlessly and don't crash at all (so not like what they are describing in that link).
  12. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    New Zealand
    having this issue on my iPad air and iPhone 6
    its a bit of pain, but iv stopped noticing or caring
  13. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    As already mentioned there was an issue with embedded Frameworks that caused a bunch of apps to require a second update to function properly. That should be a one-time thing.

    There is however an issue I've experienced for years with the app store where a new version will show in the app store before the download actually downloads the new version. You'll just get the old version again and it will prompt to update again whenever you open the app store. Waiting a while seems to fix it. I suspect it's a caching issue or an issue of the update being posted to the catalog before the app itself has propagated to all Apple's servers across the globe. It's been doing this intermittently as long as the app store has existed.
  14. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    That's not what is happening in my case. When updating apps on the iPhone there are no problems. It only happens with apps I've updated through iTunes on my Mac. Whenever I sync them with the iPhone they get transferred and the App Store will show them as being updated. The badge on the icon as well as on the "updates" section in the app won't change, it will still show I have x amount of updates.
  15. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    This just happens sometimes. A while back I installed Tweetbot and then immediately had to update Tweetbot.

    I think the "initial install" might hit a different server than the "update install".

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