Updates don't automatically just happen! (Unless you're on Wi-Fi?)

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  1. nouveau-apple, Mar 17, 2015
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    nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    On every iPhone I've had, apps don't automatically update. Some of the apps even explicitly say "you can update the app automatically without coming back here" as in the attachment.

    But the only time I get an app update is when I open the App Store.

    Do the automatic updates really happen just by themselves? Maybe you have to have the App Store activated and never close out of it?

    It just doesn't happen!
     

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  2. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    You probably have it turned off. Go to settings-app store and turn it on. Than your phone will automatically update your apps. Most of the time it does it at night, when charging or when in stand by. Has been a feature since iOS 7.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, you can set it to update the apps automatically without your doing anything and we've had this feature for a while.
     
  4. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    When it happens, the App Store icon will have a flag. When you open App Store the Update icon will be flagged.
     
  5. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I probably have an update right now. But I won't know unless I open the App Store. I make sure to turn it on. I always have it turned on.

    Let's just say, these updates don't push to my phone like Mail would.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Sounds like just YOUR phone is having ANOTHER problem, again.:rolleyes:
     
  7. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They just don't. Matter of fact, not even Podcasts do. The only things that get pushed to my phone is Mail, calls and texts.

    It will, however, begin downloading automatically after you go into the app.
     
  8. imlovinit macrumors 6502

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    I have the same problem as well. Automatic updates is turned on and a lot of the time I have to manually say update apps when I open the App Store. Sometimes apps update on their own like they should but not always.
     
  9. nouveau-apple, Mar 17, 2015
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    nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just gonna keep it turned off from now on. If it doesn't update until I open the app then it just wastes battery life.

    It was never automatic.
     
  10. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

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    Are you connecting over WiFi or cellular?

    If you are connecting over cellular, you will need to enable the App Store to connect over cellular.

    If you are connecting over WiFi, how often do you use your phone over WiFi?
     
  11. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I never use wifi and I enabled cellular. I have to keep it turned off now
     
  12. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    Same thing for me. If I'm home and on wifi, I usually have to manually check for updates. If I'm out and check for updates they will for download automatically once I get home.
     
  13. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From my understanding, after having read the user guide, is that auto updates practically only happens over Wi-Fi.

    The confusion comes in when it says Use Cellular Data. What is not explicitly stated, but what it seems to be hinting at is that these two toggles are not related to each other.

    Ah-ha! I cracked the case. Not even MacRumors knew this.

    Apps wouldn't ever download automatically. Unless you're on Wi-Fi.
     

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