What's going on? iOS apps not updating

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Pagemakers, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    Since installing iOS 10 it takes 1-10 attempts to update my apps.

    I click on update or update all, and sometimes it does and sometimes the update button just appears again.

    Happens on my iPad Pro, iPhone 7+ and everyone of my friend's devices running iOS 10+

    Anybody else having an issue?

    I'm also getting multiple iTunes failures when updating apps. Error 8392

    Both problems reported to Apple.
     
  2. StayPuft Suspended

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    Was this an over-the-air update or a clean Restore via iTunes?
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/app-updates-10-2.2012700/
     
  4. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I mean iOS app updates. Not the OS itself
     
  5. StayPuft Suspended

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    Yes, I know. Was just wondering as I usually get weird issues like that when I update over-the-air. But sometimes Apple's servers are on crack. I've had random issues on and off trying to download apps.
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    I've been having these issues for about a week on all my devices - it's getting very annoying now!
     
  7. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    I have seen that a little bit, certainly not up to ten times though.
     
  8. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Worst it's ever been for me today on my iPad, iPhone and itunes on my Mac. What should have been a single button press on each device to install about 10 apps took about 70 button presses!
     
  9. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I've been seeing this for perhaps a week now, but not to the degree experienced by the OP. This is for over-the-air app updates with 1 Gb/s wifi on my end.
     
  10. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

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    I'm having the same issue across multiple devices on different OS's. My 7+ on 10.2beta2, my iPad Pro 9.7 on 9.3.3, and my Mac on 10.12.2beta all have this issue. It's very persistent and very annoying. I've tried rebooting, killing apps, switching wifi off/on, etc and none of them seem to fix the problem. Seems to be an issue on Apple's server if I had to guess since it does it on multiple versions of the OS.
     
  11. rnj79 macrumors regular

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    My husband and I have both been experiencing this for weeks. I updated to the newest iOS and it still does it. I just keep mashing "update" until it takes...
     
  12. niji macrumors 6502a

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    hi
    my experience is this:
    in Apps app, if you press Update, it will turn its icon into the circle that shows its download status.
    but then it returns to the Update icon leading you to think that the Update request didnt work.
    but, if you actually leave that screen and go to the app itself, you will see that in spite of it showing the Update icon status in the Apps app, it is actually downloading it as you would have expected, you can see this as the actual app icon is half-translucent and shows the amount downloaded in real time as usual. it is actually updating.
     
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  14. sethlution macrumors regular

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    I have this problem with my iPhone as well on iOS 10.1.1 but my iPad on 10.2 beta is fine
     
  15. lockerc18 macrumors 6502

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    I've seen this problem, too, but it's more curious than problematic.

    The problem I really whine about with app updates is the lack of coordination that updates come in. I hated Windows because of all the "important updates" I got every dang day. Really torqued me off. Now I get a bunch of app updates every day. These are just normal, run of the mill updates, not critical fixes. Why can't apple group these together so that I get them every week, or preferably month, instead of EVERY DAY?
     
  16. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    I only use iTunes to update apps, but since Apple lobotomized iTunes for iOS 9, I still have to rely on the App Store app to verify what needs to be updated.

    Over the past week or so, it's been flakey, to the point where it still listed some apps I had already updated, but since I logged out and back in the Store, no apparent problems since.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    These are app updates that come out whenever app developers put them out (once they are approved by Apple).
     
  18. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    In Windows, if you use professional or enterperise Windows, you can use group policy editor to alter auto update feature so that it is not that annoying. I can easily prevent windows 10 from auto update for as long as 38 days, which is once per month.

    For Mac, just turn off software updates completely. It is even easier.
     
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  20. lockerc18 macrumors 6502

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    That's what I said in my post. But I would like Apple to offer a scheduling capability to have these updates appear on a better schedule. My Win10 system is monthly, so I don't get updates every time I power up. I'd like to see something similar on Apple products (both OSX and IOS).
     
  21. atlchamp macrumors 65816

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    I have this issue all the time. What I have noticed is that it has the current version of the app in the update section and it will install that, and then when you go back to the app store sometimes it will have the update button again for that same app but this time its a newer version that will solve the issue BUT I have seen the same app "update" over 3 times before finally installing the updated version. It has been like this forever smh
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can control the updates yourself. Don't install or even check for them until you want to.

    Again, these are app updates and not system updates. Even on the desktop these aren't things that are bundled together monthly somehow. Why would Apple hold up another developers app update that perhaps fixes some issues that some users of an app are waiting for or adds something that the users would like to have? It really doesn't make much sense.
     
  23. DaIfoneboss macrumors regular

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    Have you guys tried a hard restart? I can't say this has occurred to me much at all and I'm constantly checking the update tab in the App Store for updates because I'm a updataholic lol

    On 7 Plus on 10.1.1
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, restart doesn't change it. It seems to happen to some devices/people and not to others (without any particular logic associated with it it seems).
     
  25. Andrewtst macrumors regular

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    I didn't face this issue on my iPhone 7 Plus, but do seen once in my sister iPad Air 2, closed the apps and restart solved it for me.
     

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