Old Updates Showing up as New
When I open the app store on my phone and go to updates several apps show up as needing updates, however I have already installed these updates. Many times the updates are from months prior. Usually the icon shows "installed" as the status, but the shield still shows for updates pending on my home screen. Anyone else have this happen or know how to stop it from happening?
- 03-02-2009, 09:42 PM #2
- 03-03-2009, 05:53 PM #4
App Store updates gone crazy!
So this just started happening to me 2 weeks ago. I will get on my iPhone and be checking out the app store, or I will see that I have updates when the number appears on the badge. After installing one update I go back to get another and there are often anywhere from 1-20 app updates now. The problem is, they are all for apps that don't actually have updates and the ones that actually have updates are gone. Sometimes it is even saying that the version I should "update" too is a version I know is one I got weeks ago. (one case in particular is Hero of Sparta, currently v1.0.1 comes up constantly saying to update to v1.0 according to the app store.)
I can see no pattern to this madness or way to always get it fixed. Sometimes just closing and reopening the app store works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes resetting my iPhone works and sometimes not. The only thing for sure is that I never get false updates when looking for updates via iTunes on my computer. Only on the iPhone.
Has anyone else had this happen? Just right now I was flipping to my game screen and saw I had 3 updates according to the app store, iTunes confirmed this. After downloading one of them I went back and now it says I have 14 updates, none are for the other 2 apps I need to update.
Edit - Also note, when I select one of these so called "updates" it does say that it's already installed and won't let me actually download it.
Edit 2 - Ok, now iTunes (on my computer) says I have 29 updates! I really do not know what is going on here, they are all old updates. One is for AIM 1.4.1 and I know 2.0 came out last week.
Last edited by sting7k; 03-03-2009 at 06:00 PM.
- 03-03-2009, 07:47 PM #5
- 03-03-2009, 07:53 PM #6iPhone Nanite
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App store update problems
I've been having the same incorrect update information showing up on my Iphone 3G: As many as 12 apps (which are actually current on the Iphone) show up when I select the "Updates" button of the App Store tool. Selecting any of them from the indicated list shows a grayed-out "installed" button, indicating no need to update. If I close and reopen the App Store and select updates, I get just an "All Apps are up to date" indication. This is continuing to occur. I am running software version 2.1.1 (not unlocked, not jailbroken).
- 03-03-2009, 08:48 PM #8
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- 03-03-2009, 10:11 PM #11
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- 03-05-2009, 03:14 PM #20
ditto for me they will randomly go away it seems like that happens when im on my wifi network but then comes back when on edge (I have an original iPhone) I havent done any testing on this theory but its just what I'm noticing. I wonder how many other people are having this issue?
- 03-05-2009, 04:07 PM #21
- 03-06-2009, 10:09 AM #22
I think this is a wide reaching issue, there are several threads in Apple's forums with people saying they have the same problems. I am now getting totally random numbers of "updates" through the app store on the iPhone and iTunes on my computer. All of them are out dated apps.
- 03-08-2009, 04:11 AM #23