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Why can't I update my app?


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Every time that I try to update my app, i press on update and it goes straight back to the app that I'm trying to update. I want to update it as their are some very cool Christmassy things that I would like to do on it.


Feb 20, 2014
What app are we talking about? And did you restart your device already to do some troubleshooting?


Oct 2, 2013
I've noticed when I update some apps recently, when I tap to update, it takes me to the App. But when I go back to look, it did update. If it's just an occasional thing, try a hard reset like Yuk suggests. Hold the top power/sleep button and the home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears, then release. Another thing you can do is go to Settings >iTunes and App Store >Automatic Downloads> Toggle on App Store updates. After updating, Toggle it back off.

Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.