Does anyone hate the fact that you have to update your apps all the time?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Yodeski, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Yodeski

    Yodeski Member
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you hate the fact that you always have to update apps? What do you think? I'd love to see what other folks think about that red update symbol that never seems to go away.
     
  2. RoofMonkey

    RoofMonkey Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Likes Received:
    2,035
    Oh how I hate improvements and bug fixes to apps.
    Laden heavily with sarcasm ;)
     
  3. Europa

    Europa Moderator
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5,471
    Most developers continuously look at their software and provide bug fixes, firmware-compatibility updates, security updates, improvements and enhancements as needed and upon request. The apps may not be compatible with major firmware updates, so they might become worthless if the developers don't update them for the new firmware. I don't mind it at all; I prefer to buy software and apps that aren't abandoned by their developers. You can stick with old versions if you like. Apple doesn't force you to update.
     
  4. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    No they don't. :)
    ImageUploadedByiCafe1329632257.789651.jpg
     
  5. Kadelic

    Kadelic Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Likes Received:
    1,643
    Lol, that would drive me nuts! It's bad enough that iTunes always shows that I have five apps with updates available but when I click on the button to update it tells me there are none available.
     
  6. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    It used to drive me nuts. I also hate the email badge. I always open them to get rid of the badge. I show seven because my kids just emailed me good nights and I returned five redbox movies.
    I don't update them because I got tired of the changes that was being made. Unless I'm have a problem with the app I don't update. I will update when iOS 5.1 comes out or I jailbreak.
     
  7. Europa

    Europa Moderator
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5,471
    Me, too. I've had a couple of updates over the years that I regretted doing, but that was easy to fix. You just delete it on your phone and sync. The old version will be synced on when you do this. If you've already synced and have the new version on your computer, you just delete the app on your phone, grab the .ipa out of the trash can and drag it into iTunes and then sync. I'm not going to miss out on all of the helpful updates when there is a solution for the rare occasion that one sucks.
     
  8. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    I do grab the files out of my recycle bin. Kevin taught me that trick.
     
  9. Europa

    Europa Moderator
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5,471
    Heh. I taught him that trick.

    So why not update then? The only preventative maintenance involved is not emptying your trash until you've tested the apps. I'd rather have garbage in the trash than outdated versions of most of my apps. Most of them are either beneficial or neutral. The other option is to grab them all out of the trash can and hang onto them, but I'm top lazy to do that.
     
  10. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    Never thought about it. I also only sync once every month. If that. I don't have anything on my phone i would die without if I lost it.
     
  11. Europa

    Europa Moderator
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5,471
    Yeah, you can get away without syncing at all since 5.0 and iCloud.

    The first method I mentioned would work perfectly for you then. ;)
     
  12. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    I don't use the cloud. Just have never been one to sync often.
    I think now it is more of a let's see how high I can get that badge number. :)
     
  13. Europa

    Europa Moderator
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5,471
    Well, we couldn't be more different there. I update the moment I notice them.
     
  14. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    I used to be that way. Am that way with every thing. I had a run of bad updates that changed things that I liked. Or added thing I didn't like. So I stopped updating. Plus I have only not been updating since Xmas.
     
  15. Europa

    Europa Moderator
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5,471
    I get what you're saying. It's just that there is a workaround so you don't have to take an all-or-nothing approach and miss out on the good updates.
     
  16. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    Very true. I hadn't thought of it like that till tonight.
     
  17. imutter

    imutter Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Likes Received:
    746
    yeah that is me
     
  18. rambo47

    rambo47 Contributor
    Silver

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Likes Received:
    79
    Updates can be a pain in the pattute but at least the iPhone makes it easy to select "Update All" and get it done quickly. If you're connected over WiFi when you do the updates it goes very fast, and of course you can continue to do other things while the phone updates your apps.
     
  19. btitus

    btitus Contributor
    Silver

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Likes Received:
    26
    I actually get excited when I see that updates are available!


    Sent from my iPhone4 using iCafe app
     
  20. ZR_Yancy

    ZR_Yancy Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Likes Received:
    737
    I look forward to updates because new features and tweaks are always welcomed.
     

Share This Page