iOS apps not automatically updating

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#1

This issue has been bugging me for ages. Even though I have auto-updates turned on in the settings, apps do not automatically update. Has anyone found a fix?

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#2

Happens to my wife all the time. Wish I had some help for you! Looking for advice too

#3

This has been going on for years. It’s deliberate. (For some reason.)

#4

In my experience they update at night when charging. I know this because mine will show “updated today” or similar message, for apps that appeared needing updates yesterday.

Frustrating for me is having to individually update each app if I want to do it manually. Using the Update All button makes me have to enter my passcode, which is not worth it.

#5

That’s weird - I’ve never ever had to do that.

But typically I’ll go to Updates, pull to refresh (which I shouldn’t have to do) and suddenly 3-15 apps appear that need updating.

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#6

Auto currently works on my iPad Had to push buttons on my phone.

#7

I’m having this issue too, some apps auto update, some apps need to be done manually, seemingly at random.

e.g. Netflix hasn’t installed a 3 day old update, but the Gmail app updated automatically overnight.