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Query regarding updates

04-13-2011, 02:57 PM
#1
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: India
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Query regarding updates

I have more than two hundred games on my iPod, and this is after deleting tons of them which I thought I wasn't going to play. This whole update business is quite a hassle for me. I tend to be on travel quite a bit and don't get to access WiFi. Invariably when I open my iTunes on the laptop there are about 50 games waiting to be updated. And this list keeps getting longer. How do you guys manage your updates? Does everyone download every latest update available for every app they have on their iDevice?


PS: I remember an older thread on this, but don't remember the discussion or the solution.

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04-13-2011, 03:01 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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I go through all my updates about once a week, always through iTunes. Sometimes if it's a huge game like Infinity Blade I'll leave it for ages though... and occasionally I'll just delete an app instead of downloading the update if it's something I won't play much anyway.

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04-13-2011, 03:14 PM
#3
I did the same thing as you... And ended up with over 60 updates waiting.

The process of choosing which updates to apply became annoying.

So, i reviewed all my apps, deleted the rubbish ones entirely (device and iTunes) and then hit the update all button for the remainder.

It's so nice to have a couple of updates in the list now.

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04-13-2011, 03:45 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
Lol I download everything as soon as they're out..why would you wait. Even if you have a shitload, just leave your computer on overnight..200+ paid apps on my iPod, 600+ on iTunes. Not sure where the problem is..

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04-13-2011, 03:58 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 121
yea... if you have a big library the best thing to do is to update almost everyday.

I remember when i had around 500 apps, i didn't updated for about a month, after that there was so man updates that it took a couple of days to update them all since everytime i updated it crippled my internet uplink.

currently i have 727 apps, and i update daily... usually there's around 1 to 3 updates a day, and i can get them out of the way in a few minutes.

If you delete the game, you won't get the updates, i was worried that i was still going to get bugged by the updates for the games i didn't liked, but as long as they are out of the library, they won't bug you.
04-13-2011, 05:20 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2010
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I download whatever games I like. Then I update all apps whenever I'm not using my iPod. Notably, whenever I'm charging my iPod, I'll hot the download all button and then do something else.
04-13-2011, 05:27 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarwinAce View Post
yea... if you have a big library the best thing to do is to update almost everyday.

I remember when i had around 500 apps, i didn't updated for about a month, after that there was so man updates that it took a couple of days to update them all since everytime i updated it crippled my internet uplink.

currently i have 727 apps, and i update daily... usually there's around 1 to 3 updates a day, and i can get them out of the way in a few minutes.

If you delete the game, you won't get the updates, i was worried that i was still going to get bugged by the updates for the games i didn't liked, but as long as they are out of the library, they won't bug you.
Yep, that's what I don't have a single free game. All the crappy paid ones get deleted as well.

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04-13-2011, 05:32 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 729
i don't really spend that much money (about 30ish dollars total), but i get almost every single free app through free app a day and top ten, so i had about 600 apps
i update almost every day, but my library is on my home computer, so its notreally a problem
i'm kinda ocd about it
i can never leave an app un updated, especially on my ipod
i went insane when there was the itunes bug that always said there was an app to update even when there wasnt
but basically, i update constantly

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04-14-2011, 12:09 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: India
Posts: 964
Looks like patience is the key. Got to search for a zen instructor

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