App Updates - Can they be "automatic"?Support


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  1. Larryf

    Larryf Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I thought there was a way to set the Droid to "automatically" download and install updates to apps that were on the phone.

    I currently have to go into the Market app, click on Menu -> Downloads and see if any are marked 'Update Available' and update each one.

    Is there a way to automate this or at least get a pop-up notification that an update is available?
     

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  2. defkorn

    defkorn Well-Known Member

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    With Android 2.2 and the new market app it has you can turn on automatic updates for certain apps or all of them. Some still require a manual update, I'm not sure why (maybe a change in permissions, etc?)

    You should get a notification when there are updates to apps via notification bar. I'm not sure what triggers a notification to be sent, but I would imagine it is related to syncing. I notice I get notifed when there are at least 3 or 4 updates available, so maybe its just trying to group them together?
     
  3. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    I usually only get a notification for updates after I visit the market
     
  4. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    Auto-updates won't come until 2.2.

    Another change with apps in 2.2 is the ability to "Update All", like the iOS devices. No more having to update one at a time manually.
     
  5. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you're forced to do manual updates in Froyo only when there's a change in permissions.

    I'm not sure about this either, but I think that the Android Market might poll for updates at set intervals, and by opening the Market you're doing a manual poll for updates in between those intervals. Just a guess.
     

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