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Any way to automatically update all apps?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by gwlaw99, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks!
     



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  2. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

    Not at this time.
     
  3. Jerm13

    Jerm13 Member

    That would be sweet. Updating gets to be a chore when you app list gets long.
     
  4. Droidood

    Droidood Well-Known Member

    I can't believe they overlooked something so simple... has anyone figured out a way to do this yet?
     
  5. CatsTide

    CatsTide Android Expert

    i have a ton of apps loaded and i actually enjoy the 60-90 seconds a day i devote to updating my apps. i look forward to checking to see what all has been updated.
     
  6. GDroid

    GDroid Android Enthusiast

    This would be a bad idea IMO. I like to see what specific changes were made to the app before I go ahead with the update. What if the developer releases an update that you don't want, but you go ahead and update the app? Beautiful Widgets is a good example. :D
     
  7. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    maybe a check list option. However, if you went about it this way the apps would have to install one at a time even if you said "update all" slowing down everything else on your phone. So, update what you want NOW, right now. And then when your not busy, update the rest. Besides its unlikely you will have more then 3-4 apps to update at a time.
     
  8. GDroid

    GDroid Android Enthusiast

    I was also thinking of the separate "update-list" idea. With the current system, it seems once you ignore/clear an update, I believe it gets lost until the next update reminder, or you have to locate your app in the market and see if an update is available. Maybe someone is able to create such a list.
     
  9. CatsTide

    CatsTide Android Expert

    just go to the market and hit menu>downloads. you will see all the available updates there.
     
  10. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    Thats what i do. I often dismiss all my updates as soon as they come in and wait to do them till right before I go to bed cause I won't be using my phone for anything else. Sometimes my updates lag or pause for some reason so I don't update when Im out and about.

    So as he said, when in the market press the four line button (menu) and click downloads.
     
  11. GDroid

    GDroid Android Enthusiast

    Good catch guys. This is what I was referring to.
     
  12. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    I agree. I love seeing that update icon in the notification bar.


    Automatic updates might not always be desireable like with the recent overhaul of Beautiful Widgets, alot of people would have been pissed if it overwrote the HTC style without being able to back it up first.
     
  13. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    True. Im still using the htc version of beautiful widgets. Maybe if you could set an update que though...
     
  14. Droidood

    Droidood Well-Known Member

    An "Update all" button or checklist is what I'm looking for, not automatic updates that download and install without warning whenever one is detected. I don't see any reason this shouldn't already be a feature of Android...
     
  15. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    The reason you don't and can not have an "Update All" button or "Checklist" is simply because almost every APP is made by a different individual (s) addressing different issues with each APP. That is why it is not a feature within Android, outside of our OS Android doesn't make many of the APPs in the Market, they are all third party APPS.
     
  16. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    Thanks for reminding me, I've just been ignoring that Update, guess I better use Astro and back it up before I occidentally choose Update :eek:
     
  17. Polymira

    Polymira Member

    What does this have to do with anything?

    The fact is MOST people will install all of the updates showing as having any .. one .. after .. the .. frustrating .. next.

    An update all button / check box would be the perfect solution for users. Just because the apps are from different individuals doesn't mean this isn't feasable/better.
     
  18. duranc

    duranc Newbie

    Listen when you start a thread.
    It will give you a list of threads that have already been started.
    In this case many people have already asked this same question.

    Then people come on here and right no, in 20 different ways.
    Don't answer unless you have the answer which is YES!
    It saves people time, and effort to see if someone actually has the answer.

    Thanks.
     
  19. GDroid

    GDroid Android Enthusiast

    They probably could make this an "option" but of course it will be the user's responsibility if they obtain an update they do not agree with. For example, if you were one of those "update all" users, but then started b*tchin that Beautiful Widgets is now "ugly", that would be your, the user's, fault. There's already some people out there who are blaming the developer of BW of changing the look of the application, meanwhile they were the ones who didn't read what the update was about and went along with the update regardless. The developer posted a warning. Anyway, just my 2 cents. :D
     
  20. gotwillk

    gotwillk Android Enthusiast

    I agree with OP on this. there should at least be an OPTION to do it. for the ppl that wanna use it of course. just put a disclaimer telling the user this will potentially have unwanted results. can't be that hard. I for one would like to have this as an AVAILABLE OPTION.
     
  21. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Android Enthusiast

    On Apple's app store, you can update each app individually or click a button to update all.
     
  22. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Android Enthusiast

    That's not the reason. It was either overlooked or tecnically impossible. It has nothing to with the fact that the apps are from third parties.
     
  23. jakone

    jakone Newbie

    You don't have to wait for one update to completely install before starting the next update. I have had at least five updates installing at once before. It is alot faster than one at a time.
     
  24. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

    Yah but each update takes 3 button presses. So if you have 5 app updates, 5x3 = 15 button presses that could be eliminated with just 1 - 3 total.

    Don't really need an "auto update", but an "update all" would be nice.
     
  25. jakone

    jakone Newbie

    Yes I agree with you, my posts was for people who didn't know that you could update more than 1 app at a time.
     
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