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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mxrider821, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. mxrider821

    mxrider821 Well-Known Member
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    i have an ipod touch and when there are multiple updates on apps it has a button that says "update all apps". is there anway to do this on the droid?

    its a pain going though each app and having to click update than OK, update than OK... etc.

    thanks in advance

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  2. baggachipz

    baggachipz Lurker

    I agree, this would be nice. As it is, I just ignore updates for my lesser-used apps for now.
  3. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    +1...four clicks per app (select and then select update and then OK and then OK) can get tedious...

    But then again, I check so obsessively for updates that I've never had more than four apps at one time. :D
  4. jer.lawrence

    jer.lawrence Member

    +1 here too -- that would be an excellent addition.
  5. oceanlight

    oceanlight Android Enthusiast

    atrackdog does it.

    i remember it had some problems a while ago. it's probably been updated since then.
  6. zandroid

    zandroid Android Enthusiast

    would also like to know.
    i never get notified of an update though... so i just check manually. anyone else?
  7. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Just tried it - it incorrectly identified several updates that weren't there when it sent me to marketplace. Five of six apps it said had updates had none listed. It even claimed an update was available for an app that has been pulled from the market.

    I also don't see any option to update apps automatically - the only install option is an "Install from Market" option - that opens Marketplace to the app and it's the same install/update process as usual.

    Looks interesting, but looks like it needs some work...
  8. Tek34

    Tek34 Newbie

    I think I'm up to 54 apps now with pending updates. I only update those apps that I use most often and may require updates to fix existing bugs I'm aware of. And then I only update if the recent comments says its still a stable app on my device or it has a new feature to make it worth it to me. I'd hate to introduce a problem to the app or worse my phones OS just to get a new feature I don't use or a bug fix not necessarily intended for my device.

    Each update ususally requires a little more internal memory usage as the apps tend to grow steadily. Last time I updated 4 or 5 apps the additional space filled my internal memory which caused all my downloads to stop. No additional apps could be downloaded or updated, and I believe my e-mail stopped retrieving as well.
  9. zandroid

    zandroid Android Enthusiast

    Not flaming... but what do you need 54 apps for? You're going to run out of space soon (as I see in your sig), so what's keeping you from deleting some of the apps now?
  10. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    54 apps is good because it's one more than 53 apps.
  11. baddriver

    baddriver Well-Known Member

    Really? Following this train of thought, what do you NEED a smartphone for? Surely many things we have/use are not necessary but nice to have and convenient.
  12. Tek34

    Tek34 Newbie

    Oh I use more than 54 apps. I have a few apps that duplicate function as I determine which I believe is the best in its breed, but I will only keep those that I actually use. I have uninstalled many apps but I plan on getting all I can out of this smartphone to justify its monthly service fees.
  13. rhyno

    rhyno Member

    About the running out of memory bit: I thought that I had read somewhere that only the exe file needed to be stored on the internal memory and that the rest of the apps files could be stored on the card. Was that an innacurate post/statement?
  14. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    That is a correct statement...apps can (and do) store content/images/data on the SD card, and the running code on the device. I don't know the technical issues that guide exactly what must be on the device vs. the card...

    An ability to install apps "entirely" to the SD card will like come, either from Google (there were discussions about this being something that google engineers are working on) and/or via rooting.
  15. duranc

    duranc Newbie

    Is that the Iphone can update all.
    Even if someone has 3 updates, why not have an update all button.

    I personally have like 12 apps, that I use often.
    Someone please look into this.

    Post back actuall answers not dumb converstations about "why people have 54 apps".
  16. johninbigd

    johninbigd Android Enthusiast

    How do you manually check the market for updates? I don't see that option.
  17. GreedyBird

    GreedyBird Member

    In the market app if you click the menu button, there are three options: search, downloads and help. If you click on downloads it shows you all the apps you download and if there are any updates for them.
  18. ergalthema

    ergalthema Well-Known Member

    Subscribing. Hoping to hear of an easier way some day.

    Mainly it's the 4 clicks with processing lag for each update that makes it annoying for me. I would like it if there was a list of available updates, I check which ones I want and then just hit "go".

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