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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ralphtrent, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. ralphtrent

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    I have the new market via manual install, and since then my apps that are set to automatic update no longer update automatically.

    Anyone else have this issue?
     

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    personally, I think it is a good thing - auto update turned on should not be the default setting. so often, an update breaks an app so I always watch the comments after an update and if they are good, I update and if not, I do not.

    anyway, why not just go into each app and check the "allow automatic updating" box?
     
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    That's the issue, that box is checked and still the apps are not automatically updating.

    don't that this as I am being an a$$, just clarifying the issue :)

    I understand what your saying about the broken apps issue, but these developers are pretty good to quickly correct broken update (except WHERE)
     
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    ahh.. I see. I never have them checked so cannot confirm they are working or not.
     
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    Except where they break them on purpose, i.e., Pandora now wanting access to your contacts list. If an app update would change permissions, does the auto - update feature dutifully update the app, or does it present a warning first? I don't know since, like Lock, I don't use that feature.
     
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    Shazam is another great example. They went from endless searches to like a 5 a month limit. so, I do NOT want the new one. If I allowed auto-update..

    Funny thing is, there are actual oder versions of apps I like more than newer versions.

    Another great example, I use Handcent and a lot of people say there are MMS sending and receivng issues with newer versions, I still have a version 4 versions old. I also kept a 3 version old version of Google Maps as the newer ones had functions added and removed I did not want.

    As for devs "fixing" things when broken, this can be very slow given so many phone types, ROMs, OS versions, etc - they are often not fast enough for me to fix it so I would rather keep an older version proven to work for me.
     
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    I believe that when an update would add additional permissions, it requires a manual update. I've definitely seen apps that are set to auto-update listed as "Update (Manual)" in the Downloads section, and updating it manually brings up the permissions screen.
     

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