- 11-30-2012, 08:16 PM #1
My apps like the wpcentral app had an update but I had no idea until I went to the app in the store it said update in bottom left corner...
I then went through a lot of apps and found there where many more that had updates but I received no notifications I had apps that had updates...
Now is it something I disabled or is there a current issue with the phone and store?
i am using a Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T
any ideas would be most appreciated...
- 11-30-2012, 08:22 PM #2
The notification isn't instant. I have no idea how the phones get notified of updates, by some sort of occasional polling, I suppose, but if it was constantly checking for updates, you'd have no battery left to use the phone... There are times that you'll read of an update on WPCentral before you see it on the Live Tile, there are times you'll see it first by going shopping in the store and seeing updates, and there are times that you'll see it first by looking at the Live Tile. No worries. That extra couple hours that it might take for your Live tile to tell you there's an update isn't that big a deal - you'll get notified.
- 12-01-2012, 04:22 AM #3
I am talking about the Store home on the phone it isn't showing there are any app updates when I go to it! I had it with my Windows 7 phone!
I do not receive them with my new Windows 8 device was wondering if there was an issue or if I need to do anything to fix the issue!
12-01-2012, 06:40 AM #4
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As you're not the first person to mention not receiving updates for apps in quite a while, I wonder if there is a problem. It should check at least once a day if I remember correctly - if you've been several days without receiving an update notification for an app which you KNOW has an update available, then maybe there is an issue with the Store not checking successfully.
- 12-01-2012, 06:41 AM #5
hopmedic's response still applies to why the update indicator doesn't show up on the Store home page. It polls occassionally and no one knows for certain the polling time. As soon as it finds an update, it displays it on the Store home page and on the live tile. It would be useful to have the ability to manually check for updates. But for now, the only workaround is to go to each app's page on the Store and check to see if the "Update" button appears on the bottom right.
- 12-01-2012, 10:55 AM #6
12-01-2012, 11:05 AM #7
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Also, don't forget updates aren't always perfect. If Microsoft give 100% of users the update immediately, and it breaks everyone, how angry will people be? If Microsoft roll out say 25% of users each day, they've got a couple of days to catch major issues.
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12-05-2012, 07:23 PM #11
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Windows Phone (United States) on your PHONE, log in to your Microsoft account at the top right, then also in the same spot, open up the menu and go to purchase history. From there just click on the app name that you want to update (for my case I found extras+info and network+) which I did not get update notifications for.
Unfortunately it does not work for me for the new display update.
- 12-06-2012, 11:18 AM #14
Yeah, I haven't seen any app updates in a few day. It's a bit alarming compared to my android phone, which often has double digit updates every day. Didn't get the words with friends update (thought it wasn't clear if the nokia version also had one), or the recent network+ and display updates
It would be best if there were a check for updates button.This will be my first and last Windows Phone unless Microsoft fixes the completely broken live tile / notification system.
12-07-2012, 01:05 PM #15
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I too am having this problem. Used to get update numbers on the store live tile all the time and now haven't for a week or so, even when there's updates. If I go to the store app's page it shows the update button correctly. This seems to be a Win 8 MS bug that has gotten worse over time.
- 12-08-2012, 01:52 AM #16
Ah... Leaving my phone, while charging, in range of the wifi base station netted me 8 updates last night o.0 Including several Nokia system apps (display; extras).
I cannot change my phone type via the wpcentral app, it is a Nokia lumia 920.
12-11-2012, 10:18 PM #18
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Yup, facing the same issue, did contact the @WinPhoneSupport, and they ask me to do the soft-reset, but no avail.
See my Twitter conversation with them here:
- 12-13-2012, 08:18 AM #21
still nothing for me. My phone is practically on top of my wifi router when it charges, and I've tried to leave the store running as well. I've had a few soft resets due to freezes since I last saw an update on the store tile. I'm hesitant to factory reset my phone.This will be my first and last Windows Phone unless Microsoft fixes the completely broken live tile / notification system.
12-14-2012, 05:02 PM #23
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I'm on an Australian Lumia 920 and travelled to the states for work, ever since getting back a week and a half ago I no longer receive updates.
Not sure if the travel had anything to do with it or it was just a coincidence. I've tried soft resetting. I really hope MS have addressed this bug in the upcoming update.
12-14-2012, 06:34 PM #24
- 43 Posts
This is frustrating. The Nokia Drive app was updated days ago and I just found out today, by going to the app's page, that I didn't get the update yet. I also had to get the extras update by coming to this forum and finding the direct link to the store page. I have had the phone for a little over a week, and haven't had an app update notification since about the 2nd or 3rd day.
12-15-2012, 08:52 AM #25
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All, I'm having this same issue. Last night had to go manually hunt through the store and update on app per app basis. And yes, I've had my phone charging overnight within wifi (which shuts off when phone is off anyways) and the updates push have been hit or miss. The best way to actually get Microsoft to "hear" your feedback is through their official UserVoice page: Feature Suggestions: Hot (19432 ideas) This forum is helpful but best to go directly to source. That's also where you can upvote/submit new feature requests which is nice.
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