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HuskerG Level 1 (0 points)
Ok, so I purchased an app while it was free and the new update limits functionality; obviously I don't want to update, but I also don't want to see that "1" on the App Store every time I use my iPad. I also don't want to have to keep avoiding it when I update other apps in the itunes store.

How do I get rid of this thing telling me I have 1 update when I don't want it?

Windows XP, iPhone 4 - 16gb / iPad WiFi-3g/32GB
  • Martin_UK Level 2 (150 points)
    You can't.
  • HuskerG Level 1 (0 points)
    Well that *****, why can't I choose to not upgrade and make the stupid notifications stop? I believe your answer because I obviously cannot find a way to do it, but cannot believe they would not have a way if you know what I mean.
  • Martin_UK Level 2 (150 points)
    I wouldn't imagine Apple ever expected people not to want to install fixes and updates.
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)
  • HuskerG Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, thanks for the link; I will certainly give my feedback on this as it makes little sense to me. I doubt I will be heard but oh, well.

    The app clearly states "If you downloaded during our free trial and do not want to lose full access, do not update your app."

    So I guess I am doomed to never be able to select "update all" again and I'm stuck with the ridiculous "1" on the appstore icon.

    How can I be the only person that finds this annoying? Is it really that hard to just allow you to decline the update and stop getting reminded of it?
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)
    HuskerG wrote:
    How can I be the only person that finds this annoying?

    Probably because the rest of us always want the latest and greatest version.
  • HuskerG Level 1 (0 points)
    Philly, I don't think you get it. There is no latest, greatest to this. The update to the app is to limit it's functionality on the free version. The app was offered as a fully functional trial offer and those that got it have full access. Why would I want to update it? Even the developer says not to upgrade.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)
    Well I guess then that the nuisance of the "1" indicator is something that you'll need to put up with in order to save a buck or whatever the app costs.
  • HuskerG Level 1 (0 points)
    FYI, it is a 600 meg cookbook that costs $5. Why you think I or anyone else would pay for something we already have is a mystery. You seem to be one of those people who offer no advice but just feel the need to post. You offered nothing in the way of assistance with my issue so I have no idea what you think you are contributing. The question is not how much something costs, the question is why is there no way to select what upgrades one wants. Unless you have an answer to that or can offer a work-around, your posts are useless.

    I have received sufficient input and I thank those that answered without the rhetoric.

    The End.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)
  • Jay in NYC Level 1 (0 points)
    Very surprised and dismayed to hear this. I have a cute little app (talking carl) that has an update with changes I don't want. There is a warning on the update page that says something to the effect of IF YOU LIKE CARL DO NOT UPDATE. So it seems to me that apple should provide a means for temporarily or permanently bypassing updates, a la the Microsoft update process. Not being able to bypass an update now has two very undesirable consequences: (1) I can no longer UPDATE ALL, and (2) I might accidentally hit the update I don't want. And of course there's the now ubiquitous red 1 that I can't get rid of.

    Does anyone from apple read these messages?
  • Jwh409 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same issue. I want to keep talking carl but the app update says don't update or TC will "quit talking"
  • Demo Level 10 (88,826 points)
    No. This is a user to user forum. Apple does not read our posts. They do monitor the site, but if you want to let them know how you feel, send them feedback here.
  • Bruce Hanson1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have a similar issue. I have an app called Perfect Downloader that allows me to download videos to my iPad, including YouTube. It is wonderful, but as you might expect, YouTube doesn't like it, though I am not sure why. The Update itself says Don't Download if You Want to Continue to Download YouTube videos. Obviously, the primary reason I got the app was to share videos from YouTube, independent of buffering. I read the somewhat derisive comments above, but would suggest that there are some common personality traits that many tech enthusiasts share. When I see a number there under App Updates, it calls my name. For me it is like a crooked picture hanging on the wall. I have to straighten it. Ordinarily I immediately update everything, but if I get an update that says DON'T UPDATE in Big Black Letters, I don't want to do it. Somewhere at the bottom of the Update Page there ought to be a button for delete, since there is a button that says Update All. There ought to be an instruction in reverse.
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