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    I had to restore about a week ago, and since then I haven't gotten any app updates. I've been able to update a few manually by going into the store and selecting the app, but that's it. Any idea how to fix this?
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    Is wifi enabled?
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    Yes. I pretty much only use WiFi.
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    I'm having the same issue. Once upon a time I received update notifications but haven't gotten them in more than a week. I'm connected to wifi and LTE. Really don't feel like manually searching for apps by name. Makes me really appreciated IOS and Jellybean.
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    I haven't got app updates notifications regularly since Mango.
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    My verdict is wp8 app updates are just not real time. Nothing like google play store. I can live with it though. However I do wonder since the app update is already available (when shown at the app page), why doesn't the information get pushed to the store's main view or live tile..?
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2046856
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    After deliberately searching all my installed apps on app store, I just realized I have 2 apps that have new updates. They are My Stocks Portfolio and List & Things (paid). Updates were released on 12/12 and 13/12. Today is 17/12, but I never saw the available updates info on the store's main screen or live tile. After this deliberate exercise, I do see the available updates info on store app main screen as well as the live tile. I'm also now convinced this is a current shortcoming in wp8 app store.
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    The problem for me is that I'm nit getting system updates, like extras or network for example.
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    What I have noticed, and this is not just with WP8, as I saw the same thing with my Samsung Focus, is that update notifications does not come through regularly when I am on WiFi, but when I switch to cellular data, I then often get a lot of update alerts. As I am on WiFi most of the time, I often find when I go out and turn off WiFi and turn on cellular data, I get hit with a lot of update notices not too long after. Just today, I got 15 when I was out. I wait until I get back home and get back on WiFi to do the updates. With the fact that WP8 turns off the WIFi when the have the screen is turned off (soon to be changed with the OS update), maybe that is making it worse on WP8. For those of you who are like me that stay on WiFi a lot, try turning off WiFi and turning on cellular data for an hour or two (when you know your are not going to be using much data) and see if you get any update alerts.
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    This is what I do and I've always been notified this way. If I know there is an update for one of my apps I will turn on my data connection from about midday til about 5pm. When I check at 5 I will always have notifications of an update if there is one. Hope this works for you too!
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    Hmm, I'll have to try that tonight. Thanks :) so app updates have a hard time coming through when WiFi is on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiegrrl86 View Post
    Hmm, I'll have to try that tonight. Thanks :) so app updates have a hard time coming through when WiFi is on?
    As far as I can tell WiFi is turned off after 30secondz oc the screen being turned off to conserve battery. This will change very soon with the update where they give you the option to keep it on. For now though, data is the only connection that remains on when the phone is on standby.
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    I've noticed this too. Updates that have been out for a few weeks still don't show up on the live tile until I go search for the app. I'm really hoping the OS update coming up fixes a lot of these small issues.
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    Holy crap... I got notified of about a dozen updates overnight! I didn't do anything different so maybe MS fixed something on their end.
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    This didn't seem to help me.
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    I read that facebook had an update, but the app store didn't show anything on the tile to indicate any of my apps HAD an update. I searched for facebook in the app store, found facebook and instead of Install, i saw the option to upgrade. I cancelled out of it, and then the main window of the app store showed a 1 at the bottom, to indicate an update.

    Other than that, I haven't been notified of any updates in a few weeks.
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    Try to keep your data on for longer - the phones check the market periodically. My phone does it in the afternoon, see if you have updates if you leave it on in the night. This has worked for *me* I'm guessing that it should work for others unless I've got it completely wrong...
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    I feel you guys are a bit over reacting. The store notification alwys shows several updates at a time and about twice or once a week. I guess it just doesn't check for updates everyday, instead it's like twice a week? My point is, it always shows up sooner or later. And if you in need of a certain upgrade you know have been pushed out, just go to store and check for it
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    I hadn't had an update notification in over 2 weeks. I've never had this issue on any older windows phones so there was definitely some problem.
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    I ended up logging in to the app store website and was able to grab the updates that never came through. Might want to try that if you are having the sane problem :)
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    ynight,
    I beg to differ on your opinion. It's not an over-reaction. It's a discussion and (now) a confirmation of a feature that was once working but not anymore. It is also one that would be agreed by majority as basic and essential which is why other OS have it. I don't keep many apps, but the suggestion of searching for updates one-by-one sounds silly. I'm positive it'll get fixed in time to come. And people here have benefited from knowing this issue is faced by many others.
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    I had this issue before when I always turn off 3G data and WiFi at night. Once I left data on overnight, notification came in
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    There is an issue with WP8. I just chatted with Microsoft tech help and they said there should be a fix for this sometime in January but he wasn't sure. I won't be holding my breath. My Lumia 900 used to notify me anytime there was an update. I've had my Lumia 920 since November and have NEVER received notification for an update. So all you people who have been complaining about this are right. There IS a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelman View Post
    There is an issue with WP8. I just chatted with Microsoft tech help and they said there should be a fix for this sometime in January but he wasn't sure. I won't be holding my breath. My Lumia 900 used to notify me anytime there was an update. I've had my Lumia 920 since November and have NEVER received notification for an update. So all you people who have been complaining about this are right. There IS a problem.
    I receive them all the time, but never for a Nokia app.
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    Yes, something IS wrong! Here are the answers I got during a chat with a Microsoft tech agent:

    "If i understand right, you're needing help with your application updates? Definitely a known issue with the series 8 at this point. The Live Tiles on your device will prompt you for an update if you go to the store manually, but at this point the rollout fix is planned just not available as of yet. Found that you're not the only one having this issue as of late. 7.5's still update just fine, just not the 8's. I'll add your account as one of the known issues with it and ultimately as soon as an over-the-air update occurs for the device, it should resolve your issue. They're estimating mid January still, but again that's just an estimate."
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