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    I've read several articles about updates for apps that I definitely have installed (Words With Friends being the latest example), yet I am not being notified of an available update. Anyone else experiencing this? Is there a way to manually check for updates?

    device type - AT&T Lumia 920
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    If you go into the store and find the app you want to update, when you go to the app's page in the bottom left if there's an update available it'll say "update". If you then go back to the storefront you'll get the update notification. It seems WP8 checks for updates in its own time so if you know there's an update for an app you have but you're not being notified you can either go to the app and force the update or wait a while and sooner or later WP8 will notify you. It's a bit of a laid-back approach but it works.
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    Thanks for the tip -- it worked!
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    It seems that the phone checks for updates once a day. Mine always checks at about 1PM. I do the same thing that Muessig mentioned above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pderosa View Post
    It seems that the phone checks for updates once a day. Mine always checks at about 1PM. I do the same thing that Muessig mentioned above.
    It checks more than once, as I've gotten updates multiple times in a day, but only Microsoft really knows the polling rate.
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    I don't even know if it checks once a day. I have the Lumia 920 and for the most part only known of updates because of posts here. Then one day, I received a notification for 7 updates! Not sure what's going on with it, but would like to see it be more consistent. Not a huge deal though, I have WPcentral to keep me in check...
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    Looks like my 8x has never checked for updates yet :( They really need to redesign and update Marketplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewakaMJ View Post
    I don't even know if it checks once a day. I have the Lumia 920 and for the most part only known of updates because of posts here. Then one day, I received a notification for 7 updates! Not sure what's going on with it, but would like to see it be more consistent. Not a huge deal though, I have WPcentral to keep me in check...
    This happens to me all the time when I use 1st Gen device. Once my device never checked the updates, I finally fixed this problem by flashing the ROM again. Hope this situation won't happen to my WP8 device. I'm not an Android guy.
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    Same thing on my 8X. I would love a "check for updates" button. Or at least a "My Apps" page so you don't have to go into each app separately.
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    As of now, I know that there's an update for the Amazon app. I've browsed through the store to look at other apps but I haven't gone to look at the actual Amazon app, which will obviously show that there's an update and refresh the live tile. There's no notification on the live tile yet. I'm going to wait and see how long it takes for it to show up, if at all.
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    I did a test recently like this. I knew there were updates in the store so I just kept data on and waited for the update to show. It appeared around 4-5pm. Good to know it still notifies me.
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    Mine seems to have suddenly stopped. It was working and now doesn't seem to. No idea why.
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    I'm kind of annoyed there isn't a Check for updates type of button in the store app.

    Yesterday I was thinking there isn't one in the Windows 8 store either. But there is, it's just buried.
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    It should be in sync when you open your app store, so whenever you open the store it checks. I don't see how hard that could be.
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    Mine seems to now strangely be working again after I posted the above. Spooky...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtDB View Post
    I've read several articles about updates for apps that I definitely have installed (Words With Friends being the latest example), yet I am not being notified of an available update. Anyone else experiencing this? Is there a way to manually check for updates?

    device type - AT&T Lumia 920
    They don't seem to get checked all at once. ie... every phone is not going to show the that there are updates available at the same time. Nothing is wrong, just relax... they generally show up within a day.
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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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    Apps update notifications have not been working since the day 1 on my Lumia 920.
    I only need to check the updates manually - doing it for the essential apps. This is not convenient at all.

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