1. ynotbike's Avatar
    So this is a common problem with windows phone where updates get stuck or whatever. Anyway I always forget the fix and this one seems to work. The skype update made me remember and I ended up having 9 updates I didn't know about.

    Steps from AliGoneMobile: How to Fix Windows Phone App Updates Notifications on Store Live Tile

    1. Find any app that has a pending update, and open it in the store do not update the app yet, just make sure your phone registers that there is an update available, then exit the store.
    2. Unpin the Store live tile from your start screen
    3. Soft reset your phone by holding the volume down and power button together for about ten seconds.- This will NOT delete any of your data.
    4. Pin the store tile back to your home screen and wait. (it might take several hours for the first updates to appear, as the store doesn't constantly check for updates).

    So for the new Icon owners give it a try.
    Zippier, BfnC and ret18057 like this.
    02-26-2014 10:46 AM
  2. Tom Gjonaj's Avatar
    is this a permanent fix or do you have to do this every time/every once in a while?
    02-26-2014 10:51 AM
  3. ynotbike's Avatar
    is this a permanent fix or do you have to do this every time/every once in a while?
    If I remember correctly its permanent, or at least it will be a while before you'll have to do it again.
    02-26-2014 10:53 AM
  4. Tom Gjonaj's Avatar
    alright i just tried this. Skype has an update so I was lucky. Now going to wait and see. Does this mean I will get notifications right away now when an update is available? It seems like before it only refreshed updates once a week, which is very annoying.
    02-26-2014 10:56 AM
  5. primortal's Avatar
    alright i just tried this. Skype has an update so I was lucky. Now going to wait and see. Does this mean I will get notifications right away now when an update is available? It seems like before it only refreshed updates once a week, which is very annoying.
    With my 822 it was a daily check if there were updates to the apps I have installed on the device. I know on the Icon I get an update for one app yesterday. And just checking now I have 3 one is Skype.
    02-26-2014 11:01 AM
  6. Tom Gjonaj's Avatar
    With my 822 it was a daily check if there were updates to the apps I have installed on the device. I know on the Icon I get an update for one app yesterday. And just checking now I have 3 one is Skype.

    is there a way to refresh the Microsoft store to show updates or is it basically wait and see
    02-26-2014 11:03 AM
  7. gapost's Avatar
    I think the store checks for updates once a day. Almost every morning, I have updates showing available and I install them. I've never had to go through these steps, but maybe I'm in the minority.
    02-26-2014 11:08 AM
  8. gapost's Avatar
    is there a way to refresh the Microsoft store to show updates or is it basically wait and see
    I think it is wait at least one day. I don't think there is any manual update refresh. Of course, you can go to the app you know is updated and do it manually.
    02-26-2014 11:09 AM
  9. ynotbike's Avatar
    This doesn't happen to everyone, I haven't received any updates since the first day I got the phone. I've had to search for an app then update but after doing this I was immediately notified of the 9 updates, 4 were system app updates that I wouldn't have known about.
    02-26-2014 11:10 AM
  10. Tom Gjonaj's Avatar
    they definitely need a refresh option at least, or a page that shows all the apps you have downloaded from the store so you can see what needs to be updated.
    02-26-2014 11:13 AM
  11. Zippier's Avatar
    Thanks ynotbike!

    I didn't know I was having this issue until I saw your thread title and it made me wonder why I haven't seen any app updates since getting my Icon. Tried it out and it worked!
    02-26-2014 12:16 PM
  12. Starrbuck's Avatar
    Absolutely no issues updating apps here. I've currently got 2.69GB of apps and everything has been updated to current. Several updates arrived after a couple of days of having the phone.
    02-26-2014 12:28 PM
  13. ynotbike's Avatar
    Thanks ynotbike!

    I didn't know I was having this issue until I saw your thread title and it made me wonder why I haven't seen any app updates since getting my Icon. Tried it out and it worked!
    Glad to help. Maybe we can make this a sticky just for the the 1% of us that are having the issue and those new to WP.
    02-26-2014 01:16 PM
  14. BfnC's Avatar
    Thanks for posting, I did it and immediately had 15 updates - been getting tired of manually checking for apps I knew should be updated. Interestingly, my wife's Icon has been getting updates fine while mine has not. So I guess it really is hit and miss... I should have gone with my gut and reset the phone right away, guess I'll probably do it tonight just for fun.
    02-26-2014 01:20 PM
  15. Kage Maru's Avatar
    Ok so this problem isn't just my imagination. I used to receive the app update notification around 2:30-ish but now I don't see if my phone has updates until around 5 or later. Was a bit concerned but happy to see it's not just me. Will try the fix in the OP, thanks!
    02-26-2014 04:57 PM
  16. Marc_With_a_C's Avatar
    This my first time having issues with updates with my 920 since I got it when it was released. Trying this out. Hope it doesn't become a reoccurring issue.
    02-27-2014 11:19 AM
  17. Tom Gjonaj's Avatar
    this has seemed to work for me now. Around 1PM I received a couple update notifications on my live tile. Awesome
    02-27-2014 12:03 PM
  18. Marc_With_a_C's Avatar
    This my first time having issues with updates with my 920 since I got it when it was released. Trying this out. Hope it doesn't become a reoccurring issue.
    Just did it now I have 30 updates. Hope this stays working.
    02-27-2014 12:26 PM
  19. Kage Maru's Avatar
    Only problem is finding an app that needs an update lol. Is there somewhere that lists the daily updates? I know wpcentral does at times, but I don't see any articles yet.
    02-27-2014 12:29 PM
  20. Starrbuck's Avatar
    I got notified of two more updates last night on my Icon..
    02-27-2014 01:09 PM
  21. Anguis's Avatar
    I fixed the pending apps logjam by disallowing several apps from running in the background.
    12-16-2014 08:23 AM
  22. Dandoyle2's Avatar
    I've had problems for a few months with apps pending on my Nokia Lumia 630 (Cyan). I've soft reset, doesn't help and hard reset - works for a short while then apps start pending again. What apps did you stop from running and how do I stop them?
    Thanks
    12-23-2014 05:12 AM
  23. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Dandoyle2 are your apps on a SD card and if so which class is it. Class 4 cards can cause pending. Class 10 will not cause pending.
    And also not enough storage space may cause pending
    .
    12-23-2014 05:17 AM

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