1. craigy18181's Avatar
    Morning All,

    Obviously being new to Windows Phone 8 one thing I have come to notice is I have no ideal when I have an app that needs updating. A few times I have clicked on a app and there is an update button but is there a general view of what updates are available. I can't seem to find it. Having come from andriod where you just select installed apps and it will tell you there but I can't find an equivalent option. Am I missing something here? If there even a way to check what apps you have installed on your phone in one window?

    Thanks
    11-16-2012 04:59 AM
  2. SnailUK's Avatar
    The marketplace live tile should show the number of pending updates. The Settings live tile should show the number of pending OS updates.
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    11-16-2012 05:12 AM
  3. martinmc78's Avatar
    If you have the marketplace tile on your start screen you will get a notification number come up when an app update is available
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    11-16-2012 05:13 AM
  4. craigy18181's Avatar
    Thank you. I have it but only as a small icon. Will increase the size of it then. Appreciate the quick reply.
    11-16-2012 05:16 AM
  5. SnailUK's Avatar
    The small icons should still show the number of pending updates. They did on mine. Although they do work slowly.
    11-16-2012 05:26 AM
  6. ycy198472's Avatar
    I have the same question on it. The update of the live tile is very very very very slow. Most of time, I have to upgrade the app all by hand. It is better for the Microsoft to add "Check the updates" function in the marketplace. Very very annoying.
    11-18-2012 12:18 AM
  7. SnailUK's Avatar
    I would say the phone checks for updates once a day, and it looks to me like that only haappens on WiFi.
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    11-18-2012 04:25 AM
  8. B T C's Avatar
    My app store, or marketplace, tile has displayed a number when updates are available, and I'm not on WiFi.
    11-18-2012 09:32 AM
  9. ycy198472's Avatar
    Thank you.
    11-22-2012 02:42 PM
  10. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    The number of pending updates will also show up in the main screen of the Marketplace app- where you have the menu of Apps, Games, Music, etc, look right at the bottom of the screen and it'll tell you how many app updates and downloads are pending
    11-22-2012 03:44 PM
  11. hopmedic's Avatar
    It definitely does check more than once a day, and as stated above it does check whether on wifi or cellular. As long as your Store tile is pinned, you'll see updates, some time not long after updates are available. There are times when I see them quicker if I happen to open the app to look for something else, and at the bottom there are updates, or if the wpcentral app has sent me a toast notification that a certain app has been updated, but there is no way of knowing how long the update has been live.

    Also, as a developer I can tell you that when a developer gets an app certified, once "published" (whether published automatically or he set it to manual, and he clicks the button himself after getting notice that it is certified), it takes some amount of time, sometimes up to a day (once even two days for one of mine), before even he can see it in the store.
    11-22-2012 04:01 PM
  12. ibbyj's Avatar
    I'm having problems with getting notified at all.

    For the passed couple of days I have had to go fetch updates on my own. I only ever find out about updates from this website.
    04-16-2013 07:28 AM
  13. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I'm having problems with getting notified at all.

    For the passed couple of days I have had to go fetch updates on my own. I only ever find out about updates from this website.
    Unpin store tile. Clear IE history/cache etc. Reboot phone. Repin tile to start screen.

    This worked for me.
    04-16-2013 08:59 AM

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