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    Wink How do Apps send update notice without my phone having WiFi or Data?

    recently, i have noticed that my apps, mostly games, are sending me updates like what is new, play today and win this amount of coins, etc..

    my question: how can apps send me updates without my phone having connected to Wifi and Data Plan?
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    Default Re: How do Apps send update notice without my phone having WiFi or Data?

    You either have a data connection and don't realize it or it's stuff that's programmed into the game already and only sounds like it's some sort of update.
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    Default Re: How do Apps send update notice without my phone having WiFi or Data?

    i dont have ANY data connection, i only pay $20 a month to sim card provider, there is no data, and they dont charge me excess either.

    so how come these apps send me updates?
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    Default Re: How do Apps send update notice without my phone having WiFi or Data?

    i have my wifi turned OFF for about 15 hours.

    data: i dont have any data plan.

    so this is what i received even without Data or Wifi.

    a.

    b.
    Last edited by hell911; 01-12-2014 at 03:27 PM.
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    Default Re: How do Apps send update notice without my phone having WiFi or Data?

    They're likely "time bombs" that were pushed the last time you had a data connection, programmed to pop the notification at a certain time.
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    Default Re: How do Apps send update notice without my phone having WiFi or Data?

    The alerts are likely built into the Apps and don't need a data connection. If you click the links nothing will happen, or the Play Store will fail to open. I'd still say there is an issue with that App, as it shouldn't be spamming you like that.

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    Default Re: How do Apps send update notice without my phone having WiFi or Data?

    ^
    i dont think its an issue of a "certain app".

    i will list the apps which sends me notifications:
    asphalt 7
    asphalt 8
    word search
    deer hunter
    injustice - gods among us
    cookie clickers
    plant vs zombies 2
    tap the frog
    tap the frog doodle
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    Default Re: How do Apps send update notice without my phone having WiFi or Data?

    Do you actually have those apps? It looks more like an ad service pushing notifications. If you're on a recent version of Android, you should be able to long-press the notifications. Tap the "App info" button that pops up. It will take you to the device settings page for the app that's sending you the notifications. Uninstall it or uncheck "Show notifications" and the notifications should stop.

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