Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    expidia's Avatar

    Posts
    161 Posts
    Global Posts
    740 Global Posts

    Default How do most users handle all these annoying app updates

    I get so tired of seeing app update notifications every time I look at my Charge. I know when we use free apps there is always a trade off in that they say they want to update the app but I'm sure they only want to track where you have been so they can sell your preferences to marketers.

    I think I have it checked off to update automatically (I don't even know where that feature is anymore).

    What is most annoying is I'm constantly getting up dates on the bloatware I don't even use.

    Other than the bloatware apps and rooting the device, how do users handle all these constant updates???
    Samsung Droid Charge on VZ
  2. #2  
    heggood's Avatar

    Posts
    119 Posts
    Global Posts
    194 Global Posts

    Default

    I set mine to auto update and not to notify me of an update. Doesn't bother me any longer as it once did.

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  
    expidia's Avatar

    Posts
    161 Posts
    Global Posts
    740 Global Posts

    Default Re: How do most users handle all these annoying app updates

    Quote Originally Posted by heggood View Post
    I set mine to auto update and not to notify me of an update. Doesn't bother me any longer as it once did.

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
    Thanks for that reply. Could you point me to where I would do that on the Charge? The only place I saw to do that was when I originally installed a particular program.. How do I indicate not to notify me after the programs are already installed.

    Thx
    Samsung Droid Charge on VZ
  4. #4  
    heggood's Avatar

    Posts
    119 Posts
    Global Posts
    194 Global Posts

    Default

    Open Android Market>menu>settings

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
  5. #5  
    heggood's Avatar

    Posts
    119 Posts
    Global Posts
    194 Global Posts

    Default

    It will still let u know when a app has been updated but u can just hit clear on the notification bar.

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #6  
    expidia's Avatar

    Posts
    161 Posts
    Global Posts
    740 Global Posts

    Default Re: How do most users handle all these annoying app updates

    Quote Originally Posted by heggood View Post
    It will still let u know when a app has been updated but u can just hit clear on the notification bar.

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
    Great. got it. I never new the market had a settings option so I never thought to look there to uncheck notifications.

    Thx again.
    Samsung Droid Charge on VZ
  7. #7  

    Default Re: How do most users handle all these annoying app updates

    One can learn a lot by exploring every option in every app. It's how I got into IT - I was just curious and explored beyond my immediate objective. There are gems hiding behind preferences/options/settings in all software.
  8. #8  

    Default Re: How do most users handle all these annoying app updates

    Quote Originally Posted by expidia View Post
    I know when we use free apps there is always a trade off in that they say they want to update the app but I'm sure they only want to track where you have been so they can sell your preferences to marketers.
    Actually, when you look at the app in the market, there is a changelog and devs actually add new features or fix bugs with each update. Free apps are supported by donations or ad revenue, NOT collecting and selling your data.
  9. #9  

    Default Re: How do most users handle all these annoying app updates

    I'm foursquare against automatic updates. If an app is doing what you want and need, why would you want to update? In my experience, updated apps typically offer little new functionality but add unpleasant side effects. Examples of apps that were better in old versions (for my purposes) include AndiCar (auto mileage and cost tracking), SmoothCalendar, and WeatherBug.

    When I get the daily notification of updates, I just hit the Clear button. Maybe once a week I'll visit the apps market to see what problems each of the updates purportedly solves. If it's something useful, I update; otherwise not.

    Just another approach, and each to his own.
  10. #10  

    Default Re: How do most users handle all these annoying app updates

    Hi MaxBuck2!

    I am the developer of AndiCar and I would like to ask you why the older version of AndiCar is better than the current version?

    Best wishes
    Miklos Keresztes

Posting Permissions

B