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[Issue Fixed] iPad Not Receiving App Updates

August 17, 2018 04:59 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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Generally speaking, updating app on iOS device is as simple as tapping a few buttons. But recently I’ve seen some users reporting can’t update apps on iPad. If you're experiencing this problem and your Internet connection is working fine, you’ve come to the right place. There are 5 methods covered in this post guiding you to resolve iPad Pro/Air/Mini not receiving app updates in iOS 12/11/10/9.

1. Turn the iPad Off & Then Back on

A simple step that can solve many problems on the iPad is to restart the device. To do so:

Turn the iPad off by holding down the sleep/wake button for several seconds and following the instructions on the screen. Once it is fully powered off, you can boot it back up by pressing the sleep/wake button again. This process will give the iPad a clean start and has a tendency to solve many problems.

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2. Manually Update Apps on iPad

If iPad apps not updating automatically, then you can manually update them by opening the App Store and clicking on Updates and Update All or something else instead. This is not really a fix when your iPad gets stuck at app updates or the updates button grayed out

3. Update Apps with iTunes (computer) and Sync to iPad

If an app won't update on your iPad, try doing it through iTunes. Updating this way is pretty simple:

On your computer, launch iTunes.

Select Apps from the drop-down menu at the top left. Click Updates just beneath the top window.

Single-click the icon of the app you want to update.

In the section that opens, click the Update button.

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When the app has updated, sync your iPad like normal and install the updated app.

4. Enable Auto-update on Your iPad

Automatic App updates feature will push your iOS device to update Application automatically when new version available. On behalf of new technology and features, the developers always keep apps up to date with the small or big update because it cares your privacy, Security and improved the user interface.

Setting>>iTunes and App Store>>AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS>>Updates>>On

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5. Fix Apps Won’t Update on iPad Pro/Air/mini Using Tenorshare ReiBoot

If all these above solutions don’t work for you, then it’s possible that there is something wrong with the iPad system. To repair the operating system, using a third-party tool like Tenorshare ReiBoot is a wise choice, which aims to help you fix various iOS system stuck/errors without data loss. Follow the tutorial below to use Tenorshare ReiBoot to fix the iPhone/iPad won’t update apps issue.

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Connect your iOS device to computer with USB cable. Click “Fix All iOS Stuck” option in the main interface to enter system recovery screen.

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Then select “Fix Now (All iOS 11 Stuck)” to start the operating system fix.

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After that, click “Download” button to start downloading the firmware package online.


Once the firmware package is downloaded completed and successfully. Click “Start Repair” to start system recovery.


Here you have it: 5 methods to fix iPad not receiving updating apps on iOS 12/11/10. Let me know in the comments if it works for you or if you have another solution to the issue.

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