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[Q] Apps Autoupdate Stopped Updating


20th August 2014, 01:23 PM   |  #1  
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Stock, non-rooted GN3. Verizon. Stock launcher. 4.4.2.

I've noticed in the last week or so, possibly more, that even though I have "Auto-update Apps on WiFi only" enabled, as I have since getting the phone last fall, it no longer Auto-updates at all.

I can open the Play Store, go to 'My Apps' and there is a list of Apps there waiting to be updated.

The only change I've made, which was made at least a month ago, and which I'm fairly sure predates this behavior, was to stop Google Search from autoupdating by unchecking the appropriate box. (It created some problems with my Bluetooth devices, taking over response away from S-Voice which I preferred, and some other issues).

My WiFi connection is solid.
I've turned off (through the usual methods) a small number of apps (Audible, Caller Name ID, Group Play, Isis Mobile Wallet, NFL Mobile, S Health, Slacker, Voice Mail).

Any idea what is causing this behavior, and how I can fix it?

(As a secondary item, it seems I can no longer access the option to enable or disable auto-update for an individual app - has this been moved or changed? I go to the App in the play store, and nothing happens when I hit the menu button at the bottom left, which is where I thought I remembered accessing that option before.)
22nd August 2014, 09:16 PM   |  #2  
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Well, I found the answer at Android Central. Went to Google Play Store in Applications in settings, and cleared Cache and Data. Restarted the Play Store App, and everything returned to normal.

Not sure what happened to the Play Store App itself, but something had gone awry there, and the data/cache clear reset it.

Mystery solved.
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