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    Query re iOS and automatic software updates of apps

    Hi

    I'm a newbie using a white 64 gb wifi iPad.

    After updating to latest iOS, I had around 20 updates of various apps. In my excitment of the slightly different layout, I mistakenly pressed the update all button then noticed that the kayak app was a paid update....... I only have the free kayak app and do not want to buy and paid version of this update.

    Seems odd that a paid update was sneaked in and wasn't more obvious. It's not a great deal of money and don't mind that much but will this happen again with any othe apps?

    Any tips to avoid this for next time or is this the norm?
    Thanks :-)

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    Sneaky. Thanks for bringing this to the forum's attention.


    As far as advice goes, avoid "lite" versions whenever possible, or check the info before you download. I've never heard of this before, and consider it an underhand way of doing business, particularly now that updates don't need a password. How many "free" games will end up on iDevices with only a child's self-control to prevent a potentially costly upgrade? Perhaps a complaint to Apple...?
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    Yikes, that is scary. I have been hitting update all as well. Mostly I use the paid apps, but there are a few that I just don't see the need for the paid app as I don't utilize them enough to justify paying for them. Thank you for the heads up, I am definitely going to be more careful.

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    Perhaps it was simply my bad luck but it was a free version beforehand and now it is a pro version. When I scanned the description afterwards it mentioned something to the effect that you could also download the free update......grrrr! You live and learn, I suppose, but I'd rather not have to read the small print every time there's a update for the numerous apps I have.

    Not sure if it is due to the recent ios update but I seem to having problems with a few of the app updates and they have not updated fully. Is this normal?

    Thanks for your replies.

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I've never heard of this at all either....are you sure you were actually charged for it? If you have been charged, you can ask for a refund, you just need the number of the receipt
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    Keep an eye on your bills, but I doubt very much you paid for that app. You can't spend money by hitting the update button. If you did, contact Apple for a refund.

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    And report them as well. If they're doing this on purpose it's a very underhanded and shady business practice and reporting them can probably get them booted off of the app store.
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    Hi


    Thanks for all your replies. How do I check, will they email a receipt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happytravels
    Hi

    Thanks for all your replies. How do I check, will they email a receipt?
    Yes, if you have been charged you will get an emailed receipt of the transaction.

    Can you let us know if you were in fact charged.

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    I have one email from iTunes and one from Apple but neither are receipts.

    This appears to be the one remaining app that has not installed fully. The button is greyed out and says 'installed' but the icon status bar thing (the blue line showing the progress of the app update) is only about 50% and has been like this for over a day now.

    I'm confused. Will I be charged if/when it eventually fully updates? Was it a glitch or misunderstanding on my part? I don't know how to get it to fully install.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Btw I have more updates for other apps but am reluctant to update them :-|


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