How to disable an app from updating

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  1. jklein8708

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    I have the Slingbox app, and I know that if I update it to the new version it will no longer work with my Slingbox hardware. Is there a way to tell the ipad to never update this app, or do I just have to leave the update message there forever and make sure not to touch it?
     
  2. Hasty

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    I've wondered the same thing to.
    Fortunately updates are less numerous than they were after 4.2 came out, so guess we just have to exercise self control........
     
  3. iPadCharlie

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    Just ignore the update message.
     
  4. emm

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    Then you can't use "update all"-- a pain! There has to be a way to do tins.
     
  5. wrecklass

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    None that I know of. Did Sligbox drop support for your device?
     
  6. zorah

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    Good point. If 5 apps happened to have updates, and one you don't want to, seems to be no other way other than to manually do each one. Too bad there isn't a check off box or something. And then the number appears there until you update, so you just have to deal with the annoyance of it appearing that way. (it would drive me crazy!).
     
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    how do you know when u have update for apps?
     
  8. Gunny008

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    Go into AppStore and if there's an update, you will get a small 1 on the updates icon on the extreme right at the bottom
     
  9. gentlefury

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    Yes Sling is a greedy, horrible corporation that slapped a new sticker on a device that does nothing over the old device and stopped it from working just to sell its users the latest device...which as I mentioned has NO new features.

    It's not enough that they charge you twice for an app on the same OS...they also decided to rebrand the hardware and discontinue support.

    So if the OP updates the app that works perfectly fine...it will cease to work..and he will have to go buy a new sling box!! How shady is that???? Shouldnt that be illegal?!??!?
     
  10. peled

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    Typical Apple - They always know better.
    Looking at the bright side of it, they force you to protect the iPAD against bugs that may cause harm to the device.
     

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