App Store Icon Shows Update But None Available

A reader named Wayne wrote to me about a problem he was having with App Store updates.

The App Store icon shows update. When I open App Store there is no
update available. I have done a hard reset and still it indicates
update available. I’m out of ideas. Any thoughts?

So the App Store icon badge showed updates were pending. Yet when he visited the App Store no updates were available. If this happens to you, try this to fix the problem. Toggle the Automatic Downloads button (in the iTunes & App Store menu) from on to off. Wait a few seconds, then turn Automatic Downloads back on. This solved the problem Wayne was having and may work for you too.

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About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons