More than once, I've unlocked my iPad to see an app and a folder immediately show the updating symbol. I don't know which app in the folder is updating, but the one not in the folder is Memrise.

I looked in the preferences, and Memrise is not even listed in the long list of apps that have settings. There is no settings icon on the main screen of Memrise, and I can't log in until I look up my password. This never happened before the iOS 10 upgrade.

What might this be and how to stop it?

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    When a folder shows the updating symbol (the circle that fills up) you can tap on the folder to view which app is being updated, or go to the App Store app and tap on the Updates tab. – tubedogg Oct 6 '16 at 20:57
  • It updates too fast for that to do any good. – WGroleau Oct 6 '16 at 22:39
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    All of your updates are listed in the App Store, most recent first. – tubedogg Oct 6 '16 at 22:42

Apps cannot update themselves. The only way for an app to update is through the App Store.

To disable the App Store automatically downloading updates, open the Settings app, tap on iTunes & App Store, then toggle Updates off under Automatic Downloads (so it is white, not green).

Note this will disable automatic updating for all apps, not just specific ones. You cannot disable automatic updating on a per-app basis.

When automatic updates are off, you need to open the App Store to update your apps. Go to the Updates tab and tap Update across from each app listed to update it.

  • probably within seconds of each other.... – fsb Oct 6 '16 at 21:06
  • When I first saw your answer pop up, yours said "40 seconds ago" and mine said "1 minute ago", so yeah. lol – tubedogg Oct 6 '16 at 21:06
  • Your answer is more complete than mine so I'll delete mine. – fsb Oct 6 '16 at 21:15
  • Sorry, this is not the case. I have had to select update on MANY apps often, both before and after the IOS upgrade. This never happened before for any app, it has only happened for memrise and that folder since, and I have not changed any settings, though apparently IOS did. (Sierra upgrade on MacBook also set several prefs back to default.) – WGroleau Oct 6 '16 at 22:42
  • Even if Automatic Updates are enabled, it only occurs a few times a day. You still have the ability to manually trigger any update that is pending in the App Store. Did you look at the Automatic Updates setting and see if that's enabled? – tubedogg Oct 6 '16 at 22:44

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