I have an iPhone 7 (32GB) with iOS 10.3.3 and it seems like I'm not getting any notifications like "This App was updated" or "Some Updates are available" or any kind of Badges of available updates on App Store.

I have turned on All Notifications for App Store in Settings including Banners and Badges. I had my iPhone reset like 3-4 times (including Restore via iTunes) and it just didn't work. I have to manually go into the App Store every time and push it down to check for any available updates. Why can't it just happen automatically. I have seen updates badges on many other iPhones.

  • Just making sure...but there are actually updates available if you go into the App Store, right?
    – SilverWolf
    Sep 24, 2017 at 13:55

2 Answers 2


You can enable automatic updates in Settings → iTunes & App Stores: switch on Updates under Automatic Downloads.

When an app update is available, the App Store badge will be shown and the app downloaded at a later date. You won't get notifications for updates, pre- nor post-update. A blue dot will be shown next to app names for apps that have been updated.

Once settings are correct, restart your phone and consider resetting your network settings.

Next, check if an outage is happening: https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/

Last step, use the contact us link at the bottom of Apple online system status if you have an issue that’s not reported.

  • Yeah, I know that but the thing is I want a Badge to appear whenever an update is Available without doing it manually.
    – Shubham
    Sep 24, 2017 at 13:59
  • @Shubham App Store doesn't constantly check for updates as that would waste battery. Checks are performed when connected to power, at which point if there is an update available it is downloaded automatically since the option is enabled, so the badge would be shown for a very brief period between the check and the download.
    – grg
    Sep 24, 2017 at 14:03
  • @Shubham you may need to reset your network on that phone if others are getting update notifications and there isn’t an outage. See my edits for more troubleshooting.
    – bmike
    Sep 24, 2017 at 14:13

You can go into settings> App Store and iTunes and then turn updates in automatic downloads on. (Note that it doesn't work while low power mode is on)

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