App updates not working (or showing up) in App Store

Several users have reported that the App Store has not been showing updates properly, meaning that, although a badge indicates that there are updates available, the App Store says “Apps Are Up to Date”
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How to fix:

You need to completely close the App Store app. To do that, double press your home button, tap and hold on the App Store icon, and then, when it starts to jiggle, tap the minus sign. Now hit the Home button again and open your App Store by tapping on the App Store icon.



  1. John says

    This does not work. I have been to the forums, and tried several different’fixes’, along with this one, and none of them seem to work. It seems many people are having this issue. So it is not an isolated issue. A fix would be greatly appreciated. I don’t even know which Apps have an update, or I would search for them and update them manually.

    • Josh says

      I am also having this same issue. Nothing seems to help. Badge indicates updates, and the rest of the App Store loads just fine. Please help.

  2. Alana says

    App Store updates are accumulating however when I go to Update my Apps nothing shows up. Please let me know how to fix this.

  3. Amy says

    Glad I am not alone on this! I have tried the said fix multiple times (even before finding this thread) and it DOES NOT WORK! This issue has only come up for me in the past few days, what the heck is going on?!?

  4. Douglas says

    I have the same problem, which started a few days ago. The badge says I’m up to 10 updates waiting, but when I open App Store I just get a blank screen instead of a list of the updates. I have a 4th generation iPad running iOS 6.1.3. In addition to closing the app in the manner stated above, I’ve also cold booted it, and I’ve tried it on 3 different networks (work, home, public). My iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.4 is working fine and is receiving updates as usual, even over the same wireless networks as the iPad.

  5. Tmam says

    This suggestion above is a dumbass fix. Most of us are much more intuitive than this. I’m surprised they didn’t start showing how to turn your iPhone on!

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