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Dealing with a blank updates screen in App Store

From time to time, you may experience an intermittent problem with the App Store “Updates” screen on your iPad showing up blank, despite a badge counter that indicates that updates are available. Although there seems to be no consistent way to fix this problem, the good news is that if you’re looking to get a specific update quickly, or just want to clear the annoying badge count, you can work around it by going to the “Purchased” tab and updating your apps individually from there.

Apps that have updates pending will show an “Update” button beside them which you can tap on to download those individual updates. It’s not the most efficient solution, especially if you have a lot of apps, but it will work until Apple resolves the blank updates screen problem.

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One way to resolve this is by going into your settings app then “International,” then change language from English to British English and back.

Dunno why, but it works for me!

Posted by ahMEmon on July 30, 2013 at 4:52 PM (CDT)


@ahMEmon (#1): Yes, changing the language is a useful tip and seems to temporarily solve the problem in many cases, but we haven’t even been able to get that to consistently work in our testing. Definitely worth a shot, however.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on July 31, 2013 at 8:17 AM (CDT)


How timely,, my iPad 2 just started this problem and an Apple store employee was clueless.  I updated the app via purchases, now weirdly the update function works again.

Thanks for talking about this.

Posted by Tina A on August 1, 2013 at 7:07 AM (CDT)

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