No matter how annoying that App Store icon badge seems at first, app updates are important. If you are in the habit of ignoring updates for a long time (like many iOS users), you might be missing out on some great new features of your favorite apps and games. A majority of users don’t like updating apps out of sheer laziness. It only takes about three or four taps to initiate an app’s update process, but some people just don’t consider even this much effort worthwhile. For such procrastinators, Cydia store now has the perfect tweak. Auto App Updater makes sure all of your apps are always up-to-date, and you don’t even have to launch the App Store for the tweak to work! Auto App Updater works in the background and installs updates for any app you want.
The tweak would have been immensely useful even if it did nothing more than checking for updates to your installed apps at fixed intervals and initiating downloads for the ones found, but Auto App Updater goes one step further and lets its users take control of a lot of its aspects as well. The first option in the tweak’s Settings menu is to enable or disable the tweak. You can also choose the duration after which Auto App Updater checks for new updates. This interval can be from 30 minutes to 24 hours. Of course the higher this frequency, the more your battery gets consumed. It is also possible to use the ‘Update Now’ button to do this manually, if you don’t want to wait for the assigned time.
Everyone who has a limited data plan is sure to appreciate the ‘Update on WiFi only’ option. Arguably the best feature of Auto App Updater is its ability to selectively update apps. If there are some apps that you don’t want to update, head to the ‘App Settings’ section and toggle off their entries. Whenever Auto App Updater will start a download session in the background, these apps will just be ignored.
Auto App Updater maintain a log of updates that have been downloaded in the past. This ensures that users don’t miss out on any changes, and can always find out which apps have been updated in past session. It is even possible to clear the tweak’s history.
Prior to iOS 6, you had to enter your Apple ID’s password before downloading an update, so Auto App Updater works only for devices that are running the latest firmware version. The tweak fetches for a very reasonable price of $2.99, and can be downloaded from the ModMyi repo of the Cydia store.