On the night from Sunday to Monday, Apple has re-released many recent updates to iOS apps. These are updates that were released a few days ago, reports MacRumors. Many users will have previously installed the updates, but they are now being offered again. Some users are offered dozens of app updates.
Apple has not yet given an official reason for relisting the apps. Presumably, however, it is about fixing a bug that has been occurring since iOS 13.5. That iOS version appeared on May 20, but after installing some apps were no longer open.
“This app is no longer shared with you,” reported the iPhone or iPad when opening affected apps. After reinstalling the latest update in the App Store, that notification disappeared. Presumably, iOS didn’t want to open the apps due to an issue with the security certificate or other authentication method.
Users had already noted that the problem could also be solved by using the app cleanup function. An app is removed, but settings are retained. Those who downloaded the app again afterwards could use it again.
Reinstalling the updates doesn’t seem to cause any further problems with apps or settings.