It is not supported to roll back an app to a previous version via the store at this time.
App developers can only ever have a single published version of an app, for any given version of the phone (so it is possible for 7.x to have an earlier version than 8.0 which in turn can be earlier than 8.1).
From the documentation for Word Mobile:
Word Mobile doesn't support all the features in Microsoft Word 2010 or later. If a document has content that's not supported, you can still open the document on your phone. The unsupported content won't be displayed though, and you might not be able to edit the document.
The only thing you can do to edit the ...
Unfortunately Windows store does not support this feature in Windows 10.
It is one of the top requested feature by the users. I suggest you to give feedback through the built-in feedback app.
As a work around for now you can assume that almost all apps that have the "built for windows 10" mark in the store are actively developed. Though it cannot mean ...
If an app on Windows Phone 8.1 requires an update which requires new permissions (eg. access to contacts), that app will not be updated automatically.
The user will have to open the Windows Store app, and manually start the update process, which will inform them of the new permissions required to use that app.
The Google Play store on Android operates in ...
Windows Phone 8.1 will allow the user to explicitly pick the following:
Option to update store apps when only on Wi-Fi
The above is listed as a feature available in the Windows Phone 8.1 preview to developers.
The entire list is published here.
There's an article on the how-to section of the Windows Phone website, namely How can I minimize my data usage?. The article gives several tips and this one might be helpful to you:
Prevent cellular data usage when Wi-Fi connectivity is limited
If your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network and can't complete a task because connectivity becomes limited, ...
For now there's no way to get notified of app updates through the notification center or even the live tile in Windows 10 Mobile (Preview).
As CBHacking suggested, upvoting this feature on the Windows Feedback app would make sense.
It seems, that such "missing" application needs some time in Windows Phone to "mature enough", so Windows can start treating it as "gone". In my case, I had to wait two days (no phone restart in between), since initial backup's restore, to finally see Cancel Download item in long-tap menu for each application. I'm more than sure, that there was no such item ...
Has anyone of you encountered a similar issue like this?
Yes, I have encountered a similar issuea on my Windows 10 mobile multipe times. It happens sometimes.
I suspect it is a malicious app
It's just a normal app updating. It is the store which has failed to load details.
To solve this you need to restart the store and recheck for updates.
The model number "5055W" refers to the Alcatel Fierce XL. The app in question is made by Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication Co.Ltd. (see cached version of the Store listing). I'm pretty sure this refers to TCL Corporation, which is based in the Chinese town of Huizhou and owns the Alcatel brand. Therefore, the mysterious app is nothing more than an OEM debug ...
Based on a discussion in Microsoft community and an article I am stating this solution. This solution aggregates the most helpful answers in the discussion and the article.
Try these solution one by one:
Whatsapp will not install on SD card. Go to Storage sense and make sure the default save location for an app is Phone memory.
Turn on your GPS location. ...
The best solution I could find was to reinstall the app which is not possible in you case. You have also tried the next solution of resetting the phone.
Other than this here are some things you can try:
Go to Storage sense and change apps installation location to phone memory if it is set to SD card.
Make sure your region and time zone are same.
Check if ...
I tried all of the steps highlighted in my question, and nothing worked. I didn't want to do a hard reset on my as that was my last resort.
I had further symptoms which the phone showed:
Problem was initially isolated to Foursquare only, but cropped up with the Lumia Cinemagraph app as well (another app that had been renamed from Lumia Cinemagraph Beta)
Try soft resetting your phone.
Press volume down key + Power key for around 15-20 seconds.
After leaving the keys, your phone should restart automatically.
Try re-installing apps which were not installed before.
Also, check your regional settings that whether the app is available for your region or not.
Hope it helps!
Please try going under Settings > email + accounts and make sure that you have signed in with your Microsoft Account. If it prompts you to input your microsoft account password, please do.
Once that is done, try restarting your phone and then accessing the store again, and downloading applications.