Usually when a developer releases a new version of an iPhone app, it comes with new features, bug fixes, or other enhancements. But sometimes updates remove features, add annoying advertisements, or make other unpleasant changes. If you’re avoiding updating some of your apps, but tired of seeing them show up in the App Store on your device (and tired of avoiding the “Update All” button, there’s an app for that.
Update Hider is a free app available from the Cydia store. You’ll need a jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to use it. but once installed, the app lets you swipe across any app in the App Store Updates window. You’ll see a red “ignore button,” which you can press to ignore the update. There’s a confirmation window that will pop up and give you one last chance to change your mind.
It’s worth noting that the app doesn’t ignore all future updates. It only ignores the latest update. So when Rovio inevitably launches yet another version of Angry Birds, it will show up in your Updates screen again. But you can ignore it again if you’re still not interested in updating.