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Initial post: Mar 8, 2012, 3:44:48 AM PST
Cats Go Nyan says:
I've been getting this message when I open up any app. I don't currently have access to wifi (at work), and was curious if anyone knew what I could do to fix this? The apps are saved to the device and I did try resetting it, but I'm still getting that message.

Thanks. :)

Posted on Mar 8, 2012, 3:57:16 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
I understand some apps need access in order to work, especially the free ones

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2012, 4:04:36 AM PST
Cats Go Nyan says:
That's the thing, I have some free apps that I used to use, and it didn't matter if I had internet connection. And now, I can't get any of them to work.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012, 4:07:03 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
ah, someone said that after a while they had to "phone home" for updates/new ads

i wouldn't know as I'm in a kindle fire no go zone

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2012, 5:27:25 AM PST
Cats Go Nyan says:
I'll have to try to get them all updated and whatnot when I get home. :P That makes sense though, thanks.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012, 6:57:58 AM PST
Heeven says:
I get this message periodically on my Kindle Fire and it is very tiresome. I pay for all my apps (no freebies downloaded) and I am annoyed that I am not able to play the games on my device that I have paid for. It infuriates me that I have to connect to the internet for whatever reason. If there is an update to the app, then let me have the option to update it when I want to. It should not stop me from using the apps on my device in the meantime.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:21:07 AM PST
Then you need to contact the makers of each individual app, and ask them what the fix is.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:22:28 AM PST
Paid apps need to also phone home every so often to verify the licensing info.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:24:07 AM PST
Wait. It *infuriates* you that a device ~designed~ for web-access "periodically" requires ... web access?

First-world problems, for $100, Alex.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:26:43 AM PST
OK, not to be rude or anything, but why is it so difficult to just connect to the internet, check all of your games apps to see if the connection helps with updating or whatever, and be done with it?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:30:23 AM PST
Because it's infuriating. Pay attention.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:35:23 AM PST
Sorry, you didn't state your response in the form of a question.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:43:58 AM PST
Damazon! What's the next category?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:46:10 AM PST
Steamed Turnips.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:47:21 AM PST
What are "bashed neeps"?

Posted on Nov 5, 2012, 8:59:10 AM PST
AC Sue says:
Infuriating may be overstating it, but it can certainly be annoying if you're on a cruise or a long car trip or even in a hotel with no free internet and you'd like to actually use some of the apps you've bought for just such an occasion.

It would be helpful if the documentation for the apps would at least tell you how often they need to be verified.

First world problem? Really? I'd be hard pressed to find many problems discussed on this forum that couldn't be characterized that way.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 9:01:16 AM PST
Most people on this forum could not even tell you what the term "first world" even means.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012, 2:19:56 PM PST
Heeven says:
Thanks Meya, now I understand. It is the licensing verification that needs to happen every so often. I have 7 games apps (all with the same maker) and they all just stopped working over the weekend, when I was in bed, sick. My Wifi was down (Hurricane Sandy damage) and so I was bored to tears. A pity I couldn't get internet until this morning. When I did open them all up, with internet, they all resumed working. Appreciate your feedback.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 6:00:17 AM PST
Alina says:
It's the latest "whatever". You don't have to know what "first world" means to have a dismissive attitude and "first world" lends itself to that. I'm sick of it already because it's already been co-opted by the whatever crowd.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013, 10:05:38 AM PST
BRUTL1 says:
It IS infuriating if you paid for it. They don't tell you the whole story. It's just a con. Check for licensing? Check for what? How many times does that take? They just want to snoop for personal data (or it's lazy or incompetent programing). A chess game you play against the computer shouldn't need the internet. You people who don't have a problem with this are the LEMMINGS they are targeting. "Oh OK, whatever you say..." If I knew it was going to not work without the internet I would NOT have paid for it! Any game that displays this message will be deleted from my device and I will not buy games from that company!!! They should include a sample picture of the message box on top of your game screen that says "This game will not work without the internet" and see how many people buy it!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2013, 10:12:42 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
So, do you have a point or just wanting to spout off to a year old thread?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2013, 10:24:17 AM PST
Denise Long says:
calm down, BRUTL1.


pesky conspiracy theorist.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2013, 12:05:32 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Tell me about it. Maybe he should go write a book on the subject.....

Posted on Mar 8, 2013, 12:30:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2013, 12:35:48 PM PST
I am having the same problem, wasn't sure if my grandchildred did something or not. They were able to play all the games then a few days after they left I tried and that's when I would get the message to connect to wifi. I do not have wifi at home, but it did work previously.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2013, 12:36:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2013, 12:37:41 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
so, just connect to the internet (find a McDonalds, Starucks or a friend's house with wifi) and the problem's solved

and don't blame amazon, blame the app developers - they're the ones who want to make money by selling ads and making sure their products are up to date
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