If the App Store app on your iOS device is getting slower or not showing app updates correctly, a new trick can help, courtesy of Zachary Drayer.
To refresh your App Store app’s cache, tap on any of the tab bar items 10 times. The choices are: Favorites, Top Charts, Explore, Search, or Updates.
Keep in mind: You must tap on the same item 10 times for the cache to clear. When it does, the app screen will go blank for a few seconds before resetting.
@steipete tap on any of the tab bar items 10 times.
— zachary drayer ✌ (@zadr) December 29, 2015
As saniul later confirmed, this fix also works in the native Watch and iTunes apps too, which is great to know.
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We thank Drayer for bringing this fix some attention on Twitter.