How Do I Update the iOS Apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch?

How to update iOS Apps

To ensure that you get the most from the apps installed on your iOS device, you need to update them. Some apps compel you to update to the latest version by preventing you from using them until they are updated. There are two ways to update the iOS apps on your gadget: You can either update them from your device using the App Store or from iTunes. This tutorial covers both ways of updating the applications on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

How to Update Apps on iPhone Using the App Store

To update the iOS apps on your phone or tablet using the App Store, follow these steps:

1.Go to your iPhone’s Home screen.iPhone Home screen
2.From the Home screen, open the App Store.iPhone - App Store
3.Tap on the Updates button located on the lower-right part of the App Store’s home screen.iphone - app store - update
4.You can tap on the Update All button to update all the apps on your device. Note that once you tap on the Update All button, the updates will automatically start to download. The only way to cancel the updates for all the apps is by going through each app and canceling each download individually.iphone - app store - update - update all
5.You also have the option to update your apps one at a time. You can tap on the Update button found on the right side of an app to update only the selected iOS app.iphone - app store - update - update button
6.Wait for the update to finish. You will know that the update is complete once the button next to the app changes to OPEN.iphone - app store - update - updating
7.You have completed the update of your iOS app.iphone - app store - update - open button

How to Update Apps on iPhone Using iTunes

To update the iOS apps on your phone or tablet using iTunes, follow these steps:

1.Open iTunes from your computer or Mac.itunes app
2.From iTunes, click on the iPhone icon.itunes -iphone icon
3.Your device’s details will be shown. This indicates that your iPhone is connected to your iTunes.itunes -iphone icon - iphone details
4.Tap on the App store icon in your iTunes.itunes -app store
5.Click on an app that you want to update. You can use the combination CTRL+click to select more apps.itunes -app store - app for update
6.Right-click on the selected app.itunes -app store - app for update
7.Tap on the Update App option to update your apps.itunes -app store - app for update - right cllick
8.iTunes will start downloading updates for the selected apps.itunes -app store - app for update - right cllick - update app - download
9.Click on the download button on the right side of the iTunes screen to view the status of the download. itunes -app store - download status
10.Wait for the download to complete, and you are done.

Do you have other ways of updating your iOS apps? I would like to hear how you do it on your own.
If you followed the instructions on this page but you still have more questions, let me know through the comments section below.

 

About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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