How to update apps on iPhone
After buying your first one iPhone, you immediately started experimenting with its various features. At the moment, you have quite clear ideas on the use of the “iPhone by” and you can feel very happy and satisfied with the choice made. There is only one thing, however, that you still don’t understand: how to update the applications installed on your device.
How do you say? Would you like to know if I can help you? Of course yes, God forbid! If you dedicate me a few minutes of your precious free time, in fact, I can explain to you, in a simple but not for this little detailed way, how to update apps on iPhone: an operation that, I assure you, is much easier than you can imagine. I anticipate that everything revolves around the App Store, the virtual store of the applications of the Cupertino company.
Then? How about finally putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Yup? Very good. So get yourself comfortable, take your Apple-branded smartphone and start focusing on reading what is reported below. I am sure that, in the end, you will be able to say that you are very happy and satisfied with what you have learned. Let it bet?
- Preliminary operations
- Connect the iPhone to the Internet
- Log in with your Apple ID
- How to update apps on iPhone
- How to automatically update apps on iPhone
- In case of problems
Before getting to the heart of the tutorial, going to explain how to update apps on iPhone, there are some preliminary operations I want to talk to you about and that you have to do to make sure that everything runs smoothly. To find out more, please continue reading.
Connect the iPhone to the Internet
The first thing you need to do to update apps on iPhone is connect the device to the Internet. You can do this both by exploiting the Wifi connection that the mobile data. Personally, however, I suggest you opt for the first option, in order to avoid wasting Giga or incurring unexpected costs from your mobile phone provider.
Having said that, in order to enable the Wi-Fi connection on your iPhone, the first step you need to take is to take the device, unlock it, access the home screen and touch the icon of the Settings (the one with the gear wheel). In the new screen that appears, tap on the wording Wifi and move up ON the switch that you find in correspondence with the item Wifi.
If the iPhone does not automatically connect to the detected networks or if you have never connected the device to Wi-Fi, then tap on the connection name of your interest, type the access password in the appropriate field that is shown on the screen and wait a few seconds for the connection to be established. For more information, see my article on how to turn on Wi-Fi.
As for the use of the data connection, however, to enable it, proceed as follows: open the Settings of iOS as seen together earlier, tap on the item Mobile phone and carry on ON the switch located next to the wording Cellular data, present in the next screen. For more information, you can refer to my specific guide on how to activate mobile data.
In addition to what I have just indicated, you can activate Wi-Fi and data connection from the Control center iOS: to do this, access the latter by swiping from the top right corner of the screen to the bottom (on iPhone X and later models) or from the bottom to the top of the screen (on iPhone 8 and earlier models ). Then, tap the button with the cleats (to enable Wi-Fi) or the one with theantenna (to enable data connection), so that from gray become colored.
Log in with your Apple ID
Another operation that you must do in advance to be able to update the apps on the iPhone is that of login with Apple account on the device. If you don’t have an account yet, you can fix it right now by reading my guide on how to create an Apple ID.
To log in with the account, tap on the icon Settings (the one with the gear wheel) that you find on the iOS home screen, touch the wording Log in to present at the top of the new screen displayed, type the your Apple ID and the password associated with it in the fields provided and, if you have also activated two-factor authentication, type the verification code that is provided to you.
I also suggest that you verify that you are logged into the App Store with your Apple ID. To do this, go to the main screen of the Settings iOS, select the item iTunes Store and App Store and make sure that at the top of the display, in correspondence with the wording Apple ID, the your Apple ID. If you have not yet logged in, to fix it, tap on the item Log in and enter the required login details.
How to update apps on iPhone
Once you have completed the preliminary steps above, you are finally ready to take the real action and, therefore, go and update the apps on your iPhone. The procedure to be put into practice is extremely simple and fast. I’ll explain immediately how to proceed.
First, take your iPhone, unlock it, go to the iOS home screen and tap on theApp Store (the one with the blue background and the “A”), then select the Your photo located in the upper right part of the screen and you will find the list of apps installed on your device for which an update is available, in the section Updates available.
At this point, all you have to do is identify, in the proposed list, the applications you want to update and press the button Update, placed at their first name, to proceed. If you want, you can also update all the apps in the list at the same time, by tapping on the wording Update everything.
Then wait for the update to complete. You can easily see the progress of the update using the headband that appears next to the name of each application, in the list as well as on the individual ones icons on the home screen.
Once the update process is complete, you can start the updated apps by pressing the button You open placed next to their name, or by touching theiricon on the home screen, as you usually do when you intend to launch an app installed on your device.
If the thing may interest you, I also point out that, in the screen visible after touching yours photo on the App Store, there is also a section called Recent updates, where you find the list of apps installed on the iPhone that have been updated recently.
How to automatically update apps on iPhone
If the idea of having to update from time to time and, above all, manually the apps installed on your iPhone does not appeal to you, I inform you that you can also enable the automatic download updates, in order to download and install the latest versions of the various applications, without having to move a finger.
To enable the feature in question, take the iPhone, unlock it, access the iOS home screen, select the icon of Settings (the one with the gear wheel) and then tap on the item iTunes Store and App Store. Next, carry on ON the switch that you find next to the item App updates, present in correspondence of the section Automatic downloads, And that’s it.
Keep in mind that, by default, updates are made only when the device is connected to the Wi-Fi network, to avoid unexpected consumption. If you want to make sure that the download of updates also takes place with the data connection, after having gone to the section iTunes Store and App Store from the Settings of iOS, bring up ON the switch that you find next to the item Automatic downloads, under the heading Cellular data.
Proceeding as I have just indicated, updates with a weight less than 200 MB, while for those with a heavier weight you will be asked from time to time how you intend to proceed. If you want, however, you can change this behavior and make sure you never see any request or always display it: to do this, tap on the item Download app that you find in the section above and select the option you prefer among Always allow And Always ask.
I also point out that, despite having enabled automatic updates, you can still keep track of the various updates available for the apps installed on your iPhone, by starting theApp Store, selecting the relative icon (the one with the blue background and the “A”), by tapping on Your photo located at the top right and displaying the list that you find in correspondence with the section Recent updates.
In case of problems
Despite having strictly followed my instructions, you still haven’t been able to figure out how to update apps on iPhone? Did you run into some hitch in the course of work that you were unable to remedy and would you like to receive further help? Considering the circumstances, I would say that the best thing you can do is get in touch with theApple support.
Based on your very personal needs and preferences, as well as, of course, the means in your possession, you can do it in various ways: by phone, via the Internet or in person. For all the details of the case, I invite you to refer to my tutorial dedicated specifically to how to contact Apple.
I also point out that, on the Apple website, there is a section specifically dedicated to support for iPhone, with numerous guides and instructions relating to the operation of the smartphone of the Cupertino company.