23.05.2024
iOS

How to update apps on iPhone

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Artyom Kozoriz

Lifehacker Author, Mechanical Engineer

How to update apps on iPhone

Turn on auto-update apps on your iPhone

The simplest and most correct option is to use the corresponding feature, thanks to which iOS will automatically install updates for your applications as they are released.

How to update apps on iPhone

How to update apps on iPhone

To do this, open the system settings, go to the App Store item and in the “Automatic downloads” section, turn on the “Software Updates” toggle switch.

Install updates from App Store

iPhone automatically downloads and installs available updates when you're not using your smartphone or when it's connected to a charger. If you don't want to wait, you can do it faster.

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Open the App Store, on the “Today” tab, tap on your account profile picture and click “Update” next to a specific application or “Update All” at the top.

Update the app on iPhone manually

As a rule, updates appear in the App Store update list not immediately, but with some delay. If you try to install the next version immediately after the announcement of its release, then it may not yet be in the proposed options. In this case, you can act manually from the application page.

How to update apps on iPhone

How to update apps on iPhone

To do this, in the App Store, go to the search tab and enter the name of the desired program.

How to update apps on iPhone

How to update apps on iPhone

Open an application from the list and click “Update” or tap the update button directly in the search results.

Use forced update

Sometimes the installation of an update freezes, especially when there are a lot of applications or the Internet speed leaves much to be desired. You can fix the situation by prioritizing the download of a specific program. This will update it first.

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Search for an app on your desktop, hover your finger over its icon, and select “Prioritize download” from the pop-up menu.

Check the status of the App Store

If the application does not want to be updated in any way, and when you open the App Store, the download takes forever, there is a chance that there are problems on the side of the app store.

How to update apps on iPhone

Go to the dedicated page where Apple publishes the availability of all its services and check the App Store row. If a red circle is lit in front of it, then it’s worth trying later when the performance is restored.

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