Apps are the essence of any self-respecting smartphone. From native phone and camera apps to third-party game apps, they’re what make phones do the things they do. This is why it’s important to update your apps as often as possible in order to benefit from security and functionality upgrades. As such, we explain how to update apps on an iPhone, covering how to turn automatic updates on and also how to install available updates immediately, without having to wait for your iPhone to do things automatically.
If you’ve been suffering from the recent Instagram bug that’s fixed with an app update, then this is how you fix your problem.
How to update apps on an iPhone, the automatic way
If your iPhone is set up as normal, you should already have automatic updates activated. This means your phone will download and install app updates as and when they become available. However, if automatic updates aren’t activated, here’s how you can turn them on.
Step 1: First, go to Settings and select App Store.
Step 2: Next, find the Automatic downloads subheading and select the slider next to App updates so it turns green.
That’s it. Your iPhone will begin updating your apps as soon as new versions are released. You don’t have to do anything else.
Manual iPhone app updates
Assuming you don’t want to wait for your iPhone to get around to updating an app automatically, you can take the initiative yourself and do things manually.
Step 1: Simply go to the App Store and select Your profile, which you’ll see in the top-right corner.
Step 2: From there, you’ll next see a subheading that says Upcoming automatic updates. If there are any upcoming updates available, you can download and install them instantly by selecting the Update button next to whichever update you want to install.
Step 3: You can also choose Update all (in blue), which you’ll see immediately below the Upcoming automatic updates heading.
Step 4: There is another way of searching for updates for your iPhone apps and then installing them manually. Open the App Store again, and then use the Search tab to find whichever app you’d like…
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