How to update apps on iPhone and iPad

Apple’s technology has its own characteristics, so for a beginner who has just started using it, many processes may initially seem strange and even too complicated, especially if you switch to iOS for the first time after many years of active use of an operating system such as Android. Owners of iPhone and iPad, who have recently started using Apple products, are asked many questions, and one of them is how to update applications on iPhone and iPad when they have already been installed on an electronic device. When you download a program or game from the App Store, the latest most recent version of any software is automatically downloaded immediately, and you cannot install an older one.

Over time, previously installed applications, of course, become obsolete, even if you can continue to fully use them. Since developers regularly introduce new features into their software in an effort to make it as good as possible, sometimes it is simply necessary to update a program or video game in order to gain access to new features. Some especially cunning developers even after some time forbid using old outdated versions of their creations, forcing at some point to install a new version. The process of updating any application in iOS does not lead to the loss of user information, that is, it is fully preserved.

How to update apps on iPhone and iPad

It should also be understood that it is not at all necessary that if an update containing minimal edits is released for a 2 GB video game, you will have to install an update of the same weight as the original video game itself. App Store tools allow developers to update only certain parts of their software, so that iPhone and iPad owners do not have to download the entire program or game every time. The more changes there are in any particular update, the more it will, of course, weigh. With the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple has changed the manual update process, but it is still extremely convenient and very easy to use. This update model was also in iOS 14.

How to update apps on iPhone and iPad

In order to update applications on iPhone or iPad, you need to launch the App Store, then in the upper right corner, click on the icon of your Apple ID account. Some numbers on a red background may also be displayed next to it. These numbers show how many apps there is an update available, but the information is updated once a day, so it may not be the most up-to-date. After clicking on this icon, a list of applications for which an update is available will open. To update the list, you need to swipe up, and then click on the “Update” button for the programs and games that you want to update. You can also “Update All” at once by clicking the corresponding button. Depending on the number of applications and the speed of the Internet connection, the software update process can take several tens of minutes, or even more than an hour if updates are available for more than one and a half hundred different programs.

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