If you have an iPhone, you’ve probably filled it with lots of different apps. Weather apps, stock apps, and games are great additions to your phone, but updating iPhone apps is important. This way you get the latest features and security patches.
Apple gives you several different options for updating your apps. One of the best options is to set up automatic updates, so you don’t even have to think about it.
If you prefer to have more control, you can also perform the process manually. But generally, it’s best to set apps to update automatically. Anyway, below we will show you how to update iPhone apps automatically and manually.
How to Update iPhone Apps Manually
Manually updating apps on an iPhone is a simple task that you can do through the App Store. Here’s how:
- Go to the App store
- Open your profile from the icon in the upper right corner
- Make a swipe down gesture – this will start a search for the latest updates
- From here you can update apps one by one by press the update button next to them. You can also update each app by tapping the Update all button
Now all you have to do is wait for your iPhone to finish updating your apps. Below, we’ll show you how to set your apps to update automatically, so you don’t have to remember anything.
How to Automatically Update iPhone Apps
Apple also lets you update iPhone apps automatically with Auto Updates. Here’s how to access and enable it on iOS:
- Unlock your screen and press the Settings application
- Scroll until you find App store in the list
- Tap on App Store and enable Automatic updates
Now your iPhone will automatically check for updates periodically.
Apple staggers updates so its servers aren’t clogged with every iPhone in the world downloading the latest updates. This means that you may still see apps waiting for an update even if the automatic setting is enabled.
How to Update Stock iPhone Apps
Every iPhone comes with a selection of stock apps built into iOS, such as Safari and Mail. For this reason, you can only update them by updating iOS. Here’s how:
Open the Settings app on your iPhone
Press on General>Software update
Press on Download and install
It is also possible that your iPhone downloads and installs system updates on its own. Just press Automatic updates on the software update screen and enable Download iOS updates and Install iOS updates.
Keep your iOS apps updated for the best iPhone experience
At the end of the day, you’ll want to keep your apps up to date. Not only do you get the latest features and improvements, but you also protect yourself from potential bugs and security issues.
Turning on automatic updates is a great way to make sure everything is fresh and modern, but if you’re worried about iPhone storage space or losing a feature, updating manual update of your applications may be the solution.