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How to download apps and games from the App Store



How to download apps and games from the App Store


Getting your first iPhone or iPad is just the beginning. Now it’s time to customize and personalize it. On the outside, you can always buy a new iPhone case or other accessory to do so, but on the inside, you’ll need to download your favorite apps and games to get your device the way you love it. But how do you do that?

Whether you’re an expert or just getting started with your iPad or iPhone, here’s everything you need to know about downloading apps and games from the App Store.

Table of Contents:

How to find apps in the App Store

To get all the great apps you want on your phone, you need to know how to find them on the App Store.

  • Launch the app store.
  • Tap the magnifying glass at the bottom right of your screen.
  • Type your search query and hit the search button.

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  • Here we go !

    How to download apps and games from the App Store

    Once you’ve found the app you want, it’s time to download and install it.

  • Follow the steps to find the app or game you want.
  • Tap the app or game you want to buy or download for free.
  • Tap Get if it’s free or the price of the app if it’s paid.
  • Place your finger on the Home button to activate Touch ID or double-click the side button for Face ID to authenticate, purchase, and download.

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  • How to Manually Update Apps and Games on iPhone and iPad

  • Open the app from the app store.
  • Tap your profile icon in the top right corner.
  • Scroll down and tap Update for apps that need to be updated, or tap Update all to download all available updates.

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  • How to automatically update apps and games on your iPhone and iPad

    Apple gives you the option to update apps automatically. This way you don’t have to keep checking to see what needs an update.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down and tap App Store.
  • Under Automatic Downloads, tap App Updates to turn the switch on.

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  • When enabled, updates to the app will happen automatically on a daily basis.

    How to automatically download apps and games you buy on one device to others

    If you have multiple Apple devices, such as an iPhone and an iPad, or an iPad and an iPod touch, or all three, you can automatically download apps and games to each of them if they all have the same Apple ID. Well, you can’t download iPad apps only on iPhone or iPod touch, but that’s the only restriction.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down and tap App Store.
  • Under Automatic Downloads, tap Apps to turn the switch on.

    Source: HowHow

  • You can also enable automatic downloads for music, iBooks, and audiobooks in the same way.

    How to disable app updates on mobile

    If you’re worried about using too much mobile data, it’s a very good idea to turn off downloading updates to your mobile, especially if you have automatic updates turned on.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down and tap App Store.
  • Tap Automatic Downloads under Mobile Data to turn the option off.

    Source: HowHow

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    If you want to explore as many exciting games, puzzles, and apps as you can dream of downloading, you can with Apple Arcade.

    Explore our ultimate Apple Arcade guide on how to get started with all the fun apps. Whether you’re on your phone, iPad, Macbook, or even your Apple TV, you can start playing the many games available on Apple Arcade.

    There’s an app for everything

    Your iOS devices are capable of much more than the built-in apps would lead you to believe, and the App Store is the way to unlock their potential. To get the best iPhone and iPad experience, you’ll want to check out some of the many third-party apps. There are millions of apps to choose from and now you know exactly how to find and download them!

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