Installing and Managing Apps

Get tips and tricks for downloading and using the iPad apps available on your tablet in this free lesson.

Updating apps

Over time, many apps receive updates from the app's developer. Updates usually help an app run more smoothly and may even introduce new features.

By default, your iPad will automatically download these updates. However, you can turn this feature off if you would prefer to manually update your apps. If automatic updates are turned off, a notification badge will appear on the App Store icon whenever an update is available for any of your installed apps.

To change your automatic update settings:

If you prefer, you can set all updates to install automatically.

  1. Open Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store, then tap the Updates control to turn automatic updates on or off.

To manually update an app:

  1. Open the App Store, then tap Updates in the bottom-right.
  2. A list of available updates will appear. To update an app, tap Update. You can also tap Update All to install all available updates.