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How do you update an app on an iPhone?

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Updating an app on an iPhone involves launching the iTunes App Store and then updating the app via iTunes. Creators and developers of iPhone apps release updates for their apps to fix bugs and to improve the performance of the apps.

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How do you update an app on an iPhone?
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The following shows one method of updating apps on an iPhone. This process requires an active Internet connection.

  1. Launch iTunes
  2. To begin updating apps that have been downloaded on an iPhone, launch the iTunes App Store and log in. Keep in mind that only the apps that were purchased using the particular iTunes account will be updated. If an app or apps were purchased using a different iTunes account, the password for the account must be entered before the update can proceed.

  3. Tap on "updates"
  4. After launching the iTunes App Store, several icons will appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the "updates" icon.

  5. Update
  6. Tapping on the "updates" icon after launching iTunes start a scan to see if there are new update releases for the apps that were downloaded and installed on the iPhone. Once iTunes is done scanning, apps that have updates will appear on the screen with an "update" button next to it. Tap on the "update" button to begin the process. Alternatively, tap the "update all" button at the bottom of the screen if more than one app has an update.

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