If you’ve had your iPhone for even a short amount of time, then you have probably discovered the joy of installing new apps. There are tons of useful applications and fun games that you can play on your phone, and many of them are free. But no app is perfect, and the developers of the apps that you are using will periodically release updates that fix problems or give you new features. All of these app updates can be a bit of a nuisance if you need to install them manually, but fortunately you can set up iOS 7 so that available updates for your apps are installed automatically.
Automatically Update Your iPhone Apps
Your iPhone will periodically check for and install updates for the apps that are already on your phone. This means that it will check for updates for all of your apps, so keep that in mind if you don’t want to install an update for a particular app. If you do not wish to install an update for a specific app, then you will need to follow the steps below so that you can disable automatic updates for your apps instead (you will simply turn off the Updates option instead of turning it on, as we will be doing in the tutorial below). But if you have decided to enable automatic updating for your apps, then follow these steps.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the iTunes & App Store option.
Step 3: Move the slider next to Updates from the left to the right to enable automatic updates. Automatic updates are turned on when there is green shading around the slider button, as in the image below.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.