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Using App Genius


App Store GeniusApp Genius helps you locate apps that are similar to ones you have already installed on your iPhone or iPod touch. Since there are over 85,000 apps from which to choose, this new feature should help you cut down on the time you spend searching the App Store. Here’s how to use App Genius:

  1. From the iPhone or iPod touch, tap the App Store icon.
  2. Tap on the button labeled “Genius” in the upper right corner of the display.
  3. Tap on “Turn On Genius” and you’re prompted to fill in your iTunes password. Do so and hit OK. (Note that turning on Genius sends information about the apps you have installed to Apple. If you have a problem with this, don’t use Genius.
  4. You will be asked to agree to Apple’s conditions for using Genius. After you have agreed, Genius will take a minute or two to analyze your apps and send you its suggestions. These may include both paid and free apps, depending on the apps you have installed. You can purchase or download these suggestions directly from this screen.