iPhone Life magazine

App Updates and Upgrades


Periodically, developers will “update” their software to fix minor problems and add features. If you’ve already purchased an application, updates for it are free. Developers will also release software “upgrades,” which are considered new applications that may have to be purchased by existing users.

Whenever you access the App Store, it checks to see if updates are available for the apps you have installed and displays the number of updates available in a red circle superimposed over the corner of the App Store icon. If an update is available, the update screen will appear in App Store.

  1. Tap on “Updates” at the bottom of the screen to see a list of the available updates.
  2. Tap on the individual application to get more info about the update.
  3. Tap on the “Update” button to update that app. If more than one update is available, you can tap on “Update all applications.”