How to Update Apps on iTunes

– for your iPhone

For most part, you can update your iPhone applications directly from your phone but sometimes, the size of the application is too large or the downloading limit of your network is small. In such a case, it may be a good idea to save your cost by downloading the application on your PC first and then transferring it to your phone. For this purpose you will have to install iTunes on your computer, once iTunes has been installed, it will automatically give you updates about the latest applications available. If you do not know how to update apps on iTunes, you do not need to worry as the process is pretty simple and quick. You can check form updates by connecting your iTunes online; all the available updates along with any new applications available for iPhones and iPad etc will be shown on the iTunes panel from where you can choose the application that suit you. The procedure for how to update apps on iTunes has been mentioned step by step below;

  • Open your iTunes go to the library section on the left side panel and click on the option of “apps”.
  • If there are any updates available, a link “updates available” will appear on the right corner, click on it. Your iTunes will be connected to the Apple store server and all the updates will be made available to you. If you want to download the free updates only, click on “download all free updates” and you are good to go.
  • A window will appear asking for your apple username and identification; enter the data in it and click on okay to start the downloading process.

Once you have learned how to update apps on iTunes, you then need to transfer these applications on your iPhone. Since all the available updates will be downloaded, you will have to select those that you need only. After separating the useful updates, connect your iPhone with the computer using the USB capable provided. Open your iTunes and select iPhone on the right hand side panel and then click on sync. The applications will be transferred to your phone.

You can also change the settings of your phone for automatically synchronizing with your iTunes every time you connect your iPhone to the PC. When the application updates have been transferred successfully, you can “eject” the iPhone and can safely remove it from your PC. The updates are available for download after every few weeks, so you will have to check regularly for them in order to keep the apps up to date.

If you want to see how to set up your sync settings, all you need to do is to click on iPhone on the left side panel of your iTunes and then on “applications”. Then you need to click on “sync applications”; two options will appear. You can either sync selected apps or all apps depending on your choice. Once you have chosen the option, click on apply and your phone will be synchronized automatically with your iTunes every time you connect your phone to your computer