iPhone and iPad users like to download & update items automatically on their devices unless their devices are receiving net waves from mobile data. They don’t mind when music, apps, pictures, videos and other media are downloaded. If you are not part of Apple ecosystem, this could be a daunting task for you. Thankfully, there is a workaround.

Automatic Download helps you in downloading items on one device and then downloading the same thing on other Apple devices. This will certainly help you to keep all items in sync so that you can use the same stuff on different screens.

How to Enable Automatic App Download and Update on iPhone and iPad

You can use iCloud for such download. The entire procedure will involve many things, which include music or movies downloaded from iTunes Store, Apps from the App Store, books and audio books downloaded from iBooks Store, updates for your App Store apps.

How to Turn ON Automatic App Downloads/Updates on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Tap on Settings in iDevice

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on iTunes & App Store.

Tap on iTunes and App Store in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Check for AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS section there. You can toggle all the four options ON; Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks, and Updates.

Turn On Automatic App Updates and Download on iPhone and iPad

Below the four options, you will find an option of “Use Cellular Data”; you can toggle this ON only if you want to limit less than 100MB downloads. It is advisable to keep this option OFF as it could consume a hell lot of mobile data and burn a hole in your pocket. Use Wi-Fi option for Automatic Downloads there might be unlimited downloads on Updates.

Music lovers will certainly love this information as they want to listen to music using all their iOS devices including Mac; but for apps, it could be a different experience. You may or may not like to use particular apps on all devices. For example, some people like to use Mail apps on the bigger screen of iPad or Mac.

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