How to Update Your Apps on iPhone and iPad in iOS 13 and iPadOS

Apple Arcade has replaced the Updates tab in the App Store. This has also changed the way users were updating apps on their iPhones and iPads in earlier operating systems. So how to update apps on your iOS device running iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 now? Read on...

WWDC 2019 will be remembered for more than one reason. Apple introduced some sweeping changes in its ecosystem, and one of the changes is a dedicated operating system for iPads. For the first time, Apple separated its tablets from smartphones. This leads us to think about how we can update installed apps on our iPhone and iPad. Our tutorial is the answer to your question – how to update apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS.

The latest iteration of iOS has changed the way users would update apps on both devices. As a matter of fact, Apple has removed that Updates button from its App Store. If you have updated your iPhone or iPad to the latest operating system, you won’t see ‘Updates’ tab at the bottom of App Store screen; instead, Apple has replaced that tab with Arcade – Apple’s video game subscription service.

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How to Update Installed Apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS

Step #1. Launch App Store on your iOS device.

Launch App Store on iPhone running iOS 13

Step #2. Now, tap on your Profile icon from the upper right corner of your phone screen. It’s your profile photo (or anything you have placed there) in a round button.

Tap on Profile icon in iOS 13 App Store

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Step #3. Scroll down to the  ‘AVAILABLE UPDATES’ section.

Now, You can see all the apps with pending updates. You can either tap on Update All to get all the app updates or tap on UPDATE next to the app you want to update.

Update Apps on iPhone and iPad in iOS 13 and iPadOSYour apps will be updated in a few seconds or minutes, depending on the strength of your WiFi or mobile data.

That’s all, friends!

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Signing off…

Since Apple has slotted Arcade in its App Store, the Update thingummy is pushed a little inside. But this should not add any burden to users.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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