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

The latest iteration of iOS has changed the way users would update apps on their devices. Apple has removed the ‘Updates’ button from the lower bar of the App Store. On iOS 13, this has been replaced by ‘Arcade’ which is Apple’s game subscription service. So, how do we access the Updates option on the iPhone and iPad running the latest iOS and iPadOS?

Updating an app is always recommended as they fix bugs and also introduce new features. App updates also ensure compatibility with newer versions of iOS. So let us get right into it and look at two simple ways to update apps on iPhone running iOS 13.

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

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.

How to Quickly Update Apps from iPhone Homescreen

Another quick method to update apps on your iPhone and iPad running iOS 13 is using the App Store icon shortcut.

Step #1. Touch and hold the App Store icon on your iPhone.

Tap and Hold on App Store icon on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Updates.

Tap on Updates to Quickly Update Installed Apps on iPhone

Step #3. Now tap on Update All or update the apps individually.

Update Apps on iPhone and iPad in iOS 13 and iPadOSThat’s all, friends!

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 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.