How Do I Download Apps from the App Store?

In this tutorial, you will learn:

Introduction

Downloading apps on your phone will give you fast and easier access to services that you like, such as: your favorite social media websites, games, online banking, etc. Some apps that you can download on your phone you cannot necessarily download anywhere else (like on your computer) so this can be really useful. Please note that this tutorial is specifically for iPhone users only.

Getting Started

First, go to the home screen of your iPhone and click on the light blue icon with the white paintbrushes in the middle of a white circle (Image 1a — it will say “app store” underneath the icon).

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Image 1 and Image 1a

Navigating the App Store

The screen that appears is called your features screen. You can scroll down to view any newly featured apps that are available (Image 1).

Click on the gray paper icon that says “top charts” at the bottom of the screen to access the most popular apps available (Image 2).

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Image 2 and Image 3

Click on the gray arrow icon that says “near me” at the bottom of the screen to find apps that are popular in your particular location (Image 3). This option requires you to have your location turned on in the settings of your phone. Please note that leaving your location on can allow other people to know where you are located or cause higher data usage among other implications.

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Image 4 and Image 5

Searching for Apps

Click on the gray magnifying glass icon that says “search” at the bottom of the screen if you know the name of an app that you want to search for (Image 4).

Updating an App

Click on the gray icon at the bottom of the screen that has a box with an arrow pointing down into it that says “updates” to update an application that you have already downloaded onto your phone (Image 5).

Downloading an App

Once you find an app that you want to download, click on the icon to find out more about it. You can scroll down to view a description of the app and find out more about it OR scroll sideways to see how the app looks when downloaded onto your phone.

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Image 6 and Image 7

To get the app, click the blue “GET” option at the top right of the screen (Image 6). The same option will turn green and say “install”, click this again.

To get the app you have to type in your iTunes password and click the blue “OK” option at the bottom right hand side of the popup screen, or, if you changed your mind about downloading the app select the blue “Cancel” option on the left (Image 7). Once the app downloads it will appear on your main screen.

 

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