How to update iPhone apps if they don't update

How to update iPhone apps if they don’t update

Keeping your iPhone apps up to date is incredibly important. Not only will it make sure you have all the latest features your apps have to offer, but it will also allow developers to fix security flaws that can put you at risk.

By default, any app you download to your iPhone should automatically update. But if you prefer to manage your updates manually, doing it is simple.

Here’s how to manually update your iPhone apps, how to turn off automatic updates, and some tips on what to do if your apps don’t accept updates.

How to manually update apps on your iPhone

You’ll manage app updates in the same place you originally downloaded them – the App Store.

1. Open the App Store on your iPhone and tap on the icon your profile in the upper right corner.

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2. Scroll down until you see a list of apps. Those who say Refresh next to them can be updated, while those that say You open have already been updated.

3. Touch Refresh next to each app you want to update and the download / installation process will begin.

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How to enable or disable automatic app updates

If you want to enable or disable automatic app updates, you can do this in the Settings app.

1. Open your iPhone’s Settings app and scroll down until you touch App Store .

2. Under the header Automatic downloads touch the switch App updates to activate or deactivate them. When it is green and rotated to the right, automatic updates are on.

How to fix iPhone apps that won’t update

Occasionally, your apps may not update automatically or manually. If you run into this problem, try these troubleshooting tips.

Make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi

Some apps will not update if you use cellular data. You should wait until you are in a location where you have a Wi-Fi signal and try to install the update.

To verify that you are connected to Wi-Fi, open the Settings app and tap Wi-Fi. If you are connected, you will see a network name with a check mark next to it.

Pause and restart the update

When an app is updating, you will see its icon greyed out and you will not be able to open it. Usually this goes away in a few minutes, but sometimes the updates “hang” and will never leave this disabled state.

To fix this, try tapping the app icon to pause the update, then tap it again to restart the update. If that doesn’t work, tap and hold the icon until a menu appears. Select Pause Download then do it again and choose Resume download .

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Restart your iPhone

Sometimes, all it takes to get an update to work again is to restart your phone.

Uninstall and reinstall the app

If nothing else worked, you may need to delete the app and reinstall it from the App Store.

If it’s a paid app, don’t worry – you won’t have to pay for it a second time. The App Store keeps track of all the apps you have installed and allows you to reinstall them with a simple tap.

When you reinstall the app, you will automatically get the latest version, which includes the update.

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Change the payment method on your iPhone

If you don’t have a valid payment method linked to your Apple ID account, you won’t be able to download new apps (even free ones) or install new updates.

You can add or remove payment methods from your iPhone via the Apple ID menu. For more details, see our video on how to remove payment methods.

If one of your payment methods has expired or declined, remove it and add another. After entering a working payment method, try updating the app again.

Factory reset your iPhone

If all else fails, it may be time to reset your iPhone to factory default settings. This will erase all the data on your phone, but will almost certainly fix any software bugs you are experiencing.

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