iOS 13: How to Update Apps on iPhone

BY Khamosh Pathak

Published 1 Aug 2019

Find App Updates iOS 13

There are a couple of new services coming to iOS 13. Along with Apple’s News+ subscription and TV+ service, Apple is releasing a new Arcade subscription. It’s Apple’s gaming-related service. While it might be great (we don’t really know yet), it has already managed to anger a subset of Apple users. The Arcade tab is where the old Updates section used to be. Here’s how to find the new updates section in iSO 13.

Find the Updates Section of App Store on iPhone in iOS 13

When you open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad after upgrading to iOS 13, you’ll find that the Updates tab is gone. It’s replaced by a gaming icon that says Arcade.

In the current iOS 13 beta, the Arcade feature is not live. It just shows a splash screen. The Updates section is still there it’s just in a new place.

iOS 13 App Updates Section 1

Step 1: To go to the Updates section of the App Store in iOS 13, go to the Today tab or the Search tab and tap on your Profile icon in the top-right corner.

Step 2: Your Account screen will open in a new panel. If you have any updates available, you’ll see them at the bottom of the screen. If you have automatic updates turned on, as I do, you’ll see a section called Updated Recently which will show a list of recently updated apps.

iOS 13 App Updates Section 2

Everything else is the same. You can expand the update notes, you can update apps individually and open updated apps.

In fact, there’s even a new feature. You can swipe left on any app on the Updates or Recently Updated list to reveal a Delete icon. Tapping on it will actually delete the app from your iPhone or iPad, and not just from this list.

This is a great new feature especially if you install a lot of apps and then forget to use or delete them. As and when the updates come in, they can serve as a good reminder to ask yourself, am I actually using this app? If the answer is no, well, just swipe left, tap on the Delete button and move on.

Learn More about iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

This is just one small change in iOS 13. There a lot more like this. We’ve compiled the top 25 changes in iOS 13 that you should know about.

If you’ve got the time (and the curiosity), take a look at our mega iOS 13 new features list (100+) to find out every big and small feature in the upcoming iPhone and iPad update.

What do you think of the new place for the updates section? Are you mildly annoyed by it or you don’t really care? If you have automatic app updated turned on (and they are turned on by default) you rarely go to the Updates tab anyway. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.