How to Update Apps on iOS 13

The way to update apps on iOS 13/13.1 changed a little. Read on this post and learn how to manage and update apps started from iOS 13 easily.

Roger Smith Last Updated: Jul. 01, 2020

Plenty of apps would be developed for mobile users to download every year. And most of apps would regularly publish update versions to add new features, fix bugs or be compatible with new mobile operating system, like iOS 13/13.1. Therefore, how to manage and update apps on your phone could be a key point.

If you have updated your iPhone to iOS 13/13.1 that released in September 2019, you will find there isn’t “Updates” button at the bottom of App Store screen. This changes the way iPhone users update their apps. But what are changes happen with App Store exactly? And how does that influence the way to update apps? Please keep reading and find your answer.

Also Read: How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone (iPhone 11 Supported)

How App Store Changes on New iOS 13

  • The “Updates” tab is gone from the bottom column of App Store.
  • It is replaced by Arcade on iPhone 11 and later.

Then, what is Arcade? Apple Arcade is the world’s first game subscription service, was officially released in September 2019. With a subscription for $4.99 per month, users get unlimited access to the entire catalog of over 100 new, exclusive games, all playable across Apple devices.

Update Apps from App Store Step by Step

Although the updates function is now located behind the Profile icon in App Store, you can also acquire app updates easily from a different location.

1. Open App Store.

2. Click your Profile icon on the top-right corner.

3. When available updates appear, you can Update All or UPDATE what you like from them.

Click Profile icon from App Store to Update Apps

Click Profile icon from App Store to Update Apps

If no updates are showing, you can pull down to refresh the page and force your device to check for updates.

Update Apps from Home Screen Shortcuts

Except for update directly in App Store, you can also apply a quick action from home screen to the Updates page.

1. Long-press the App Store icon, the Context Menu (shortcuts of App Store) appears.

2. Then click Updates button, the Updates page allow you Update All or one by one.

Long-press the App Store icon from Home Screen

Long-press the App Store icon from Home Screen

1. In iOS 13 and later, you can use context menus to access additional functionality related to onscreen items. When open, a context menu displays a preview of the item and lists the commands that act on it. You can choose a command or drag the item to another area, window, or app.

2. If you have multiple Apple devices, you can download apps that you purchased on all of your devices. Just login in the same Apple ID and go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > turn on Automatic Downloads.

3. You can also delete apps from the updates screen of App Store now.

Update Apps using AnyTrans in a Smart Way

If you want to update apps smartly, AnyTrans is a good choice for you to manage your apps with organized categories and on a larger screen of computer. As a comprehensive iPhone data manager, AnyTrans gives you more possibilities in managing and transferring your iOS devices. For Apps, it can download, update, uninstall apps, or move apps and app data to new iPhone (iPhone 11 supported).

That is to say:

  • You can search and download apps from App Store to App Library, and update or install apps from App Library to device under Device Manager or App Downloader.
  • Also, with widgets like Home Screen Manager and App File Sharing, you can easily rearrange your apps in some ways and share app files with others.

Now get AnyTrans and update apps on iOS 13 for your iPhone:

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1. Open AnyTrans on your computer > connect your iPhone.

2. Click Device Manager and choose Apps category.

Click Device Manager and Choose Apps

Click Device Manager and Choose Apps

3. Refresh and check the update version of apps, choose the app you’d like to see new features and tap Update button.

4. Sign in Apple ID and password.

Select the App You Want to Update and Enter Apple ID

Select the App You Want to Update and Enter Apple ID

In order to make your App Library more orderly and fully utilize mobile storage, you may know how to delete apps on iOS 13.

The Bottom Line

In this post, we figured out the changes of App Store on iOS 13/13.1. Although Updates has moved, thankfully app updates are still easy to get to with the above methods. While some users still don’t understand why would Apple replace Updates with Arcade and some don’t like it. Then do you like the changes? Or have you got any ideas about how to update and manage your apps after the changes? You can share your opinions with us!

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.