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Setting up a new iPhone with iCloud backup? Have a ton of apps waiting to be updated in the App Store? There's a 3D Touch shortcut for that. A few taps can tell iOS which apps are the most important, so you can get back to using them more quickly. For starters, all pending app updates can be installed with one deep press on the App Store icon.
App Store auto-updates can be enabled or disabled on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. When switched on, the iOS device will automatically download and install the latest app updates for the software on your device when they are released.
Some users prefer to keep automatic app updating off, because there can be bugs or undesirable features in an app update. Usually these are resolved quickly by developers, however if you prefer to review available updates then automatic downloads may not be your cup of tea.
To set apps to update automatically:
For iPhone, Pad, and iPod touch owners with many apps installed, it seems there's a never ending stream of updates pushed by developers. Most of these updates come in the form of minor bug fixes and improvements, with a constant nagging red notification bubble on the App Store icon. Just opening the App Store to see what's available under the Updates tab takes up valuable time.
The iOS App Store can be used to find an app that was previously installed on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Viewing a list of past app purchases makes it possible to quickly and easily reinstall an app. A collection of apps associated with one Apple ID can even be searched for a specific app owned by the account.