Apple is offering a limited-time promotion through May 10 on funds added to an Apple ID account. Funds pre-loaded onto an Apple ID can be spent on Apple services, content, apps and more. Each Apple account gets one bonus of 10% when adding funds up to $200 before the deal expires this week.
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.
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.
If you have Family Sharing turned on, anybody in your family group will be able to see and use your app downloads and purchases. If you don't want your spouse to know that you frivolously spent money on a game, or that you have downloaded a cryptocurrency portal, you are in luck - you can individually hide your App Store downloads so other members can't see or use them. Here's how to do it on iPhone and iPad: