One of the more popular activities to do on an iPad is find fun and exciting new apps. Many of them are free, and they can offer interesting new utilities or games to pass the time. But, as problems with an app are found or new features are added, those apps will need to be updated. However, updates are not installed automatically, so you need to handle the updates yourself. But if you do not perform the updates as soon as they are available, you could potentially need to install a lot of updates. This can be a time consuming process if you are installing each update individually but, fortunately, you can update multiple iPad apps at once. This feature makes the upgrade process much simpler and will help to avoid wasting a lot of time simply updating your existing apps.
Perform All iPad Updates at Once
If you do not have the option to update multiple apps at once, you may need to update your iOS software. You can do this by following the instructions in this article on Apple’s website.
If you are questioning the need to update your apps, or if you actively avoid performing updates, then you may be wondering why it is important to keep your apps up to date. While there is not a single answer to this question, you can experience improved performance, fewer problems and a better overall experience if you install updates that are available for your apps. While there may be rare exceptions where an update could create problems for an app, the majority of updates are a good thing for your device.
**You should try and ensure that you are performing a lot of large updates on a fast Internet connection, preferably where you do not have a data usage cap. Many update downloads can be large files and, if you are performing a lot of simultaneous updates, you could find yourself consuming GB of data to update all of your apps.***
Step 1: Return to the iPad’s home screen by pressing the Home button at the bottom of the iPad.
Step 2: Tap the App Store icon. If you have updates to perform, there should be a small red circle with a number at the upper-right corner of the app icon that indicates the number of apps that need to be updated.
Step 3: Tap the Updates button at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Press the Update All button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 5: Type your Apple ID password into the password field, then press the OK button to proceed with downloading and installing all of the necessary app updates.
You will notice that there will be a black progress bar under each app that is being updated, letting you know the progress of the update for that app.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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