Apps are incredibly popular on the various smartphone operating systems that support them, and the word “app” has become an everyday part of conversation. There are different apps that can perform all sorts of functions on your iPhone 5, and many of the best ones are free. But if you have just started using a smartphone, or if you are coming from a different phone that didn’t have the option of installing apps, then you may be wondering how to get them on to your phone. Fortunately it is a straightforward process that you can learn quickly, then you will be able to start downloading and installing as many apps as you can fit on your phone.
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Installing Apps on the iPhone 5
The only thing you are going to need is your Apple ID password and, if you are installing an app that costs money, a payment method associated with your Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID yet, you can create one on Apple’s website here. Otherwise, simply follow the steps outlined below to download an app on your iPhone 5.
Note that we are going to be using the search function to locate a specific app. If you just want to browse through a list of apps instead of installing a specific one, you can use one of the other options in Step 2.
Step 1: Touch the App Store icon on your home screen.
Step 2: Touch the Search option at the bottom of the screen. We are going to be installing the Snapchat app as an example for this tutorial. If you don’t know the name or a description of the app you want to install, and you just want to browse through a list of top apps, you can select either the Featured or Top Charts option at the bottom of the screen instead.
Step 3: Type the name of the app you want to install into the search field at the top of the screen, then select one of the search results, or tap the blue Search button.
Step 4: Touch the Free button to the right of the app icon. Note that this will be a monetary amount if you are downloading an app that costs money.
Step 5: Touch the Install button.
Step 6: Type your Apple ID password into the field at the center of the screen, then touch the OK button.
Step 7: Once the app has finished downloading and installing, touch the Open button to launch the app.
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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.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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