It is important to learn how to install an iPhone app update in iOS 7 because apps are constantly being improved, and problems are constantly being fixed.
Updates are almost always an improvement over the version of the app that you have on your device, and they often include new features that can make your experience with the app even better.
These app updates can be installed automatically, but that will only happen if you have enabled that feature on your iPhone.
If not, then you will need to manually install your available app updates by following our short guide below.
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Install an Update for an iPhone App
The steps in this article are specifically for iOS 7. The steps for earlier versions of iOS are similar, however. You can read this article if you need to install an app update on an earlier version of the operating system.
Step 1: Touch the App Store icon.
Step 2: Touch the Updates option at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Touch the Update button to the right of the app that you want to update. Note that there is an Update All button at the top-right corner of the screen that you can use to install all of your available app updates.
Wait a few seconds for the app update to download and install. You can then scroll down on this screen to see a list of app updates that have been installed. You can launch one of these apps by touching the Open button to the right of the app.
Your iPhone 5 can actually install app updates automatically in iOS 7. You can read here to learn how to enable this setting on your iPhone.
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