iPhone SE – How to Turn on Automatic App Updates

You can download and install app updates on your iPhone SE by going to the App Store and selecting the Updates tab.

If there are updates available for your installed apps, they will appear here. But as the number of apps that you install on your iPhone increases, the amount of updates that appear her will increase both in volume and frequency, and it can be difficult to keep up with them manually.

Fortunately your iPhone SE has a setting that will let the device handle these updates for you. So continue reading below to see where you can find and enable this setting so that you no longer need to worry about keeping your apps up to date yourself.

How to Enable Automatic Updates for iPhone SE Apps

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE in iOS 10.3.2. These steps will change a setting on your iPhone so that new updates for your installed apps are downloaded automatically.

Note that you will be able to configure these automatic app updates to only occur over Wi-Fi, or you can also choose to allow them to happen over a cellular network.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the iTunes & App Store option.

open the itunes and app store menu

Step 3: Touch the button to the right of Updates, under the Automatic Downloads section of the menu. There will be green shading around the button when the setting is enabled. I have enabled automatic app updates in the picture below.

how to enable automatic app updates on the iphone se

Now that you know how to turn on automatic app updates on an iPhone SE, you won’t need to worry about manually installing those updates in the future.

You will note that there is a Use Cellular Data option under this. If you elect to turn this on then your iPhone will also download and install your updates over a cellular network. Note, however, that you may experience increased data usage and, potentially, overage charges if you go over your monthly data plan allotment.

If you are running into issues with excessive data usage on your iPhone, then you might be looking for some ways to resolve it. Read our guide to reducing cellular data usage for some ideas that might be able to help.

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