Most of the apps that are installed on your iPhone will need to be updated periodically. These updates can serve to fix an issue occurring with the app, or they can add new features. However, the app will often not function as intended, or may stop functioning all together, if you are not using the most current version.
While you may already know how to install individual app updates through the App Store, this process can be tedious and time-consuming if you have a lot of apps installed. Fortunately there is a setting on your iPhone 6 that allows you to update all of your apps automatically when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Automatically Update Installed Apps on an iPhone 6
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down to select iTunes & App Stores.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Updates under Automatic Downloads to enable it. The setting is enabled when there is green shading around the button. Automatic app updates are enabled in the picture below.
- If you also enable the Apps option under Automatic Updates, then your iPhone will automatically download other apps that you have purchased(even free ones) on other devices that use your Apple ID.
- If you turn on the Use Cellular Data option, then your iPhone will download these updates over cellular networks, instead of just over WiFi networks. This can use a lot of cellular data, so it is best for most users to leave that setting turned off.
- This will automatically update every app that is installed on your iPhone. If there are certain apps that you would not like to update automatically, then you will need to turn this off.
- App updates can be installed manually via the Updates tab in the App Store.