How to Download Apps to the iPhone

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You'll need an Apple ID to download apps from the App Store.

So, you have your new iPhone but don't know how to download the apps you've seen on TV. It's a simple process to download free or paid apps to your phone. With over 400,000 apps available at the App Store, you'll feel like a kid in a candy store. Don't worry, your new iPhone has room to hold all the apps you'll ever need.


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      Click the "App Store" icon on the home screen of your iPhone. Use the icons at the bottom of the screen to browse categories of apps. If you're looking for free apps for your iPhone, select "Top 25" and then tap the "Top Free" tab at the top of the screen. Tap "Featured" at the bottom of the screen to see the apps the App Store is promoting for the week. If you know the name of an app, click "Search" at the bottom of the screen and type the name into the search bar that appears.

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      Tap the icon for any app that interests you to reach additional information about the app, including developer notes, screen shots and user ratings.

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      Select the app you've decided to download by tapping the button that contains the price or the word "Free." The App Store prompts you for your Apple ID. If you don't have one, follow the onscreen instructions to acquire one. An Apple ID is required to download apps to your iPhone.

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      Watch the download status bar that appears under the new icon on your iPhone. Once it is complete, you can access your new app.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you've ever used iTunes, you probably already have an Apple ID.

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