How to force update on iOS

Hey there!

If you own an iPad, or iPhone, you probably know that apps can update automatically!

However, if you don’t have a lot of patience at some point, you can also manually force an app to update. For example, I wanted to play Minecraft 1.18 right away when it released, so I decided to manually update that app.

To be honest, not a whole lot of people actually use this feature, but it could come in handy, especially when you need to update an app of yours quickly.

Here’s how you do it. First, head over to the App Store and click the profile button as shown below;

Next, scroll down until you find this screen. Instead of the ‘open’ button, you may see an ‘update’ button instead beside the app’s name!

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Hopefully you found this useful for auto updating your apps!


This is auto enabled for all Apple devices.

The post is about how to force update an app, not how to turn on auto update.

Auto update forces the apps to update.

I don’t think you get the main point … auto update enabled means that the app will automatically update a few hours after the application company pushed out an update. If you want it earlier, you’ll need to manually update the app.

I don’t really got for updates when they are released just then due to bug issues, and I could loose all my data within the app, so auto update has a better effect as most bugs will be cleared by then.

I wouldn’t say so, people may not want apps being updated when the update is first release due to many reasons, people may wish to stick to the auto update feature apple provides.

My phone updates my apps during the night, and I find that really helpful because they are ready for me in the morning.

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Again, when apps first release an update there are many bugs, it’s like pushing an update out to a Roblox game when you haven’t checked through all the code to see if it works.

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