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I’m obsessed with keeping my apps up to date, and for years, this has led me to follow the same exact pattern every time I open up the App Store on my iPhone. I immediately tap the Updates tab, refresh the list just to make sure every update is there, tap the “Update All” button, and enjoy a rush of endorphins as my phone downloads all of those sweet, sweet bug fixes and performance improvements.
On iOS 13, however, Apple has replaced my beloved Updates tab with Apple Arcade, so when I first started using the new OS, I was lost. How would I get my updates? After more panic than I care to admit, I eventually figured it out. The process is just as easy as it was before. It’s just a little more hidden.
Here’s how to update your apps: