Chapter 15



Bullet Browsing for cool apps

Bullet Searching for specific apps

Bullet Getting apps onto your iPhone

Bullet Deleting and organizing iPhone apps

One of the best things about the iPhone is that you can download and install apps created by third parties, which is to say not created by Apple (the first party) or you (the second party). At the time of this writing, our best guess is that there are more than 2.1 million apps available. Some apps are free, other apps cost money; some apps are useful, other apps are lame; some apps are perfectly well behaved, other apps quit unexpectedly (or worse). The point is that of the many apps out there, some are better than others.

In this chapter, we take a broad look at iPhone apps. Don’t worry: We have plenty to say about specific apps we love in Chapter 17.

You can obtain and install apps for your iPhone in two ways:

  • On your iPhone
  • By automatic download

To switch on automatic downloads on the iPhone, tap Settings ⇒ iTunes & App Store. Then tap the Automatic Downloads switch for Apps so that it turns green (on).

That switch ...

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