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Once you've found an app you want to have on your iPhone or iPod, the next step is to purchase it, if it's not a free app, and install it on your device. Whether an app costs money or whether it's free, the process for acquiring the app is the same. [00:00:11 .42] You can purchase and install on either the iPhone or the iPod touch or from iTunes on your computer. Let's look at both ways starting with the iPhone or iPod touch. So I've performed a search for running on the iTunes Store and I found an app I want to check out. I'll tap it to see its details. So again on the Details page, you can read about the app, see some screen shots and read some reviews.
Also, note at the bottom of the Details page you can see how large the app is, which is handy for seeing how much space it will take up on your iPhone or iPod touch. In this case, I can see this app is 21.3 megabytes. Now as I'm recording this movie, any apps that are over 50 megabytes in size, can't be downloaded without a Wi-Fi connection. So if you're on an iPhone and your only current connection to the Internet is your cellular network, and you try to download an app over 50 megabytes, you will get a message saying it's not allowed and to connect to a Wi-Fi network v or to download the app through iTunes. iPod touch users won't see this message because Wi-Fi is the only way to get the iPod touch online.
Speaking of the iPod touch, be aware that some apps, especially those that take advantage of the iPhone's GPS capabilities, might not work with or be designed for the iPod touch. Be sure to read the details of apps carefully to make sure they'll work with the iPod touch. If you have doubts, you can try contacting the developer or checking out their website before spending money on an app you might not be able to use. But if you know the app will work and it's under 50 megabytes if you're using an iPhone, you can scroll back up to the top and the button here is either going to have a price in it if the app costs money or it will say Free as this one does. Tap the button once.
It turns into an Install App button, which basically acts to confirm that you really meant to tap the button. Go ahead and tap Install App. You'll see it changes to Installing. Now you may be prompted to enter your Apple ID nd password if you haven't done so recently. This prevents unauthorized installations of apps on your device and it also lets iTunes keep track of your purchases, which among other things, lets you redownload and install them later in case you delete them or if you lose your device and need to reinstall your apps on a new one. After you enter your info, your app should start downloading. If you leave the Apps Store, you'll see the icon for your new app appear on your device.
You can see that the app I just installed has its new banner attached to it. Once I open it, that banner will go away. So, app purchases, made from your iPhone or iPod touch, are immediately installed onto your device. Now let's look at the purchasing and installation process from iTunes on your computer. Here in iTunes I am in the Apps Store and I found an app I'd like to install on my iPhone. This is Google Earth, a very cool mobile version of the Google Earth program, which lets you see sites all over the world. This is also a free app so here in iTunes, I just click where it says Free App and then I enter my Apple ID and Password when prompted to do so.
I can see, under the downloads area, that the app is currently downloading. And here, I can keep an eye on the progress of the download, and it's done. Once the download is complete, you'll find the app in the Apps section of your iTunes Library. If you don't see apps listed, go to iTunes>Preferences. If you're on Windows go to Edit>Preferences and here under General, make sure Apps is selected. Now I see Apps and there is Google Earth. Now at this point, I've downloaded the app to iTunes, but it hasn't yet been installed on my iPhone.
To install that, I select my iPhone, which is currently connected to my computer then I can go to Apps and then I'll have to check Sync Apps. Now I'm free to browse through all of the apps I've installed here in iTunes in this column. And to the right, I have an exact representation of the current layout of my iPhone Apps. One of the ways I can install Google Earth right now is to just drag it right to where I want it to appear on my phone. You can also drag the App icon over one of any of the other screens to place the icon on that screen.
While you're in here, you can also rearrange your other app icons by dragging them around on the screen. Once you've dragged in all the apps you want to install and arranged them as you like, you can click Apply or Sync. During the sync process, any apps you install directly from the Apps Store on your iPhone or iPod touch, will be copied over into iTunes so you'll havethem backed up here. Now you'll notice this message asking me if I want to turn on Automatic Downloads for this computer. If I turn on this feature, any apps that I purchase on my other devices using my same Apple ID, will automatically be downloaded to this computer. I'm just going to say Not Now at this point, but it is a convenient feature to have if you want to make sure you have copies of all your apps on your computer.
Now while this is syncing, I will also mention that if you ever want to uninstall any apps, and you mostly likely will at some point because you should have run some apps you don't like, just hover your mouse over the app you want to remove, click the X button and the next time you hit Apply or Sync that will remove it from your iPhone. The app will stay here in iTunes though in case you ever want to reinstall it again. The only apps that you can't uninstall are the ones that come built into your device. So if you never want to use, say the Stocks app, you're still stuck with it. What you might want do is drag all your least used apps to the last screen on your phone so they're not taking up space where ou could place apps you actually use.
Now you can also rearrange and uninstall apps from your iPhone or iPod touch itself. To rearrange your apps, touch and hold down on any icon until they all go into this wiggly mode. This is your cue to start dragging icons around anywhere you like just like you can do in iTunes. You can drag icons from screen to screen just by dragging them to the edge of the screen and then dropping them. So, you can see there's that last screen where I placed Stocks and that's also where I'm going to place Game Center in this case. Remember that the area at the bottom of the screen is for storing your foremost used apps.
These icons stay visible no matter which screen you're on. So, if you do check your email all the time, you'll probably want to keep your email icon there as well, but maybe I watch more videos than I play music so I'll take music out and place videos there. To delete an app, simply tap its X button. You'll be asked to confirm that you do want to delete the app. I'll tap Delete and it's gone. Remember, you can always reinstall the app again from iTunes or through the Apps Store on your device.
Press the Home button to stop the apps from wiggling around when you're done rearranging them. Bear in mind though that when you delete an app, you'll most likely loose specific preferences for that app. Again, you can only delete the apps that you've downloaded and installed, the apps that come with the iPhone can't be removed. Okay. So that's how you download and manage apps from the Apps Store.
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