Download apps and games on your iPhone or iPad

Find apps that you'll love on your iPhone or iPad.

How to get apps

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the App Store app.

  2. Browse through the Today, Games, Apps, or Arcade tabs to find apps you like. Or tap the Search tab to look for something specific. If you find a game that says Arcade, subscribe to Apple Arcade to play the game.

  3. Tap or click the price or Get button. If you see the Open button instead of a price or Get button, you already bought or downloaded that app.

  4. Double-click the side button on the right side of your iPhone—or the top button on your iPad— to complete your purchase. If you use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock your device, you'll glance at your device or touch the Home button to authenticate the download. You might need to enter your Apple ID password to complete the download.

In the App Store, if an app has a Get button instead of a price, the app is free. You won't be charged for downloading a free app. Some free apps offer in-app purchases and subscriptions that you can buy. Subscriptions and in-app purchases give you access to more features, content, and more.

Learn more about in-app purchases and subscriptions

How to find apps that you bought

Find your apps in your App Library

If you can't find the App Store

If the App Store is missing on your device, you might have parental controls turned on. Adjust your iTunes & App Store Purchases settings and make sure that you choose "Allow" for the Installing Apps setting. The App Store should reappear on your device.

If you still can't find the App Store, swipe to search for it.

If you have an issue when you download apps

If you can't download or update apps on your iPhone or iPad

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