Every time a new iOS update comes around the corner, it’s kinda like having someone clean your messy room and then your things get moved around and you can’t seem to find where those things are.

Similarly, each iOS update brings about a lot of tiny changes that may not be overly visible for you at first however the small ‘things’ aren’t where they usually were to be.

One such change that has apparently confused many users is the change of location of the App Store’s Update tab which is no longer available as it’s own Updates tab when you jump into your App Store. That tab is now the Arcade tab, the tab you can get access to Apple’s glorified gaming service.

In this guide, I’ll show you exactly how to find the App Store updates tab in iOS 13 or iPadOS.

Let’s dive right in.

 

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Where Is the App Store Update Tab in iOS 13 and iPadOS?

Here’s Where It Really Is.

 

If you’re on an iOS 13 (iPhone users)

  1. Jump into your App Store and then tap on the Today tab which is to your bottom-left hand side. See it?
  2. Great. Now in iOS 13, all the updates are available within your user profile. So click on your user profile icon which is on the top right-hand corner (as shown in the image below).

 

iPhone Today tab

 

  1. You should see all your account details on this page. Simply scroll down the page to the section where it says Available Updates.
  2. Lastly, you can either tap on Update All to update all the apps at once or individually tap Update for the app you want to update.

where is the app store update tab in ios 13 and ipados

 

There you go! Yes it is a heck more tedious than before and that sucks but it’s Apple. 🤷‍♂️ I for one personally would have preferred if they had replaced the Games tab with the Arcade tab and leave the Updates as it were.

 

Anyways, if you have an iPad with iPadOS and are wondering where is the Updates tab then just know that it is essentially the same three-step process just like for the iOS 13.

 

Here’s how you can find the Updates tab on iPadOS:

 

If you’re on an iPadOS (iPad users)

  1. Jump into your App Store on your iPad and then tap on the Today tab which is to your bottom left-hand side.
  2. Next, click on your user profile icon which is on the top right-hand corner (as shown in the image below).

where is the app store update tab in ios 13 and ipados

 

  1. You should see all your account details on this page. Simply scroll down the page to the section where it says Available Updates.
  2. Lastly, you can either tap on Update All to update all the apps at once or individually tap Update for the app you want to update.

 

where is the app store update tab in ios 13 and ipados

 

Done. Again it’s a little tedious to go through all these steps every-time you want to update an app but the one benefit of both the iOS 13 and iPadOS is that all of the apps do get updated on their own in the background without needing our intervention unless of course if you disabled it in your Settings.

 

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