From your iPhone main screen, find & tap the blue
icon that says "App Store".
Now let's look at the
bottom of the screen, where you should see five
(5) different icons:
Featured - Categories - Top 25 -
Search - Updates
Tap this and you will be taken to a page displaying three options on
New - The
latest and the greatest in App offerings, with the free and paid apps mingled together. Tap on anything that
interests you for more information and customer reviews.
- This list changes daily, showing the most popular according to the fans.
based on your prior tastes in Apps, Genius studies your own App purchase history, then goes out and finds other
Apps that enhance what you are already interested in. Very cool suggestions, with Free Apps among the
- Basically it's the Table of Contents. Tap any category, and you will be given three amazing
Top Paid -
these are considered the best of the best for obvious reasons.
Top Free -
a proposition too hard to resist. Try your favorites out for a few days or weeks or months before you
Date - the latest Apps in alphabetical order
Next: Go up the screen and tap the Back button
Now you should be back on the main Categories page again. You can spend hours looking at the
sensational Top Paid and Top Free apps available.
Search - Tap this and you will see a Search window come up.
Tap inside the window to bring up the keyboard.
Type in any app name; for this example type
You will see alot of copycat versions, some paid and some free.
Tap the original Smacktalk!
You will be taken to a description page that explains all the
details of that particular game / app.
Scroll to the bottom, and then
scroll right, and
you will see sample photos of the actual app in action.
Under the photo section, make sure you tap and read some of
the Ratings available.
Five Stars is the best rating possible, and these customers don't hold back -- if they dislike
something they will tell you. An excellent resource for unbiased opinions.
Scroll back up to the top right corner of the screen, and if you
decide to download, then tap the "Price
Buy Now box appears. Tap again
Password request will come up, as well as an Install
Tap Install, and you will see the app download in
usually 5-60 seconds, depending on wi-fi and 3G availability.
A graphic thin blue line fills up under the icon, and when
finished, ready for you to tap and enjoy!
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