iOS Q & A


How do to update your app on the App Store?

Updating your app on the App Store allows you to release new features, fix bugs, and improve the user experience for your app’s users. Here’s how to update your app on the App Store:


  • Prepare Your Update: Build and prepare the update for your app, including any new features, bug fixes, or improvements you want to include in the update. Test the update thoroughly to ensure it functions as expected.
  • Increment Version Number: Increment the version number and build number of your app in Xcode. The version number indicates the release version of your app visible to users, while the build number distinguishes different builds of the same version.
  • Update App Metadata: Log in to App Store Connect and navigate to the “My Apps” section. Select your app and go to the “App Information” tab. Update the metadata for your app, including the release notes, app description, keywords, and screenshots, to reflect the changes in the update.
  • Upload New Build: Navigate to the “App Store” tab in App Store Connect and select “iOS App”. Upload the new build of your app using Xcode or Application Loader. Ensure that the new build meets Apple’s App Store guidelines and requirements.
  • Submit for Review: Once the new build is uploaded, submit the app update for review by Apple’s App Review team. Provide any necessary information or documentation required for the review process.
  • Monitor Review Status: Monitor the review status of your app update in App Store Connect. Apple’s review process typically takes a few days, during which the review team evaluates the update for compliance with App Store guidelines and quality standards.
  • Release to App Store: Once the app update passes review, you can release it to the App Store. Choose the desired release options, such as releasing immediately or scheduling a release date, and confirm the release of the update.
  • Notify Users: After the app update is released to the App Store, notify your users about the availability of the update. Encourage users to download and install the latest version of your app to access new features and improvements.
  • Monitor Feedback: Monitor user feedback and app reviews for the updated version of your app. Address any issues or concerns reported by users promptly and consider incorporating user feedback into future updates.


By following these steps, you can successfully update your app on the App Store, ensuring that users have access to the latest features and improvements while maintaining compliance with Apple’s guidelines and quality standards.

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