Cellular Data packets are precious to everyone, because the prices affiliated to them are so high that everyone prefers to use them as less as possible. For Instance, let us consider the situation in India where 1GB of 3G Data pack costs a user 250 INR ($4 approx) every month, where as a normal broadband connection by the same service provider will allow him to use 80 GB every month at 4Mbps at 2000 INR ($33 approx). So, you can actually see a clear difference between the two.
In order to minimize the usage of these data packs, every user tries to exploit any free WiFi hotspot available around their smartphone. However, there are sometimes when you can’t connect your smartphone with a WiFi hotspot. Most of the times, it is due to security reasons where the router filters the devices on the basis of their MAC addresses. In such situations, you can still manage to chat or send email using the data packs on your smartphone, but what about data intensive tasks such as updating the applications or installing a new one?
Well, in this article we will help you to understand that how can you download those updates or the new applications on your laptop and then install them on your iPhone with the help of iTunes.
- iTunes install on your laptop
- Laptop connected to a WiFi
- Your iPhone
How to Install or Update Applications on iPhone using your Laptop
Connect your iPhone with your Laptop and open that application named iTunes. Once your iPhone is connected you will see an icon on your iTunes (highlighted in the screenshot below).
Now, sync your iPhone with your iTunes, which will help iTunes you recognize the current set of applications installed on your iPhone. It will synchronize the current repository of applications on your laptop with that of your iPhone.
Now go to the section of applications, where the already installed applications are available and if those applications have a new version in the market then they have been tapped by a red ribbon named ‘Update’.
If you want to install a new application, then click the iTunes Store option and then go to the Apps Store, you will see a window, similar to what has been mentioned below.
Click on that get button to download that new application on your laptop, and once it is done navigate back to the iPhone page. Under the sub-section named Apps you will see the list of applications, which are already available on your iPhone and the ones which are available on your laptop but nor installed on your iPhone.
Applications, which have ‘Remove’ option in front of them, are already installed on your iPhone. You can use that option to remove that application from your iPhone. However, the applications which have ‘Install’ written in front of them, are available on your laptop but not installed on your iPhone. Hence, whenever you will download a new application it will be enlisted here with ‘Install’ option.
Select the applications, which are to be removed or installed on your iPhone and then click the button ‘Sync’. Once the sync is over the applications will be updated and the new ones will be installed on your iPhone.
This is the way you can download a new or update an already downloaded iPhone application on your Laptop. Obviously, iTunes is major part of this tutorial, hence it will be great if it is updated to the latest version. Please let us know, if you faced any problem while going through these steps. Stay Tuned, to know that how you cam make the WiFi Connection of your smartphone consistent, strong and reliable.