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This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher

Although a developer may have pushed an updated version of their app into the App Catalog, you had to manually check the App Catalog in webOS 1.x to determine if there was an update to the app. This "pull" model was not always the most efficient, especially for users who did not know how to check to see if an update was even available. Luckily, this has been revamped in webOS 2.0 so the user gets notified when app updates are available: adashboard notification will now appear that, when tapped, will launch the new "Software Manager" app ().

Once in the Software Manager app:

  • A button will appear on the bottom-right corner (as long as at least one app has an update available) indicating the number of apps that have an update.
  • Tap on that button and you will be taken to a screen that lists all your apps with an update.
  • At this point, you can tap the   button to update all apps, tap the to the right of an app to install that one app, or tap anywhere else on the row to load up the Application's page within the App Catalog to review the app description and initiate the update there.

Note that you do not need to wait for webOS to notify you that an update is available. If you know an app has been updated, you can also always manually load up the Software Manager app and then follow the directions above.


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