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Your Guide to the Apple App Store

written by: mohseen•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 9/21/2011

This guide covers a series of articles designed to help the novice iPhone user take full advantage of Apple's App Store. You'll also find out how to fix common App Store problems.

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    When you have an online store with over 500,000 apps and counting, it's a good idea to have some guides laying about. Bright Hub is proud to present a series of guides designed to help you easily navigate, troubleshoot and take full advantage of the App Store. Also featured are some tips, tricks and other important tidbits of knowledge. You're about to learn a lot about the App Store, so get your iPhone or iPad ready!

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    An Introduction to the App Store

    A brief but consummate and informative introduction to the App Store. When was it started, how it is accessed and some of its features are discussed in this introductory guide.

    How to Use the App Store on Your iPhone

    Now that we know what the App Store is, let's get down to the fun part -- using it on your iPhone! Here we get a far more specific introduction to the App Store, instructions on how the App Store UI (user interface) works and how to use the various bits of important information provided when purchasing an app.

    How to Get the Most out of the App Store

    The App Store is a pretty exciting place, new apps come by the ton every day, formerly paid for apps become free, some awesome new free apps come in, new games and various other exciting stuff is happening every second that ticks by on the App Store. So it's a bit of jungle out there -- but with this handy guide on how get the most out of the App Store, you'll be downloading the latest and greatest apps, games and what-not without missing out on any of the fun.

    Complete Guide the iPhone App Store

    Now that you've been introduced to the App Store completely and have learned how to take full advantage of all that it has to offer, it's time to take the full plunge and start downloading apps with this complete and thorough guide and training manual on how to download and navigate the App Store. You'll also find some pretty nifty tricks and some very helpful tips in this article, so don't miss out.

    How to Buy Games for the iPhone

    The iPhone is the most played with gaming device on earth. A large chunk of the App Store is filled with games. We're here to show you how to download some of the best games, which games to avoid and make sure your experience downloading and playing games on the iPhone is a pleasurable one.

    How to View your History on the App Store

    Now that you've been downloading games and apps from the App Store, it's time to check which apps you've downloaded and when you downloaded them, don't want to have a clutter of apps all over do you? Don't know how to check your App Store history? Don't sweat it, here is an easy to use guide to get you up and running in no time.

    How to Change your App Store Settings from Your iPhone.

    You don't need to be connected to a PC directly to change your account and information settings concerning your iPhone. If your financial situation has changed, or you need to update your profile or change it, this handy guide on how to change your profile and general settings on your iTunes account is invaluable.

    How to get a Refund from the App Store

    You've bought an expensive app you thought would be super awesome, just to find it's nothing more than a dud. There is no straightforward way to get a refund from Apple when it comes to app purchases, but it's not an impossible task either. We'll show you the in and outs, and provide tips to help you get back that precious ten dollars you spent buying that app that promised to teach you how to serenade a Nightingale, only to find out it attracted a hungry hawk your way.

    Troubleshooting Common App Store Problems

    The App Store has quite a few common glitches and problems. Such as an outdated App Store interface. Find out what to do if your downloaded app does not appear on your iPhone, if you have log in problems or if you suddenly find the App Store is off-limits. Whatever your problem, have no fear, for Bright Hub is here -- to help you navigate and overcome the most common issues and problems with the App Store.

    How to Find the Best Apps for Your iPhone or iPad

    The App Store is a myriad maze of wonderful, amazing and completely awful apps. Since the iPad is simply a bigger iPhone with less features and capabilities, but with the same flaws and restrictions, this guide is interchangeable with an iPhone (3, 3GS, 4), iPad and iPad 2. We'll show you how to avoid the pitfalls of expensively crappy apps and you'll learn the truly straight path towards a good paid for, or even, free app.

    Got any App Store tips of your own? Please post a comment and let us know.

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