App Store downloads refer to the process of acquiring an app onto an iOS device from the App Store. A download is counted when a user initiates and completes the process of acquiring the app from the App Store. There are several types of downloads, including initial downloads, updates, and re-downloads.
Each download type can impact the overall success of an app, and understanding the different types and how they differ can help developers better manage and optimize their apps in the App Store.
When you download an app from the App Store, it’s stored on your device’s internal storage. You can see all of your downloaded apps by going to your home screen and swiping through your app pages. Alternatively, you can open the App Library, which is a feature introduced in iOS 14 that organizes your apps into categories.
If you want to see a list of all the apps you’ve downloaded in the past, you can open the App Store app and tap on your profile picture in the top right corner. From there, tap on “Purchased” to see a list of all the apps you’ve downloaded, including the ones that you’ve since deleted.
If you’re experiencing issues with your App Store downloads, one of the first things you can try is resetting your downloads. Here’s how:
This process will reset the app’s download and may fix any issues you were experiencing.
If you’re an app developer or just curious about the popularity of certain apps, you can see the number of downloads for any app in the App Store. Here’s how:
Note that the download count is displayed in ranges (e.g. 10K-50K) rather than an exact number. This is to protect the privacy of app developers and prevent competitors from knowing exactly how many downloads a particular app has.