The 2G iPhone contains applications specifically for the iPhone, which can be downloaded from the App Store on the phone. In order to use the App Store you must first have an iTunes account with a credit card or PayPal linked to the account. Depending on the size of the application it may be beneficial to turn on your iPhone's Wi-Fi before downloading the application, as it will cut down on the app's download time.
Press the "Home" button on your iPhone, and tap the "Settings" button on your home screen.
Tap the "Wi-Fi" tab and slide your finger across the switch so that it reads "ON." Tap the network you wish to join and type in the password. Tap the "Join" button in the lower-right corner.
Press the "Home" button, and tap the "App Store" icon on the home screen.
Tap the "Search" button at the bottom of the screen to find applications by name, or tap the "Categories" button to search by a specific category.
Tap the name of the application, and tap the "FREE" or "$0.99" button, followed by tapping the "INSTALL" or "BUY NOW" button.
Enter your iTunes account password, and tap the "OK" button to start the download and installation process.
- Apple: iPhone How-To - Downloading Applications
- "iPhone For Dummies"; Edward C. Baig and Bob LeVitus; 2009
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