Here’s another nice little feature in iOS 6 on the iPad – one that makes life a little easier when installing and updating iPad apps:
In iOS 6 when you tap to install a new app in the App Store you don’t get kicked out to the home screen. You’ll be prompted for your Apple ID password and then the install will start right away and you’ll see the install progress bar alongside the app name. You can choose to install a number of apps and they’ll all begin installing without leaving the App Store. In the screenshot shown above I’ve got four apps installing concurrently.
An even bigger timesaver is that you no longer need to enter your password when updating apps in the App Store. As soon as you tap the Update button, the update will begin.
These are relatively minor enhancements to go along with the revamp of the App Store, but they’re definitely very welcome ones too. This is one of those little things that offers a big feeling of satisfaction when you see it in action.
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