What is an App?
“Apps” enable you to do things quicker on your Phone and access Programs in a shorter time period without going through a number of additional steps to open a program.
“App” is short for Application and is a program you install on your phone to perform a specific task.
Some Apps come pre-installed on your phone, such as calendar, alarms, emails apps. However, most Apps you may want to use will have to be downloaded from an App Store. There is a separate store for Apple Apps and Android Apps, due to the fact they are two separate operating systems.
Apps for IPHONES and iPads
On either of these devices there will be an “App Icon”. Tap on the App Icon store and you will be taken to the store and a reasonably easy to follow means of selecting what you require.
Your main source of finding preferred Apps will be the search button. When you search for an APP to address a challenge you may have, then frequently there may be a choice of Apps. Details will be provided for each App and often a rating system. However many applications have a single unique App i.e. say a Banking Service.
Once you have decided on an App you want , tap “Get” to download it (or the price in the event it is a paid for App). If it is a paid App you will have to enter your Apple ID password or use “finger print recognition” as ID. When the App is fully downloaded you will be able to see the App on the screen. When you tap on it it will Open and you will be able to use the features provided.
Apps for ANDROID PHONES and Tablets
To get an Android App you will need to go to the App for “Google Play Store” on your Home Screen or your App Drawer. At the bottom of the screen select Apps and this will enable you to see the featured Apps or do a search using the “search bar” at the top of the App Screen.
To download the App tap “Install” if the App is Free or Price if a paid App. If a paid App your will have to enter your Google Account details or use your finger print if this is set up on your machine. When the App is installed tap Open or go to the App Drawer to access it.
Some Popular Apps to Try (most of which are Free)
Radio Apps – most radio stations have their own App.
Skype – make telephone calls.
Zoom – for video calls.
What’s App – for group communication mostly by text but also video.
Satnav – Google Maps can be downloaded and use for mapping journeys etc in real time.
Banking and Credit Card Apps for the Accounts you have with the relevant Banks.
There are literally thousands of Apps both free and paid.