How to Update Apps on an iPad. Apps for your iPad are updated often, and installing the latest versions gives you access to the most features and the best. Automatic app updates takes care of all of this for me. In fact, I've become so accustomed to it that I get annoyed when my XBOX ONE isn't. For those who want to be in control, there's always the "Do not auto- update apps " setting. Once you switch to this, you'll have to manually go. More ways to shop: I too have this issue with iOS 7. Besides, knowing something changed would probably get me to open the app sooner. Open the Settings app and tap "Wi-Fi" to find and connect to a wireless network. How do I update?