For over a decade, the App Store has proved to be a safe and trusted place to discover and download apps. But the App Store is more than just a storefront its an innovative destination focused on bringing you amazing experiences. And a big part of those experiences is ensuring that the apps we offer are held to the highest standards for privacy, security, and content. Because we offer nearly two million apps and we want you to feel good about using every single one of them.

Stories and collections that inform, help, and inspire. Updated daily.

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Stories and collections that inform, help, and inspire. Updated daily.

Original stories by our editorial team bring you everything from exclusive world premieres to behind-the-scenes interviews. Tap the Today tab and read about influential developers and game creators, learn a few tips and tricks, or see how apps are changing how people work, play, and live.

With thousands of apps added to the App Store every week, theres always something new to check out. To help you discover the apps, stories, and games youre sure to love, our team of full-time editors offers personalized suggestions based on your preferences and previous purchases.

Explore in-app events like movie premieres, gaming competitions, andlivestreams.

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Explore in-app events like movie premieres, gaming competitions, andlivestreams.

Discover events on the Today, Games, and Apps tabs on the AppStore. Or find them via search and on app productpages.

Discover amazing apps with a rich search experience.

Our comprehensive search feature offers suggestions and helpful hints, and provides results with inline video previews, editorial stories, tips and tricks, andlists.

App product pages give you the information you need when deciding what to download. From more videos to rankings and reviews, there are loads of ways to help you pick the app thats right foryou.

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We ensure that apps come from known sources, are free of known malware, and havent been tampered with at the time of installation or launch.

100% of apps are automatically screened for known malware.

Over 16K apps use Apple health technologies like HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit designed to protect patient privacy.

You choose what data to share. And with whom.

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You choose what data to share. And with whom.

Each app is required to ask for your permission so you can choose what data to share. The first time a thirdparty app wants to access your information like your location, contacts, calendars, or photos you receive an alert. Even if you grant access once, you can revoke it later. We also ensure that apps are denied access to certain sensitive data on your device, are unable to modify your device or OS, and are prohibited from obtaining complete access to your data.

Over 215K submissions rejected last year for violating privacy guidelines.

Apps cant pull your data from other apps.

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Apps cant pull your data from other apps.

System-level protections prevent an app from accessing data from other apps without your explicit permission.

When you download an app, it should work as promised. Which is why human App Reviewers ensure that the apps on the App Store adhere to our strict app review standards. Our App Store Review Guidelines require apps to be safe, provide a good user experience, comply with our privacy rules, secure devices from malware and threats, and use approved business models.

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Every week, over 500 dedicated experts around the world review over 100K apps.

Over 1M submissions rejected for objectionable, harmful, unsafe, or illegal content.

You should never have to worry about inappropriate content.

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You should never have to worry about inappropriate content.

We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store. But we also take steps to make sure apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and we reject apps with any content or behavior that we believe is over the line especially when it puts children at risk. Every app has an assigned age rating, so parents can determine what is appropriate for their children.

Apps must follow an approved business model and clearly show you the price, tell you what you get with your purchase, and explain subscription-renewal terms up front. Apple sends a receipt each time you use our inapp purchase feature, and you can also view those purchases and subscriptions in your account. So you wont get bills out of the blue.

Every day, moderators review worldwide App Store charts for quality and accuracy.

In 2020, we removed over 80M user reviews that were considered spam.

We have removed over 2.3M apps because they havent been updated or dont work on our latest OS releases.

Hardware and software. Powering amazing experiences together by design.

Apps help unlock the full potential of your Apple devices.

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Apple products use industry-leading technology to bring apps to life  so you can experience more of the amazing things your devices are capable of. Thanks to hardware and software designed to work together, you get more out of your apps from things you take for granted, like supersmooth scrolling, to seeing how a new sofa might look in your living room before you buy it.

We help app developers take advantage of our latest hardware technologies.

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We help app developers take advantage

of our latest hardware technologies.

We give developers the tools and support to build cuttingedge technologies into their apps right away which means theyre yours to enjoy right away. Like when an app uses Face ID or Touch ID for secure access while keeping the underlying authentication data from your face or fingerprint private. Or when a game controller syncs up easily with a new game on your iPhone. And with our innovations in augmented reality and machine learning, youll be seeing even more amazing features in the years to come.

Our worldclass distribution platforms reach over 1.5 billion devices worldwide, allowing users to buy and download apps without lags or drags. When you download a universal app on one device, it automatically appears on your other devices. And if you upgrade to a new device, your apps go with you no need to redownload as long as your apps stay up to date.

Over 900K apps have secure payment technologies like Apple Pay and StoreKit for goods and services.

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App Store purchases are safe and simple, so you can start playing, gaming, reading or just doing  right away. Create a secure account with your preferred payment method on file and its easily accessible across your devices and the web. Your account is protected by twofactor authentication, ensuring that the only person who can access your account is you even if someone else knows your password. And more than 250,000 apps tap into the advanced technologies of Touch ID and Face ID built right into your devices, giving you an additional layer of security.

Problem with anapp? Easily report it from the AppStore.

In the unlikely event that you have a problem, you can report it directly from the app product page on the AppStore.

Need a refund? AppleCare has yourback.

Contact AppleCare online, by phone, or by email, and one of over 5000 team members will assist you with the refundprocess.

More than 4B apps distributed each day from data centers running on 100% renewable energy.

Over 195 local payment methods and 45 currencies supported.

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