In our previous lesson we introduced you to some apps that you can download to your device. Now we want to discuss where you need to go to download them. During this lesson we are going to introduce you to the App Store for Apple devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices. Let’s take a look!
The App Store
The App Store is exactly how it sounds. It is a digital store where you can go to find millions and millions of apps to download and purchase for your iPad, iPhone, iMac or MacBook. It is a preloaded app that comes on all Apple devices so you don’t have to worry about downloading it. Below is a photo of what the App Store icon looks like. This is what you will tap on any time you would like to download a new app to your device.
The App Store icon is a blue square with a white A in the center. This can be found on the home screen of your Apple device.
The Google Play Store
Just like the App Store for Apple devices, the Google Play Store is a digital platform that allows users to search for and download apps to their Android device. The Google Play Store app comes preloaded on to your tablet or smartphone. Below is what the Google Play Store app icon looks like.
The Google Play Store icon is a multi-colored, sideways triangle as shown to the left.
What you need to download an App
Before you start downloading apps to your device, you will need to set up an account.
For Apple devices you will need to set up an Apple ID. For the steps on how to set up an Apple ID on your device, click here: How to set up an Apple ID.
For Android devices you will need to set up a Google Account. For the steps on how to create an account, click here: How to create a Google Account.