I am obsessed to keep my apps up-to-date and this has led me to follow the same exact pattern for years every time I open the App Store on my iPhone. I immediately tap the Updates tab, refresh the list to make sure that every update is present, tap the "Update All" button and enjoy a stream of endorphins while my phone has all those sweet, sweet bugs downloads fixes and performance improvements.
However, on iOS 13, Apple replaced my beloved Updates tab with Apple Arcade, so when I first started using the new operating system, I was lost. How do I get my updates? After more panic than I want to admit, I finally found out. The process is just as simple as before. It's just a little bit more hidden.
This is how you update your apps:
Open the App Store.
Tap your Apple ID profile photo in the upper right corner.
If any updates are pending, they are at the bottom of your screen. If you want to refresh the list, simply pull down.
When you have updates ready, tap "Update All" at the top of the list of updates and you will see those update circles fill.
There is also a way to access your app updates that is harder to find but demonstrably faster: