# App Store: How to Write a Review
If you have ever downloaded an app from the App Store, you may have noticed that there is an option to leave a review. Writing a review is a great way to show your appreciation for a great app or to give feedback to the app developer. In this blog post, we will be discussing how to write a review in the App Store and answer some frequently asked questions.
## App Status: Draft, Update, Status in Review
Before we discuss how to write a review in the App Store, it is important to understand the different app statuses that an app can have:
1. Draft: This is when an app is being developed and has not been submitted to the App Store.
2. Update: This is when an app has already been published on the App Store and the developer has made changes to it.
3. Status in Review: This is when an app has been submitted to the App Store for review and is waiting for approval.
## How to Write a Review in the App Store
Now that we have discussed the different app statuses, let’s dive into how to write a review in the App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your device.
2. Search for the app that you want to leave a review for.
3. Scroll down until you see the section titled “Ratings & Reviews.”
4. Tap on “Write a Review.”
5. Choose a star rating for the app (1-5 stars).
6. Write your review in the text box provided.
7. Tap on “Submit.”
It’s as simple as that! Your review will now be visible in the “Ratings & Reviews” section of the app’s page.
## Tips for Writing a Helpful Review
When writing a review in the App Store, it is important to keep in mind that your review will be read by other users and the app developer. Here are some tips for writing a helpful review:
1. Be specific: Instead of saying “This app is great,” explain what features you liked and how they helped you.
2. Be honest: If there are areas where the app can improve, mention them in your review.
3. Be concise: Keep your review short and to the point.
4. Use proper grammar and spelling: This will make your review easier to read and understand.
### Can I edit or delete my review?
Yes, you can edit or delete your review at any time. Simply go to the “Ratings & Reviews” section of the app’s page, find your review, and tap on “Edit” or “Delete.”
### Will my review be visible to everyone?
Yes, your review will be visible to everyone who views the app’s page in the App Store.
### Can I leave a review for an app that I didn’t download from the App Store?
No, you can only leave a review for an app that you downloaded from the App Store.
### Do app developers read reviews?
Yes, app developers often read reviews to get feedback on their app and to see what users like and dislike about it.
### Can I leave a review anonymously?
No, you cannot leave a review anonymously. Your App Store nickname will be displayed with your review.