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When I opened the App Store on my iPhone, the app refused to load up, saying “Cannot Connect to App Store.” I forced quit the app and rebooted my iOS 11 device but the error couldn't be solved. Hence, I had to dig a bit deeper to get it fixed.

Have you also experienced this App Store error on your iOS 11 device? Give these tried and tested tricks a go to fix this issue. I'm sure they can click for you as well!

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How to Fix Cannot Connect to App Store Error in iOS 11

How to Fix “Cannot Connect to App Store” Error in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Solution #1: Manually Set the Date and Time

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone 7

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on Date & Time.

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Tap on Date and Time in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Now, turn off the switch next to Set Automatically.

Turn Off Auto Set Date and Time on iPhone

Step #4. Next up, you have to manually set the date and time.

Set iPhone Date and Time Manually

Step #5. Now, reboot your iOS device. Press and hold the Home button and On/Off button at once for about ten seconds until you see Apple logo on the screen.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Note: On iPhone 7/7 Plus, you need to press and hold volume down button and ON/OFF buttons at once.

Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

Solution #2: Make sure you have allowed the App Store to access your cellular/mobile data

If you are using mobile data, make sure the App Store has the access to it.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on Mobile Data.

Tap on Settings then Mobile Data on iPhone 7

Step #2. Now, make sure that the switch next to App Store is toggled on.

Enable Mobile Data for App Store on iPhone

Solution #3: Reset your device to Factory Settings

If you still haven't got the solution to this problem, try resetting your device to the factory settings.

Step #1. Open Settings → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone 7

Step #2. Tap on Reset.

Tap on Reset in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Tap on Reset All Settings and confirm.

Reset All Settings on iPhone

Solution #4: Update iOS on your iPhone

If the issue is yet to be fixed, I would recommend you to update your device to latest iOS version.

Step #1. Open Settings → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone 7

Step #2. Tap on Software Update. Then, download and install the latest software.

Update iOS on iPhone and iPad

Wrapping up

Assuming you have been able to fix this problem by trying the above mentioned solutions. Have any feedback? Toss it up in the comments below.

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