Recently, I updated my iPhone to the latest iOS version. But after the software update, I couldn't download or update apps in iOS 11. It was such an infuriating experience, and I was just not able to figure out what's going on!
Apps would start installing or updating, but midway they would automatically stop. I checked out a few basic things, and they looked well placed. However, the problem didn't seem to be getting fixed. Eventually, I gave some of the old hacks a long rope, and luckily one of them fixed the issue.
How to Fix Apps Not Downloading or Updating Issue in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad
It's not unusual to run into some issues like this one after software update on iOS devices. Taking all the things into account, I have mentioned some tried and tested solutions that can (ten to one) click for you, if your device has also become the victim of this miscellaneous bug. Try them out and let us know which one can rescue your device!
Check Your Internet Connection
The first thing you should check out when faced with this issue is to check your Internet connection, ensuring it's in fine fetter.
Turn On/Off Airplane Mode
Step #1. Open Settings and then turn on Airplane Mode on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, wait for some time and then turn off the switch.
Turn Off/On Wi-Fi
Step #1. Open Settings and then turn off the switch next to Wi-Fi.
Step #2. Now, wait for some time and then turn on the switch.
Forget the Wi-Fi Network and Reconnect Your Device
Step #1. Open Settings and then tap on Wi-Fi.
Step #2. Now, tap on the “i” button next to the Wi-Fi network.
Step #3. Next, tap on Forget this Network and confirm.
Now, reconnec the WiFi.
Make sure you have allowed App Store to use your cellular data
Step #1. Open Settings app and tap on Cellular/Mobile data.
Step #2. Now, scroll down and ensure that the toggle next to App Store is ON.
Reset All Network Settings
If you still find the network in poor condition, try resetting it to factory default.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on General → Reset.
Step #2. Now, tap on Reset Network Settings and then confirm.
The cellular or Wi-Fi network should start functioning properly. Check if it has returned to normalcy. Open Safari and head to any website to find out the real condition of the Internet connection. If it's going smoothly, open App Store and try installing an app.
Most likely, your issue would be fixed by this trick. But if it persists, move on to the next solution.
Sign Out of Apple ID and Sign Back In
Another trusted solution you should try to troubleshoot this problem is sign out of Apple ID and sign back in.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your device.
Step #2. Now, tap on your name.
Step #3. Next, tap on Sign Out.
Step #5. Up next, quit Settings app and then force restart your device.
To Reboot your iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus
Press and quickly release volume down button, press and release volume up button. The press and hold the side button until Apple logo shows up on the screen.
To Reboot your iPhone 7/7 Plus
You have to press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons at once for about ten seconds.
To Reboot your iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, or Earlier
You need to press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at a time for about ten seconds until Apple logo appears on the screen.
Step #6. Once your device has restarted, sign in to iCloud.
Make sure you have updated your Country or Region
Have you had moved to other countries or regions? If yes, you must update your Apple ID information. Follow this complete guide to get it done.
Reset All Settings
No respite as yet? It's time to go for a radical step and reset your device to factory settings.
Step #1. Open Setting app on your iOS device>General>Reset.
Step #2. Tap on Reset All Settings and confirm.
Update iOS on your device
Ensure that your device is updated and running the latest version of iOS.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your device and tap on General.
Step #2. Now, tap on Software Update and then download and install the update.
If All Else Has Failed… Restore your device via iTunes
If all else has failed, restore your device via iTunes. Be sure to back up your iPhone before going through the process. Simply connect your device to computer → open iTunes → Select your device from top left navigation and hit the Restore iPhone/iPad button.
I guess the issue has been resolved successfully. Which of the above solutions clicked for you? It would be really cool to know its name in the comments.
You might want to refer these posts as well:
- Wi-Fi Not Working in iOS 11
- Bluetooth Not Working in iOS 11
- Handoff Not Working in iOS 11
- 3D Touch Not Working on iOS 11