Apps are one of the most integral parts of any iPhone as they make all iPhones the real smart devices. Perhaps this could be the reason why app developers regularly update their apps for users.
But what if you fail to update the existing apps or not able to download any fresh app on your iPhone? Recently, this problem has surfaced and many iPhone users have raised this concern.
There is a solution to every problem, and this too has one. Let’s try to solve the glitch.
Can’t Update Apps on iPhone? Here is the Fix
#1. Reboot your iPhone
To reboot your device, press and hold Sleep/Wake and Home button simultaneously for 10 odd seconds. Leave the buttons when the Apple logo appears on screen.
#2. Try Updating App(s) Other Way
Instead of tapping the update button, tap on the app icon, you’ll see another update button, tap on it to.
#3. Set Date and Time Automatically
Looks like a silly solution but it is effective in some cases to fix the issue. Go to Settings → Tap General → Tap Date and Time → Select Automatically.
#4. Delete the App(s) and reinstall
Deleting and reinstalling apps may also save you from this problem. To delete an app, long press that app; all the wiggling apps will show a delete icon (x) on the top left.
#5. Download/Update Apps via iTunes
Rather updating apps from your iPhone, you can update same apps from iTunes. Follow the steps mentioned below:
- Connect your iPhone to computer and open iTunes.
- Click on Apps (Click on ellipsis mentioned below the menu bar).
- Now click on Updates from the upper menu.
- Click on an app you want to update → Again click on Update button.
- Once the app is updated, click on iPhone icon; click on Apps.
- Click on the app you have updated.
- Now click on Update again.
- Finally, sync your iPhone.
#6. Turn Off the Automatic Updates
Switching off the automatic updates will provide a feasible solution for the issue. Let’s follow the steps to resolve the issue.
To switch off the Auto Updates
- Go to Settings → Tap on iTunes and App Store (You can see the Automatic Downloads) → Toggle off the button in front of Updates.
#7. Reset Your iPhone
If nothing works, you can try resetting your iPhone.
Go to Settings → General → Reset → Reset All Settings.