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How to Fix an iPhone That Can't Update or Download Apps

Posted by Aimee , Mar 26, 2019

For more convenience and more wonderful experience, most iPhone users are eager to download and update the apps on their phones once there is a new version. However, have you encountered the problem that your iPhone can't update or download apps? If there is nothing wrong with your internet connection, there must be something wrong with the phone itself, so what should you do? Don't worry, here we are going to show you how to deal with this problem safely and effectively.

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Part 1. Common ways to fix an iPhone That Can't Update or Download Apps

Here are several ways to fix the problem, you can have a try on each one in turn and see which one is effective to your phone. 
Step 1. Check the Wi-Fi Connection
You can try watching a video from the Internet to check if the Wi-Fi connection is attachable. If not, fix the network connection first. 
Step 2. Sign out and Sign into the App Store
Go to "Settings" > tap "iTunes & App Store" > tap the Apple ID > tap "Sign Out" in the pop-up > tap the Apple ID again and sign in with your Apple ID. Then you can run the App Store to download apps to check whether the problem has been solved or not.
Fix 3. Disable Restrictions for Installing Apps
Some of the apps are not allowed to be installed on the iPhone because of the iOS Restrictions, so we can also try to disable the restrictions.
Go to "Settings" > tap "General" > tap "Restrictions" > enter your passcode > check "Installing Apps" and turn on the updating feature.
Fix 4. Delete the unfinished App and Reinstall it
If the phone can't download the apps completely, delete the unfinished apps and then try to download it again and reinstall it. 
Fix 5. Check Available Storage
Go to "Setting" > tap "General" > tap "About" > check "Available" to see how much free space you have. If there isn't enough storage for new apps, the download and install process can't be done, so you can delete unwanted documents and apps.
Fix 6. Set Date and Time Automatically
Sometimes you can't download an app because there is a time or data restriction. Go to "Settings" > tap "General" > tap "Date & Time" > slide to turn on "Set Automatically". Then you can download freely. 
Fix 7. Restart Your iPhone
If there is nothing wrong with all the problems we toad above, you can try to shut and restart your iPhone or other devices to see if it helps.

Part 2. Fix an iPhone That Can't Update or Download Apps with RecoveryTool

If all the methods in Part I can't help, there is something wrong with the system. And you need a professional recovery tool. Here we recommend you RecoveryTool Fix Recovery, a practical recovery tool that can help to fix your phone with data loss.
Step 1. Connect your device to the computer, download and launch the software on your computer.


Step 2. Download the latest firmware according to the advice and guide of the software.


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Step 3. Finish the downloading process and wait patiently so that the software can fix the system.

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The passage had showed you several ways to fix an iPhone that can't update or download apps, I hope it can help. For more information on the software, you can download it and have a try.

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