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Unable to download apps on your iPhone? Top 5 ways to fix the issue

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Apple iPhones are fast and give its user a smooth experience. Apple is famous for giving updates and good customer support, but along with the latest updates come a few bugs and issues as well. One of them is Unable to download apps on the iPhone. 

It can be frustrating that your expensive device can not use the wide library of applications. And without them, there is little value to the iPhone. If you too are facing this issue, worry not, this guide will solve the problem of being unable to download apps on your iPhone. Here are the steps you should follow.

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Open the App Store and check if there is a blue account icon on the top right corner. If yes, you might not be signed in. Tap it to input your Apple ID. As soon as you sign in with your Apple ID, the applications will start to download from the App Store normally.

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  • Manually update the applications

If the applications are not downloading automatically, Apple gives you an option to manually download these updates. To do so follow these steps.

Step 1 – Open the App Store.

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Step 2 – Tap on the profile on the top right of the screen.

Tap on the profile on the top right of the screen.

Step 3 – Scroll down to see pending updates.

Scroll down to see pending updates

If you want to update a specific application tap on the update button in front of the respective application. Else, tap on update all. This will update all the applications on your iPhone.

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  • Check payment method

Check payment method

Apple asks for the payment method of any app even if the application is completely free. One must also check the payment mode by heading to Settings>Your name>Payment and Shipping. Also, confirm that the payment mode you are using is not expired as the same can cause this issue as well. 

If you are trying to update an app and you see a message saying “your account is disabled in the App Store”, there might be a problem with your payment method. There is an issue with your payment method. If the CC is not expired then contact Apple support for assistance.

  • Pause and restart the download

If one can see the download has started but is stuck it’s easy to fix it. Keep holding down the application which started to update/download. You will see options like Resume Download, Pause Download, or Cancel Download. If the app download is paused, tap the Resume Download option. If it’s stuck, tap Pause Download, then touch and hold the app again and tap Resume Download.

Read Also: How to pause and disable Windows 10 updates?

  • Restart Device

All the iPhones have different methods to restart the device. Consider the image below to have an idea.

iPhone restart

Press and hold the respective buttons until you see the “Slide to Power Off” option. Slide the bar and let the iPhone completely shut down. Restart the device by holding the power button for 3-5 seconds. After the phone completely starts, try downloading or updating the application again.

These are the top 5 ways to fix the unable to download apps on your iPhone issue. If still you are unable to download or update an application, contact Apple support or service centre to get some professional help. We also advise checking for system updates. If there are updates, install them and try downloading the application again.

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