How to Fix You Cannot Connect to App Store Error on iPhone/iPad

Installing and Updating an app is quite essential and fair for all of us, but it also a headache when you try to open your app store and having a message – Cannot Connect to App Store error.

There are many possible factors that why you are facing Cannot Connect to App Store error on your iPhone or iPad. In this article, you will figure out all possibilities and their fixes, and I will hope that any of the solutions in this can help you out to overcome this problem.

The possible reasons for this:

  • Any issue in iPhone or iPad
  • App Store availability in your region
  • App Store Cache
  • Trouble in application

How to Fix You Cannot Connect to App Store Error on iPhoneiPad

How to Fix You Cannot Connect to App Store Error on iPhone/iPad

You just have to follow the fixes, which you think can be a real problem to your this problem, and if you find any of the fix to be worked for you, then you don’t need to go for other fixes.

Fix 1: Restart iPhone / iPad

 Sometimes there is nothing more complicated, so you need to restart your smart devices to overcome a few issues.

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Restarting iPhone X or 11

Step 1: Hold your any volume button with the power button.

Step 2:  Drag the button on your screen left to right and wait for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Hold your power button until you see the Apple logo on your screen.

Restarting iPhone 6, 7, 8 or SE

Step 1:  Hold the power button.

Step 2: Drag the button on your screen from left to right and wait for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Hold your power button until you see the Apple logo

Restarting iPad with FaceID

Step 1: Hold your any Volume button with the power button

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Step 2: Drag the button on your screen from left to right and wait for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Hold your power button until you see the Apple logo

Restarting iPad with Home Button

Step 1: Hold the power button.

Step 2: Drag the button on your screen from left to right and wait for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Hold your power button until you see the Apple logo

Fix 2: Poor Internet connection

 It can be possible that you have poor internet connectivity; you can check by doing this.

  • Open any page on safari.
  • Open your Youtube
  • Open Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat etc

 And if you think that internet connectivity can be a problem so you can check this,

 Your iPhone or iPad connected to Wifi

Step 1: Go to Settings

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Step 2: Open Wifi option

Step 3: Check that Wifi is on, and there is a tick on the connection you made with any device.

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It would be recommended if you don’t see any check on your Wifi, it means you didn’t connect to any wifi, so you should try to reconnect with your wifi.

Your iPhone connected to Cellular data

Step 1: Go to Settings

Step 2: Open Cellular data

Step 3: Check that cellular data is on or not

How to Fix You Cannot Connect to App Store Error on iPhone iPad

Fix 3: Sign out and Sign in again in Apple ID

Step 1: Open Settings

Step 2: Open [Your Name]

Step 3: Scroll Down and click on Sign out

Step 4: Enter your password and tap Turn off

Step 5: Open Sign In

Step 6: Enter your Apple ID and password

Step 7: Enter six-digit verification code sent on your any trusted device.

Fix 4: App store available in your region

Few times App store face some server problem in some region, so you also need to check that once.

Step 1: Go on the link Apple System Support.

Step 2: Click on All Services

Step 3: Check that App Store showing available.

How to Fix You Cannot Connect to App Store Error on iPhone iPad

 If it is showing not available, no need to panic wait till it shows available to you.

Fix 5: Clear App Store Cache

As App Store is an application as to why it also possible that it can fail and can have any corrupt bug in that, you can clear that by using this method

Step 1: Open App Store

Step 2: Tap any one of the five tabs 10 times

Step 3: Launch App switcher and close the App Store application 

Step 4: Open the App store again and check that the App Store is working or not.

Fix 6: Checking Update of iOS

It is quite possible that you didn’t update your iOS system, and this can lead you to this problem.

Step 1: Open Settings

Step 2: Go to General

Step 3: Click on Software Update

Step 4: Check is any iOS update is pending

If there any iOS update is pending, then just update it. 

Fix 7: Troubleshooting software problem

If any of the fixes didn’t work, then this one is the last hope from your side. It can be a deep software failure. So that you need to reset all the settings that can help to fix this issue.

Step 1: Open Settings

Step 2: Go to General

Step 3: Go to Reset

Step 4: Click on Reset all settings

Step 5: Click Reset all settings in the pop-up menu

Fix 8: Hardware problem

If any of the fixes didn’t work out till then, its an issue with your iPhone hardware such as there are small antenna or any of the problems.

So, in that case, you just have to show your iPhone to any of your nearest iPhone care services.

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