[Solved] iPhone 11 not able to update apps through App store – How to fix

Although the App Store is continuously monitored and maintained by Apple itself, there are some of the flaws or issues you may find while using an iPhone. Especially, the latest iOS 13 version is one of the buggiest and unstable iOS versions ever. However, the new iOS 13 or above versions offer plenty of other bug fixes, new features, and improvements. Still, some of the users of the iPhone 11 not able to update apps through the App Store due to some unfortunate reasons. Let’s check how to fix that issue.

Now, it’s worth mentioning that some times, the iCloud server or iTunes & App Store server may not work due to some maintenance problems or any technical issues. And you wouldn’t believe that this thing happens some times. So, if your iPhone 11 is facing issues like can’t sign in to App Store or Can’t download/update apps, you should wait for an hour or half and check again. We can expect that the particular issue will be solved automatically like server issues quite quickly.

Still, there are some of the possible solutions are mentioned below for your ease, if in case, your device is experiencing issues with internet connectivity, cache issue, network settings issues, etc.

[Solved] iPhone 11 not able to update apps through App store - How to fix

Steps to Fix iPhone 11 not able to update apps through App Store

As we mentioned above, Apple services go down whenever the server becomes unstable or temporary downtimes. So, you should go to the official Apple Support Status page where you can find the current status of the server of any Apple services. If in case, the App Store server is working fine but you’re facing issues on your iPhone 11, check out the steps below.

1. Check App Store Downtimes

Some times, Apple services or apps may not work properly or you can get some error due to the server downtime or maintenance. So, either you can wait for a few hours or instantly check for downtimes via the official Apple System Status page.

2. Reboot your iPhone 11

  • Press and hold the Power/Side button + Volume Up button together for a few seconds.
  • Then release both the buttons when the Slide to Power off bar appears on the screen.
  • Slide the bar to turn off your iPhone 11.
  • After around 30 seconds, long-press the Power/Side button.
  • Then release it when the Apple logo appears.
  • Your device will boot into the system.

Now, check again whether the App Store is working or not.

3. Update Pending Apps

If you want to update all the pending apps from the App Store, follow the below steps.

  • Launch the App Store on the iPhone.
  • The interface will open and tap on the profile icon on the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • Your account details will appear here. Just scroll down and check the Available Updates option.
  • The Upcoming Automatic Updates section will show all the pending apps that need to be updated to the latest version.
  • Individually tap on the update button on each app to install the update.

4. Refresh your Internet Connection

  • Go to the Settings > select Wi-Fi or Mobile Data > turn off the toggle.
  • Enable Airplane mode for a couple of seconds to refresh the network/internet connectivity.
  • Turn off the Airplane mode again and turn on the Wi-Fi or Mobile Data whichever you use.
  • Now, you can try to open the App Store and check to update the apps.

5. Manage Device Storage

  • Head over to the iPhone Settings > General > iPhone Storage > jump to the App Store section and tap on it to check it.
  • If your iPhone’s internal storage seems filling up quickly, try to delete some unnecessary apps or files to free up the storage again.

6. Disable Screen Time on iPhone 11

  • Tap on the Settings > tap on Screen Time.
  • Select Content & Privacy Restrictions, if prompted then create a 4-digit screen time passcode.
  • Select iTunes & App Store Purchases > turn off the toggle.

7. Reset Network Settings

  • Go to the Settings > General > tap on Reset.
  • Select Reset Network Settings.
  • If required, enter the passcode and tap on Reset Network Settings again to confirm it.
  • Restart your iPhone and check if the issue is fixed or not.

8. Factory Reset iPhone

  • Form the home screen, go to the Settings > General > Tap on Reset.
  • Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Enter the passcode and confirm it.
  • Perform a reboot of your device and check whether the issue is fixed or not.

That’s it, guys. We assume that you’ve found this guide helpful. You can comment below for any queries.



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