Apps Not Downloading on iPhone? Fixes to Try
Are you experiencing difficulty in downloading apps or updating them on your iPhone? This issue is common among iPhone users and can be frustrating to deal with. However, before you start panicking, there are several fixes you should try to get your apps downloaded on your iPhone.
Check Your Internet Connection
A common reason why apps might not download on your iPhone is a poor internet connection. Make sure that you have a stable internet connection, either through Wi-Fi or mobile data, and try downloading the app again.
Restart Your iPhone
Another simple solution is to restart your iPhone. Restarting your phone helps close all background apps and processes, which may have caused the issue. To restart your iPhone, press and hold down the power button until the ‘slide to power off’ option appears. Swipe right to turn off your phone and wait for a few seconds before pressing the power button to turn it back on.
Clear Your App Store Cache
If the first two solutions don’t work, try clearing your App Store cache. The cache is a temporary storage area that stores the data of apps you’ve downloaded on your iPhone. It can prevent new apps from downloading, so clearing it could help resolve the issue.
To clear your App Store cache, open the App Store, then tap on any of the navigation tabs at the bottom of the screen ten times in quick succession. When you see the screen flash, release your finger, and the cache will be cleared.
Update Your iPhone
Updating your iPhone can also help resolve the problem. Software bugs can affect your iPhone’s ability to download apps, and updating your phone can fix these bugs. To update your iPhone, go to your phone’s settings, select ‘General,’ then choose ‘Software Update.’ If there’s an available update, tap ‘Download and Install’ to download it.
Reset Your Network Settings
If none of the above solutions work, try resetting your network settings. Sometimes, changes in network settings can cause issues with downloading or updating apps on your iPhone. To reset your network settings, go to your phone’s settings and select ‘General.’ Then, choose ‘Reset,’ followed by ‘Reset Network Settings.’