Fix to iPhone Won't Download And Update Apps

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Myra Posted on May 27, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

"Why won't my Apps update?", or "Why won't my iPhone download Apps", some people asked. If you have the same question to ask, no worry, this article is highly likely to help you fix the "iPhone won't download and update Apps" related issue by detailing the possible causes of this problem and how to cope with them.

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How to fix "iPhone won't download and update App" with 5 tips

Tip 1: Check your network connections on iPhone

If your iPhone is under a poor Wi-Fi network connection, it's likely that your download of Apps will be halted because the network connection is unstable or unusable. If that's the case, you can change your Wi-Fi network connection to a better one and try to download the Apps again.

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Tip 2: Free up iPhone space

Sometimes, the failure to download and update Apps might be caused by a full storage on your iPhone. If the storage left is not enough for the Apps, you'll fail to download the Apps or even if you've downloaded them successfully, you can't install them. You can check your iPhone storage following the next steps:

1. Go to "Settings" App.
2. Choose "General".
3. Tap on "Storage and iCloud Usage".

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And then you can see how much space has been taken on your iPhone. If it's full, you can delete some unwanted or useless files to free up your iPhone space and try to download or install Apps again.

Tip 3: Re-install Apps

Re-installing the App is also a potential method to fix "iPhone won't download and update Apps" issue. Delete the App you want to update (This will erase the data, so back it up first if necessary.), download the latest version of the App and install it.

Tip 4: Check your Apple ID

Make sure you have signed in Apple Store with the right Apple ID, which is used to buy the Apps. Or you can try to re-sign into Apple store and see whether it works.

Tip 5: Try to update the Apps with iTunes

If updating Apps on iPhone doesn't work, you can try iTunes instead.

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.
2. Go to the drop-down menu on the left side and choose "Apps".
3. Choose "Updates" on the top of the window.
4. You can choose "Update All Apps" at the bottom right or you can right-click the App and select "Update App" to update a specific App.

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When "iPhone won't download and update App" problem is caused by the reasons listed above, we can do something about it. But if the problem is due to Apple Store server problem, what we can do is to wait for App to fix it.