In today’s world people are much more engaged with their phones than anything else. There are many applications available on the app stores which you would like to download and install on your iPhone like fashion, fitness, food, health, lifestyle and home décor and many educational applications as well as games for the kids. Everyone wants them in their iPhone and download these from the App store. But sometimes when you have the apps on your phone, you may encounter error updating the apps in your iPhone. Now what you would do if your downloaded app requires update and your iPhone is not letting the app to complete its update. Let us discuss some tips to update the iPhone.


Check Network Connection

The first thing you should check when you are unable to update the app is your network connection. If you are trying to update the apps and you are not connected to the internet you won’t be able to update them. So check whether you have a successful network connection before starting updating.

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  • Go to the Settings.
  • Now click on Wi-Fi and turn it on if it is not turned on.
  • And for cellular data you have to go to the Cellular from the Settings and turn it on.

Force Quit the App Store

Sometimes you app store application on your iPhone isn’t working properly and has come errors which won’t let you to download or update an app. Try to force quit the app store and start it all over again to make it work properly. To force quit the app you have to,

  • Double tap the home button and you can see the App Store preview, slide to close the app store application.
  • Now press the home button to go back to the home screen.
  • Click on app store to launch it again.

Signing out of App Store

Sometimes you can fix the error by simply signing out of Apple ID and then signing it again. It helps to resolve the issue of not letting you update the apps. To sign out of your Apple ID from the App Store you have to,

  • Click on Settings.
  • Now tap on iTunes and App Store.
  • Now click on Apple ID menu.
  • Click on Sign out from the pop-up menu.
  • Again click on Apple ID menu and sign in again with your Apple ID.

Turn Restrictions Off

Whenever the Restriction feature is turned on in your iPhone you won’t be able to download the apps and its updates. Therefore before downloading the updates make sure the restrictions are turned off. To check the Restriction feature you have to,

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  • Go to the Settings.
  • Click on General.
  • Now tap on Restrictions and provide the passcode.
  • Now turn the Installing App slider to On to allow update of applications.

Restart the iPhone

Sometimes whenever there is no issue with the settings of the App store then a simple restart can resolve the issue. To restart the iPhone press down the Power button until Slide to Power off appears on your screen. Slide this from left to right to shut down the phone. Let it shut down for few seconds and press the Power button again till you see the Apple logo on your screen. It will restart the phone again and the updating issue you were facing may resolve by simply restarting the iPhone.

Update the iOS

Your iPhone must be updated to keep all the apps working well without any error. The update not only installs new features to the iPhone but also removes errors and fixes the bugs in iPhone. Therefore try to keep your phone always updated so that you won’t face any issue updating the apps in your iPhone.