How to Fix iOS 12.4/iOS 12 Apps Won’t Download, Install, Update on iPhone, iPad

Fix iOS 11 Apps Won’t Download, unable to Install, can't Update on iPhone, iPad. Ten clues to resolve iOS 12/iOS 12.1/iOS 12.1.1 iTunes Store can't load iPhone XS max, XS, XR,, 8 (Plus), 7+. Sometimes app store stuck app downloading process. Get exact troubleshooting problems on iPhone cannot download or update Apps.

Here’s fix on App Store issues like Apps won’t download and won’t install Apps or Apps can’t update after update iOS 12 on iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus, iPad, and iPod. iOS users also have an issue on iPhone cannot download or Update apps after iOS 12 or iOS 12.1.1 Update.


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The Apple App Store is the flagship Organ of its iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch). And after a long time, the brand new iOS 12 comes with All-new App Store, and it is the most significant iOS update after the last year released iOS 12. The new ecosystem is pretty much stable as compared to other brands Smartphone operating system. But sometimes some of the features might won’t work due to Apple Server issue or annoying glitches. So among all of the bugs, the user reporting problem like Unable to download App, Apps installing, Apps updating issue automatically, Apps Won’t download as well.

Don’t worry. It is a common problem, and you are not alone. For that, we recommended optimal troubleshooting to get rid. All workarounds are listed below so go step by step without the jump. If one clue’s settings are okay, then keep continuing for given sequence fixes. Update– before getting started the following guide, you should check your device running with the latest operating system.

Go to the Settings App– Find General– tap Software Update Latest software update iOS 12 is available. Take the most recent backup to iCloud or iTunes and start to download and install.

Hope, useful for all iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, iPhone 8/ 8 Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6S/ 6S Plus/iPhone 6/6 Plus/ SE/5S and iPad Pro, Air and Mini users

App Downloading Stuck and Not Processing, Then Delete the app from iPhone Home Screen (Tap and Hold on the app icon on Home screen until All icons jiggle with a cross mark on the app), Re-download App from the app store.

You can follow the same steps for iOS 12 apps installation, Update and Download issue.

Quick Solution on iOS 12

How to Fix iOS 12 Apps Won’t Download, Install, Update on iPhone, iPad with pictures

Fix iOS 11 Apps Won’t Download, Install, Update on iPhone, iPad

For iPhone X, Validate Face ID for Download app

Unable to validate Face ID on iPhone X for Download apps and Games from the app store.

  • Turn on Face ID for App store on iPhone X (Go to the Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Enable Face ID for iTunes & App Store)
  • To Validate Face ID on App Store, Double Tap on Side button and Scan your Face.

Are you switching to new iPhone? Re-download purchased apps on iPhone from the app store

Fix #1. Check your iDevice Internet Connection

There are two ways to download online stuff from the Serve using Wi-Fi and its alternative Cellular data. We all-time suggest that Wi-Fi is an ideal tool to fast download new iOS update, items from the App Store, and iTunes Store.

Here we are lecturing about the App Store, before getting started underneath the given solution. You make sure that your iDevice has enough internet fluid. Check that Wi-Fi works up to date on your iPhone, iPad with iOS 12 or later.

Latest iOS 11 version: iOS 12 has new Setup for HomePod and improvements/Bug fixed.

If your Wi-Fi is not working in iOS 12 (Update with iOS 12 because it fixed major update on WiFi Vulnerability) and trying to download or update Application using Cellular data then you should check your mobile data speed is fast and you have turned on cellular data for the App Store into the Settings App.

Launch Settings App → Find Cellular → Turn Cellular data ON and Scroll down the Screen to App Store → now, turn trigger App Store ON.

tap Cellular to turn on data for App Store iOS 11 or later iPhone and ipad If you’ve already installed App but unable to download the update with Cellular Data, check out here given settings steps.

Open up Settings App → Navigate and tap iTunes & App Store → Now scroll the screen and verify that Use Cellular Data trigger tuned ON.

tap iTunes and App Store to eanble Use Celluar data for App update install iOS iPhone iPad If internet connection is working well, even though, you cannot the update or download App and getting an issue. Refer to the second clue.

Fix #2. Check your iDevice Storage Space

Apple iDevice enough storage space must be required to install App update. You’re trying to install latest available App update but possible due to insufficient storage space on your iPhone, iPad.

You are getting a problem with iOS 12 or later App store. So get rid of, you need to check Available Storage Space on running iOS 12 or later device as per given settings step.

This case happens most of the small onboard storage memory users like 16GB, 32GB iPhone, iPad users. Settings AppGeneraliPhone Storage (appears above the Background App Refresh) → Here you can see the bar chart by Apps, Photos and other. iPhone Storage iOS 11 or later iPhone iPad In more, now the company gives the latest facility to free up storage Space recommendation in iOS 12 or later device like Optimize Photos, Review Large Attachments, Messages on iCloud, and Offload Apps in iOS 12 through these ways you don’t need to delete/ uninstall App or game from your iDevice.

Fix #3. Verify your Apple ID and Payment information

This is the ideal fix, major users have a problem to update/ download App because due to different Apple ID when trying to update application.

Hmm, users can’t make update Application with the second Apple ID. Same Apple ID mandatory for the Download, Install and Update time.

Sometimes missing or incorrect billing information not be able to download or update an app and at the end, your card might be declined.

Check out Apple ID by going to Settings App → iTunes & App Store, Alternate you can also check Apple ID by tapping on user information above the AirPlane Mode into the Settings App.

user information into settings app to view Apple ID and other information

Fix #4. Complete Delete App from the iDevice Settings

This effective tactic will provide you to install latest version App on your device. Whether you won’t update your favorite Application or game, once try to delete entirely and then again install from the App Store. How to remove App in iOS 12 or later?

Go to Settings App → General → navigate and tap iPhone Storage General → wait until completely load screen and scroll down to find particular App/ Game that you want to delete.

Tap on App then tap Delete App, you’ll be asked Delete App confirmation. iPhone Storage to Delete App documets and data iOS 11 later iPhone iPad Tap on it and then reinstall the app from the App Store. We recommend you offload App in iOS 12 that will delete the only App but keep its documents and data as it is.

Fix #5. Check Date & Time on your iPad and iPhone [Odd issue]

Some of the users say that their iDevice automatically or some have accidentally change region, date & time. And, after setup correct time zone, and Date & Time got fixed.

You can change your iDevice Time & data on iOS 12 or later go with given steps. Launch Settings App – Find General – scroll the screen to Time & Date setting.

Check Date and Time Zone on iOS 11 later iPhone iPad

Fix #6. Fully Restart your iPhone, iPad

In most of the case, by restarting device will open the door to download and or update already installed App on iPhone. And now you can reboot your iPhone without Power button.

Fix #7. Reset All Settings on iOS 12 or later

None of the above workarounds work in your case, please Reset All Settings in your iOS 12 or later running iPhone SE, iPhone 6/ 6S later, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro, and iPod touch.

Head over Settings App General ResetReset All Settings. Reset All Settings on iPhone ipad running iOS 11 and later

Fix #8. Force Reboot/ Hard Reset and Clear RAM

To hard restart let’s do tapping and holding on Power and Home down buttons simultaneously for ten seconds. And then again press the same buttons to Start your device. For iPhone XS Max, XS, XR,iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus:

1: Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button, 2: Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button, 3: Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen. To Start iPhone, Again press Side button until startup apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 6S and Earlier: Sleep/Wake + Home button

For iPhone 7/7: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button Explore: How to Reboot/Restart & Hard Reset iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X.

Fix #9. Wait a while for Server response and net connectivity

Sometimes your iPhone App Store takes the significant amount of time to synchronize with Apple App store server. Because of delay server response so that you should wait until connecting your Device.

Fix #10. Download App on iTunes Mac/ PC and Sync it with Your iOS device

Step 1. Launch latest iTunes on your Mac or Windows computer. Now, click on the App Store on the screen.

Step 2. Now Find the App that you want to download and install on your iPhone and iPad. You need to hit on ‘’Get’’ button.

You’ll be asked Apple ID, and Passcode credentials enter it. Then Enter Six digit verification code sent to your other devices.

Step 3. After successfully downloaded an app, connect your iOS device to Mac/PC using the lightning USB cable and open it in the iTunes.

Next, you have to click on the ‘’Apps’’ appear in the left tab and hit the ‘install’ button next to the app to install on your iOS 11 or later device. That’s it.

All Steps you can also follow up when you’re unable to download and install or update Music, Movies, Ringtones in iOS 12 or later iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Let’s drop your feedback in the comments and tell us what fix helped you to get rid of iOS 12 Apps Won’t update, Download, Install on iPhone, iPad.

In case, If you find other fixes expect from given above, please don’t forget to share!! Thanks for reading us.

Also, Use more Features in iOS 12 or iOS 12.1, iOS 12.1.1 & Later

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