iPhone X/8/7/6S/6/SE App Store Down in iOS 12: Apps Won’t load, Download and Search

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

The all new iOS 12 has been aired for all of us, and I’ve seen so many iPhone/iPad user has already updated their device to iOS 12. The major issues people are facing after updating to iOS are Apple music won’t download after updating to iOS 12, iCloud music library not working in iOS 12 and much more.

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Among them, I have encountered that suddenly my app store is down after updating to iOS 12. It is a serious issue because whenever we want to download app App Store is the best and fastest way. So it is necessary to get rid of app store down in iOS 12.

Here’s how you can fix app store down after updating to iOS 12 in iPhone/iPad

Fix IS App Store Down on iPhone XS iPhone X iPhone 8 Plus iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 6S Plus

There are so many reasons which can affect your App Store. Let’s see how you can fix this.

Fix 1: Check Network Connection

When you iPhone is connected to poor internet connection or iPhone isn’t connected to any network then probably you will see “cannot connect to app store” error. Therefore, at the very first instance when you encounter App Store down on iPhone/iPad, check your internet connection.

Go to Settings and then check in the Wi-Fi or Cellular Data section. If you have turned off cellular data for iTunes and App Store, enable it from the Settings and then tap iTunes and App Store.

Fix 2: Reset Network Settings

If you have a robust internet connection and still facing App Store down in iOS 12, then try this tip. Resetting Network Settings is found to be the best solution for internet related errors.

Step 1: In the Home Screen, tap “Settings”.

Step 2: There, click on “General” and open “Reset”.

Step 3: Finally, hit the “Reset Network Settings”.

All the Wi-Fi, VPN and APN will be reset by this action, and you have to reconnect by entering the passcode again.

Fix 3: Restart your iPhone

I would like to suggest; you must restart iPhone once in a week. Because it will clear out some load and will free up some space so that it can function properly and you don’t have to face such weird situations.

  • For iPhone X:

Press and hold the Power button and Volume Down button and slide the slider to shut down it. Press Side/Power button to turn on.

  • For iPhone 6/7/8:

Press and hold the side button and slide the slider to turn off the iPhone.

Fix 4: Free up some storage

Another thing causing the improper behavior of the App Store can be stored. If you are running out of storage, you can’t download applications from the app store. Here’s how you can check the storage on iPhone/iPad.

Step 1: Open “Settings” and tap “General”.

Step 2: Locate About and check storage.

Fix 5: Clear Cache on App Store

Continues use of application creates additional files which we identify as a cache. You must delete cache, and I bet you will be amazed how much storage is consumed by cache if you are doing it for the first time. It is very simple to clear cache on the app store, simple you have to launch the app store and then tap 10 times on bottom tabs such as Today, Games, Updates, Apps and Search.

Fix 6: Update the iOS version

After so many iPhone user have encountered this issue and registered, their complained to Apple. There is a possibility that Apple has released a new update in which this bug is fixed. So you must check for the updates and if available then update it.

Step 1: Go to “Settings”.

Step 2: Tap “General” and then “Software Update”.

If you found a new version of iOS, then tap “Download and Install”.

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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