iOS 11 Update Issues

How to Fix App Store not Working in iOS 16

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-09-01 / Update for  iOS 11

Apple’s huge App Store makeover arrives today in iOS 16. Millions of iPad and iPhone users can't help to updating iOS 16 to enjoy the new features. Unluckily, many people encountered error when they tried to sign into the account they use for the App Store and Apple Music. The App Store app just said it “Cannot Connect to App Store”. Do you have the same problem?

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This issue is quite common at the beginning of iOS 16 and also found in the latest iOS 16. Although Apple is trying their best to fix it, many hidden issues are still there. Luckily, there are plenty of simple solutions you can try. Follow steps below to try and fix the problem.

1. Close the App and Reopen If App Store not Working

This is the simplest and luckiest one, however, with low success rate. Trying to close it via app switcher and reopen it.

2. Check your Internet Connection Or Change WiFi

If you would like to connect to App Store, you need to be online. Poor internet may cause that error. Please try to use cellular network or change another WiFi to have a try.

3. Restart iPhone/iPad

By rebooting your iPhone/iPad, the system will automatically renew your Internet connections, clear App Store caches and reset your network settings. Please kindly try it to see whether it will work.

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4. Update to the newest iOS 16

Apple has released iOS 16 to fix the potential bugs of iOS 16 and to improve the performance. App Store not working is an issue that occurs mainly in iOS 16 beta version. Therefore, please be sure to keep your iOS up to date.

5. Go back to Earlier iOS Version without iTunes and without Data Loss.

Along with iOS 16, Apple keeps earlier IPSW file for lower iPhone models. Many third party tools can downgrade iOS in one click. We recommend you try Tenorshare ReiBoot, a tiny but powerful iOS repair tool. Just Run Tenorshare ReiBoot > choose "Fix All iOS stucks" > Fix Now > Fix Now . About 5 minutes, your iPhone will go back to iOS 16 from iOS 16 beta verisons with all original data stays safely in your iPhone/iPad.

6. A fresh install as a new iPhone

Actually, this is the last method, however, not best one. To set it as a new iPhone, you need to set up all apps again and all content and settings will be removed. Please be sure to backup your data via iTunes or iCloud before resetting iPhone.

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The Bottom Line

Here we summarize possible 6 solutions to fix App Store stops working after iOS 16 update. More iOS bugs and fixes can be found here.