Unable to connect to App Store in iOS 11? Here is the fix

iOS 11 is not a significant software update like its predecessor. However, Apple’s new version of mobile OS brings with hundreds of new features that help simplify your work, including a customizable Control Center, a new Dock, a new App Switcher, and much more.

iOS 11 is now available as a beta for developers and those users who have already signed up for Apple’s beta testing program. The launch of the beta versions of iOS 11 aim to collect users’ feedback ahead of final release this fall.  iOS 11 is still an unfinished product, so it may include bugs and errors that make your experiences less joyful.

A lot of iPhone owners have reported that they cannot connect to App Store on their device after updating to iOS 11. If you happen to sit in the group, don’t worry because we are here to help.

In this article, we have a couple of solutions that help you fix “cannot connect to App Store” issue in iOS 11. Before we begin, we recommend you install iOS 11 beta on a secondary device to avoid possible bugs and errors.

How to fix “cannot connect to App Store” issue in iOS 11

  1. Make sure that you have the correct date and time

Incorrect date/time settings may cause your App Store to stop working. Therefore, make sure that you have the correct date/time settings on your device. If you are not sure, check out the steps below.

Step one: First off, launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on General to proceed

Step two: Once you are in, hit Date & Time and then turn off the switch for Set Automatically

Step three: Now just set the correct date and time and reboot your iPhone (press and hold the home button and On/Off button at the same time until you see the Apple logo).

  1. Make sure the App Store has access to mobile data

The App Store requires access to your mobile data to work. If you cannot access the App Store on your iPhone, there is a good chance that you have disabled App Store’s access to mobile data. Here is how to turn it on.

Step one: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and hit Mobile Data to proceed

Step two: Under the Mobile Data section, tap on the switch for App Store to turn it on. If the problem still persists, make sure you read on.

  1. Reset your device to factory settings

A reset may help you fix some minor iPhone issues like app crashes, unresponsive keyboard or frozen apps. In this case, it may do the trick. Before we begin, note that this will reset all settings only, meaning that your personal data will be safe.

Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app and then hit General

Step two: Once you are in, hit Reset and tap on Reset All Settings

Step three: Hit Reset All Settings again to confirm.

Also read: 3 ways to back up your Windows computer to the cloud

Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.

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