10 ways to fix iOS 14 Apps Not Downloading/updating

Not able to download apps in iOS 14

 Unable to download Apps after iOS 14 update [Fixed]

Not able to download apps in iOS 14

After updating to the latest iOS 14, many iPhone users including iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8 are not able to download apps from App Store. When they tried to download the app either there is no way to download the app or when user clicks on button the app download is taking forever to download. 

Other issue is while browsing the App store, Apps that are already are showing ‘Get’ link as the app is not installed in iPhone. Also, several apps on the iPhone will either fail to load or repeatedly crash .

If you are also unable to download apps in your iPhone after updating to iOS 14, below is the list of possible solutions to fix the issue.

How To fix if unable to download apps in iOS 14: iPhone 11 Pro, XS Max, XR, iPhone 8/7/6s Plus



Apps not working after iOS 14 is a common problem that many apps faces after major change in iOS version. With new iOS 14 many apps also have to update themselves on app Store, and in some cases the App owners make the changes after the release of iOS 14. If your app is crashing after update to iOS 14, it is recommended to get in contact with app developers to check for any platform related issues. Not able to download apps from App Store in iOS 14, apps getting crashed after iOS 14 can be be due to outdated apps.

In case apps are crashing in your iPhone after update to iOS 14 it is highly recommend to check for any pending updates in App Store or from the developers of the app.

We have listed some general fixes which works great when apps are not downloading in iOS 14.

Solution  1: Reset Network settings

Try to reset network settings (Go to settings, general, reset, reset network settings) then find and reconnect to my WiFi. This resolved the issue for many iPhone users.

Solution 2 : Check your Wi-Fi connection

All updates requires a good internet connection. So always make sure that you have a stable internet connection in your iPhone so iOS14

Solution 3: Check Storage space in your iPhone

iPhone will not be able to update any of its apps if storage in your iPhone is running low. So make sure your iPhone has enough space available for installing and updating apps.

Solution 4: Restart App Store

Refreshing the App Store can also help eliminate any login issues in App Store. Open App Store and click on any of the buttons and then close the App Store from apps switcher.

Solution 5: Logout iCloud

For facing any authorisation related bugs, you should try to logout from your iCloud account and login back again. In

Settings go to your account and sign out from iCloud.

Solution 6: Hard Restart iPhone

Software glitches in iOS 14 and iPhone can be fixed by normally start or a hard restart, if you are not able to install or update apps in iOS 14 we recommend you to always try a report to your iPhone and check again.

Solution 7: Check your Apple ID payment methods



If you have added any payment methods in your iPhone, App Store please make sure that the payment method are still valid. If you have a invalid payment method in iOS 14 you won’t be able to install any app. 

To update or check the payment method:

  • Open Settings > [name] > iTunes & App Store
  • Tap your Apple ID, tap View Apple ID
  • Tap Manage Payments. 
  • Next, you can add, update, reorder, or remove your payment methods:

  • Solution 8: Set Date and Time on iPhone

Date and time setting in your iPhone are important for downloading apps, if you have wrong date time setting in your iPhone please make sure to update to the right.

  • Go to Settings > General > Date & Time
  • Toggle on Set Automatically

Solution 9: Disable Restrictions for Installing Apps

Make sure you have allowed installing apps in iPhone

  • Go to Settings> General> Restrictions
  • Enter your passcode
  • Toggle on Installing Apps

Solution 8:  Allow App Store purchases in Content & Privacy Restrictions

  1. Open Settings > Screen Time
  2. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions
  3. Enter your passcode
  4. Tap iTunes & App Store Purchases
  5. Tap to Allow

Solution 10:  Reset all settings

Faulty setting in your iPhone can cause apps not installing in iOS 14. Please make sure you reset setting to default

  1. Go to Settings  > General > Reset
  2. Choose Reset All Settings

Hopefully This will help you to download apps in iOS 14

About the Author

Jervie David Montejar
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