Question
I got a notification on my iPhone to update a few Apps. When I went to the App Store to do so, there was an error, and the download stopped abruptly. I tried again after a few minutes, but my iPhone apps still not updating. Why won't my apps update iPhone? My iPhone is running iOS 16. What should I do?

Hey, have you met a similar situation? Some users complain the apps not update on iPhones. And they don't know what to do. Don't worry, I'll show you 7 practical methods to fix iPhone app won't update issues. Read on to find out how.

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Method 1. Check Both Wi-Fi & Cellular Data

You can download or update Apps over Wi-Fi or Cellular Data, so ensure your iPhone in a good internet connection first. A Wi-Fi network is preferred over a Cellular data plan. Go to "Settings" > "Wi-Fi", and turn on the switch. Then select a network to connect to.

If a Wi-Fi network is not available, you can turn on the "Cellular Data" in "Settings" on your iPhone.

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Method 2. Disable Airplane Mode If iPhone Apps Not Updating

Another simple way to ensure that your Apps update without a glitch is to turn on the Airplane Mode. Keep it on for fifteen to twenty seconds then turn it back off. Wait for your phone regain Cellular data or Wi-Fi connection. Now check if the iPhone app can download or not.

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Method 3. Remove and Reinstall the Apps that Won't Update

This method is another tip you can try when your iPhone apps won't update. Just remove the app that cannot update and reinstall it again. Here are the steps: Press on the icon of the app until the X in the top-left corner shakes. Then confirm by tapping the X.

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Method 4. Make Sure the Storage Space Is Enough

Storage problems are common with iPhone users. It is one of the main causes for the iPhone won't update. If you just updated iOS to the latest one (iOS 16 for now), the remaining stores will be fewer. You can create new space by deleting old and redundant Apps from the iPhone. Just go to "Settings" > "General" > "Storage and iCloud Usage", and check the storage available.

check iphone storage

Method 5. Close App Store and Launch It Again

Close App store and launch again is a simple trick you can try when your iPhone apps won't update. Here's what you need to do: Close the App Store and then double-clicking on the Home Button, close all Apps. Now start the App Store again and try to update the desired App.

double click on the home button

Method 6. Turn Off Low Data Mode

If you turn on low data mode, the iPhone system will stop you from updating the app for saving more data. So go to Settings > Mobile Data/Cellular Data > Select your primary SIM card. Then close the Low Data Mode option.

low data mode

Method 7. Fix iPhone Apps Not Updating with Third-party App

The methods listed above can solve the iPhone Apps not updating the problem 99% of the time. But in case of system glitches especially after you update your device to iOS 16, it is advisable to use a third-party tool to fix it.

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Fix iPhone Apps Won't Update Problem via iMyFone Fixppo

Step 1. Launch the iMyFone Fixppo and click on "Standard Mode" which can fix the problem that the iPhone app won't update without data loss.

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Step 2. Use a USB cable to connect your device to the PC. Then follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode or Recovery mode.

connect ios device to computer

Step 3. The program will detect the model of your device. You will be prompted to download a firmware package for your device and all you need to do is click "Download".

download firmware

Step 4. Now, once you download the firmware, click "Start to Fix" and then iMyFone Fixppo will start its task to make your iPhone work normally.

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It is extremely easy to fix the iPhone app won't update the problem using iMyFone Fixppo (compatible with iOS 16), isn't it?

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Conclusion

That are all methods you can try to fix the iPhone apps not updating issues. We hope this article helps provide ways and means for you. If you don't want to fix it manually, just use iMyFone Fixppo to fix it with a few clicks!