iTunes is one of the early birds in application markets which showed a huge growth and now one of the biggest application store hosting a number of applications as well as digital content to kill the boredom of the users. Apple has brought a revolution by making developers serve a large group of people with their free and paid content so that both parties get benefited. You just can’t imagine iPhone’s or iPad’s or iPod’s and even Mac’s without iTunes as it has become a part of the ecosystem.
Some users reported that they are facing “Cannot Connect to App Store” error on their i-Devices and some even reported that they are unable to fix the issue. So if you are facing the issue and unable to fix it then this guide will help you out. We tried our level best by listing out the possible problems and solutions to Fix Cannot Connect to iTunes Store Error on iPhone or iPad or iPod.
Common issues causing Cannot Connect to iTunes Store Error and ways to fix them
The cause for the problems are many and they differ from person to person. So we decided to list down as many solutions as possible. If you are unable to fix cannot connect to iTunes Store error on your iPhone or iPad even after trying the listed solutions, Do comment below so that we can help you out.
Check Internet Connectivity on your i-Device
Before jumping on to common problems and their solutions for the issue let’s do a simple check on your device’s internet connectivity. Make sure that you are in an area with good cellular or WiFi reception and good internet speeds. If you are on 2G/3G then you might be in the bad network area, do check with your operator. If you are having a good internet connection then try resetting network settings by navigating to Settings >> General >> Reset >> Reset Network Settings >> Confirm.
Check whether the “Cannot connect to iTunes store error” is fixed or not. If the problem still persists then do try below solutions.
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Switch between Wifi/3G
When we are in a WiFi zone then most probably we will be enjoying a video on YouTube or listening to songs online. We tend to move here and there while watching the video and we don’t notice any issues while watching them as it is buffered onto your device. You will face the issue if you are having low signal strength, so we advice you to switch between WiFi/3G and check whether the issue is solved or not.
Incorrect Date and Time
Sometimes incorrect date and time on your iPhone or iPad are the culprit. If you are having incorrect date or time on your device, you can fix it easily by navigating to Settings >> General >> Date & time >> Automatically and toggle it on. Now you can try checking the app store on your device and issue will be fixed.
Try to Enable or Disable Parental Controls on iTunes
Apple is taking the iOS to next level by introducing a number of features in their latest iOS firmware like Front Flash in iOS 9 and one such feature Apple introduced before is parental controls so that parents have full control of the purchases on their devices to avoid unnecessary billings which are made accidentally by children. This feature is quite handy and will help you fix the “Cannot connect to iTunes Store” error on your device.
You can toggle on and off the from the preferences menu. If it is enabled try disabling it and try accessing the iTunes App store on your device. If you are able to access the app store, then don’t forget to re-enable it to avoid unnecessary billings. You have solved the issue.
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Keep iOS on your iPhone/iPad updated
Make sure that your device is up to date with the latest iOS firmware on your device. If you are running older iOS versions then do try to update your device if any.
Reboot your iPhone or iPad or iPod
If any of the above solutions didn’t help you then to fix the issue then you need to try rebooting your device. You can check whether the issue is fixed or not after rebooting and If you still face the issue you can try soft resetting your device by holding “Power + Home” for few seconds which will reboot your device and fixes any minor bugs.
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Fix Cannot Connect to iTunes Store Error on Windows or Mac
You may face the issue on your windows or mac too and struggling to fix it. You may face it even after fixing the issue. You can try our solutions to fix the same and sometimes firewall configuration on your device may be interrupting the connection between iTunes and server which its trying to connect.
- You need to make sure that your HOSTS file is modified or not, Sometimes incorrect entries in the file is the culprit.
- You can have a look at the default host file for your machine by googling it.
- Revert back to the original hosts file and restart your computer.
- Now check whether you are able to fix the issue or not and also make sure that iTunes version is up to date on your computer.
We have listed the most common issues and their solutions to Fix Cannot Connect to iTunes Store Error on iPhone iPad iPod. Do let us know whether it helped you are not and share the guide if it helped you.