The issue of Apps Not updating on iPhone has been reported by users. You should be able to fix this problem using troubleshooting steps as provided below.
Apps Not Updating on iPhone
It is a good practice to make sure that you are using the latest version of Apps on your iPhone and iPad.
If Apps are not automatically updating, the problem could be due to a variety of reasons, ranging from Lack of Storage Space, Software glitches to App Updates being blocked via Restrictions Passcode.
You should be able to fix this problem using any of the methods as listed below.
1. Enable App Updates
Make sure that your iPhone is able to automatically download App updates.
1. Go to Settings > App Store > move the toggle next to App Updates to ON position.
2. Enable Automatic Downloads under “Cellular Data” section, only if you are on Unlimited Data Plan.
2. Make Sure Restrictions Are Off
iPhone won’t be able to Update Apps, if there is restriction placed on the Installation of Apps on your device.
1. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions.
2. If prompted, enter your four-digit Screen Time Passcode.
3. Navigate to iTunes & App Store Purchases > Installing Apps and select the Allow option.
After this, see if you are able to update Apps on your iPhone.
3. Restart iPhone
Sometimes, the problem of Apps not updating on iPhone is due to unexplained technical glitches.
1. Go to Settings > General > scroll down to bottom of the screen and tap on Shut Down.
2. After iPhone is completely Powered OFF, Restart your device and see if you can now Update Apps.
4. Check Date and Time Settings
Incorrect Date and Time settings can have an impact on the process of App Updates on iPhone. Hence, make sure that your iPhone is set to automatically Update Date and Time.
1. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time.
2. On the next screen, move Set Automatically slider to ON position.
5. Check Your App Store Account
Sometimes, the problem is due to Apps being associated with another Apple ID.
1. Open App Store and tap on the Account icon located at the top right corner of your screen.
2. On the Account screen, tap on Purchased tab.
3. On the Purchased screen, make sure that the Apps that are not updating are listed.
If those Apps are not listed on the Purchased screen, they are associated with another Apple ID and you need to login to App Store using your “Other Apple ID” to Update those Apps.
6. Sign Out of App Store and Sign Back In
Sometimes, the problem is due to App Store being unable to recognizing your Apple ID.
1. Open App Store and tap on the Account icon located at top-right corner.
2. On the Account screen, scroll down to bottom and tap on Sign Out.
3. Restart iPhone and Sign in to the App store.
6. Check Storage Space on iPhone
Your iPhone needs to have enough storage space to handle App updates. Hence, make sure that enough storage space is available on your iPhone.
1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
2. On the next screen, you will see the amount of Storage Space Used and Available on your iPhone.
If you have less than 1 GB available, lack of storage space is likely to be the reason for Apps not updating on your iPhone.
The solution in this case is to create storage space on your iPhone by using steps as provided in this guide: How to Free Up Storage Space on iPhone.
7. Delete and Reinstall Apps
If above methods did not help, delete the App from your iPhone and reinstall its latest version from the App Store.
1. On the Home Screen, tap and hold on the App that you want to delete and select Delete App option.
2. Open App Store, search for the deleted App and Install the App back on your iPhone.
8. Reset All Settings
Sometimes, the problem is due to corrupted settings on your iPhone.
1. Go to Settings > General > Reset > tap on Reset All Settings
2. When prompted, enter your Passcode and tap on Reset All Settings option in the pop-up that appears.
After iPhone restarts, connect to your WiFi Network and try to Update Apps.