How to Fix Can’t Connect to App Store Error on iPhone 12

Can't Connect to App Store Error on iPhone 12
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You are trying to access App Store to download some of the apps or games you needed, but as soon as you opened the App Store, you got an error, ‘Can’t Connect to App Store’. You don’t have to worry about the issue, in this article, we are going to discuss all the methods to fix the Can’t Connect to App Store Error on iPhone 12 by using a few straightforward steps.


Apple suffers these types of downtimes occasionally; Apple Store may be down for any scheduled maintenance. To check whether it is down or not, check the Apple System Status page, if it is down from Apple’s end then there is no meaning of implementing any below-listed solutions. You will have to wait, that is it,

Fix Can’t Connect to App Store Error on iPhone 12

Can't Connect to App Store Error on iPhone 12

Force Reboot/Soft Reset your iPhone

Restarting/rebooting is the ultimate solution for many of the problems. A normal user does it quite often. And even it is technically right too, on restarting, the system terminates all the on-going processes, and it gives a fresh start to the system.

Although most of you already know how to restart/reboot your iPhone 12, many of you don’t know about the forced reboot/soft reset, we are writing down the right method to do so, in case you have any doubts and confusion:

  • Press and release the Volume Up key.
  • Now, again press and release the Volume Down key.
  • Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see a black screen.

Reconnect Mobile Data or Wi-Fi/ Toggle Airplane Mode

You can also use the Airplane mode on your iPhone 12 lineup devices in order to fix any minor Bluetooth issue.

  • Touch and swipe down anywhere from the home screen.
  • Now, tap on the Airplane logo until it turns blue.
  • Now, wait for a few moments.
  • Finally, again follow the above steps to turn Airplane OFF

Forget Wi-Fi Network

  • Open the Settings app from the home screen.
  • Then Navigate to Wi-Fi.
  • Now, turn it ON, if it isn’t already.
  • Now, you will the list of all previously connected Wi-Fi networks.
  • Tap on the “i” icon to get details.
  • Next, tap on the Forget this network option.
  • If prompted, tap on the Forget network again to confirm.

Reset All Settings on iPhone

  • Open the Settings app from the app drawer.
  • Then navigate to General settings.
  • Now, scroll down till the end and select the Reset option.
  • The reset window will be opened, now, tap in the settings that says ‘Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Then you will be prompted to enter your passcode.
  • Finally, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the factory reset process.

Log Out and Log in App Store Account

  • Open the Settings app from the app drawer.
  • Then tap on your name.
  • Now, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Tap on Sign Out.
  • Enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off.
  • Turn on the data that you want to keep a copy of on your device.
  • Tap Sign Out.
  • Tap Sign Out again to confirm that you want to sign out of iCloud.
  • Finally, restart your iPhone and then sign in back.

Connect to iTunes and Restore your iPhone

This is the last option you wanna try, as it will erase the whole iPhone storage and start it as a new iPhone, so follow with cautions.

  • Connect your iPhone to a PC/Mac with the Apple certified lightning cable.
  • Now, wait for the iTunes to automatically recognize the device.
  • Then, click the Device button near the top left of the iTunes window.
  • Now, tap on Summary from the left vertical menu.
  • Finally, click on the Restore button, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

Visit Apple Care

 If a factory reset or restore won’t help in fixing your issue, visit your local Apple Store or Service Center so a qualified technician can examine the hardware. If needed, they may send it in for repair or replacement.


That was it, you have successfully learned how to Fix Can’t Connect to App Store Error on iPhone 12. If you are facing any other kind of issues or you need another guide, then make sure to check our dedicated Apple iPhone 12 Troubleshooting Guide, we have covered quite a few numbers of tutorials and troubleshooting guides.

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