Unable to Update Apps After Installing iOS 16? Here’s the Fix

After months of rigorous beta testing, Apple has officially released iOS 16. While most iPhone owners have upgraded to the latest iteration of iOS without any hassle whatsoever, a handful of users have reported that they are unable to update apps after installing iOS 16. If you have also faced the same problem, there are some handy tricks that can help you fix the “Can’t update apps on iPhone and iPad” issues.

Fix ‘Can’t Update Apps After Installing iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad’

According to a report from MacRumors, the issue seems to have been caused by an updated terms and conditions page.

When trying to update an app, affected users are directed to a new Terms and Conditions page. And when they accept the Terms and Conditions, an error popup shows up on the screen saying something like, “There was an error. Please try later. “

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Image credit: MacRumors

Solution 1: Sign Out of Apple ID and Sign Back In

One of my friends who had also run into the same problem stated that signing out of Apple ID and signing back in did the trick for him. So, I would recommend you give it a try.

  • Go to the Settings app -> Apple ID banner -> Sign Out. Note that if the Apple ID sign out button is greyed out, you will need to first disable the Screen Time passcode (Settings app -> Screen Time).

2: Delete and Reinstall the Problematic Apps

If the first solution hasn’t worked for you, delete and reinstall the app. But before going for the kill, make sure to back your data.


3. Wait Until Apple Resolves the Issue

No solution as yet? If the problem persists, I would suggest you wait until Apple fixes the “Unable to update iPhone apps after iOS 16 update” issue. I suspect Apple’s servers are going through a technical issue that is likely triggering the error message.

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