Fix iPhone 4 Cannot Download, Install Apps From iTunes App Store

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on December 16, 2010


Since, yesterday I was a facing a strange issue on my jailbroken iphone 4, when ever I tried to install some new app from iTunes app store on the phone it did not do anything after I tap on buy now or install button shown in the application, when I tried installing some app from iTunes and synced the phone the iphone hanged and then restarted.

After some searching on google I found out that this could happen due to corrupted  association in between your iphone and iTunes so in order to solve it, you can try rebooting the phone and computer and then de authorize and the re authorize your iphone with iTunes installed on your computer as shown in the image below.


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Although for some people this error gets resolved just by rebooting the iphone and after rebooting just try downloading any app from iTunes app store even on the phone directly , then the apps should get downloaded, as this is how the problem gets solved for me.

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FirstGenIphone December 17, 2011 at 12:54 am

This happened to me today as well.
I checked in store settings that i can log off and log into my account with no issues.
But I cannot download anything from the appstore even free apps.
I am not near my computer with itunes, so i have no way to re-sync it.
I tried powering down my phone and turning it on, but that did not help.

I had a friend of mine check on his iphone and his works fine, but he has a new iphone4 with latest OS, I have a first gen iphone with OS3.1.3 so im not sure that its a fair comparision.

Zakir Hussen June 13, 2012 at 5:53 am

I just update my iphone4 to new version ios 5.1.1 (9B208)
Now i can’t download or install any apps from appstore
when i open appstore,after select any of free apps then automaticly close appstore.
so any one can help me

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