How To Fix Cannot Connect To iTunes Store Error

For many users out there facing technical difficulties with their Apple device. It can be so frustrating. You must be here because you are experiencing issues with connecting to the iTunes Store.

This issue can be stressful if you are trying to download music or perform any of the various other tasks that require you to be connected to iTunes.
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Despite popular belief, this doesn’t only happen with Windows PCs trying to connect to iTunes, it happens to Macs and Apple devices as well. This article will hopefully help users who are being plagued with this issue to finally connect to the iTunes store in order to get their music, apps, or whatever else that they are being blocked from.

FIXING CANNOT CONNECT TO ITUNES ERROR

Many of us who have had IOS devices have often wondered why we were unable to connect to the iTunes store. It doesn’t make sense because you’re using an Apple device to connect to an Apple service, but it’s not working. There are a number of small things that could have gone wrong, and the following steps will often fix your issue.

DATE AND TIME SETTINGS

It sounds strange, but if your date and time settings are incorrect. If may effect your connection issues with the iTunes Store.
Step 1: Turn on iPhone and open “settings”.
Step 2: Tap on “general”.
Step 3: From there change your “date and time” to the correct specifications based on your region.

UPDATE ITUNES

Apple is known for being passionate about keeping their software up to date. This means you should keep your Apple software and devices up to date. You can either do this by going to the Apple website downloading the latest version of iTunes. Or you can do it from within software.

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UPDATE DRIVER SOFTWARE ON COMPUTER

If you are using a Windows 7, 8, and or 10. You must have your portables devices drivers updated to the newest version. Sometimes when changes their software for iPhone, iPad, and or iPod Touch the software changes as well. Here is a video to show you how to fix any issue with connecting to the iTunes Store.

UPDATE YOUR IOS

Not having IOS up to date with the current version can also cause you not to be able to connect to Apple’s online stores. Keep in mind that you must have the proper amount of space on your device.
Step 1: Turn on iPhone and open “settings”.
Step 2: Tap on “general”.
Step 3: Tap on “software update” and download and install the latest version of iOS.
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CHECK FIREWALL AND ANTIVIRUS

It is important to check whatever firewall and anti virus protection you have because some of the settings could cause you to have issues connecting to programs like iTunes. You essentially have to make sure the program didn’t someone get blocked in your settings.

CONCLUSION

There are many reasons why you are having the cannot connect to iTunes store error. Many people have had this issue and it could be something that lasts for a while. It is important to remember that Apple’s servers are sometimes down so contacting them after you’ve tried everything else is also a great idea.