How to Fix iOS 11 Won’t Update Apps Automatically on iPhone 7/6s/6/SE

The redesigned App Store in iOS 11 gives us a new perspective. However, alongside the completely new interface, people also have found some issues with App Store in the pre-released beta version iOS 11 – one important issue is apps auto update not working.

“Why is my App Store auto-updates not working? My iPhone 7 (128G) doesn’t automatically update apps since I installed iOS 11 public beta and I have to go into the App Store to manually to check and update all apps. It is so confusing because I have never seen this issue before. Can someone help please?”

A user from Reddit

The App Store automatic updates let all iPhone apps up to date without manually tapping the “Update”  button in App Store. And what to do if iOS 11 apps auto update not working on iPhone? The easiest way, of course, is waiting for Apple to resolve it. But if you are looking for instant solutions to fix iOS 11 automatic app updates not working before the next iOS 11 software update, you might like to try the following tricks.

6 Tricks to Fix iOS 11 Apps Auto Update Not Working on iPhone

1. Check App Store Settings

If iPhone doesn’t automatically update apps, the first thing to check is that you have turned on auto update for App Store. Go to settings on your iPhone and tap your name, choose iTunes & App Store, and make sure that “Updates” is turned on. If it is already on, turn it off then back on after a few seconds.

Fix iOS 11 won't update apps automatically
Fix iOS 11 Won’t Update Apps Automatically

If you want to use cellular network for automatic app updates, toggle on “Use Cellular Data” option.

2. Check the network connection with your iPhone

If your App Store settings are correct, next you should make sure you have strong connection to the Internet. If you have Wi-Fi problems with your iPhone in iOS 11, try resetting network settings in Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will not erase any data data from your iPhone but remove all saved Wi-Fi passwords.

If you have further question with your iPhone Wi-Fi connection, read: How to fix iPhone Wi-Fi problems in iOS 10/iOS 11 >

3. Sign out of your Apple ID and sign in back

It could be possible that the issues with your Apple ID make your iPhone doesn’t update apps automatically in iOS 11. You can sign out of your Apple ID and then sign in back to see if it fixes the problem. Open the App Store on your iPhone, tap your profile picture at the upper right corner of the screen, and select “Sign Out”. Then restart your iPhone, open the App Store again and sign back in with your ID.

4. Update payment & shipping details for your Apple ID

Some users said that they fixed the issue of apps not automatically update in iOS 11 by this trick: updating Apple ID payment and shipping details. If you also like to give this trick a try, go to Setting > [your name] > Payment & Shipping to edit your payment method or shipping address.

Fix iOS 11 Apps Auto Update Not Working
Fix iOS 11 Apps Auto Update Not Working

5. Remove App Store cache

You can clear App Store cache to fix common download issues. To make it, launch App Store on your iPhone, tap “Update” button for 10 times and then App Store will purge its cache and reload everything fresh and updated.

6. Erase all content and settings on your iPhone

This should be the last resort to fix the issue of automatic app updates in iOS 11. After erasing all contents and settings on your iPhone, you can restore your iPhone from iCloud backup. So if you want to try this method, back up your iPhone to iCloud and then follow this tutorial to reset your iPhone and restore it form iCloud: How to restore iPhone from iCloud backup >

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