"Unable to download application" error messages

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Bathplug, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    "Could not be downloaded at this time"

    I've been getting these messages for weeks when trying to download or update apps. It doesn't happen all the time but often enough. I thought the latest ios was supposed to fix this? I get an error message in itunes when updating apps to.

    Any ideas?
  2. hashholly macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    Have you tried a fresh inst all of the latest firmware?
  3. Bathplug thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    No I haven't. Can I fresh install then restore a backup or would that be pointless? Just thinking about gamesaves, messages etc. I did noticed this error message on someone elses phone to though when I noticed they needed to update loads of apps.
  4. hashholly macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    I would fresh install, restore from backup, and hopefully that resolves the issue.
  5. ah123 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    I've had it happen sometimes, but I read somewhere that it normally happens when the app is being changed e.g. the price is being modified etc. - though I don't know how that would affect the Updates...
  6. Mrarkon macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2012
    It usually occurs when you have a struggling internet connection, so are you sure that you're not being disconnected on the occasional download?

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