Lately I noticed updating my iPhone 6 apps became a pain in the neck job. I can connect to the app store but updates or even installing new apps takes forever. You’ll see app’s “waiting” to update.
I tried several recommended methods to fix this:
The thing is I can connect to Apple store or my iTunes account. I couldn’t update though! I also checked if there are on going Apple server issues at the moment via this site, but there is none. Some said it must be related to the stability of the internet connection. IOS devices won’t simply install or update if it “thinks’ connection isn’t stable or consistent. How Apple implement their algorithms to determine if connections are “reliable” or stable for their devices remains a mystery to outsiders. This is why I hate loving Apple devices!
The geniuses on this site offered one method to fix this- by manually changing the DNS to a known, faster DNS like Google DNS or Open DNS!
It beautifully worked for me!
I used the free Google DNS servers 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 that are known to be fast, secure and stable. Open DNS servers that are reliable, fast and secure should work too. I haven’t tried Open DNS though.
I tried this same method for my Macs that are unable to update software or apps (error 3150) . Changing the DNS servers of the network connection did the trick too! So go and try this if you’re having problems updating your software or apps on your iOS and mac devices! Comment below if it worked for you!