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Sometimes the App Store can decide to go blank on you for no obvious reason. If you have encountered this issue, let’s see how you can get the App Store up and running again.

When an app malfunctions, it’s a good idea to first quit it forcibly and launch it again. Do that by pressing the Home button twice in quick succession and in the App Switcher that comes up, swipe the App Store app upward to close it, and now open it again.

If the App Store still isn’t working, try restarting your device Why Does Rebooting Your Computer Fix So Many Issues? Why Does Rebooting Your Computer Fix So Many Issues? "Have you tried rebooting?" It's technical advice that gets thrown around a lot, but there's a reason: it works. Not just for PCs, but a wide range of devices. We explain why. Read More and check again. Be sure to give the App Store sufficient time to load apps, because sometimes a blank App Store can just mean a slow Internet connection.

Still a no go? Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store, tap on your Apple ID, and sign out of your Apple account. Now give it a minute or two and sign back in.

If the App Store still isn’t working, take a deep breath and try this: in the App Store, repeatedly tap on any one of the buttons in the menu bar at the bottom. This worked like a charm for me when none of the other fixes did. It resets the App Store cache, and is known to work in the iTunes app and Apple Watch app as well.

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  1. Rally
    February 24, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I got a better idea. Go to Settings > General > Language and Region. Set another iPhone language and then set it back. The App Store will run correctly then. I try this every time when it goes blank.

    • Akshata Shanbhag
      February 24, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing that trick :)

  2. colinsR
    February 24, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I got a better idea. Go to Settings > General > Language and Region. Set another iPhone language and then set it back. The App Store will run correctly then. I try this every time when it goes blank.

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