Is the Apple App Store Down? How To Check Outages

A walkthrough that explains how to check the server status of the Apple App Store.

The Apple App Store is home to so many great apps, from mobile games to helpful tools that can be downloaded straight to your Apple devices. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case since the App Store operates from its own server, so if there’s an outage or a new patch rolled out, you’ll be unable to access its services. Here’s everything you need to know on how to check for Apple App Store outages and if the store is down.

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Is the Apple App Store Down?

As of 2:13 on Sept. 20, 2022, the Apple Store and all of its various services are not currently down. That means you still have access to services such as Apple Card and Cash, as well as Apple Music or Siri.

Apple made a smart move by separating the different systems it provides. Should iCloud Backup experience an outage, for example, only iCloud Backup will be down, and the rest will continue to operate as normal.

How to Check Apple App Store Server Status

In the event that you are experiencing connection issues and suspect that there is an outage, Apple makes it very easy to check the server status for the App Store and all its joint services.

  1. Open any browser of your liking and visit Apple’s official system status page.

  2. Locate the service you’re having issues with such as the App Store or iMessage.

    If there’s anything other than a green dot next to the Apple service, then either it’s experiencing issues or there’s an outage.

  3. Additionally, you can check developer system status using the link provided by Apple on the system status page.

    You’ll find the link near the bottom of the page, right after “Looking for developer system status?”

It’s also worth checking out Down Detector since it takes into account user reports rather than waiting for Apple to react. What’s most helpful is the map that reveals problematic areas that have a higher number of outage reports.

You now have all the tools on how to check for Apple App Store outages and if the service is down. Considering the Apple App Store is up and running, now is the perfect opportunity to discover the best Apple TV+ shows in 2022, as well as the best games on Apple Arcade.

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Brady is a Freelance Writer at Twinfinite. Though he's been at the site for only a year, Brady has been covering video games, and the industry itself, for the past three years. He focuses on new releases, Diablo 4, Roblox, and every RPG he can get his hands on. When Brady isn't focused on gaming, he's toiling away on another short story.