Apple iPhone users often face common issues that could prevent them from launching installed applications. The typical error “This application is no longer shared with you” is a good example. Some sources report that the error could be due to some issues with iCloud family sharing. This guide will walk you through three proven ways to reopen your apps if you encounter this strange error on your iPhone.
In addition to preventing apps from opening, this error will also prompt affected iPhone (and iPad) users to update an unusual amount of apps in the App Store. As of yet, we don’t know why this is happening and Apple hasn’t recognized the problem either. But from the reports and information available, the problem could also arise due to a bug in the App Store or a complication of the Apple ID. Without further ado, let’s move on to the solutions.
1. Download and reinstall the application
To get rid of the pop-up message “ This app is no longer shared with you ”, you need to remove the affected apps from your device and reinstall them on the Apple App Store. Uninstalling apps can cause you to lose some of its data, especially if you haven’t saved the app to your iCloud account. To avoid this, you must unload the application.
Unloading an application from the iPhone or iPad will not delete the data from the application. Rather, it only removes the app from your device. When you reinstall the app, you can easily pick up where you left off. Refer to our detailed guide on unloading unused iPhone apps for more information on how it works.
In the meantime, follow the steps below to unload the application concerned, displaying the error “This application is no longer shared with you”.
Step 1: Launch the iPhone Settings menu and select General.
2nd step: Then select iPhone Storage.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the iPhone storage page and select the affected app.
Step 4: Now tap on Unload application and select Unload application again on the confirmation prompt.
This will only delete the app from your device and keep its data. For the context (the images above), unloading Snapseed from my device will only delete the application (67.2 MB) and will keep the documents and data of the application (12 MB).
In addition, the icon of the unloaded application will remain on the home screen of your device. But this time, with a cloud icon next to his name. To reinstall the device on your device, just tap the app icon. The app will be downloaded and reinstalled on your device.
You can also visit the app’s information page on the App Store to reinstall the app. Repeat this for all other applications displaying this error on your device.
2. Uninstall and reinstall the application
Uninstalling and reinstalling affected apps will also help to avoid getting this error in the future. Uninstalling an app from your device will remove the app and also delete its data from your device. While unloading the app is a much safer and better option, uninstalling the app is a troubleshooting method that also works.
To uninstall an application that displays the error pop-up window, simply long press the application icon on the home screen of your device. Select Delete application from the Haptic Touch menu and press Delete at the confirmation prompt.
Alternatively, you can also go to Settings> General> iPhone Storage. Select the application concerned and press Delete application.
Visit the App Store to reinstall the app on your device. After (re) installation, you should no longer receive the error message when you launch the application.
3. Log out of your Apple ID
Some users have been able to get rid of this problem by re-registering their Apple ID on their devices. This means that you need to sign out of your Apple ID and sign in again. It’s quite easy. Before that, we strongly recommend that you read and write down what happens when you sign out of the Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad. After that follow the steps below.
Step 1: Launch the Settings menu and tap the name / profile of your device.
2nd step: Select “iTunes and App Store”.
Step 3: Tap the Apple ID email.
Step 4: Select Logout.
Log in your Apple ID again to your iPhone or iPad. The error message should no longer appear when you launch an application.
Repair your applications
As mentioned earlier, this problem affects both iPhone and iPad, and our solutions apply to both devices. A simple restart of the device also solved the problem for some users. So you can try this too, if none of the above corrections give the desired result. You can try to update your device’s operating system, but this is very unlikely to fix this problem; the error is not related to iOS. We discovered that the error “This application is no longer shared with you” extends to various iOS users, those running the latest version of iOS and those who are still stuck on older versions. Let us know which of the troubleshooting methods worked for you.
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Last updated on June 11, 2020
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