1. Alain_A's Avatar
    So the phone can't connect to the Apple Store???
    10-18-2016 05:54 PM
  2. Alain_A's Avatar
    Damn, I made a mistake in my the title.

    Should read un-secure instead of in.

    Mod, please change it as I can't edit for some reasons
    10-18-2016 05:57 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So the phone can't connect to the Apple Store???
    Wait. Apple Store? An unsecured network shouldn't prevent you from browsing items to purchase via the Apple website.
    10-18-2016 06:02 PM
  4. Alain_A's Avatar
    Wait. Apple Store? An unsecured network shouldn't prevent you from browsing items to purchase via the Apple website.
    You have miss the "n". Well I am connected to an free wifi in a truck stop and I can't acces the Apple Store even in app purchase. It shows up but I can't do nothing with it
    10-18-2016 06:08 PM
  5. Alain_A's Avatar
    Thanks for fixing the title
    10-18-2016 06:11 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You have miss the "n". Well I am connected to an free wifi in a truck stop and I can't acces the Apple Store even in app purchase. It shows up but I can't do nothing with it
    Oh, so you mean the App Store and not the Apple Store. Even so, an unsecured Wi-Fi network should not prevent access to the App Store. Having said that, the Wi-Fi network at the truck stop could be configured to restrict certain types of traffic on its network, but I'm only speculating.
    10-18-2016 06:12 PM
  7. Alain_A's Avatar
    Oh, so you mean the App Store and not the Apple Store. Even so, an unsecured Wi-Fi network should not prevent access to the App Store. Having said that, the Wi-Fi network at the truck stop could be configured to restrict certain types of traffic on its network, but I'm only speculating.
    Right, it is my first time using iphone in a very long time. So everything is new to me.

    But the fact remain I should be able to download the truck's one app I need.
    Last night what I did was connecting to my work android phone using the secure connection I set up to download certain apps related to windows. Now I can't do it cause I went over my minutes one he work phone
    10-18-2016 06:18 PM
  8. Alain_A's Avatar
    On my android work phone I can go to any web site to download any related apps for my work

    Iphone no can do
    10-18-2016 06:19 PM
  9. Craig's Avatar
    On my android work phone I can go to any web site to download any related apps for my work

    Iphone no can do
    It has nothing to do with the wifi.... secured or unsecured. If you have an internet connection you can download apps. There is nothing "Phone specific" stopping you from doing that Android or iOS.
    10-18-2016 06:43 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Right, it is my first time using iphone in a very long time. So everything is new to me.

    But the fact remain I should be able to download the truck's one app I need.
    Last night what I did was connecting to my work android phone using the secure connection I set up to download certain apps related to windows. Now I can't do it cause I went over my minutes one he work phone
    Now I'm confused. The thread title is in regard to an "unsecure Wi-Fi", but now you're saying you should be able to download a truck app of some sort and you've gone over your minutes, etcetera. What is your primary concern or specific problem you're having?
    10-18-2016 07:09 PM
  11. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Are you able to get to other sites other than Apple Store? If so, then you have an internet connection. If not, you don't and that's why you can't get to the appstore.
    10-18-2016 07:15 PM
  12. Alain_A's Avatar
    Now I'm confused. The thread title is in regard to an "unsecure Wi-Fi", but now you're saying you should be able to download a truck app of some sort and you've gone over your minutes, etcetera. What is your primary concern or specific problem you're having?
    Sorry for the confusion.
    I am on unsecure wifi in a truck stop using ip7 I can't access the apps store for download any apps it says can't connect to store.
    Even if I go to any website and click on one needed apps it brings me to apple apps store and still tell me can't connect to the store.

    On the other hand I can used android to download any apps from any web store by bringing me to the google store.
    10-18-2016 07:21 PM
  13. Alain_A's Avatar
    It has nothing to do with the wifi.... secured or unsecured. If you have an internet connection you can download apps. There is nothing "Phone specific" stopping you from doing that Android or iOS.
    I am using the iPhone 7 on wifi here in this forum so I must have internet connection
    10-18-2016 07:24 PM
  14. Alain_A's Avatar
    Are you able to get to other sites other than Apple Store? If so, then you have an internet connection. If not, you don't and that's why you can't get to the appstore.
    Like I said in another post. Using wifi in this forum
    10-18-2016 07:25 PM
  15. Craig's Avatar
    I am using the iPhone 7 on wifi here in this forum so I must have internet connection
    Are you using the "app" for the App Store, the blue one? Or are you using a browser on the phone and trying to connect to either the app-store or itunes or something. It's not very clear. I have downloaded apps in the car, at a truck stop, in a restaurant, on a train, etc.. so I am confused what you're actually doing. Are you correctly signed into the app store in settings with your apple and/or iTunes ID?

    Also you could be using your iPhone data to connect to this forum, you can surf websites over data too.
    10-18-2016 07:27 PM
  16. stayawayfromthey's Avatar
    Did you try killing the App Store app? Restart your phone? Signing out and back into your Apple ID in the App Store section of the Settings app?
    10-18-2016 07:31 PM
  17. Alain_A's Avatar
    Are you using the "app" for the App Store, the blue one? Or are you using a browser on the phone and trying to connect to either the app-store or itunes or something. It's not very clear. I have downloaded apps in the car, at a truck stop, in a restaurant, on a train, etc.. so I am confused what you're actually doing. Are you correctly signed into the app store in settings with your apple and/or iTunes ID?

    Also you could be using your iPhone data to connect to this forum, you can surf websites over data too.
    Right now I'm using the browser to access the forums like I've always done regardless of phone.

    I should have also mention in my first post that the phone is on airplane while on free wifi which does not required a password.
    Make me think it's a limitation of the iPhone.

    Last night I used a secured wifi from my android work phone then I could access the apple apps store.
    10-18-2016 07:35 PM
  18. Craig's Avatar
    Right now I'm using the browser to access the forums like I've always done regardless of phone.

    I should have also mention in my first post that the phone is on airplane while on free wifi which does not required a password.
    Make me think it's a limitation of the iPhone.

    Last night I used a secured wifi from my android work phone then I could access the apple apps store.
    You were talking about getting an app. My question was addressing "how are you trying to download the app?" You said you were getting errors. There is no limitation on the iPhone stopping you from downloading apps to the phone on wifi secured or unsecured. As you're not actually answering the questions asked by those trying to help, I am not sure who can help or if you even really want help. Again to get an app onto the iPhone use the App icon / app on your iPhone and NOT A BROWSER. It looks like this..

    Unsecure Wi-Fi-app-store-icon.jpg
    10-18-2016 07:49 PM
  19. Alain_A's Avatar
    You were talking about getting an app. My question was addressing "how are you trying to download the app?" You said you were getting errors. There is no limitation on the iPhone stopping you from downloading apps to the phone on wifi secured or unsecured. As you're not actually answering the questions asked by those trying to help, I am not sure who can help or if you even really want help. Again to get an app onto the iPhone use the App icon / app on your iPhone and NOT A BROWSER. It looks like this..

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    I know what the icon for the apps store look like. I can't access it.

    Either I use the browser or try to acces the apps store it does not work

    Again is it because I am using the phone on airplane mode while connected to an unsecured wifi (free) that I can't access the apps store.

    And thanks to those trying to help
    10-18-2016 07:55 PM
  20. Alain_A's Avatar
    Or is there a setting to toggle for using apps store while on unsecure wifi?
    10-18-2016 07:58 PM
  21. Craig's Avatar
    I know what the icon for the apps store look like. I can't access it.

    Either I use the browser or try to acces the apps store it does not work

    Again is it because I am using the phone on airplane mode while connected to an unsecured wifi (free) that I can't access the apps store.

    And thanks to those trying to help
    ... at this point, all I can say is "good luck"
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    10-18-2016 07:58 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    Seems to me like you're dealing with bad wifi.
    I have used free wifi in many countries and even more places and my iPhone never prevented me from downloading an app or visiting any website.

    That being said, I have been connected to a few wifi where there was no internet connection behind it at all. It was a dud.

    It could be in your case that the owner of the wifi has restricted access to the AppStore and some other websites and streaming services to guarantee a balanced internet experience for everybody.
    10-18-2016 07:59 PM
  23. Alain_A's Avatar
    Seems to me like you're dealing with bad wifi.
    I have used free wifi in many countries and even more places and my iPhone never prevented me from downloading an app or visiting any website.

    That being said, I have been connected to a few wifi where there was no internet connection behind it at all. It was a dud.

    It could be in your case that the owner of the wifi has restricted access to the AppStore and some other websites and streaming services to guarantee a balanced internet experience for everybody.
    I can go to any website there is no problem with it
    10-18-2016 08:01 PM
  24. Tartarus's Avatar
    I can go to any website there is no problem with it
    Doesn't mean AppStore is not blocked.
    10-18-2016 08:02 PM
  25. Alain_A's Avatar
    Doesn't mean AppStore is not blocked.

    Right, it is my first try since I'm in the US. I will try with some other free wifi a long the way
    10-18-2016 08:04 PM
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