How to Turn off iTunes Store Notifications on an iPhone

Update October 8, 2019 – If you are getting a notification that says “The iTunes Store is unable to process purchases at this time” then you are not alone. It’s a widespread problem affecting many users, and turning off iTunes Store notifications won’t resolve it. Currently there is no fix, and it seems like we may need to wait for Apple to resolve it on their end.

The iTunes Store app on your iPhone is where you go to purchase music, videos, ringtones and more. If you’ve previously used a gift card, then checking your iTunes gift card balance is a good place to start. In an effort to alert you to new items, or items similar to what you have already purchase, the iTunes Store will occasionally give you notifications.

Like other apps that you have on your device, however, you do not need to receive these notifications if you do not want to. They can be turned off completely if you do not intend to act on information included in the notifications, or if you find them to be an annoyance. Our simple how-to guide below will teach you how to disable notifications for the iTunes Store on your device.

Disable Notifications from the iTunes Store on an iPhone 6

These steps were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.1.2. However, there same instructions will work for any device running this operating system.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Select the Notifications option.

open the notifications menu

Step 3: Scroll down and select the iTunes Store option.

select the itunes store

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Allow Notifications. After pressing this button, all of the other options on the screen should disappear, and there should not be any green shading around the button. Notifications have been turned off in the image below.

turn off all notifications

You can follow similar instructions if you want to also turn off the notifications from the App Store as well. newsletter

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