If you are an Apple user and you have just restored your new iPhone using a backup that contained old app data, then you are most likely being served with the message “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications” every time you open apps that use notifications, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on. Even if you did connect to iTunes, this message keeps popping up and driving you crazy. Don’t worry, we are here to help you figure out how to fix this alert. Read on!
Why Do You Keep Seeing This Notification?
As we’ve stated above, the problem comes from you having restored your iPhone with a backup that contained some old app data. This old app data was restored once you went through with the action, replacing the new data in certain apps, with the old version of that app. So when you wanted to upgrade to the new app, the old version of it did not upgrade itself correctly. This is why you keep seeing the message “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications”.
How to Fix the Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications Alert
Since everybody seems to be really annoyed with this “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications” alert, a fix for it had to be found. But not everybody seems to have the same results. Some people claim that the fix that worked for others did absolutely nothing for them. After doing some research, we have gathered 3 options of how to fix the “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications” alert. If you are encountering this problem, all you have to do is try them out and see which one works for you.
Option No. 1
The first thing you can try if your iPhone keeps bombarding you with the “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications” every time you want to open an app is to go to your phone’s settings. Once you’re there, select the “iTunes & App Store” option and try to log out of your account. The next step would be to restart your iPhone and, after you turn it back on, go to settings again, select the same “iTunes & App Store” option, and try to log in again. Apparently, this option worked for some people, while others still received the same message when trying to open certain apps. However, we suggest you try this option before going to more drastic ones, as it is the easiest one of all. We hope it works for you too.
Option No. 2
The next option you have if you are bothered by the “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications” message is almost as simple as the first one. This one too works for some people, while others seem to have no luck with it. But let’s see what the fix is. Again, you have to go to your iPhone’s settings. The, select the option “General”, and then “Reset”. Out of the reset options that you are provided with, select the “Reset Network Settings” one. If you are one of the lucky Apple users that have managed to fix the alert with this trick, congratulations. Not many people seem to have been so lucky. If this still hasn’t fixed your problem, there is always the last fix you can try. Let’s see what that one entails.
Option No. 3
The last possibility of getting rid of the “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications” message is a little bit more complicated that the first two ones. However, this one seems to have worked for most people that had to deal with this issue. So if you are not a part of the lucky group that got to take the easy way out with this message, the only thing you can do is follow the steps we are going to provide you with and hope they work for you too. Let’s get to work, shall we?
The first thing you have to do in order to start the process is to back up your iPhone to iCloud. In order to do that you have to go to your device’s settings, then select “iCloud”, “Storage & Backup”, and finally, “Back Up Now”. The next step is to plug your phone into iTunes and select the option “Restore iPhone”. Once you do that, you will most likely have to wait for a while, but don’t worry, nothing is going to happen to your phone. After you’ve waited for some time, you will be able to see your phone’s “Welcome Screen” again. What you have to do now is click on the back up that you previously saved, and then select “Continue”. This is the last step you had to go through. As of now, the problem should have been fixed, and the “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications” shouldn’t bother you any longer.
However, a lot of people seem to be dissatisfied with this option. And that comes as no surprise since they just went through the process of downloading and updating their iPhone. And now they have to do it again just to fix this alert. Even so, this seems to be one of the best options you have if you are struggling with this issue.
Everything Summed up
If you are one of the people who are bombarded with the “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications” message every single time you try to use some of the apps on your iPhone, then you are definitely looking for a fix to it. The good news is, there are three of them. The bad news is, they might not work for you. We suggest you go through them exactly as we have outlined them here. Hopefully, one of them will work for you too. The third option seems to have worked for almost everybody, but almost doesn’t mean all. So if you are still having issues with this message popping up, you should try to contact Apple support and wait for their response. Good luck!
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