It has been found by many iPhone users that when they tried opening a particular application on their iPhone, it threw an error message that read as follows.
This app is no longer shared with you.
To use it, you must buy it from the App Store.
This is causing a difficult situation for users who are not sure how to fix it and why this is occurring. On investigating and analyzing this issue, we found that the reasons behind it could be that some Family members have stopped sharing the app that they bought from App Store, the family member has crossed the sharing limit, technical glitches within iPhone, and so on.
You have nothing to fear if encounter the same issue on your iPhone. We have compiled a set of fixes in the post here which will definitely go to help you.
- Restart the iPhone – Many times such problems occur due to some technical bugs that are present in the iPhone.
- Ensure that the family member who shared the app with you has not stopped sharing the app.
- Make sure you have checked whether the family group has exceeded the limit on people or devices.
Fix 1 – Reinstall the App from App Store’s Purchased page
Step 1: Go to the App Store on your iPhone.
Step 2: Then tap on the profile icon at the top right side.
Step 3: Now enter the Apple ID and Password.
Step 4: Click Sign In as shown in the below screenshot.
Step 5: This will log you on to the App Store with your Apple ID.
Step 6: After that, select the Purchased option on the Account page as shown.
Step 7: Here, you will find all the applications downloaded and installed from App Store on your iPhone.
Step 8: Now go to your home screen and tap on the Settings icon.
Step 9: Click on the General option as shown below.
Step 10: Tap on iPhone Storage.
Step 11: After it loads, scroll down and tap on the app that is throwing the error.
Step 12: Click Delete App at the bottom as shown below.
Step 13: Tap Delete App again on the pop-up screen.
Step 14: After it is deleted, go back to the App Store using App Switcher.
Step 15: Now you have to click on the cloud-shaped symbol of the App which you have deleted just now.
Step 16: This starts with reinstalling the app on your iPhone.
Fix 2 – Offload the Application and Reinstall it
Step 1: To do this, you got to open the Settings app first.
Step 2: Then scroll down and select the General option from the menu list.
Step 3: Now click on iPhone Storage.
Step 4: It will take some time to load the page.
Step 5: Once it gets loaded, scroll down and tap on the application name which is creating this issue.
Step 6: Now click on the Offload App option as shown below.
Step 7: Then, at last, tap on Offload App on the popped-up window.
Step 8: This starts to offload the application on your iPhone without losing any of the app data.
Step 9: Once done, click on Reinstall App as shown below.
Step 10: This reinstalls the application once again.
Fix 3 – Delete the App and Reinstall it again
If offloading the app did not work and the issue persistently repeated, you may have to delete the app from your iPhone and install it again once.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Go to the General option.
Step 3: Select the iPhone Storage option.
Step 4: Scroll down and select the Application from the list by clicking on it.
Step 5: Once the application page opens, click on Delete App.
NOTE – You may have to tap on Delete App again on the popup window on your screen.
Step 6: This starts uninstalling the application from your iPhone.
Step 7: Once it is done, you need to go to App Store and search for the Application you just uninstalled.
Step 8: Then click on Cloud-Shaped Symbol to start installing it again on your iPhone.
WARNING – Since the complete reinstalling the application will lose all your data associated with the app.