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Quick Fix: Connecting Passbook to the App Store
If you're like us, you were excited by the prospect of Passbook in iOS 6 — a step toward a world that wasn't quite wallet-less,…
If you're like us, you were excited by the prospect of Passbook in iOS 6 — a step toward a world that wasn't quite wallet-less, but at least somewhat paper free. Passbook allows users to gather boarding passes, movie tickets, coupons, loyalty cards, and more, right on their phones. Furthermore, it not only allows you to scan these products digitally; it also alerts you of the opportunity to use them when you enter the locations to which they apply.
Disappointingly, days after updating to iOS 6, we were still getting the same error upon launching Passbook: Cannot connect to the App Store. There's a solution — albeit a strange one — that only takes a minute or two. So trust us, and try this.
- Open Settings and go to General.
- Open Date & Time.
- Switch the Set Automatically setting to Off.
- Set the date and time to one year ahead.
- Open Passbook.
- Tap the App Store button, go to the App Store, and download your passes.
- Go back to Date & Time and turn on Set Automatically.
Strange? Yes. Apple will probably unravel a more reliable solution in the coming days. But if you're impatient, like us, that's too long.