Certain apps on the Mac App Store are not updating (apart from iTunes and system updates), these include Pages, Numbers, Shazam, Evernote, OneDrive, etc.

It gives the following errors each time and refuses to update.

This item is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.

We could not complete your request. There was an error in the App Store. Please try again later.

I have macOS 10.12.2 on MacBook Pro mid 2015.

  • Are you signed-in to the App Store with the same Apple ID that was used for the original download of those apps?
    – fsb
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 16:02

2 Answers 2


I had the same issue and resolved it by signing out (Store > Sign Out) then signing back in again.

  • OMG. I never thought that my login was the problem.
    – milosmns
    Commented Dec 2, 2017 at 11:31
  • I actually switched to another country app store (happened after I activated an iPad), so logging out and logging in helped.
    – milosmns
    Commented Dec 2, 2017 at 11:32

As suggested by the other answer, I signed out. From there I got:

This Apple ID is only valid for purchases in the German iTunes Store. You will be switched to that Store.

After this it worked.

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