Fix the “Cannot Connect to App Store” Error Message in the Mac App Store
If you’re trying to access the Mac App Store and you are getting the “Cannot Connect to App Store” error, there’s a couple simple fixes you should try. First, make sure you’re connected to the internet (duh), then:
- Relaunch Mac App Store – Try this first, this is usually enough to resolve the connection problem
- Logout & Login – You can logout of the Mac App Store by selecting “Log Out” from the ‘Store’ menu. Re-enter your credentials and log back in, and you should connect as usual
If you’re still having problems connecting to the Mac App Store the store itself might actually be down, this happens from time to time when Apple is updating things. If you suspect this is to be the case, try connecting again in about an hour.