Apple products are known for their sleek designs. Their products have flawless designs but that doesn’t mean they’re perfect. Even if you’re using a Mac, you’re bound to encounter the error, this item is temporarily unavailable.
It could get pretty frustrating to this error on your screen. It’s the last thing you’d want to see, let alone, expect from Mac.
So, when you do see this error happens, what should you do about it? Continue reading this article because you will be able to pick up a couple of tips and tricks.
Contents: Part 1. When the Error Usually AppearsPart 2. 5 Solutions to the Error of This Item is Temporarily UnavailablePart 3. Conclusion
The error, this item is temporarily unavailable, usually appears when you’re trying to sign in to the App Store to update or reload your operating system. It could also appear when you’re formatting your Mac and trying to reinstall the new OS X.
After typing in your Apple ID credentials, the error appears on your screen and you’re instructed to try again later. Sure, you could try again later but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to fix the error.
You might be wondering: why is my App Store temporarily available? And What does it mean when your account is temporarily unavailable? Before you proceed to solve the error, you should know the reasons behind it first.
Now that you know the possible reasons why you’re seeing the error, you can proceed to learn about the various ways on how to solve it.
How could I get my App Store working again? It could get pretty frustrating to see the error; this item is temporarily unavailable. If you do see it, don’t worry. There are 5 ways to solve the error. Listed below are the five solutions that you can resort to when you do end up seeing the error.
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If you’re trying to install a new version of the Mac OS X you just can’t seem to get it done because you’re seeing the error, it might be that you’re using the wrong Apple ID.
To see if you’re using the right Apple ID, follow the steps below.
Open Safari and type in the AppleID.Apple.com. You can also just click on this link to launch the website on your Mac.
Take your cursor to the bottom part of the screen. You will see a link that says Forgot Apple ID or password. Click on it.
At this point, you will be on another page. Take your cursor to the middle part of the screen. You will see the link Forgot Apple ID. Click on it.
Enter your first and last names on the field. After you have done so, just try to enter the Apple ID or you are trying to use. Then click on Continue. If you get the message No Apple ID found, you can click on the Try Again link to check another Apple ID.
Your next solution to fix the error of this item is temporarily unavailable is to make sure that the time and date settings on your Mac are correct. The steps below will show you how to set the time and date on your Mac.
You can get to the time settings by clicking on the time you see at the top part of your screen. That will launch the Date and Time window on your screen. From there, you can check if it’s showing the right time.
At this point, you need to verify if the time in the Terminal is correct as well. Launch the Terminal by clicking on the Spotlight Search and typing in Terminal. Hit Enter to launch it.
Make sure you’re using the Administrator account. You won’t be able to do anything on the Terminal if you’re not on Administrator account. On the second line after your name, type this in:
sudo ntpdate -u time.apple.com. Then press Enter.
You would have type in your password once you hit on Enter. Once you have typed in your password, you will see the time together with your IP address as well. Once you see the time, you can adjust the numbers.
For all you know, there isn’t an Apple ID that’s associated with your Mac. If there isn’t any, you won’t be able to download, let alone, install a new version of macOS.
The steps below will show you how to set up an Apple ID and connect to your Mac.
Go to System Preferences by clicking on it on the Dock. You can also use Spotlight to access it.
Once you’re inside System Preferences, look for iCloud and click on it. The iCloud window will appear on your screen.
You will see the link that says Create an Apple ID on the bottom of the window. Click on it to create an Apple ID. Then connect the Apple ID that you’ve just created to your Mac.
As a Mac user, you probably haven't encountered too many viruses or malware. Since Mac machines are now becoming more prevalent, in order to avoid the error of this item is temporarily unavailable, you can’t ignore the possibility of catching some kind of malware on your Mac.
You can use the Malwarebytes to check for malware on your Mac, follow the steps below:
You know have a list of solutions to resolve the error of this item is temporarily unavailable. Keep in mind that the iMyMac PowerMyMac is your best option since it can help clean out outdated system junk files and prevent malware intrusion on your Mac.
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DIEGO PEREIRA SANTOS2021-08-30 22:41:46
Estou com esse problema.... formatei meu HD. Não é o item 1, 2 ou 3. Acredito ser o item 4 poisn estou tentando reinstalar o Mac OS El Capitan do Macbook pro 2009, não sei o que fazer agora, os procedimentos de voltar a data também não fucionan.
O problema pode tá na conta , caso não seja a primeira conta vinculada no Mac aí sim é algum dos problemas acima