Please Contact iTunes Support to Complete This Transaction

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Please Contact iTunes Support to Complete This Transaction
It seems that several users are having this iTunes Store / App Store error that reads “Please contact iTunes Support to complete this transaction”. This short article explains what you can do to fix if you experince this problem.
You can buy content (Apps, Music, Books, Movies etc) from the iTunes Store or App Store with your Apple ID. You may be asked to review your billing / credit card info which then leads to this error message. It seems that users who try to buy free or paid apps or other content may experience this.
See also: Your Purchase Could Not Be Completed
This issue is pretty important because until you resolve this, you will not be able to download and install any apps, in-apps or other content. Here is what you can do:

On your iOS device, go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores and tap your Apple ID and then Sign out. After signing out, tap Settings > iTunes & App Stores and sign in.
It is possible that you are having this problem because you may have multiple Apple devices (Mac, iPad , iPhone etc) sharing the same iTunes account.If this is the case for you:

On your iOS device, go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores > Your Apple ID > View Apple ID (you may be asked to sing in, if asked, please sign in).  This will take you to the Account Settings page. Now tap Payment Information and re-enter CVV field (Security Code) and verify everything (your billing address etc) and then tap Done.
You can also do this online by going to https://appleid.apple.com and the enter your Apple ID and password. Scroll down and find the Payment & Shipping section and click Edit. And then verify everything.

On your computer, open iTunes then, click Store and Account. This is your account page. Simply scroll down and find the “Reset all warnings for buying and downloading” link and click Reset.
This error may be because of your default App Store location settings. First let’s make sure that this setting is correct. You will need to accept new terms and conditions and your payment method will need to be valid for this new country. You can do this, online or on your Mac or iOS device, here is how:

On your iOS device, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store >Your Apple ID (you may be asked to sign in, if so enter your Apple ID and password to sing in) > View Apple ID and then tap Payment Information. Now scroll down and find your Country/Region setting. Make sure this reflects your correct location. If now change it. To change tap Back and tap Country/Region and tap Change Country or Region and then follow the instructions. You will be asked to accept the new Terms and Conditions. Make sure that your payment method will match with this country.
On your computer, you can do this via iTunes. Here is how: open iTunes on your computer and then click Store > Account > View my Account and find the “Apple ID Summary” section. You will see your Country/Region setting, if this is not correct, click “Change Country or Region” and then follow the instructions.
To do this online, go to https://appleid.apple.com and sign in by entering your Apple ID and password. Now find the Account section and if country/region section is not correct click Edit. 

See also: Can’t connect to App Store
If you are having this issue contact Apple Support. You can also send feedback to Apple.
See also: How to Cancel Your iTunes (apps, iTunes Store, iBooks etc) Purchases
Please Contact iTunes Support to Complete This Transaction
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Calendar Invitation: Your Response To The Invitation Cannot Be Sent

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Calendar Invitation: Your Response To The Invitation Cannot Be Sent
Do you get this iOS Calendar error popup constantly? The error message says: “Calendar Invitation. Your response to the invitation cannot be sent” (see the image below). You tap OK but a few minutes later this pops up again? It is highly likely that you are getting this error because you responded (accept or reject) to a calendar invitation, and your response, for some reasons, could not be sent and thus you keep getting this notification.

This article explains how you can troubleshoot this error. If you are having this issue as well, this article will help you fix it:
See also: Can’t Remove iOS Apps
Calendar Invitation Error
Please try each fix until you resolve your problem:

On your iOS device, iPad or iPhone, tap Settings > Your Name > iCloud

Toggle off “Calendars”
Wait a few minutes
and then turn “Calendars” back on.

Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS software. Here is how:

Tap Settings > General > Software Update and if there is an update available, follow the directions to update your phone.

On your device, tap Settings > Passwords & Accounts

Then select the account (under the accounts section) Note: Select the account that linked with    Calendar (iCloud, Exchange, Gmail etc)
 Slide to turn off “Calendars”. You will be asked to confirm, it will read “Are you sure you want to continue? All calendars will be removed from your iPhone” Tap the red Delete from my iPhone icon to confirm your selection. Do not worry, we will turn this on later and your calendar will sync again.
Now turn off your device (you can do so by going to Settings > General > Shut Down)
Turn your device on
And turn Calendars back on.
You may want to repeat this process for the other accounts also that you have on your device.

Force close the Calendar app and reopen again. Here is how:

If your device has a Home button then double press the Home button. This action will bring up the most recently used apps. Find the Calendar app (you may swipe right or left). Swipe up to close it. If your device does not have a Home button then swipe up from the bottom of screen and then find the Calendar app and swipe up to force close it. Then reopen it.

Please after each step, check to see if your issue persists.
If you performed all of the troubleshooting steps above, and if you are still experiencing this problem, you may want to contact Apple support. Apple Support offers live chat or Genius bar appointments.
 
Calendar Invitation: Your Response To The Invitation Cannot Be Sent
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Constant Spinning Wheel in the Status Bar on iPhone Issue, Fix

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Constant Spinning Wheel in the Status Bar on iPhone Issue, Fix
A spinning wheel in the status bar on your iPhone means that there is a network activity like downloading, sending/receiving data etc. This is a small spinner icon (see the image below) located on top of your screen. Several users have reported that they see this non-stop spinning wheel. It just keeps constantly spinning indicating that some network activity going on in the background. You probably want to resolve this because this may reduce battery life. This short article explains how you can resolve the spinning wheel problem.

See also: Black Screen With Spinning Wheel, Fix
Several users stated that they started to experience this program after an iOS update. Some users worried that this is a sign of spyware and that some unwanted and secret activity is stealing sensitive information. This is NOT spyware and you do not need to remove anything. This is likely a simple bug.
According to the Apple’s documentation, the spinning wheel in the status bar “shows over-the-air syncing or other network activity. Some third party apps may also use the icon to show an active process.” If this spinning wheel is appearing constantly, it may mean that something is wrong. Here is how you can stop this:
See also: No Sim Card Installed

Update your iPhone. Simply go to Settings > General > Software Update and if there is an update available, simply tap Download and Install. 
Force close everything running in the background. If your iPhone has a Home button, simple double press the Home button. If your device does not have a Home button, then swipe up from the bottom of your home screen. This action will display the recently used apps. Swipe up all of the apps.
Open Siri: Some users have stated that opening Siri will stop this. Simple launch Siri. If your iPhone has a Home button, press and hold. If your iPhone (iPhone X or later) does not have a Home button, then press and hold the side button. And ask something. Anything. Just use Siri.
If your phone’s Siri is disabled, enable it by going to Settings > Siri & Search and toggle on Siri.
Restart your device. You can shut down your device by going to Settings > General > Shut Down.
Disable Hey Siri if it is enabled. Simply go to Settings > Siri & Search and toggle off Hey Siri.
Disable Background App Fresh by going to Settings > General > Background App Fresh and turn this on.
Force restart your iPhone. Different iPhone models require different steps to do this. Here is how:

If your iPhone has a Home button (iPhone 6s and earlier models) then press and hold the Home and Side buttons together for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.
iPhone 7 models: Press and hold the Side and volume down buttons for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo
iPhone 8, iPhone X and later models: Press and release the volume up then volume down buttons then press and hold the side button for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

Reset Network Settings. Note that this action will delete all your network settings like your Wi-Fi passwords etc. Simple go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

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iPhone Keeps Saying Incorrect Wi-Fi Password (But It’s Correct); Fix

I started having this problem last night. Basically, I was having trouble to reconnect to my Wi-Fi network. Suddenly, last night, my iPhone decided that my Wi-Fi password was incorrect, even though I was using the same password for years without any problem. Here is what exactly happened in this order:

My iPhone disconnected from a Wi-Fi connection that my iPhone had been connected to
My iPhone tried to re-connect. My iPhone was not able to connect automatically, like it did all the time
But iPhone did not accept the network password to let me join, even I entered the correct password manually also.

See also: Cannot join hidden network?

This article explains how I was able to resolve this problem. Are you having the same problem? All iOS devices can have this problem. Randomly, your iPhone (or iPad) says the password is incorrect? If you are having the same issue, please follow the steps below to resolve it:
Incorrect Wi-Fi Password
Steps to resolve this problem, please after each step check if you fixed the problem:

First of all, lets make sure that you are entering the password correctly (note that Wi-Fi passwords are case sensitive)
Do you have other devices and are they connecting the same Wi-Fi without any problems?
Make sure that Auto-Join is turned on. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and find your Wi-Fi and tap the info (i) icon next to it and turn on Auto-Join.
Weak Wi-Fi signals may cause this. Move closer to your router, does this fix your problem? if it does, then your problem is poor Wi-Fi signals.
Turn off Airplane Mode, wait a few seconds and then turn back off by going to Settings > Airplane Mode.
In iOS, tap Settings > Wi-Fi, then find your connection and tap the info (i) icon next to it and tap Forget This Network, tap Confirm and then try to reconnect.
Restart everything:

Your iOS device (iPhone or iPad). You can shut down your device by going to Settings > general and scroll down and the tap Shut Down. Then start your device.
Restart your router and Modem. Unplug your router (and modem) from its power source. Wait about one minute. And then reconnect by plugging them back into the power source. Some modems have backup batteries. If your modem has batteries, remove these as well. Wi-Fi interference from other connections many cause this problem. Restarting your router will likely fix this.

Update everything:

Update your iOS device. You can do so wirelessly by going to Settings > General > Software Update
Make sure that your router has the latest software. Check your router’s manual to see how you can update.

If you are still having problems, reset your network settings. Please note that doing so will remove your settings (e.g., your Wi-Fi passwords etc). Simply go to  Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Do not worry, you will not lose any data.
Check to see if your router has MAC filtering enabled, turn off Mac filtering (Media Access Control) if it is on. Mac filtering limits the devices. Please note that this is mostly disabled by default. See your router’s manual for more information regarding this. Apple recommends this disabled.

See also: Cannot connect to a known network?
If you are having problems, contact Apple support. You may chat or make a Genius Bar appointment.
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Stuck on Downloading Messages from iCloud, Fix

If you own more than one Apple devices (e.g., iPhone, iPad, Mac Pro etc), you can set up iCloud Message Syncing, aka, Messages in iCloud. What this means is that you can use iCloud to keep all of your messages updated and available across devices by using Messages in iCloud. This will even help you save space since attachments (e.g., photos), are stored in iCloud. This feature can be turned on by going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud and then turn on Messages.  On your Mac, you can turn this on by clicking Messages > Preferences > iMessage and then enable Messages in iCloud.
I turned this feature on last night for the first time. At first it looked like it is working perfectly. Then I realized that I could not find all of my messages on one of my devices; my iPhone. There was a loading bar that was saying “Downloading Messages from iCloud” (see the image below). And after more than 15 hours, it was still saying the same message. It was stuck. This article explains what I did to resolve this problem.

Messages in iCloud Stuck, Fix
Note that download messages may take several minutes. This is normal especially if you have many messages, devices. But it should not take several hours, definitely it is not going to take days. If you are having this problem too, please try the following tips to resolve:

It is possible that Apple’s servers are experiencing issues temporarily. Potential issues with Apple’s iCloud servers may lead to this issue. You can quickly and easily check to see if Apple services are down. Go to Apple’s system status website (https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/). Locate iCloud services to see if they are available or not.
Update your iOS devices to the latest version of the iOS software by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Update your Mac to the latest version of the macOS software. You can do that by opening the App Store on your Mac and then clicking Updates.
Make sure that on all of your devices you are signed with the same Apple ID.
Restart all of your devices.
Disable iCloud in Messages and enable again. Here is how:

iOS: Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Messages and toggle of Messages and wait a few seconds and enable again. Please note that when you are turning this off, a warning popup will say “Messages have not been fully downloaded” tap Disable and Download Messages.
macOS: Messages > Messages (from the menu items) > iMessage > and uncheck “Enable Messages in iCloud”.  And wait a few seconds and turn it on again.

On all of your devices, sign out of iCloud and wait a few seconds and sign back in. Here is how:

iOS: Settings > Your Name > Scroll Down and tap Sign Out. And then sign back in.
To log out of iCloud on your Mac, go to System Preferences > iCloud > Sign Out.

See also: Text Messages are disappearing?
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FaceTime Call Won’t End? Fix

Is your iOS device (iPad or iPhone) stuck on FaceTime call ending? Does it keep saying “FaceTime Ending…” (see the image below). If your device becomes stuck and unresponsive when you attempt to end a FaceTime call, do not worry you are not alone. It seems that a lot of users are having this issue. It further seems that especially iPhone X users are experiencing this problem. This problem is especially frustrating because your device will not respond until the FaceTime call ends.
See also: FaceTime calling issues

A lot of people use FaceTime to make video and audio calls. In fact, I use FaceTime daily. I use it because it is easy to use and it is reliable. This short article explains what you can do to troubleshoot if your faceTime call won’t end. Please try the following tips:
See also: FaceTime Green Screen?

Restart your device. You may simply go to Settings > General and then > Shut Down. After that turn your device back on. 
Update your device to the latest version iOS software. You can do so by going to Settings > General > Software Update. 
Reset your network settings. Simply go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap Reset Network Settings
Go to Settings > FaceTime and toggle off FaceTime. Wait a few seconds and then turn it back on. ]]

Remove the FaceTime app from your Home Screen and then restore. Here is how:Tap and hold the FaceTime app until it jiggles and then press the (x) icon and then tap Delete. Do not worry, you will still be able to use FaceTime. After deleting, go to the App Store, search FaceTime and download and install it again.

Hopefully, one of the tips above will help you resolve your problem. If now and if you are still having problems, you may want to chat with Apple support, or make a genius reservation.
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