Fixed: Downloading apps stuck on waiting on iPhone and iPad

Download apps stuck on waiting on iPhone and iPad

When I try to download the app on App Store, I got a pop-up like ” Downloading apps stuck on waiting”. I’m totally confused, what’s going on. Then I make some search on forums and try few methods to resolve this issue. Finely I’m done. After that, I hear many peoples are facing this same kind of problem with their iPhones. So, here I will give you what are the solutions to fix this bug. Ok, let’s get started…

Solution 1: Delete the waiting apps

In your iPhone,

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Usage.
  2. In Storage, click show all apps.
  3. Click the waiting app, and delete them.
  4. Go to the App Store and install them again.

This is the simplest, quickest working method.

Solution 2: Delete the app that has an issue.

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Usage -> Select the app that has an issue ->Delete App.
  2. Go back to the icon of the app in the question and delete it by the long key process.
  3. Re-install the app from the App Store or by iTunes.

Solution 3: Delete the downloads using iTunes

  1.  Go into iTunes -> more -> downloads and look for stuck downloads there.
  2. Delete all the downloads in progress in iTunes and then try downloading apps again.

Solution 4: Full shutdown on iPhone

A full shutdown solved the problem.

  1. Hold down Power and Home button at the same time, until iPhone turns off.
  2. Wait for an out of 30 seconds, then turned iPhone back on.
  3. Apps stuck in loading cleared from screens and the updated versions were still loaded on iPhone.

Solution 5: Tap on Delete App

One app stuck on waiting.

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Usage.
  2. Click on the app in the list.
  3. Click Delete App.

Then re-installed the app from the app store. Hope this helps.

Solution 6: Try Soft Reset

Holding down the Power and Home button at the same time. After the mine shut down, turned it back on, and the waiting apps were gone. Just had to re-install them and everything was fine.

Solution 7: Change its DNS

If you are using Wi-Fi connections change its DNS to

Solution 8: Try different Network connection

Sometimes when you connect your phone to the low network connection. It may cause this problem. So try to connect to the fastest network on iPhone, and try to download the app again.

Solution 9: Update your iPhone

Check if you have any updates on your iPhone and iPad. If it is yes then download it immediately. Maybe the new update help to fix this issue.


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