How to Fix “Apps Stuck on Waiting” Problem on iPhone iPad

Sometimes, when you install or upgrade apps on your iDevice, apps may get stuck on “Waiting” status and grey out. And you even can’t remove these waiting apps. Usually, this case doesn’t happen, but it often occurs after you restore iPhone iPad form a backup or updating to iOS 10.3.2. Therefore, in this post, we will share 6 solutions with you to fix the problem.

iPhone apps struck on waiting
iPhone apps stuck on waiting

6 tips to fix iPhone apps stuck on waiting in iOS 10.3.2 or after restore

1.Check your network

Firstly, you should check your network condition. If network connection is unstable and bad, which probably cause apps not downloading. Hence, make sure your network is stable and works well, then have a try again.

2. Check storage space on your iPhone iPad

If apps still keep waiting status in good network condition, you can check your iPhone space by heading to Settings > General > Storage& iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. If storage is short, just delete some big files like unwanted songs or videos to free up more available space. Then, re-install apps from App Store again.

Check storage space to fix app stuck on waiting
Check storage space to fix app stuck on waiting

3. Close apps running in background

If there are too many apps running in the background at the same time, it will slow down the iPhone, which may result in apps installing failure. So you can double press the home button and remove all running apps. After clearing, iPhone should perform faster, and you can try to download apps.

4. Restart or force restart iOS device

At some moments, restarting iPhone iPad just simply troubleshoot many issues. Hold sleep or wake button, slide to Power Off and turn on device again. Or you can force restart by holding both home and sleep buttons for 10 seconds until Apple logo appears on screen.

Restart iPhone to fix apps stuck on waiting
Restart iPhone to fix apps stuck on waiting

5. Resign in to your App store

You can try to fix iPhone apps stuck on waiting by signing out of your App Store and then signing in.

6. Reset all settings on iPhone

If above methods don’t work for you, you can reset iPhone settings. This way will fix some bugs and get rid of waiting apps. And it won’t delete any data on your device.

Proceed to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

Reset all settings on iPhone to fix apps struck on waiting
Reset all settings on iPhone to fix apps stuck on waiting

We do hope this post is helpful for you. If you still need help, just contact Apple to ask for help.

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