1. greasyg2006's Avatar
    Just recently I have had issues downloading apps on my iP5 iOS7b6. Apps just stay on my home screen, faded out, saying "waiting..." I have tried a normal reset, a hard reset, signing in and out of iTunes. What else can I try to get these apps to finish downloading?
    09-01-2013 06:00 PM
  2. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Are you set to wifi only for auto updates?
    09-01-2013 06:20 PM
  3. greasyg2006's Avatar
    I have auto updates turned off. I haven't messed with settings in a long while and I had no issues yesterday. This just started today.
    09-01-2013 06:30 PM
  4. Iphonejackson's Avatar
    I've had this same issue for two days now. I let it sit, and the app was eventually installed.
    09-01-2013 08:27 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Use iTunes to check for/download app updates then sync to the phone.
    09-01-2013 08:36 PM
  6. epphllps's Avatar
    Suddenly can't update or download apps either. Strange.
    09-02-2013 10:50 AM
  7. epphllps's Avatar
    Downloaded and installed via MacBook and then used the apps I installed. Went back to use app again and it now says WAITING. Makes no sense at all lol.
    09-02-2013 01:02 PM
  8. epphllps's Avatar
    Guess the forums are dead or no one else is having this problem?
    09-02-2013 07:52 PM
  9. acerace113's Avatar
    Downloaded and installed via MacBook and then used the apps I installed. Went back to use app again and it now says WAITING. Makes no sense at all lol.
    Tap on the apps that say waiting on the home screen, they should start downloading.
    09-03-2013 07:33 AM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Guess the forums are dead or no one else is having this problem?
    On the very few times it happened to me, I did as I noted above...
    09-03-2013 07:42 AM
  11. epphllps's Avatar
    On the very few times it happened to me, I did as I noted above...
    Yeah I had that issue on beta 1-2 maybe but since then it has been very very stable. This just happened again yesterday or the day before after running beta 6 since release. Can't pin point it.

    I loaded the apps from iTunes on my MacBook and used them. The next thing I know the apps all reverted to waiting as if I downloaded them from the App Store. So how can the app "revert" to waiting when I installed in from iTunes? Very very strange and different than the original not updating bug.
    09-03-2013 12:12 PM
  12. Iphonejackson's Avatar
    Mine seems back to normal after a sync with iTunes.
    09-03-2013 12:27 PM
  13. Daniel Wilson2's Avatar
    Ever since beta. 6 came out any app I download just sits there waiting, all greyed out.... But the minute I connect to Wi-Fi it will download them.
    09-04-2013 02:43 PM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    Ever since beta. 6 came out any app I download just sits there waiting, all greyed out.... But the minute I connect to Wi-Fi it will download them.
    Go to Settings>> Cellular - scroll to apps section, and see if AppStore is turned on or not... there is a size limitation though to keep you from blowing through any data cap on your plan and blaming Apple for app updates causing you overage charges...
    09-04-2013 02:54 PM
  15. dollabillwill's Avatar
    This worked on my iphone after weeks of not working: download a free sample from iBooks then go to the App Store and try updating your apps. It works!
    09-05-2013 06:55 PM
  16. Devlin Ford's Avatar
    Thanks Dollabillwill!

    That resolved it for me!!



    Dev
    09-12-2013 07:30 AM
  17. christianeebert's Avatar
    I have the problem and still don't know what to do
    01-30-2014 09:46 AM
  18. zzahid's Avatar
    Turn off and then on again if it still same then rest again.
    03-02-2014 02:36 PM
  19. N8MCA's Avatar
    I still need help with this issue of "dark apps" on my ipad.
    03-25-2014 01:29 PM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I still need help with this issue of "dark apps" on my ipad.
    Define "dark apps". Can you not update from your beta version to the latest version - iOS 7.1? Maybe the problem has been fixed.
    03-25-2014 03:59 PM

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