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    Default iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps, says waiting

    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?
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps

    Are you set to wifi only for auto updates?
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps

    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.
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps

    I've had this same issue for two days now. I let it sit, and the app was eventually installed.
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps

    Use iTunes to check for/download app updates then sync to the phone.
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps

    Suddenly can't update or download apps either. Strange.
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    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.
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps

    Guess the forums are dead or no one else is having this problem?
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps

    Quote Originally Posted by epphllps View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epphllps View Post
    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps

    Mine seems back to normal after a sync with iTunes.
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps, says waiting

    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.
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps, says waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Wilson2 View Post
    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...
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps, says waiting

    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!
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps, says waiting

    Thanks Dollabillwill!

    That resolved it for me!!



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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps, says waiting

    I have the problem and still don't know what to do
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps, says waiting

    Turn off and then on again if it still same then rest again.
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps, says waiting

    I still need help with this issue of "dark apps" on my ipad.
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    Default Re: iOS7 b6 issues downloading apps, says waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by N8MCA View Post
    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.

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