1. iphoners's Avatar
    Hi, I can't get any help, I have tried to update my apps and they stayed in waiting mode now I can't restart them or delete from my iPhone they will not budge I have tried everything from holding down the app to a restart ... Someone help me
    07-24-2013 10:15 PM
  2. FinancialP's Avatar
    Holding down the individual apps didn't work or a soft reset?

    How about changing your network? Switch to wifi and try that way.

    You should be able to X out each app individually from springboard.

    Last thing, iTunes sync.
    07-25-2013 12:56 AM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    You can delete the apps that are stuck and redownload them by going into; Settings-General-Usage-Click on the app that is stuck and delete it. Now you can go into the App Store and redownload those apps.... I did this recently after a few of my apps got stuck in waiting too.
    Alli likes this.
    07-25-2013 06:07 AM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    Sign out of Apple ID and sign back in.
    07-25-2013 08:15 AM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    I've had this problem often, and the only solution is what Rose recommended above.
    Eileen89 likes this.
    07-25-2013 08:57 AM
  6. kpoplolfricking's Avatar
    what she/he means is [I have the same problem here] her apps are stuck on waiting, and they CANNOT delete. [my problem] it's the same as his/hers.but my backup is being a ***** and its taking FOREVER. my computer has issues, so no, I CANNOT sync it or whatever . Yes, my restrictions are on. but I CANNOT delete the apps that are stuck on 'waiting'
    10-23-2013 07:06 PM
  7. SiddY_Y's Avatar
    Same problem here.
    Plus I'm jailbroken.
    HELPPP!! :O :O :O
    12-30-2013 09:41 AM
  8. cmartinez1203's Avatar
    I am having the same problems and nothing is fixing it. The app is stuck, I've restarted and nothing, i tried to hold down and press the little x and nothing, the app isn't listed under the usage, it doesn't even show that it has been downloaded when connected to the computer and synced... I need it gone! Help!
    04-26-2014 10:35 AM
  9. carolmb's Avatar
    Thank you! This was the only method that worked for me, and so simple!
    08-22-2014 05:33 PM
  10. jfburrows's Avatar
    Hi there, how did you solve the problem? I have same issue here
    10-11-2014 09:19 PM
  11. NMac14's Avatar
    I am having the same problems and nothing is fixing it. The app is stuck, I've restarted and nothing, i tried to hold down and press the little x and nothing, the app isn't listed under the usage, it doesn't even show that it has been downloaded when connected to the computer and synced... I need it gone! Help!
    I have the exact same issue: apps will not load and are not in usage. There are about 115 in this mode. Accidentally "downloaded" when I plugged my 8GB iPhone 4 into our home computer and my son's games from 32GB iPod went on to it. It is preventing downloads that I do want. Please help! Its been six months like this
    10-15-2014 08:59 PM
  12. aaron hanson's Avatar
    i have tried all the things he has including restarting, going to settings usage and deleting, signing out of app store and signing back in, and trying to click x on it and i even tried syncing with it on my computer which it says already downloaded. It has no image and says waiting once in a while it would delete and the x would dissapear but the app would still be there without the x. I then go to the app store and it says not downloaded and i click install, yet still it shows no imaage and gets stuck at the same exact place and then says waiting again. HELP!!!!!
    11-18-2014 07:17 AM
  13. Phil Hurvitz's Avatar
    This worked for me for a few apps on iOS 8.1.1
    1. open AppStore
    2. tap purchased
    3. tap not on this ipad
    4. tap iPad Apps at the upper right, select 'iPhone Apps'
    5. I see the phantom apps there; tap them and they will go through the install circle and then their install icons will change to the cloud symbol.

    After that the apps are no longer on my desktop, but they are shown in purchased but not on this iPad; next download them by tapping the cloud if you want to install.
    12-06-2014 12:37 PM
  14. Chico Huff's Avatar
    Thanks for this! I was on the verge of wiping my phone and starting over. This is the only answer that makes sense and it's hard to believe how many wrong answers are out there. Thanks again!
    05-05-2015 10:47 AM
  15. JoSloRo's Avatar
    That worked!
    04-17-2016 10:53 PM
  16. Mistakenidenity's Avatar
    OH my gosh, thank you so much! This was the only thing that worked for me. The icon was actually "grayed out." I could hit delete but the icon would just keep shaking. Tried signing out, rebooting, even the reset where you hold power and home button. Tried multiple solutions and this was the only one. I've been frustrated for weeks because it was my Pinterest app and was unable to use it as well as unable to delete. You totally saved the day!!
    06-26-2016 11:20 PM
  17. jdav 1968's Avatar
    Hi, I can't get any help, I have tried to update my apps and they stayed in waiting mode now I can't restart them or delete from my iPhone they will not budge I have tried everything from holding down the app to a restart ... Someone help me
    06-28-2016 12:42 PM
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    06-28-2016 02:15 PM
  19. JibreelMuhammad's Avatar
    Thanks ,, ur answer is the best and right one
    08-02-2016 07:12 AM

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