This is a discussion on Apps stuck in "Waiting" mode within the iPad Help forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by juho A stuck podcast download in iTunes was the culprit for my app update problems as well. Definitely worth checking out if ...
I had same problem - app waiting stuck - . I tried everything. Finally the only thing which worked was to plug it into my mac and do a factory reset, followed by a restore my iphone. that worked.
You may also have an app that was running at the time that an update was performed. In some cases that app doesn't shut down properly when it is being updated, meaning that it'll get stuck in your list of running apps and essentially holds up the updating of all your other apps.
To remedy the problem, double-click the Home button to see if any of the running apps is in a "Waiting" mode (waiting to be updated). Most likely, you won't be able to shut the app down with holding your finger on it and clicking on the "X" button. You'll have to delete it entirely. However, once that app is gone from the device, you should be able to go back and start another update on all the other apps that are stuck. The only app and associated data you'll loose in this case is that one app that's stuck in the list of running apps.
Thanks for this suggestion. It so worked for me! After rebooting and deleting (then reinstalling) the stuck apps, I followed your suggestion and went to ITunes and discovered a podcast stuck in downloading. I paused that podcast, and all my updating apps that were stuck in waiting mode began downloading. Life is good again.
Man, I've had this problem driving me crazy. I will be checking out the tip about stuck downloads. However, while both my iPhone 4, iPad 1 and iPad 2 are all using same iTunes account and same iOS (5.01) only the iPads have this stuck at waiting-problem!?
I can't open my mail on my iPad 1. I keep getting the error message "Can't open mail. Put your password in settings. I enter my password and then I get told to verify on Yahoo. I have tried this about 5 times. I also tried closing all my open apps. No help. I am also getting asked to enter a password for CalDV. I have no idea what that is.
Please help! I'm going crazzzzzzy.
Thanks Philly Joe ! That worked although I did not have to delete anything. Only reason was because I am soooo slow I could not remember all ( which was not much ) of what you said to do and I looked back to read what you said once I opened ITunes and went to downloads when I checked the main screen the other downloads were loading. Great ! Thanks a ton.
Thanks joe..deleting dwnload frm itunes helped..
thanks guys. pausing the itunes downloads really helps
Last edited by spacecadet; 06-15-2012 at 06:50 AM.