Apps stuck in "Waiting" mode

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  1. dredmond

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    Ever since I updated to iOS-5 on my iPad2 I'm unable to load new apps or update apps via our home Wi-Fi. They start to load then stop and stay in "waiting" mode for days. If I conncet to iTunes via my desktop I can drag the app to my iPad or if I sync, then the apps finish loading and are ok. Content of other app, such as magazines and newpapers download via Wi-Fi as does my email accounts.

    I've reset (on button and home button) a number of times but it doesn't seem to help.

    I'd appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks,
    Denny
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I'm subscribing to this thread because I'd be interested in the answer too. I'm afraid, though, that I can't help.

    Tim
     
  3. peled

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    Possible Solutions:
    1. Rebooting ()
    2. Reload application or Resuming
    3. Try another Wifi
    4. Try Another WiFi provider ( borrow a User/Paas from someone)
    4. Logout of the store and logIn
    5. Create another user and logIn
    6. Preform an Application full SYNC with iTunes
    7. Reset all Settings to "Factory Settings)
    8. If it happens only on payed Applications - Update your credit-card

    And - Restoe full from Backup.
     
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  4. djkef

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    I had this problem on my ipad2 and tried all of the different little tricks but nothing worked. I finally got the apps to not be stuck in WAITING, by completely resetting the entire thing and dumping all data. You will lose your pictures so back those up first. Go to settings and then to where you have 3 options to reset. Option 1 lets you reset without losing data - this doesn't resolve the problem, but try if you like. Option 2 lets you reset the network connection - same result as Option 1. Option 3 lets you reset the whole thing and puts you back at the Out Of The Box default settings. You will have to redo the initial set up as if it were brand new. Then go to the apps store and click on the Purchased option and download all of your apps that you lost. It should work fine now.
     
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  5. PhillyJoe

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    Figured it out

    I had the same issue. It turns oue there were some stuck downloads in itunes that were holding everything up. To fix it, go into the iTunes application, open the downloads view and delete the downloads with a left swipe.
     
  6. Tdotchick

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    Thank you so much! Have spent two days trying to fix this!!
     
  7. juho

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    A stuck podcast download in iTunes was the culprit for my app update problems as well. Definitely worth checking out if you're experiencing the apps stuck in Waiting state problem.
     
  8. juho

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    Also, this doens't seem to be a very widely reported possible solution, many sites seem to only list the usual reboot, try to sync using a computer, delete and re-download etc. options..
     
  9. Buzybunny

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    Thank you for posting this as this helped me too!
     
  10. PWDChapman

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    and me too. Thanks - I've been tearing my hair out with this
     

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