Apps stuck on "waiting". Help.

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  1. lenny12

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    Hi there I am trying to upload new apps and since this morning all they say are waiting...? I have turned it on and off as well as resetting and they are still waiting. They have been like this sine this morning! Can someone advise me as to what to do please? I have no upgrades that need doing.
     
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    If you use iTunes, you should be able to force your apps to install by syncing.

    Boot up itunes, wait for it to download new purchases, then hook up your iPad and SYNC.

    The new apps should install.
     
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    My iTunes is on PC? Do I need a new connection for this for the iPad?
     
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    No, iTunes on the PC should automatically download purchased apps, and when you sync they should transfer to the iPad.

    You can also try deleting the app (or apps) that is waiting and starting the download again. You only pay once, so this is safe. The app store remembers at you have purchased.
     
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    How do I delete them when they are waiting?
     
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    The same way as all apps, just long press it to bring up the X to delete.

    Have you done any downloads in the iTunes App? have a look and see if you have any pending, just swipe to delete and your apps will then update. Hope this helps.
     
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    Firstly I have tried to delete but no X comes up so I can't. Secondly, I tried the syncing last night but they are still waiting this morning. Is there anything else that I can try?
     
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    Some apps in Waiting just won't delete. Have you upgraded your iPad to IOS6? Whenever the iPad is updated all apps are then updated to run on this system. So if you haven't updated the iPad this could be a reason that the apps aren't updating.

    Did you look to see if you had any pending downloads in the iTunes app?

    Let us know.
     
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    I did the itunes thing last night and there was nothing there. Also I have already upgraded to IOS6 prior to trying to get the new apps.
     
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    Try a reset of your iPad and hope that this fixes it....this will not change anything and is akin to rebooting a pc.

    Reset - Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start. Let us know.
     

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