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I can't install any apps after ios 5 update!

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by tortoiseman, Mar 19, 2012.

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    Hi,

    I have just updated my iPad 2 to iOS 5.1 from iOS 4.3.5. Whenever I try to download and install apps from the app store they just get stuck at "Waiting". Sometimes they get stuck for 3-5 hours or just don't download and just stay at "Waiting". I am having to use a Windows PC to send this Message on the forums as I can't download the forum app. :confused: Is there any way of fixing this?

    Thanks,
    Tim
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    I am seeing it too. I think it is because the demand on the app store is huge right now because there are so many new ipads out there and so many apps are getting updates for the new retina screen.
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    I'm also having the same problem! Is there any way to cancel is other than to just shut down the IPad?
    And is there anyway to delete the app update list, since I can't get them to update anyway?
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    Hi All, have you gone to your settings/Store/click your iTunes account to sign out. Than sign in.

    This seems to have helped for me as well as other members here. Hope that helps.
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    I haven't done anything special. It eventually loads.
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    I had that and tried to download apps it didn't even download in days it was just at waiting that happened for every single app I tried everything..so eventually I restored my iPad to factory settings and so far that's the only way I found to stop apps from being stuck on waiting..but with the help of iCloud,my computer,game center,and other accounts I didn't lose anything even saved progress on all my games..and apps download again so yeah..

    And by the way I tried shutting down my iPad and turning it on,logged out of my iTunes and logged in,rest my wifi connection,I tried rebooting my iPad,deleting the app and then downloading it again,tried syncing my iPad with iTunes to make the apps load none of that worked
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    I'm seeing this issue with my ipad1 that I gave to my son. I wanted him to try and retain installed apps so he created an iTunes account and signed into it on my ex iPad with over one hundred installed apps. If he buys a new app it prompts for his password. When updates appear for pre existing apps it prompts for mine. We enter my password and the updates go into an waiting state and seem to hang. New tried signing out as him and on as me for these updates but results are the same.

    When I obtained my new iPad I did a sync of apps to my new iPad. All is working fine on the new iPad when updates and new installs run, the ipad1 is the only one giving me grief.

    I suspect I did something wrong procedurally or what I'm attempting is not allowed by apple.

    Can my previously installed ipad1 apps continue to live on the ipad1 with a new iTunes account signed into it? If not how can I accomplish sharing only pre existing apps on both devices and give him the freedom to install more apps without hitting my account or pushing those installs to both devices via the cloud and vice versa.

    I suspect I can't :(.
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    We have had many reports of this problem, have a look in your ITunes app for any downloads that are waiting, may be a podcast, delete the waiting download by swiping and then delete, your other app downloads should then be good to go.
    Let us know if this is it.
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    You can do this, your son will have to sign into your account to update the apps you have bought previously, and then sign into his own to purchase the ones he wants. If you look at my post above I think this will solve the problem you're having. He will have to sign back into your account I think to see a waiting download though. Let us know if this solves it.
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    Thanks so much. Will see him and my old iPad tomorrow and will try this. I miss him so much, and my son too....
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    I have an iPad 2 and am unable to delete the apps that are waiting to download. Any suggestions
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    I like that! Cheeky!
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    Have you tried the 2 suggestions posted above. One by Skimonkey and the other by myself. Let us know.
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    I have no iTunes apps waiting in line. Only updates to existing apps. Am I missing something? Thanks
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    I want you to look in the iTunes app not the App store app and have a look at your downloads page to see if you have any pending downloads. Delete these if you have any and let us know if your apps then download, you may have to tap them to kickstart them to download. Or maybe you've done this already and I've misunderstood.
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    Ok had both iPads in hand and no dice. What I did not have is the laptop that is home to the iTunes application and iPad backup.

    No pending iTunes download on the ipad1. It is prompting properly for my password on pre-existing applications and his for anything he installed under his account.

    Problem has worsened though as neither pre-existing nor newly installed apps will update. Nor can I install anything new under either account without getting the infinite waiting icon.

    Tomorrow I will check iTunes status on my laptop which is docked at work...oddly enough because I own an iPad! I smell a wipe and total sync for the ipad1 I fear.

    My new iPad exhibits no such issues.

    Will keep all posted. Thanks for all the help !
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    While I love my iPad and am familiar with all it's capabilities (thanks in large part to knowledge gained here) I liken myself to a lost child when navigating iTunes as related to iPad functions like saving, restoring, syncing,etc.

    I suspect my current woes trying to get my old iPad1 to behave as I desire as related to pre-existing applications vs. a new iTunes account and apps installed by it are rooted in the process I performed preparing both units last week. What I did I can't recall specifically but remember it being a rather confusing process. To complicate matters I upgraded the iPad1 to IOS5 as a first task then proceeded to syncing both.

    I was wondering if someone could provide a walk through of how to properly prepare my ipad1 for deployment to my son.

    My wish is to have all applications I purchased from the ipad1 to remain operable and updatable while having my son utilize his own iTunes account to install additional applications at his discretion. In theory I think I understand the concept. Going forward my son would have to provide my password to upgrade pre-existing applications and his to install and maintain new ones. As you can infer from this thread however the ipad1 is not cooperating so tomorrow it is my intent to do a factory reset on the ipad1 then do a full sync of my new iPad to the ipad1 followed by signing on under his new iTunes ID and reinstalling the few new apps he did manage to get installed before all updates and installs started the infinite waiting issue.

    Does this plan sound solid? Is there a better/quicker way to get the ipad1 to function as described above? If someone could provide a step by step walk through I would be greatly appreciative.

    In any case however I will keep everyone posted and provide what I ultimately did to resolve the problem

    Thanks in advance for any assistance provided.
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    I was really hoping that would work! Well at least try a reset first, you probably already know the steps, but I'll include them for others. 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.
    Good luck!
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    Bingo!

    While I had no downloads active I had a fistful of updates to existing apps that I updated on my iPad but not in iTunes.

    I was actually preparing for a wipe of the iPad1 and as part of the preparation I pulled down all available updates.

    Too my delight once they completed the ipad1 eternal waiting icon changed to loading and ultimately installing!

    I did some follow up testing bringing down a new app under both my iTunes ID then the new one my son is using and all is well.

    Then I got greedy and checked the download applications installed on other devices under the store settings and installed a new app on my new iPad.....alas it did not show up on the ipad1 and I even tried signing into the store under my ID. Of course when the new app didn't auto install I just grabbed it from the store a it showed installed because I had just installed it on my new iPad.

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