Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to tsjordan2899)
I had the same problem on Iphone 4 - finally thought of the old PC fix for everything - reboot! Turned it off and on - finally prompted me for password and got rid of the update flag. You probably thought of this...its my first Apple product. :-)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2012 4:21 PM (in response to hamsammich75)
First, delete the apps from the iPhone. Next, check for updates through iTunes on your Mac and download the updates there. Then, sync your iPhone again. The updated apps will transfer, and the badge will disappear from the App Store app.
Alternately, you can just delete the apps from the iPhone and sync to your Mac again without updating them though iTunes. This will put the unupdated apps back on the iPhone where they should now successfully update through the App Store app.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to hamsammich75)
I have a 4s and have tried all the above suggestions and nothing worked for me. I don't have a Mac but that doesn't matter. I tried plugging in and syncing through I tunes, I deleted and tried reinstalling the apps but nothing changes. I even went so far as to wipe the phone and restore to a previous backup. It seemed like it worked until I checked the app store and there were 2 updates. Same thing happened, it tries to get them but the icons just turn grey and say waiting.
I am at my wits end. My b/f has a iPhone 4 and his is fine. Is this a 4s only thing?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 7:52 PM (in response to hamsammich75)
After several failed attempts to fix the problem I took my iPhone 4S to the genius bar. The "genius" messed around with it for a bit and decided that it needed to be restored. He plugged it up restored it and everything was working great after that. So plug your phone up to iTunes and restore it
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 5:47 AM (in response to tsjordan2899)
You saved me a trip to the Genius Bar. But most importantly, my probably is now solved.
I did a RESTORE as suggested and everything is working fine and back to normal!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to hamsammich75)
Ok, this is what the problem is. At some point, you attempted to download an app or apps and they got hung up for some reason and didn't install properly. Your phone thinks that they are installed and want's you to update them, but it can't because they really aren't installed. Look though all of your apps and see which ones haven't downloaded to your device. Write down the names of what apps they are and then delete them from your phone. Once you have deleted them, re install them one at a time and you should be good to go.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to hamsammich75)
I was having the same problem with the Starwalk update. Try deleting the app form your iphone and then go to the App Store on your iphone and select Updates, then Purchased, then All. Scroll down to the app you are wanting to update and select it. If you have synced to iCloud you will be able to recover it from there. It worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 12:37 AM (in response to hamsammich75)
Same problem on my iphone 4s however can resolve the probem by synchronize iphone with iTune.
I am posting this reply to ask what the devil is going on on this issue.
Updating the app on iphone is core function and it has some problem. what the **** are they doing at Apple?
Too busy responding the cahrge of slave labor camp at Foxcon?
Same on Apple!
From my exeperience onsoftware quality assurance, this is critical issue or bug. Needs to be resolved at once!
Samung being no. 1 samrtphone shipping on 1Q of 2012, what will Aple do about that with all these quality issues?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 12:11 AM (in response to hamsammich75)
Theory from my experience- typically I update apps individually-
I had at least 6 to update and decided to tap update all
Doing so I am experiencing the common theme dilemma-
Intriguing thing is I have update all multiple apps
At once another time prior to this and it didn't happen so not sure if
theory is correct-
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to hamsammich75)
I had the same problem on my 4g. I think it happened when I was trying to update where my service was pretty weak. I read all the answers and none of them worked. Then, basically by accident, I selected one of the stall apps ...not in the apps app or on my computer...just on my phone. The app started to download, then gave me an error message that it couldn't download, and then the icon just went to "normal status" (no bar showing install progress). Once I had done this will all the stalled applications, I went into the apps app and downloaded all and I was back up and running! I hope this works for you too!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 7:23 PM (in response to hamsammich75)
Installed IOS 6.1.3 last night and to do so, had to make space on the phone as it was near full.
After that, it took a dirt nap.
I have the 4S and experienced the same "problem" documented all over these message boards. Frustrated after trying all the fixes, including a hard reboots, resets of settings, deleting apps, reinstalling apps, new apps, synching ... everything that made sense.
Finally, frustrated and wishing I owned something other than an Apple product at this moment, I decided to go back to what I did to "free up" space -- once I fixed this, the apps stopped "waiting" and started updating.
The issue was in iTunes where I had selected on my phone's settings (to be clear, this is under "Apps" in iTunes), and DESLECTED "Automatically Fill Free Space with Songs."
Solution/Issue: my guess is that the updates were spooling because there wasn't enough space to run the sync.
Thank you Apple -- for NOTHING. A simple error message "Not enough space" would have been brilliant.