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ios 6 won't download apps

53544 Views 110 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 7:09 AM by toni j. RSS
  • phellmon Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2012 6:30 PM (in response to cbanst)

    After trying every possible suggested route I found in many different posts on various boards the only thing that worked for me was a complete backup to iCloud over WiFi followed by a complete Restore from iCloud via USB connection to my Win7 PC. Took about 1 1/2 hours but seems to be a perfect copy of itself prior to the hickups where I had three apps hanging after download on the installation. After backup/restore, all three apps installed fine.


    Apart from the time it took (patience!) the process was pretty simple, although it required a few times of personal intervention (like entering SIM Card Lock Code etc).

  • pmm1221 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to eatbat3)

    This fixed my problem.  Several songs were queued for download from iTunes Match and were stuck.  When I deleted them, the remaining song downloads finished and my apps completed installing.  Thanks!

  • Gabopar Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2012 9:47 PM (in response to cbanst)

    I turned my phone off and then I tapped all the apps that were downloading until one of them responded and then I tapped on all of them and they all started working. Hope this helps!!

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    Jan 4, 2013 2:23 PM (in response to pmm1221)



    Check the iTunes Store app on your phone and see if you have videos or songs queued for download. My iPhone was too full for a download to complete, so the store paused the download. What it also does is PAUSES the App Store's ability to download apps, regardless of if they're new or loading from your phone.

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    Jan 21, 2013 10:04 PM (in response to JJINBK)

    Worked for me, thank you!

  • toni j. Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:09 AM (in response to cbanst)

    My Apps Store icon on my Iphone 4s showed that I had two apps that needed updating, but the apps wouldn't even show in the update screen. I had shut the phone down multiple times, then finally turned it off and left it off for a few minutes. After turning it back on it finally worked. So glad I didn't have to restore it.

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