10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2012 11:13 AM by Linsu
roadkit Level 1 Level 1

A few days ago, I was trying to update several apps on my iPad.  Thew App Store icon has the red bubble showing 23 apps to update.  When I went to update, I selected "update all" and one of the apps (not sure which one) starting to update but since then is stuck with a blank icon that says "waiting".


Additonally, when I try to select "update all", nothing happens and then the login box that asks for my password for the iTunes store posps up briefly along with the keyboard and then immediately disappears. If I select "update all" again, I get a "cannot purchase" pop-up.


I have done a hard reset several times with no luck, and I can't figure out how to delete the blank icon that says "waiting".


I don't want to do a restore if I can avoid it, but I'm losing my patience with this.


Any ideas?

iPad, Version 4.3.3
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    Have you tried downloading the waiting app to your computer's iTunes and copying/syncing it across to the iPad ?

  • roadkit Level 1 Level 1

    I'm not sure which app it is.  Nother peculiar thing has happened as well -- a xouple of my apps have repostioned themselves within the pages and even if I try to reposition them when I sync, they reset.  Not sure if it is related or not.


    I also have never downloaded an app to iTunes and then copied to my iPad. Not that I couldn't figure it out.

  • sgwgintexas Level 1 Level 1

    Having the same problem here. Unable to update any apps, even though my iPad says I have 29 updates waiting. I click on "Update All", the dialog box prompting me for my Apple ID and Password pops up, I enter the information, the dialog box goes away, the apps then go into a "waiting" mode, and then a second later refresh to normal. The app store shows the same 29 updates waiting.


    Also tried to download new apps, and same thing. A space is created for the new apps' icon, but it never shows up, and when I look in the app store, it offers me the option to install.


    I've updated the iPad iOS and reset a few times, no luck. Very annoying.



  • sgwgintexas Level 1 Level 1

    Sol it would seem that perhaps battery life had something to do with it. I tried to update the apps with <65% battery life. Once I charged the battery to >80% the apps updated without a problem.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6

    It had nothing to do with battery life.  There was an App Store issue on Apple's end yesterday from about 1-2pm CST.  That was likely your problem.



  • Pauliwalie Level 1 Level 1

    Yep, having the exact same problem. Ive reset my ipad2 and the same thing is happening. This ios5 is making me think "android"...

  • Pauliwalie Level 1 Level 1

    I just checked my iTunes store. It was downloading a tv episode which was taking days and days. I stopped that and now I can download apps. Lesson..... Don't download movies or tv series straight to my pad....

  • Texas_STi Level 1 Level 1

    I just checked my Video's, and there were 17 podcasts trying to download. 2 of the podcasts were in error. Once deleted, updates resumed.

  • nancyfromriverdale Level 1 Level 1

    has anyone been able to resolve the problem with updating and downloading new apps in IOS 5 or IOS 5.0.1? am now on hold with apple support but seems to be a common problem.

    have tried:

    1. resetting as a new ipad
    2. downloading the frozen apps and reloading
    3. deleting all icloud services except for data
    4. and yes, restarting after each of the above

    noting has worked....

  • Linsu Level 1 Level 1

    I, too, am having a problem with the app update stuck in "waiting".  It is only certain apps, tho that are stuck. Some are updating...makes no difference if they are free or not.  I've reset but it did nothing.  IOS 5.0.1