8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2012 11:30 AM by dratinistar
dyk Level 1 Level 1

I got iphone 4s about a week ago. This is 4th time that apps are waiting not installing. I tried to hard reset and power on/off but I still got this problem.

I could install apps through itune but it is a pain to install apps via itunes every time i need to install an app. Is this because my phone is defective or something wrong with ios5 or my itunes' setting?

iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • hc2008 Level 1 Level 1

    same problem here.. apps install partially then suddenly quit for no reason. they just hang forever.

  • crowland07 Level 1 Level 1

    Any development on this? Or is going through iTunes the only option?

  • Charles Meyerson Level 1 Level 1

    Just like to add that I have the same darned problem.

  • dyk Level 1 Level 1

    I think I fixed my problem. I think it is because I used my 3gs sync cable. I don't know why but after I used 4s sync cable the problem is gone.

  • Bazd123 Level 1 Level 1

    This has just started happening to me, not sure if anyone has found a fix for the problem?

  • 12danny21 Level 1 Level 1

    It's not a fix, but an annoying solution. When I try to sync my apps with an update it would get stuck. So while it is stuck, I hold down on an app and delete all the apps that was stuck and re-sync my iphone 4s with the updated version from my itunes and it seems like it works. Hopeflly this isnt a permanent problem because it is quite annoying to have to go back to each app and relogin such as the photo app "Razzi" I would need to relog my facebook app everytime it has an update which is quite annoying. Hope this works for everyone else.



    1. Update your apps through itunes

    2. Sync your iDevice

    3. Look for which ones are left hanging on the waiting/install portion

    4. Hold onto an app to get them wiggling and delete the ones that are hanging

    5. Once apps are deleted, resync your iDevice with the updated version of the app from itunes

    6. If the app needs you to log in, then log in. If not you are good to go.

  • Charles Meyerson Level 1 Level 1

    I've been remiss in not updating my query above, but I *think* in my case the problem was that I was using Apple's iPod Dock video cable. Which you'd think would be compatible with an iPhone 4, but apparently isn't -- at least for syncing.

  • dratinistar Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem, but on my ipad