2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 8:50 AM by GFSarah
GFSarah Level 1 Level 1

Hi my iOS 6.1 software I'd not downloading. It is holding up all other downloads. It tells me 1 min left then tells me 3 hours left. Any ideas?

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 6.1
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8

    Does it say Waiting?


    If there are multiple apps trying to download at once, only one can download at a time and the rest say "Waiting" until it is then their turn. Try this. Double tap the icon of the Waiting app, and it should resume the download.


    How to Solve the Problem of An iPad App Download Stuck on “Waiting”

    http://ipadacademy.com/2012/06/how-to-solve-the-problem-of-an-ipad-app-download- stuck-on-waiting


    Another thing to try - Turn the iPad Off & then back ON.


    If that doesn't work:

    •  Log out of your iTunes store account.  Go to Settings > Store > Sign Out Then press the Home button.

    • Then press and hold the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously and don't release them when it brings up the Turn Off screen; keep holding them until the Apple logo appears.

    • After restart, the Waiting should be gone.


     Cheers, Tom

  • GFSarah Level 1 Level 1

    Hi thanks for reply. But no joy. I had all ready cancelled all waiting apps. So the only thing that should be downloading is the software update. It's still not. It's status is "downloading" and its estimate time of completion keeps changing upwards. Or gives me no estimate at all the blue line was maybe 2 centimetres long, but now there is no blue line.


    It didn't change after the reset