Tech Friday: iOS apps stuck in updating mode

Posted By on April 19, 2013

waiting_iosappSometimes the iPhone or iPad will get stuck in updating mode from the App Store and no matter how many “kills” of the app or rebooting of the device the app continues to show a stuck progress bar or “waiting” message.

Often an easy fix:

  1. On the home screen, tap the icon until you see pause.
  2. Go back to the App Store and tap “Update” to continue.
  3. If it doesn’t restart, return to the home screen and tap again … usually the progress bar will continue and the app will continue to update.


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