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January 5, 2011 2:24 PM Subscribe
My iPhone has been apparently loading an app for hours now. No going forward and no going back. Suggestions?
posted by ricochet biscuit to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I loaded a few apps onto my iPhone 4 this afternoon and one seems stuck. Usually when one loads a new app, the icon shows with a little status bar superimposed during the few seconds that it is installing, while the word "Waiting..." appears beneath the icon, to be replaced by the name of the app once it is fully loaded.
In this case, though, we have a grey icon-shaped box with a black, empty status bar and the word "Waiting..." beneath it.
A trip back to the app store tells me the thing has been installed already. Attempts to delete it will let me delete every app but that one. The in-progress app's icon can be moved around like any other icon. The phone seems to be working fine, save that I now have a blank, dead icon that I cannot get rid of.
I was doing it through the home wireless, and the three or four other ones I added (both before and after this one) came though fine. Turning the phone off then on does nothing to budge it, nor does shutting off the wireless.
Any suggestions? My next impulse is take it into an Apple store and maybe someone there can sort it out... I would be grateful if some kind mefite could save me the trip.