iPhone 5s App download stuck on waiting : Few days back I was trying to download few app from appstore and face an annoying problem. All the apps I tried downloading are stuck at waiting, not only new download even some apps that need updates was also stuck on waiting.. Thinking about my slow wi-fi connection I thought that might be the reason.. So I waited around an hour or two with no help. Still the app download stucked at waiting with no progress..
I had to find a solution for this app download stuck on waiting problem, because one of the app I was trying to download is facebook messenger and I just can’t live without it. So I went out to find some help on internet about this weirdo problem that I faced for the first time, read some forums, gone through some articles, but guess what? – all in vain. Although there was comments by other user that it helped them to fix it but for me it didn’t work. This happens because not all the devices are same.. The process that worked for iphone 6 or iphone 4s or ipad may not work for an iPhone 5S. So let see bellow how I got the solution for this iphone 5s App download stuck on waiting problem.
Then I came to a forum, where I found a little information about why this problems happens, I spent some time with it and here I am with the solutions. Yes, bellow I will write down few solution along with the one that worked for me. You can go through all of them and see which one works for you.
How to Fix iPhone 5S Apps download stuck problem
- Signout of the appstore and log back in
This is first thing you should try if you’re stuck on waiting.
- Open the Appstore
- Scroll towards the bottom
- tap account name
- select signout-confirm
- Reboot your i-device
- Now open the appstore again and sign in with your account details.
This is should fix the problem for majority, if not read bellow.
- Check your Wi-FI or network
I am not talking about your wi-fi or network health or speed. even on a low speed connection app can be downloaded from appstore. what I’m trying to say is check whether there is any problem with your wi-fi modem or networks which blocking the app from download.
- Reboot your router : if you’re on router or modem.
- Takeout the sim card and re install it : if you’re on cellular network
- Download one app at a time
I know this is not a perfect solution, but when you have none working it’s better to go one by one… Although multi download from appstore is possible, but sometimes it won’t work. Just try downloading app one by one and see if that works.
- Low storage on iphone
This might be another reason for the problem.. Just open your iphone setting > general > usage and check if there is enough space available for that app to download.
If the download is in between and you see there is no space in your iphone. Just quit the download, clear some space from your phone and restart the device. then try downloading back. It should work now.
- Reset iPhone settings.
Sometimes you may unknowingly mess up with things that might be blocking the download of app. you can try checking each and every setting and see if you have turned off something unknowingly.
Best solution for this will be resetting your iPhone to factory setting. To do so, open setting > general > Reset > reset all settings.
Best Fix for iPhone 5S Apps download stuck problem
- Reset the iPhone Memory.
If none of the above steps worked for you, which should be very rare. Then the last hope for you is to perform a full reset.
To do so goto Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
This will remove all your iPhone content, so make sure you take backup of your contacts and other important data before proceeding.
So now you have all the solutions to fix the App Download Waiting problem on iPhone 5s. This steps may works for other i-devices too but we have tested it only with iPhone 5S. So give them a try and let us know in comment which one worked for you. If you would like to suggest any solution for this appstore app download stuck problem then please do it in comment bellow.