Apps taking forever to download?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HotRodGuy, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. HotRodGuy macrumors regular

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    This started happening to me last week. Apps are taking FOREVER to download. Often HOURS for a single app. Tried it on different wifi connections same results. It started before I did the latest OS update, and is still doing it after installing 5.1


    Anyone running into this? Iphone downloads fine. Wifes Ipad downloads fine.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Are you downloading multiple apps at once, as in multi-update downloads or from a restore where all your apps are being re-downloaded from iCloud?

    One thing you can try is to double-tap an app that is in progress of downloading and it is supposed to give it priority in the multi-download queue.
     
  3. harleymhs macrumors 6502

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    I have the same issue.. One app takes forever to download!! Thats one of MANY reasons why my NEW IPAD was returned! LOL
     
  4. HotRodGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Either or, I tried a mass update, that took two days to do. I tried downloading single apps and it still takes about a day. Most the time it doesn't even start downloading...just says "waiting"


    I've had this ipad for about 7 months, just started doing this

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    FYI, this is an Ipad 2
     
  5. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try a reset of the iPad? Press and hold both the home button and the power button until you see the apple logo.
     
  6. HotRodGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeap, and when It comes back on it still says waiting :(
     
  7. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try deleting the app that says waiting and then redownload it?

    I have had a couple apps in the past seem to be waiting for a long time...usually a reboot fixes it but once I just deleted it and tried again.

    Figured some run time type error or memory error...But that is only a guess
     
  8. HotRodGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    It won't let me delete the apps since they are "waiting". That said I tried the hard reset again just now and it worked. Then tried downloading another app....still got waiting....hard reset...bam it's there


    Any idea why it's doing this? If I have to do a reset everytime I want to download an app that's going to get annoying!
     
  9. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    Same problem here, stuck on Waiting...there's a huge thread at apple support communities with the same complaint, it's not just you.
     
  10. HotRodGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    You have a link to the thread?
     

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