All apps stuck on "waiting"

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  1. horizonflyer macrumors newbie

    horizonflyer

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    Back up from iCloud on my new 8+ and its been hours and only a few apps have downloaded - most still stuck on "waiting" - anyone else experiencing this?
     
  2. sincere11105 macrumors 6502

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  3. horizonflyer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've rebooted the phone several times - no luck - when I tap on an app I have options of "prioritize download", "cancel download", or share....
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Try deleting the apps and reinstalling.
     
  5. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Have you tried turning on Wi-Fi and then back off or doing that with cellular data?
     
  6. horizonflyer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that too no luck...., I can delete an app but then in the when I go back in the app store where you would tap to purchase it its a grayed out circle.
     
  7. NoBoMac, Sep 22, 2017
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    NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    Not a bad idea.

    Pre-iPhone 8, my wi-fi setup seemed good: no issues that I could tell, it just worked. Today, trying to get the new phone set up, nothing but problems trying to connect to the AppleID/iTunes servers. "Unexpected error" messages many times. Was real hit and miss in that it took a number of attempts to sign-in to iCloud, enter AppleID password to finish setup. Took a while to finally get the phone somewhat setup. A bunch of apps still showing "in cloud" status, some got downloaded. Managed to get the heavy hitter apps downloaded.

    Trying to onesy-twosy the remaining apps: taking forever or not at all. Reset network settings: no joy.

    Went into my router's configuration page (an Asus), changed the B/G setting to "legacy" and turned off "B/G protection". Things are going gangbusters. Suspect it was the b/g protection switch being set. Will play around once I finish getting the phone setup.

    Luckily I restored from a backup on my Mac, so, did not have to deal with restore via iCloud. At least got that done relatively easily.
     
  8. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    And this sort of experience is exactly why I still go old-school and connect to a physical computer for my back-ups and syncing.

    Hope it sorts itself out for you quickly and easily.
     
  9. iSummer717 macrumors regular

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  10. Stang69 macrumors member

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    Mine eventually showed up after few hours. At first my photos were empty then it added all from the cloud. Keep checking
     
  11. LorQ1027 macrumors regular

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    Just restored from iTunes. I’m sorta having the same problem. Apps just say “loading”.

    iPhone 8+ 256gb
     
  12. iSummer717 macrumors regular

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    Oh I hope so. I’m glad yours came back. Gives me hope.
     
  13. LorQ1027 macrumors regular

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    How long should it be before my apps are back/downloaded to my phone? Plugged in my 8+ and restored from iTunes backup. I have everything backed up to my MacBook Pro. Everything went so smoothly and now this. It just stuck on “loading”. Any advice?
     
  14. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    I had to go and tap each app that was hung up to get it to download. Luckily, not a lot of apps. And got me to delete a few of the used only once apps.
     
  15. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Yeah, my photos haven't loaded yet either.
     
  16. joselc23 macrumors member

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    I had the same issue with photos. If battery is too low it pauses. Take a photo then an option shows to continue download from iCloud on low battery.
     
  17. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Actually worked for me, thanks!
     
  18. LorQ1027 macrumors regular

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    It’s been almost 2 hours for me and most of my apps are still stuck on “loading.” The app backup from my iPhone 6s+ Showed up on my 8+ but most of them are “loading.” Would it be done overnight? Or any ideas on what I should do? Afraid to unplug my phone from iTunes because I’ll most likely lose everything..hellpppp!
    Thx in advance!
     

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