"Dead" Apps

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by urban.spaceman, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. urban.spaceman macrumors member

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    While updating a couple of apps a couple of weeks ago, either the battery died or I'd gone out half way through (can't remember now) but ever since they've been unusable - they just keep saying "installing"; now I can't do a single thing to them except move them. I've tried uninstalling them via iTunes but the bloody things won't budge.

    Any suggestions?
     

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  2. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Restore the device? Over suggested I know but is probably your only other option.
     
  3. II BISTRO II macrumors member

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    #3
    had the same issue. delete the app on the phone and install a fresh version
     
  4. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    By the looks of the screenshot they cannot be deleted on the phone b
     
  5. II BISTRO II macrumors member

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    #5
    Settings, general, usage, select app, delete
     
  6. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Never knew you could delete from there. Thanks for info.
     
  7. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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  8. Nale72 macrumors regular

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    I got a similar problem when I downloaded a new app and moved it into a folder while downloadning. I got two icons, one in the folder (that worked) and one "grayed out" that didn't and that I couldn't remove. After a reboot (home/power untill apple logo appears) the "ghost icon" wasn't there anymore.
     
  9. Phayz macrumors member

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    Had this issue on my ipad, was because ther was itunes match downloads that hadn't finished (they were stuck).

    Went into the "itunes" app and deleted the queued downloads and then my apps began downloading again.
     

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