Find My iPhone "stuck" downloading on iPhone 6.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Azzin, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Azzin, Sep 24, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014

    Azzin macrumors 601

    Azzin

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    London, England.
    #1
    Hi all,

    There was a thread I was following about this that I now can't find, so sorry for the new post, but how do you delete them?

    I deleted them from my 6Plus, but when I hold the icons on my Wife's 6, the just wobble, no X to delete.

    :confused:

    [Edit] - I've changed the thread title to reflect the fact that the iWork apps and Garageband have now been deleted, it's just Find My iPhone that is the problem.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #2
    Did you try through iTunes? That is after syncing in iTunes, de-select the apps you don't want and then resync?
     
  3. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

    Azzin

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    London, England.
    #3
    Yes, I connected it to her laptop and selected Apps, but they weren't present (I sorted them alphabetically).

    Something weird is going on-Find my iPhone seems to be 'stuck' (the icon is like a clock face) and there's a spinning icon at the top right corner of the screen...
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    A Natural State
    #4
    Two spinning arrows generally indicates that the phone is till syncing with the computer. Are you referring to something like this?[​IMG]
     
  5. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

    Azzin

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    London, England.
    #5
    Yes, just like that.

    FWIW, it wasn't connected to her laptop when I noticed it.

    As an side, I've just done a fresh restore of her 4S backup (using, so I'll see what happens.

    I did it through iTunes on her laptop, because it's a good spec machine with an SSD, so I figured it's be faster than doing it via iCloud.

    I'll keep you posted...
     
  6. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

    Azzin

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    London, England.
    #6
    Ok, that went well & fast!

    It's finished the restore and all looks good.

    Find my iPhone is now fully there and all apps look to have been installed.

    The only thing I'm unsure about is that the spinning icon is still there (laptop is still connected to laptop/iTunes):
     

    Attached Files:

    • i6.jpg
      i6.jpg
      File size:
      46.1 KB
      Views:
      71
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    A Natural State
    #7
    Either something is stuck, or your phone still has some things syncing information in the background. Usually this ceases, though, when iTunes is closed. Wifi syncing has been a feature since iOS 7.

    FWIW, I'd let it go for a while and see if it finishes up whatever it's doing. If it lasts for too long though, I'd just restart the computer and the phone.
     
  8. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

    Azzin

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    London, England.
    #8
    I made that last post at 1.15pm my time.

    It's now 3.53pm and it's still going. :eek:

    I managed to delete Garageband, Pages, Numbers & Keynote straight after the restore, so something got fixed in that 2nd backup 4S/restore to 6, however, it seems as if Find my iPhone is still stuck.

    The icon is still a clock and it just looks like it's still downloading... :confused:
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    A Natural State
    #9
    ...yeah...I'd definitely consider that "a while." If it were me, I'd restart the phone & computer and see what happens, but I'm just a layman, not an expert.
     
  10. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

    Azzin

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    London, England.
    #10
    Something's definitely not right.

    I can't even delete FMI.

    I press it, it wobbles, I press the X to delete it and get the warning. I click ok but it doesn't delete.

    I went into Purchased on the App Store and it showed FMI with a cloud icon, so I clicked it and it seemed to start downloading, however the icon hasn't changed (it's still a clock face).

    The "sync" symbol is still spinning...
     
  11. darkonex macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    #11
    Do these apps come free on the iPhone 6's or something?
     
  12. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

    Azzin

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    London, England.
    #12
    Pages, Numbers, Keynote & Garageband come pre loaded on all 64 & 128 gig iPhones.
     
  13. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

    Azzin

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    London, England.
    #13
    Ok...

    It looks like everything has finished (sync icon has vanished), but Find my iPhone is still a problem:

    • The icon still looks like a clock.
    • If I go into the App store on the phone and select "Purchased", Find my iPhone is there, but it has a Cloud symbol next to it, as if it's not been downloaded.
    • Clicking the Cloud symbol appears to initiate the download (the cloud symbol whizzes round like a clock), but again stops right before "midnight".

    Weird...
     

Share This Page