My iPhone won't delete "waiting" apps.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TimothyK411, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. TimothyK411, Oct 3, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014

    TimothyK411 macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2014
    Hi all, I've been having this issue with my iPhone for almost a year now. It isn't a HUGE problem, but the thing is, it's a terrible eyesore now, especially after the 10th month (around) dealing with it. So when I first got my iPhone, I initially synced it with my iTunes on my computer to transfer everything I had from my iTouch. However, these were apps that were on my brother's Apple ID (I believe), so that may have had something to do with this becoming all screwed up. The thing is, now I have a handful of apps just sitting on "waiting," and when it's not on waiting, I was able to press the "X" to delete, but it simply did not delete. It just went back to place as if I never touched it. I've tried just about everything at this point - re-syncing with my library (obviously didn't work if I've had this issue for more than a year now), a simple re-boot, and trying to find the apps in the "Usage" section of the settings. Somebody please help out here. I don't need a folder called "*************" for another year.. In any event, thanks in advance if you read this at all.
  2. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2012
    Can you temporarily log in on your brother's ID to see if you can download those apps?

    Otherwise a simple restore might be your best bet.
  3. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    When you say simple restore. Do you mean restoring in iTunes. Does any info get lost doing that.
  4. XT550 macrumors regular


    Sep 30, 2014
    Try signing out of your account in the App Store and then sign back in
  5. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2012
    It basically wipes the phone and reloads the data - you can either go from new and download the stuff that you want, or you can reload from back-up. The risk with reloading from back-up is that you might download the apps that are causing the problem, but at least you would have the information that you had before.

    Another option you could try is to uncheck 'sync apps', sync the phone (this will remove all the apps) and then redo. Hopefully this will clear out the apps that are causing the issue.
  6. TimothyK411 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2014
    Thanks guys. I'm going to try the restore and see what happens.

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