New app icon stuck on loading

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by blaklaybul, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. blaklaybul macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2007
    New York City
    I tried to download a strobe app for the shows that I am attending this summer. The app never finished downloading and it has been stuck on thea loading bit for a while now. I have tried holding down the icons so an "x" would appear, but it doesn't.

    Can anyone help?
  2. tymmini macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2008
    this happened to me too. i ended up restoring, then syncing with itunes to transfer the apps over.
  3. MattGTO macrumors regular


    May 29, 2008
    Mckinney, Texas
    This happened to me with Pandora. In about 6 minutes of it sitting there, it told me that the download didn't work and it asked if I wanted to retry.
  4. Jetman macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    This happened to me, but on holiday so I was 2 weeks away from my home Mac for re-syncing. I managed to kick start the application into loading by moving it to another screen of icons.

    It prompted me for my iTunes password again then started the download again.
  5. =Shadow= macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2008
    Usually after about 5 minutes it'll display a message saying the app cannot download. If you have been waiting a while and are desperate, reboot your iPod. Expect it to take 2 or 3 times longer to start up than usual. If it fails to start up, manually shut it down, (Hold Power button and Home for a few moments) and then plug into the computer. This seems to "un-brick" iPods and iPhones now.

    (Just today my iPod got into a state of being bricked, but when I plugged into iTunes it started up just fine and now runs like a well oiled machine. :D)
  6. TheZimm macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    this used to happen to me, but not yet since 2.0.1 (hmmm fixed the problem?)

    All I did was go into iTunes, check for purchases, download it on itunes, go back onto my iPod and a message would come up that would say that all my downloads were finished on itunes, sync my ipod, and the app was put onto there

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