Some Apps fail to load/restore on my new Iphone SE

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by petalino, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. petalino macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    So I got myself an Iphone 6sPlus. Splurged all the way, just to realize that I hate its size. It was always in the way, unlike my previous Iphones. Could not type with one hand anymore.

    Thanks to T-Mobile Splurge On Demand lease, I can change up to 3 Phones in 18 Months.

    So I ordered the new Iphone SE and gave back the big 6sPlus.

    Before returning it, I made a full 6sPlus encrypted backup onto my Imac using Itunes and than a full restore onto the new SE.

    After having completed the Restore, I disconnected the phone from Itunes.
    I noticed that several apps did not exactly restore from the backup, but consequently started loading onto the SE using my home WIFI, so the darkened App icons became alive after a few hours of downloading.

    Next day, I started rearranging or grouping the Apps onto several screens and that's where the problems began.

    All of a sudden all purchased App Icons went dark and inoperable.
    I tried redownloading them or updating. Some were able to update, while others were showing as updated in the App Store but unable to open; they were still dark icons on the screen, but cheerfully saying that they are updated in the App Store.

    This scenario still persists today, four days after the initial restore and I am not sure why its happening and how to fix it.

    As last resort, I could do a restore again from the 6sPlus backup, but I would like to find out what is going on first.

    Just in case: I have Cellular enabled for App Store and have WIFI connected while at home.

    Any ideas?

    Attached is a screenshot from the Iphone SE

  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Seems like you did everything correct. I don't know if there is an answer as to why the icons went dark on your new SE. However, in the future you might want to download all your iOS apps to your Mac or PC first using iTunes and then sync them to your phone. That way, you'll always be able to reload the apps quickly and easily without having to restore. For now I would go ahead and do the restore again.

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