Taking forever to load an app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bbplayer5, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    When I install new apps, my phone basically likes to reboot itself then sit at the installing icon forever and ever...

    This cant be normal right? Should I try to reimage the phone? its all sync'd with mobile me, so im good to go :D
  2. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
    Are you installing them via iTunes?
    I had the same problems with it taking forever. Now I just download straight to my phone via the App Store (through wifi connection, of course - EDGE can take forever), and I've been a happy user ever since. :D
  3. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    directly to my phone with app store. it says installing then just sits there forever... then reboots... then comes back and its still installing and usually fails. Im going to reformat the phone and stuff and then get my apps again.
  4. SlapMonkey macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    Yeah, sounds like something's not right. The iPhone itself shouldn't need to reboot. I've installed almost 50 apps now and it just shows the icon with the loading progress bar below the icon (as it's actually downloading) then shows installing which sometimes takes awhile, then the name of the app once it's ready to go.

    Do you have the first iPhone or the iPhone 3G? If the first iPhone, did you jump the gun and install the "unofficial" 2.0 update or the official update through iTunes updater?

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