Why do apps I install via iCloud not show up?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by MythicFrost, May 1, 2012.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #1
    Hi,

    My mum just got an iPad 2 and I went to the App Store and to the Purchased tab, and downloaded several previously purchased items, but none of them show up on the home screen. They still show as "installing" though, in the Purchased tab.

    I had a similarly experience with my iPad 3 roughly a week ago. I restarted the device and then they all showed up, except none of them were installing. I had to tap on one to pause it and then tap again to resume to get it working, and even then many didn't. It took quite a while to get them all installed.

    Any idea why??? Installing an app the normal way works fine.
     
  2. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

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  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Well, it's me downloading them, but they vary from <20MB to 1GB.
     
  4. tooRiski macrumors newbie

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    same thing happend to me last week when I got my wife the new ipad, it exits the appstore and goes to the ipad homescreen showing as if its installing n then nothing. still doesn't work. can install regular way fine, just icloud doens't work.
     
  5. anyjungleinguy macrumors regular

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    They will show up when they finally finish installing - they are actually being downloaded.

    You just won't get the icon with "downloading" or "installing" for some reason. A bug, I'm guessing.

    Happened to me after restoring my iPad.
     
  6. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

    Arelunde

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    Yes. If you are using the wifi for other things, the downloading process will stay at the "waiting" level with a blank, greyed out icon place holder. Also, major apps take a while to download (ie: the 1GB app), so be patient.
     

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