One fine day, my mathematics teacher sent an important PDF to the college WhatsApp group. Due to the lack of a PDF app, I was trying to download a PDF reader from App Store. Unfortunately, the app that was trying to download was stuck on waiting even when my iPhone was connected to the internet, exactly like the image attached below.
If you’re victimized with the same consequences, then you’ve probably landed on the right post. Follow the troubleshooting guide that we’ve managed to provide you. Without further delay, let’s get started.
Also read: Unable to Connect to App Store or iTunes Store? Here’s everything you need to know
Possible fixes for the app says waiting and won’t download
This issue mostly encounters when there’s internet connection is sluggish. To fix the issue, users need to do the following:
Check internet connection
Ensure that you’re device is connected to the internet if you’re running on an internet connection problem. Try basic troubleshooting, here’s how to do that:
- Turn off and on your Wi-Fi option on iDevice.
- Turn off and on your Wi-Fi router or Modem.
- Reset your network settings by visiting Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network.
Reinstall the waiting app
Remove the waiting app and reinstall it again, tap and hold its icon on the home screen until it starts to jiggle, and tap on “x” to remove. Now visit App Store and download the same app again.
If you’re unable to remove the waiting app visit Settings > General > Usage search the problematic app and tap on it from the list then Delete App.
Initiate to install
Visit App Store or iTunes on your iDevice, then tap on purchased iPhone or iPod touch: tap on More > Purchased. If there’s a problematic app, tap on it to initiate to install.
Restart your device
For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch who have Home buttons: Press Home and Power at the same time until the Apple logo is displayed.
For iPhone 7, 7+, and iPod 7th generation: Press and hold both the side volume down buttons for 10 seconds until the Apple logo is displayed.
For iPhone 8 or above, iPad with no home button present: Press and release the volume up button, then press promptly release the volume down button, now, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo is displayed.
Connect to PC
Here, try to connect the iDevice to the PC using a USB cable. Once done, visit iTunes > your device > Apps. Now search the app and click on Remove button and click on Apply button. Wait for the process to finish and the problematic app will be deleted. Now you can try to download the app again.