How do I delete / remove an iPhone app that is stuck installing?

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Sometimes iPhone applications get stuck waiting or loading when installing. These apps might be frozen with a blank icon and no way to remove them for days. Holding down on the home screen to delete the stuck app won't even show the black circle with an "x" that appears on other icons. Here are instructions on how to delete these waiting applications:

1. Reboot your iPhone normally. See this link for instructions on how to restart your iPhone.

2. If the apps are still stuck on the home screen, try logging out of the App Store temporarily. Navigate to Settings -> Store -> Apple ID -> Sign Out. Now open the App Store and Navigate to the Featured section. Scroll to the bottom of the page and touch the Sign In -> Use Existing Apple ID. Log in and the stuck apps should reset.

3. Still have strange icons on the screen or frozen downloading apps? Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes. Navigate to the app store. Install the apps you are having a problem with on the computer then sync your iPhone.


This worked - thanks so much!

tried all three steps, darn app still there... pls help

Maybe u should turn off and on?

I tried that with the twitter app, and now I can't download my twitter app again because AppStore says I already have it downloaded which I don't so :(

Hey did you ever figure out how to fix that because I'm having the same problem right now but for kik messenger

Go to settings then usage then click on the stalled apps then press delete then re download .

Thank you so much, that worked a treat.

You need to specify the actual path. There is no "settings, usage". It is settings, general, usage, storage, show all apps..... Then click on desired app to delete. Thanks for comin.

it works!thank you!

Thanks so much! That worked a treat!

I delete the apps. But when I try redownload it... Same things happened ! It stuck on waiting again!

it works... thanks a lot.

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This works!!

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I removed the f*n app finally!

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What do I have to do to remove the icon I've tried everything someone please help!!

I try all three and I also try to find as u say but I couldn't found my stuck app on your suggested option...

I some how put something on my home screen and won't delete, what can I do?? SOMEONE REAPLY AND PLEASE TELL ME HOW?!!

Thank you so much

ThAnk you so much

That worked!!

THANKS ALOT!!!!

Thank you! I tried everything and nothing worked but this. Instant fix! you da Man!

This worked !!

Tried all 3 steps above and now this - there is no delete option.
Any other suggestions?

thank you!

Worked very well, thank you. I couldn't redownload on computer but works on phone

AHHHH you are such a star! Thank you! This is the only place I've seen this suggested and it's the only thing that works! A crown for you, my liege.