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

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

Me too!!! I can't delete Kik it's been stuck downloading for 2 days!!!

I had same problem, held the home & power button to restart iPad, then signed out then back in iTunes account, and redownloaded that app, worked for me.

Tried everything to get rid of app, it'll jiggle show the X choose delete but it just sits there! Getting frustrated, done soft reset and signed in and out of iTunes, can't get rid of it? Any help mate

Can't play Pokemon go because of it :(

Same ;(

Settings > General > Storage & iCloud > Manage Storage > Find app and delete > Reinstall. Worked for me!!

Wow thank you! That was a great solution. It was nagging me for a long time.

Wow thank you! That was a great solution. It was nagging me for a long time.

I've struggled for answer to this for months and nothing has worked till now. This worked !!!

Thank you!!!!

This worked! Settings- general- storage and iCloud- delete! Thank you!

Yep it work.. Thank u so much..

This worked for me. Settings>General>Storage & ICloud >Manage storage. Look for the app. Delete it. Thanks

Okay you just saved my fwp..

Thankyou! Finally! <3

That just worked for me after 5 days of trying !!

Thank you so much

This worked!! Thanks!

Thank you! This worked. Strange that I found other apps in there that I had deleted already. I cleared those as well! Awesome!

FINALLY! Thank you! I have tried lots of things for days!

Thank you! Why didn't someone just say this in the first place? It worked beautifully.

This one actually worked - nothing else did

Bought the iPhone SE not even 2 mouths ago and not I can't play my marvel contest of champions and it's really about to kill me, I play/played that game literally everyday I swear to God and now it's doing this dumb "stuff" I've put money in this game and I'm sure If I had my old samsung it wouldn't of did this I'm missing out on time on that game that you wouldn't understand lossing on "stuff" that i wouldn't be able to get bought this $400/500 phone and I can't play cause of the this I'm disgusted of the scam ✌️

Why can't you play it?

Wow! Worked like charm. Thanks heaps.