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

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

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.


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

Excellent, cheers for that.

app is on desktop, but not under storage :(

SAME! I've tried it all! The app isn't in my storage but on my desktop. I can't open it and it lets me select delete, but it doesn't delete. I hooked it up to my computer and it said it couldn't find the app. In the App Store it says it still uploading. This has happened to 3 of my apps ever since I updated to the new 10.0.1

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.

Wow! Thank you! This is the first thing that has actually worked!

wowww such great advice thank you so much!!

Wow! fantastic. YOU did it. Nothing else worked. THANK YOU!

This worked!! Thank you so much!

This worked for me thank you! I knew it was a simple fix.

thank you! worked perfectly, i've been trying to delete my app for days and nothing worked.