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.


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Many thanks. I've been trying to get ride of an app for a very long time. Finally a result. The app downloaded and then I was able to delete it, and more apps that I no longer wanted. Thank you so much.

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I have the same problem with twitter

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

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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.

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

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

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I cant find the app i want to delete on storage

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I cant find usage in my Setting-general. It is only sitting-general-stotage&icloud usage.!

After hours of trying to fix the black, stuck app update, your solution worked! Many thanks.

This work for me.
settings, general, usage, storage, show all apps..... Then click on desired app to delete