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Fix App Downloads That Become Stuck On ‘Waiting’ [iOS Tips]

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"What are you waiting for?!?!"

Over the past few days, a large number of iOS users have been reporting that their App Store downloads are becoming stuck on the “Waiting” status when they attempt to install or update a number of apps at once. It is thought that the influx of Retina updates for the new iPad is causing an App Store overload.

Fortunately, there is a simple workaround. Here’s how to fix that frustrating “Waiting” freeze.

First, look for an app that is stuck on “Paused” rather than “Waiting.” If you find one, tap it once to resume it and if you’re lucky, your apps will continue to download and install.

If this doesn’t work, or if you don’t find an app that’s “Paused,” your only option at this point is to reboot your device. It’s inconvenient, and sometimes you’ll find that your apps will disappear if they’re new downloads and you’ll have to grab them from the App Store again, but unfortunately it is the only way.

The problem is believed to be caused by Apple’s servers being used more than normal for all of those iPad updates, but this hasn’t been confirmed. Whatever it is, let’s hope it doesn’t last too long.

[via OS X Daily]