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I've got an iPhone 4, not quite sure which version of iOS, but I keep current.

Recently, I got an update for one of the apps, started it, and then for some reason it got stuck on "Waiting..." indefinitely. Another app later offered an upgrade, and when I accepted it got stuck on "Waiting...". This has been a few days now, with both 3G and wireless available, with no change.

The apps don't have the "delete" button when I touch and hold on them, and I tried deleting them in iTunes but after syncing my iPhone there was no visible change. (They're free apps, so deleting and reloading is a fine solution, but knowing how to kick-start the updater would be nice.) The App Store app simply tells me they've been updated.

Any suggestions?

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I get that problem sometimes too on my iPhone 4, especially if I'm updating an app and I lose network coverage.

Here's what I'll usually do, either:

  • Sync with iTunes
  • Restart my phone by holding down the power and home buttons.

Either of those fixes the problem for me.

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I think I beat you by a minute only because you went all fancy with formatting :D. –  Jason Salaz Dec 5 '10 at 19:57
    
:-) I came here from StackOverflow, where they punish bad formatting with beatings. It's a hard habit to break! –  glenstorey Dec 5 '10 at 20:13
    
SO is a bit of it's own world. Add to the fact that I'm not a programmer and it makes sense that I'm not nearly as active on it and haven't ingrained it's elitist ways into my habits :). –  Jason Salaz Dec 6 '10 at 5:22

Reboot it. I've seen this problem a small handful of times on my, and one other individual's, iPhone.

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