The Easiest Way to Eliminate iPhone App Stuck on “Waiting” Problem

Immediately you got out of the bed in the morning, you picked your iPhone, tapped an app, and then the app went on an endless "waiting" mode. What would you do? If you have ever been confronted with such frustrating experience, you would agree it was no fun at all. This kind of problem can easily be dealt with if you know how. That is exactly what we are going to discuss in this piece.

What could Cause iPhone Apps Stuck on Waiting?

  • One culprit could be your internet connection. Perhaps, you are not properly connected before attempting to open your apps.
  • Another reason could be airplane mode. If you mistakenly put your iPhone on airplane mode, your apps will get stuck in waiting mode. Besides, junks and temporary files could cause a delay in app loading.

How to Fix iPhone Apps Stuck on “Waiting”

1 Clean up Caches and Temporary Files

You can fix “iPhone apps stuck on waiting” simply by cleaning up your iPhone caches and temporary files. If you often download, chat, or do anything similar, your iPhone will accumulate junks and temporary files over time. As long as they remain on your device, they will slow down your app's response.

Once you get this done and your internet connection is working well, your apps should load quickly. However, how may you do the cleaning up? The best is to use a software program called iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac.

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To clean up your iPhone caches and temporary files with Umate Pro, just follow the steps below.

Step 1: Download Umate Pro and install it on your PC
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the PC.
Step 3: Select the “1-Click Free Up Space” mode and scan your device.

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Step 4: After the scan finished, click on the “Clean” button besides “Junk Files” and “Temporary Files”.

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2 Check Internet Connection and Retry

Check your internet connection to ensure that you are connected. Sometimes, your network might not be responding (slow) well. This can cause your apps to get stuck on waiting. Checking to make sure you are connected and then retry may boot your app.
Internet connection

3 Check your iPhone Storage

Your iPhone storage might be full, and this could lead to your app not responding or opening up. iPhone storage can become quickly full due to many items like photos, videos, etc. that you save there. If not well-managed, it will slow down your apps.

The best solution is to manage your iPhone storage very well, and you can do this by using iMyFone Umate Pro. The program will clean out junks from your storage, compress, and organize your files.

Check your iPhone Storage

4Restart or Force Restart your iPhone

Another method to solve iPhone Apps stuck on waiting is to restart your device. In case that proof difficult, force your iPhone to restart. If the problems we mentioned above are not affecting your apps, then you should be able to open your apps after the restart.
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5 Delete the App and Try Again

But, what if after trying all the above the problem refuses to go? In that case, you may need to remove the app, reinstall, and try again. This method often works in some difficult situations. However, you do not know how to delete an app? You can use any the ideas below.

  • Directly Delete: This involves removing the app completely by removing it from installed apps.
  • Delete from Setting: You can delete from your iPhone setting.
  • Delete by Using iTunes: iTunes can help remove the app when you log into it.
  • Delete with Umate Pro: iMyFone Umate Pro can quickly remove Apps in bulk as well.
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6 Close Background Apps

Background apps that are running while you are attempting to open a certain app can also cause it to get stuck in waiting mode. Therefore, close those background apps to make the main app works.
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7 Sign out of App Store

Another way is to sign out of app store and re-sign in. This also works to fix the problem.
App store

8 Reset iPhone Setting

Perform a quick reset of your iPhone by going to the setting area and reset. This restores you back to the previous setting.
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