How to Restart an App Download That Was Stuck at “Waiting”

HelpAs you might imagine, I have a lot of apps loaded and I occasionally have to remove one so that I can download another – especially if it happens to be a large app I am trying to download.  If I forget to ensure there is room on my device, I get the dreaded message – The download cannot be completed due to lack of space.  Here is what you do.


There are many methods to do this; here is what worked for me.

  1. Tap one time on the app’s icon and it will pause the download.
  2. Go back to the App Store icon update screen and click update.  This should resume the download.

You could also delete the “waiting” app and download it through iTunes to your computer.   Then make sure you have room on your device before downloading.


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