New iPad Apps Stuck on Loading? How to Fix

  1. Published on May 18, 2022
  2. Updated on May 19, 2022
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You may have purchased a new iPad that you are looking forward to using. But when you open the iPad, all the apps on the iPad are stuck on loading.

This is a problem that iPad users are reporting is happening more and more soon. If you are also one of them, this article will help you fix this problem.

New iPad Apps Stuck on Loading

Give It Some Time

Sometimes there is no problem with the device and you just need to give the app installation some time to complete.

If an app is unusually large, then it may seem like it is stuck on “loading” or “installing” when the installation process is just slow.

More apps may also be stuck on “waiting”, particularly after a restore and you are reinstalling all apps from the App store. So, give the process some room to complete.

Prioritize Download Some Apps on iPad

Go to the iPad’s home screen and without interrupting the app installation process, find the icon of the app you are downloading.

Tap and hold on to the icon and in the options that appear, choose “Prioritize Download” and the selected app will be downloaded and installed first.

Pause/Resume the Download

You can essentially try to give the app a push to resume the download. One of the simplest ways to do that is to pause and then resume the download.

Just tap on the app icon to pause the download, wait a few seconds, and tap on the app icon again to resume the download.

Delete & Re-Download Some Apps

Your app download could be stuck because the download files are corrupt or broken. Starting the download process can be very useful in this regard.

To delete the app and begin the download again, long press on a blank space on your Home Screen. When your apps jiggle, tap on the delete icon next to the app in question to delete it.

Restart the iPad and then try to download the app from the App Store again.

Turn Airplane Mode On/Off

If an error in the network connection is affecting the download, turning Airplane mode on and off can help.

Open the Settings on the iPad and turn on the switch next to “Airplane Mode.” Allow at least 10 seconds and toggle the switch off.

Then pause and resume the download to see if the app will start downloading.

Restart Your iPad

Restarting your iPad is a quick way to resolve any system errors that could be interfering with the app download process.

You can restart the device by going to Settings > General > Shut down. Drag the “Slide to Power Off” icon to the right to turn off the device.

Wait at least 30 seconds and then press the Power button to turn on the iPad.

Reset iPad’s Network Settings

Resetting the network settings on your iPad is another way to jump-start your device’s network connection which can speed up the download process.

To reset the network settings on your device, go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap “Reset Network Settings.”

This will however delete all your Wi-fi networks and you will need to reconnect to them again. But it will fix any problems with the network and facilitate faster downloads.

Update the Apps from iTunes

This problem can also occur if there is a problem with the App Store itself. Therefore, if you have tried all the solutions above and you’re still unable to download the app, you should try to update the apps using iTunes.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Connect the iPad to the computer using its original lightning cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes and click on “Apps.” You should be able to see all apps installed on your device.

Step 3: Right-click on the apps that you want to install and then click “Update App.”

Repeat the process until all apps are downloaded.


Problems with app installation can be caused by problems with the device or network connectivity problems.

The solutions above should be able to help you resolve this problem and download your apps without any issues.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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