Airplane mode disconnects the i Phone from every wireless connection.Without an internet connection your phone can not download an application update.Holding down on the home screen to delete the stuck app won't even show the black circle with an "x" that appears on other icons.Here are instructions on how to delete these waiting applications.There are few pleasures in the modern world that compare to a freshly updated i Phone application.An app update holds all of the promise of innovative new features and improved performance but sometimes the pleasure is delayed.If you have a computer at hand you can skip steps 1 & 2, step 3 is fastest method.
Wait a few seconds and see if that kickstarts the stuck app.
You may notice a related issue where apps from the App Store will say they’re “Installing” though they aren’t appearing on the i OS home screen yet, and that is also resolved with a reboot in most scenarios.
It’s not totally clear what causes this, though it seems that a lot of people are encountering the problem right now when moving from an old i Pad to a new one.
Sometimes i OS applications get stuck waiting or loading when installing.
These apps might be frozen with a blank icon and no way to remove them for days.