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iPhone: App Store Downloads Never Finish

Apple iOS 11 is chock full of problems and bugs—here’s one.

Recently, I wanted to download the Audible.com app. After two days, the app is not downloaded in spite of the iPhone being 7 feet from a WiFi router with full strength signal.

Today, I tried the Google Earth app—same problem.

So:

  • Apple has removed the ability to see, download or install apps in iTunes on the computer (or at least I can no longer find any such feature—seems to have been ripped out). Who thought that up? You cannot count on anything but quicksand software with Apple—features and functionality arbitrarily removed—professionals beware.
  • Apple has seen fit to force downloads on the iPhone, which is hard enough with presbyopia, entering passwords, etc—tedious and error prone and very frustrating.
  • Apple app downloads on the iPhone don’t work properly.

Or is the iPhone now a Windoze '98 box, which has to be rebooted twice a day? More and more it seems to be the case: today I thought “what if I reboot the phone?” and sure enough—I rebooted the iPhone and voila—the apps downloaded in under a minute. I’ve also had other problems with iOS 11 that forced me to reboot the phone (iPhone 7 Plus).

Apple is the new Emperor (no clothes). This design and bug-ridden iOS and macOS Apple Core Rot are getting oh so tiresome. It baffles me how anyone can use Apple products without being blessed with good luck and being an expert and even then some bugs are insurmountable.

Colin P writes with a tip, albeit one that is short term only and not sustainable in . Hate iTunes 12.7 and want to be able to install and manage iOS apps in iTunes? Install iTunes 12.6.3

iOS: app downloads never finish even on high-speed WiFi

NewerTech cases have saved my iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7s Plus many times from damage.

This bug below with visual voicemail in iOS 11 plagued me for nearly 2 weeks and no amount of rebooting the phone would fix it. Rushed calendar-based releases hurt people by wasting their time and disabling functionality. I expect far better from Apple.

iOS: app downloads never finish even on high-speed WiFi

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