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Top 6 Ways to Fix iPhone Apps Greyed Out After iOS 11 Update

July. 13, 2017 03:22 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Cleanup iPhone
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"Q: Some of my apps are grayed out and labeled "waiting" after iOS 11 update. I tried rebooting several times but nothing seems to work. I am also unable to get new email. Any suggestions?"

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Have you ever had trouble like this iPhone apps greyed out after iOS 11/10/9 update? Apps not working problems are likely to happen after iOS operating system update, users will find "waiting" appears on their apps and theses problematic apps cannot be removed. How can you fix this iPhone apps stuck? Here we list some solutions which could be benefit for you.

Solution 1: Check Your Network

A bad network environment could lead to apps greyed out, it you are using Mobile data, you then should connect Wi-Fi and retry to use the apps on your iPhone. In a high speed network connection, apps can work more effiective.

Solution 2:Check iPhone Storage

Every app requires storage to run, if your iPhone is out of storage, some of the large apps in your iPhone may not be able to update and these apps would also lose efficacy.

Go to: Setting >> General >> About, to check the storage of your iPhone, if it is full, you can delete some unwanted apps.

Solution 3: Uninstall & Reinstall the App

Since iOS 10 is the mainstream that apps rely on, iOS 11 could not be compatible with every apps. You can check the detail of your apps in App Store, check whether they are support iOS 11. If the app you are using is not compatible with iOS 11, you should downgrade your iPhone or uninstall the app.

Solution 4: Restart or Force Restart iPhone

A restarting operation can fix various iOS issues, it can help to restart the system and release memory and caches. Thus we suggest you to restart your iPhone and try again.

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If a simple restarting not working, you need to force restart your iPhone. Press and hold the Sleep/wake button and the Home button (Volume Down button on iPhone 7/7 Plus) at the same time. Keep holding the buttons at least 10 seconds and release the buttons when the Apple logo appears.

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Solution 5: Try Times or Downgrade to iOS 10

This greyed out or "waiting" problem sometime will not last for long. User can try times to update or open the apps. If you want to use these apps immediately, you can also choose to downgrade your operating system to iOS 10.

If you don't know how to downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10, you can refer to:

Video Tutorial on How to Downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.2/10.3.3 Smoothly

Solution 6: Fix App Stuck after iOS 11 Update by Third Part Software

iPhone app greyed out and can't delete? Sometimes iOS App thumbnails grayed out because something got wrong with your iPhone/iPad, like  system damage, corruption. In this case, a professional iOS restore tool may give you a hand. ReiBoot, a tool designed for solving all kinds of iOS stuck issues, can be also used to repair the bricked app in iOS 11.

Connect your iOS 11 device with ReiBoot, and click "Enter Recovery Mode". Your iPhone/iPad/iPod will be in recovery mode in less than one minutes. And you will be able to see USB and iTunes logo on the screen.

enter recovery mode

After that, click "Exit Recovery Mode" and your iPhone will restart, and the apps will be as usual. Besides, you can also use the third function of "Fix All iOS Stuck", which will repair your operating system and fix apps greyed out issue if the recovery mode didn’t work for you.

That's all about how to fix iPhone 7/7Plus/6s/6/5s/5 apps greyed out after iOS 11 update. If you have any trouble, you can comment below and we will reply in time.

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