[Solved] iPhone Apps Stuck on Loading After Transfer

iPhone apps stuck on loading after transfer? Don’t worry! This guide will tell you why apps not downloading on iPhone after transfer and how to fix the problem.

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By Lena / Updated on May 31, 2024

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iPhone apps stuck on loading after transferring to iPhone 15

My new iPhone 15 will not complete loading after transfer from old iPhone SE - all apps started loading but many are still not finished after 9 hours - what do I do now?

- Question from Apple Community

iPhone Apps Sruck on Loading After Transfer

Problem: iPhone apps stuck on loading after transfer

Nowadays, we can easily transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone during the setup process.  All we have to do is place two iPhones near each other and wait for Quick Start to complete the data transfer. 

When the transfer is complete, all content and settings will be on the new iPhone, except for some apps because they need to be downloaded from the App Store. Usually, it does not take too long to complete the download. However, sometimes apps not downloading on iPhone after transfer.

Why are my apps stuck on loading after transfer?

Many factors can cause this iPhone apps stuck on loading after transfer issue, below are the most common ones.

● Poor network connection. Apps not downloading on iPhone after transfer will occur when the network is poor.
● System conflict. The apps may have some conflicts with the system on new iPhone 15.
● iPhone glitches. Unknown iPhone errors can also cause the iPhone 15 apps stuck on loading after transfer.
● Insufficient space. There is not enough space on new iPhone to download the apps.

How to fix iPhone apps stuck on loading after transfer

When iPhone 15 apps stuck on loading after transfer, you can try these methods below to fix the problem. You do not need to try all these methods, just try them in turn until the problem is solved.

If you don't want to spend time troubleshooting problems, you can refer to the next part to get another quick way to transfer apps so you can start using your new iPhone 15 as soon as possible.  

Tip 1. Check network connection

Your iPhone needs to be connected to the Internet to download apps, if the internet connection is not stable then you will encounter iPhone apps stuck on loading after transfer problem. Whether you are using cellular data or Wi-Fi, make sure it is stable and well.

  • You can turn on and off Airplane mode to refresh the network connection.
  • If your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi, then you can try restarting the router.
  • To troubleshoot network errors, you can go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset to Reset Network Settings. (It will delete the saved Wi-Fi passcode.)

Reset Network Settings

Tip 2. Force restart iPhone

A simple restart may help fix system glitches that caused the "apps not downloading on iPhone after transfer" problem. 

Steps to force restart iPhone:

  • Press the volume+ button and then quickly release
  • Press the volume- button and then quickly release
  • Press the side button for seconds until you see the logo of Apple

Tip 3. Check iPhone storage space

Apps not downloading on iPhone after transfer issue will occur when there is not enough space. You can go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage to check how much room is available on your iPhone. If there is not enough space to download the apps you need, you can try to free space by deleting old text messages, unwanted photos, files in apps, etc.

Tip 4. Change iPhone langugae

This method sounds odd but it did help some users to solve the iPhone apps stuck on loading after transfer problem. It's worth a try.

  • Go to Settings > General > Language & Region > iPhone Language.
  • Choose another language, any language you are familiar with, it’s OK to change language from English (US) to English (Australia).

Change to Another Language

  • Wait a few minutes and then switch back to the original language.

Tip 5. Cancel the download for some apps

One report from the Apple community said that once the download of YouTube was canceled, all other apps were downloaded quickly. You may try to cancel the download for some apps to fix the iPhone 15 apps stuck on loading after transfer issue.

Tip 6. Sign out and in App Store

The iPhone will only download the app if you are properly logged into the App Store, otherwise, you will encounter apps not downloading on iPhone after transfer problem. Check if you are logged into the App Store with the correct account, or you can try logging out and logging in again.

Another quick way to transfer apps to new iPhone

Instead of moving apps directly to new iPhone, Quick Start tells your new iPhone to download those apps from App Store to achieve the app transfer. However, you may encounter apps stuck on loading after transfer problem when the network is poor. In this case, you may rely on FoneTool to transfer apps & app data as well as all other contents to new iPhone.

FoneTool is one professional iOS data backup & transfer tool for Windows users. The iPhone to iPhone Transfer feature allows you to transfer all content and settings, including applications (data files, preference) to new iPhone in one click. It works like Quick Start but it completes the transfer via the USB cable.

Since it will directly transfer apps from old iPhone to new iPhone so you won’t meet apps not download on iPhone after transfer issue. You can click the download button to get the tool to have a try.

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1. Launch FoneTool > Connect old iPhone and new iPhone 14 to computer via USB cable.

2. Click iPhone to iPhone Transfer option.

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

3. Confirm the source device and target device > Enable backup encryption to encrypt data in the old iPhone > Click Start Transfer.

Start Transfer

When it’s done, your iPhone will be restarted automatically and you can start using your new iPhone.

You can also rely on FoneTool to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup anytime. It will not erase any existing data on new iPhone.

Final words

The app download may be paused for various reasons thus you meet apps stuck on loading after transfer issue. You can try to troubleshoot the problems to make the download go smoothly. Or you can rely on FoneTool to transfer apps directly to new iPhone.

If you have any questions, let us know in the comments and we will reply to you soon.

Lena
Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.