Some say this is the , but sometimes a reboot clears up something stuck that might be holding you up. When I delete the app and reinstall it from the App Store all my old data is on there and I start from the same level I left it at, I want to start all over from scratch. I don't use restrictions but I think if you have it enabled the icon will disappear until you disable the restriction. But occasional malfunctions or misbehaving apps can render your iPad catatonic. When this happens, you need to perform a brief series of steps to force the application to reset, which closes the app and send the iPad back to the Home screen.
As it turns out, I had turned on restrictions to prevent my 5 kids from doing something on accident like deleting the App Store. So the following steps are to help you check and rule this reason out. The only minor downside is that it will take slightly longer the first time you load a new section of the App Store after clearing the cache, as the app will need to download all of the data and images fresh from the server, which may take some time depending on the speed of your network connection. If you are like the vast majority of iPhone or iPad users, it is very likely that you would have purchased and used a lot of apps on your device. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. Remember, if you delete certain apps, you might also lose data along with it.
This may be helpful to you as well. This should end the offending app and take you back to the Home screen. First, grab your iPhone or iPad and launch the App Store. To turn it back on, press and hold the same button. As it turned out, I got sick a few days later and ended up in the hospital for 4 days and on bed rest the remainder of the week.
If you wish to thank me, please do so by as she is in a battle against Cancer. And you are also welcome to share your idea about fixing App Store not working problem. Another possibility is that if you have restrictions enabled on your iPad that could be why you can't see the icon. Select App Store from the Home screen. To startup the device again, just press the standby button again. At this point, if you still can't get App Store downloads or updates to work, you're on to the big steps: Make sure you have a recent backup and factory reset and restore. Be patient as the Apple logo appears and your iPad comes back to life.
If you are using two-factor authentication, you can reset or change the password from your trusted iPhone or iPad. Step 3: Identify the name of the App in the search result and tap on it. A backup is your Mac's undo button. Get tips, reviews, news, and giveaways reserved exclusively for subscribers. Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad with your Mac or Windows and iTunes will be launched automatically. Like rebooting, sometimes this can shake out something that isn't quite right.
Also use search to see if you can find it. If Wi-Fi shows normal but you cannot use Safari and App Store, you can check whether your wireless router is connected to the Internet. You may have accidentally deleted an app on your iPhone, or it may be corrupted, rendering it non-operational. The issue is with that game is saving your profile that stays even after reinstall. Check every Home screen and every folder. Note: These steps can also help with music or movie downloads that are stuck; but most of the time a troublesome download is an app.
If you see that rotating, try to give it more time. Look on other screens and within folders. It may be on another screen so wipe from screen to screen to see if it's on another screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process. It can't be deleted from the iPad because it is preinstalled on the device. Then you can set up the iPad as new device.
If your App Store app is acting up — e. Finally, as the method of last resort, Apple recommends restoring the iPad to its original factory settings. Remember - if you restore to factory settings - you are starting all over again and setting the device up as a brand new iPad. Failing that, you're on to factory reset and rebuild instead of using a backup. And if there is almost no space, you may need to. Do not forget to save it to your password manager or write it on your notebook so you would not have to recover your password again in the future.