iPad apps not downloading or updating?
If you were to ask any business owner,
manager or even employee what the most popular tech device is, they will
likely say the tablet, and more specifically the iPad. Apple has really
created a popular machine that is incredibly useful. One of the main
reasons it is so useful is the abundant apps available. While being able to
utilize apps is a real positive, there can often be problems with them. One
of the more common issue is an app that has
stopped updating or gets stuck in the middle of updating.
If you’ve ever had an app stop updating
mid-way through, or refuse to update did you know what to do? If you
encounter this issue here are six things you can try in order to get the
app downloading again.
1. Tap on the app
Sometimes, the easiest thing to do is to close the download window and find
the app on your device. Tap on it as if to open it. This could force the
iPad to recognize that the files have not finished downloading and, if it
does recognize this, will force iTunes to resume or restart the download.
2. Check iTunes for other
If re-opening the app doesn’t work, try opening iTunes and tapping on the Downloads tab. Take a
look to see if you are downloading other apps, movies, songs, etc. Often
larger items will take priority over apps, sometimes even pausing the download. You can get around this by
deleting any pending apps and downloads (make note what they are first so
you can re-download them later). This should move the app you want updated
up the list so it starts to download.
3. Restart the iPad
The iPad, while a robust machine, might crash from time-to-time, especially
if it is an older device and has been used heavily. Try pressing and
holding the power button until you get the option to turn the device off.
Then, wait about 30 seconds and turn it on again. This should clear up any
issues from a crash, and may re-start the download within a few minutes.
4. Check your Internet
A common issue that is often overlooked when trying to download an app or
update is to check your iPad Internet connectivity. Try opening Safari or
another browser and navigating to a web page. If this opens, you are
connected to the Internet. If not, try looking at the top of the iPad for
the Wi-Fi symbol, or data connection symbol. This should be on the top-left
corner. If you are usually connected to Wi-Fi and don’t see the symbol,
check your router, or open Settings,
select Wi-Fi and tap on the network you usually use. Once you are connected
the download should start within a few minutes.
5. Check how much storage
space you have
Sometimes a download will stop because your iPad doesn’t have enough free
storage space. You should see a message telling you that there isn’t enough
space, and that the download will be paused. If you delete unnecessary or
unwanted files and apps the download should resume immediately after the
iPad senses there is enough room. If you are unsure how much storage space
you have left open Settings
and tap on General.
Look under the Available
section, and the number shown indicates how much space is available.
It’s important to remember that apps
often take up slightly more space than is stated on iTunes, so be sure to
leave a little extra and ensure space isn’t running too low.
6. Reset all
Finally, if your app is still not downloading or has paused updating, try
resetting all the device’s settings. This will not wipe your iPad’s memory, but will reset all changes you have made
to settings. To do this, go to your iPad’s
settings and tap on General. Scroll down to Reset, select Reset All and accept the prompt telling
you your settings will be reset.
If you are looking to
learn more about the iPad, and how you can use it in your office more
efficiently, please contact us today.
tips to find customers
of the most popular marketing tools is social media. These services give
businesses the ability to connect with their customers and even find
potential customers. LinkedIn is a social network that is largely aimed at
professionals wanting to connect with their colleagues, but it could also
be a valuable tool to help you find potential customers.
are five tips on how you can better connect with your potential customers
on LinkedIn. While many businesses have a profile, the personal profiles of
business owners and managers can also say a lot about a company and either
boost or weaken your corporate impression. Think of your LinkedIn profile
as not only representing you, but also your business.
Here are 18
keyboard shortcuts for Excel
keyboard is one of the integral components of any computer; it allows users
to interact with a computer in a way that makes sense to us – words. One of
the programs that use the keyboard is Microsoft Office. Because some users
prefer to use the keyboard for navigation, there are a number of useful
shortcuts for each of the Office programs, including Excel.
If you have upgraded to
Office 2013, you may not know of some of the useful keyboard shortcuts you
can use in Excel. Here are 18.
security flaw uncovered
security of devices used in the office should be a top priority for
business owners and managers. It is easy to think that a fully functioning
device like a mobile phone is secure, and most of the time it is. The thing
to be aware of however, is that there are always hackers looking for
security flaws in these products. The latest flaw highlighted happens to be
on the Android system.
In early July, mobile
security company Bluebox announced that they had discovered a large
security flaw in the Android system. The threat centers around a Trojan
application that can gain access to application data including email
addresses, SMS messages, etc., and can get service and account passwords.
In other words, it can take over your whole phone.
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