Apps Name Stuck on com.apple.mobileinstallation on iPhone

To ensure apps run smoothly on my iPhone, I keep them updated. Recently, some iOS app names got stuck on com.apple.mobileinstallation on my iPhone after I updated them.

The changed name of the apps showed both on the Home screen and Spotlight Search results. When I tried launching the problematic apps, they would immediately crash out. That’s not all; I could not delete those apps from the Home screen either. Thankfully, I discovered a couple of tricks (after a bit of search) that helped me troubleshoot this unusual error on my iOS device.

Check them if you have encountered the same problem!

iPhone/iPad App Names Stuck on com.apple.mobileinstallation: Quick Fix

Solution #1: Offload the Faulty App

iOS 11 allows you to offload apps without deleting their documents and data. And when you reinstall the app, you get the option to recover the associated data. Head over to this post to know more about offloading apps.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on iPhone/iPad Storage.

Tap on iPhone or iPad Storage

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on the app. Then, tap on Offload App and confirm it.

Offload App on iPhone or iPad

Solution #2: Delete the Problematic App and Reinstall It

If you aren’t bothered by the documents and data, you can delete the app. It will help you recover some storage on your device.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on iPhone/iPad Storage.

Tap on iPhone or iPad Storage

Step #3. Next up, you need to find the app(s) named “com.apple.mobileinstallation” and tap on it → Now, tap on Delete App → Next, you have to confirm that you want to delete the app along with its associated documents and data.

Delete Apps from iPhone or iPad

Then, follow the same steps to get rid of other apps named “com.apple.mobileinstallation.”

Next, you can open App Store and download the apps.

Your turn:

I hope you have succeeded in fixing this problem on your iOS device. Which one of the above two solutions did you try? Let us know that in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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