Microsoft may have just fixed stuck app updates in the Windows 10 Mobile store

If you are on Windows 10, Mobile build 10586 either for Insiders or on a new Lumia 950, you may have noticed some apps getting stuck during Store updates. Even our Lumia 950 review unit has had Advanced Info error out ever since day one leaving it in our download queue.

A tip has come in from one user claiming 11 of his stuck apps had suddenly just updated. Although we were dubious of the claim when we tried to update our stuck Advanced Info it suddenly went through as well. It did seem to take a bit longer than usual to install, but in the end it did the update.

For many, the error experienced was associated with the code 0x803F8006. All a user could do was try and hope the update would happen, but most of the time the app would just error out like in the image above from @MitjaKo who told us he was having this issue recently.

Did Microsoft get a last-minute fix before the holiday break and just in time for the Lumia 950 XL? Fingers crossed. Let us know if you can now download those pesky apps in comments!

[Update: It sounds like Microsoft was pushing the update out over the last few days based on the phone model. So Lumia 830 and Lumia 1520 users had it a few days ago, while tonight Lumia 1020, Lumia 950, HTC One and a few others are now being cleared.]

Thanks, Jeremy J., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.