Add an App Stuck on Loading in SharePoint 2013 / 2016

Add an App Stuck on Loading in SharePoint 2013

In this article, we will be fixing App Stuck on Loading in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 that you may face when adding a new list.

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Add an App Stuck on Loading in SharePoint 2013

In SharePoint 2013, I have tried to Add an app

Add an App in SharePoint

But I have noticed strange behavior where the App page stuck on loading with no chance to show anything as shown below

Add an App Stuck on Loading in SharePoint 2013
Add an App Stuck on Loading in SharePoint 2013

Cause

The “Add An App stuck on loading in SharePoint 2013” issue might occur if

  1. The System Master Page is not the default one, or it has been customized.
  2. The App Installation Service timer job is disabled.

The System Master Page is not the default one, or it has been customized

To make sure that the issue is related to your custom master page, try to set back the current assigned Master Page to the default one that is not customized before, by doing the following:

  • Open Site settings.
site settings SharePoint
  • Below Look and Feel > Click on the Master page.
Master Page - look and feel In SharePoint
  • Beside the ‘System Master Page’ > Select a default one that is not customized before like “oslo” or “Seattle“.
Master Page - Change Master Page - System Master Page - SharePoint
  • Go back to add An App that should be now shown properly.
Add an APP stuck on loading in SharePoint

Note: Customizing the System Master Page leads to missing some of the main placeholders.

  • Now, go back to Master Page Settings to change the current Master page to your custom master page.
  • Open SharePoint Designer > Take a copy from your current custom master page to can rollback your changes.

Copy only HTML file that would do a bundled copy for the Master File.

  • Edit the “Master Page.master” file In advanced mode.
  • Make sure that the system custom master page still contains the following placeholders and set to true.
    • DeltaPlaceHolderLeftNavBar.
    • PlaceHolderLeftNavBar.
    • DeltaPlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea.
    • PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea.
  • Search for a plceholder with ID “PlaceHolderLeftNavBar” , “PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea” then remove it.
  • Add the following Tags after the last div in your file and before any other placeholders.
<SharePoint:AjaxDelta id="DeltaPlaceHolderLeftNavBar" BlockElement="true" runat="server">
<asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderLeftNavBar" runat="server">
</asp:ContentPlaceHolder>
</SharePoint:AjaxDelta>
<SharePoint:AjaxDelta id="DeltaPlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea" runat="server">
<asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea" runat="server">
</asp:ContentPlaceHolder>
</SharePoint:AjaxDelta>
Add an App Stuck Loading in SharePoint
  • Save > Check-In > Publish as a Major version.
  • Go back to add an app that should be now working properly with your custom Master Page.
Add an APP stuck on loading in SharePoint

Enable the App Installation Service timer Job

In a case of the above solution doesn’t solve your issue, so you should make sure that the App Installation Service timer job is enabled, by doing the following:

  • Go to Central Administration > Monitoring > Review Job definition.
Monitoring - Review job definitions - Central Administration - SharePoint
  • Make sure that the App Installation Service is enabled.
Enable App installation service in SharePoint
  • Click on app installation service timer job to adjust its schedule to run every 5 minutes > Click Run Now.
Edit Timer -SharePoint -devoworx
  • Go back to add an app that should be now working properly.
your-apps-SharePoint

Conclusion

Avoid changing the default system master page because this lead to missing some of the main placeholders and thence facing App Stuck on Loading in SharePoint 2013.

Applies To
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
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