Yesterday my Lumia 640 (running Windows 10 Mobile 1703) restarted several times in the off-hours. I was thinking it just installs updates but as far as I can tell there were no updates installed.

But since that, a number of apps in the app list now have a subtitle that reads "Pending". Some of the apps came back to life when I clicked them, others just refuse to start. I have an SD card inserted and think this could be SD card related, or maybe not. I have set to install new apps to Phone (but some of the apps may have been installed before on the SD card). Who knows that behavior, what does it mean?

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    At some point, all apps were back to normal. So, I don't know what happened. Maybe this was a cloud restore after some failure/update.
    – wp78de
    Dec 8, 2017 at 2:58

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I remember having a similar problem. If I remember right, I ended up uninstalling the app from settings (on my phone it's settings > Apps > Apps & features). After it was uninstalled, I re-installed it from the store.

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