Sync iPhone Apps

12.14.11 |  Category: Apps |  Author:
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Syncing iPhone Apps

Many readers encounter problems with How to Sync iPhone Apps

 

On this page, you will find solutions to the following problems

 

Apps won't Sync to iPhone / Apps not Syncing to iPhone

 

Solution 1

 

The problem generally comes from Restrictions to New Applications, which are enabled in your iPhone settings

To disable them, on your iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Restrictions and turn off "New Applications"

 

Solution 2

 

If this does not solve the problem, you maybe need to authorize your iPhone, iPad or iPod

For this, back on your computer, open iTunes

You should see a category called Applications

Click on it and you will see your downloaded apps

Click on any of them and enter your Mac ID when asked

From that on, your computer will be authorized and you should be able to sync your apps just fine

 

Solution 3

 

In iTunes left panel, in the Devices section, right-click on your iPhone and select Transfer Purchases

If it doesn't work, proceed as follows

  • Open iTunes and go to the App Store
  • Navigate to one of the apps you purchased and click Buy
  • Click Yes on the You already purchased this item message
  • Click File -> Transfer Purchases
  • Login, all of your apps should now download to your iPhone
 

Solution 4

 

In iTunes left panel, in the Devices section, right-click on your iPhone and select Reset Warnings

  • Click the Sync button in iTunes lower-right corner
  • iTunes will ask if you want to transfer things from your iPhone to iTunes
  • Click Transfer and it should should sync

Sync iPhone without losing Apps

 

Losing your tens or hundreds of precious apps would be a catastrophe, especially when it took so long to organize them so neatly

Let's see how to avoid this nightmare

  • In iTunes left panel, in the Devices section, right-click on your iPhone and select Transfer Purchases
  • This will transfer Apps from iPhone to iTunes
  • Then right-click again on your iPhone and select Backup
  • Copy your application data from the following location
  • XP

    C:\documents and settings\your_name_here\local settings

    If this folder is hidden, this is how to Display hidden folders

    Vista / 7

    C:\Users\your_name_here\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

  • Tick the Sync Apps checkbox and accept the warning

Your iPhone will display Restore in Progress or Sync in progress for a while and then you should be all set


Sync iPhone Apps without iTunes

 

For those who really don't want to take risks or don't want to install iTunes, there's a pretty cool app allowing to Synchronize iPhone Apps without iTunes

It's actually not an "app", but a software ( free ) that runs on your computer and acts as an iTunes replacement, which allows to add songs to any iPod device

It also handles Apps, which makes for an interesting alternative to iTunes to Transfer Apps from computer to iPhone, iPad or iPod and the other way around

You can get it from download.com

 
 

Notes & possible issues

  • This program does not require a jailbroken iPhone
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Mike Johnson

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Syncing iPhone without iTunes

A typical alternative iPhone manager ( click to enlarge )

Even though iTunes is a wonderful application with amazing features (I personally love to listen to online radios with iTunes), some of us don't want to install iTunes or just can't, for example at work where Administrator rights are required

Luckily for us, several Free Alternative iPhone Managers are available out there, some good some less good
Some are "portable", which means they don't require any installation and, hence, can be used without Administrator privileges


Among their most wanted features are:

  • Add Music to iPhone without iTunes
  • Manage iPhone playlists without iTunes
  • Delete songs from iPhone without iTunes
  • Etc...

The author's choice is this one

It's amazingly light and fast. It downloads and opens in a blink. You are ready to Manage your iPhone Songs and Playlists within a few seconds as opposed to iTunes that takes ages to download and install

It's reliable: it didn't messed up any of the iPod, iPhone & iPad we used for the tests, including the latest iPhone 4 and iPad, which is where all other Free Alternative iPhone Management softwares failed

Its interface is intuitive and easy to understand
It's richly featured with playlists creation and renaming
The built-in player is minimal, but does what it's meant to

Finally, the program is portable ( = does not need to be installed ), so you can use it on your work Computer or even run it from a USB Flash drive and you are sure it won't mess up your Computer

Best of all, it's Free !


Notes & possible issues

  • This solution is compatible with all iPhone versions, including all iPod, iPhone 4 and iPad
iPhone Expert

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Manage iPhone Manually

12.01.10 |  Category: Without iTunes |  Author:
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How to set up iPhone for manual management

Note: for instructions on How to Manage iPhone without iTunes read our dedicated tutorial

If you encounter problems with iTunes 10 asking you to Erase and Sync the contents of your iPhone, try this: How to prevent iTunes 10 from syncing iPhone

In case you need to connect your iPhone to a Computer whose library is different from yours or if for any reason you need to prevent iTunes from automatically syncing your iPhone, it can be convenient to switch your iPhone to Manual Mode


Set up iTunes to Manage iPhone manually

  • Start by connecting your iPhone to your Computer ( iTunes should open up automatically. If not, launch it from Start->All Programs->iTunes->iTunes )
  • Click your iPhone in the "Devices" section on the left
  • Tick the "Manually manage music and videos" option

From now on, you can drag Songs manually from the library to your iPhone


Notes & possible issues

  • If you need to Transfer Songs from iPhone to library, just follow the dedicated procedure
  • If iTunes does not allow you to change this option without syncing and erasing your iPhone, go to iTunes > Edit > Preferences > Devices and check the "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically" option
iPhone Expert

Mike Johnson

Founder and Editor of sync-iphone.com has a sincere desire to provide readers with honest and useful solutions for their iPhone
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