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tplSF Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Dec 13, 2010 11:07 AM
I downloaded an app earlier today (My Favs contact software). The download was successful, but I can't launch the app unless I manually search for it on my iPhone. Any ideas? Thanks.
2010 15" MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,150 points)
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    Dec 13, 2010 11:30 AM (in response to tplSF)
    You checked all pages?

    Is it in a folder?

    Have you reached the max of 11 pages?
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Time Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,150 points)
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    Dec 13, 2010 6:40 PM (in response to tplSF)
    Yes. You can find the app via the search.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Time Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • EBSkater Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
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    Dec 13, 2010 7:31 PM (in response to tplSF)
    tplSF wrote:
    Just curious, if you reach the *11-page max*, does it download the app but not display the icon?

    Oh grief...that didn't answer your question for yourself???
    MacBook Pro 13.3", Windows XP
  • Macaby Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)
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    Dec 17, 2010 8:28 PM (in response to tplSF)
    IF there is an 11 page limit, technically could the phone have 11 pages of folders with the folders all containing several apps within each folder? If so, the 11 page limit is meaningless unless some user wants a LOT OF APPS on their phone.
    MB Pro 15-21.5 iMac, Mac OS X (10.6), IT 8GB--IP 4 32GB--Nano 16GB
  • hardly competent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 15, 2011 2:23 PM (in response to tplSF)
    I haven't even had the app icon appear since I made the purchase yesterday. I've rebooted, synced, screamed and stopped just short of crushing the phone in utter frustration.

    If you have nothing but condescending comments, please refrain from replying to my request for help. If you wish to be kind to someone who is NOT tech savvy and would never presume to be so, please help. I HAVE used the search on the phone. I have gone to settings. I've opened my iTunes on the desktop and moved my apps from the old phone to the desktop. The issue for me, as a techno-idiot, is I cannot move the apps from the old phone to the new one. I THINK it is because there is no "APPS" folder available on my new device. I have been unsuccessful in determining how to make that happen.

    Any kind advice is appreciated. If you are unable to respond in such, please don't...there ARE those of us who need help and have no other resources at hand.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)
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    Feb 15, 2011 2:36 PM (in response to Macaby)
    Macaby wrote:
    IF there is an 11 page limit, technically could the phone have 11 pages of folders with the folders all containing several apps within each folder? If so, the 11 page limit is meaningless unless some user wants a LOT OF APPS on their phone.



    yes before folders it was 11 pages max now with folders you can have way more applications then you actually need
    macbook pro 17 inch - iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • hardly competent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 15, 2011 3:20 PM (in response to hardly competent)
    Never mind. Idiot's husband was able to solve problem.
    iOS 4
  • Jim Stembridge Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Sep 20, 2011 10:02 AM (in response to hardly competent)

    As I have the same issue, I still don't see an answer to the actual question.

     

    Can anyone answer simply how to find the app that is *missing*?

  • Jim Stembridge Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Sep 20, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to tplSF)

    Did you ever get an answer? I have the exact same problem and it's driving me nuts!

  • CoolGuy1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 27, 2011 12:26 PM (in response to tplSF)

    Connect to iTunes, then remove the app from iTunes and sync. Then get it from the app store.

     

    Hope This Helps.

     

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  • jwoolman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 11, 2012 10:44 PM (in response to tplSF)

    Same thing happened to me and I was sure I had synced the app to my phone. I could find it by searching but it definitely wasn't anywhere as an icon, alone or in a folder. Finally thought to check how many pages of icons I had haphazardly added (easiest to see in iTunes> your phone's name when connected > apps, since they number the pages) and I had reached the 11 page limit. I organized most of my apps into folders and reduced down to 6 pages .... Then had to reboot and lo and behold, there it was - along with half a page of icons for other apps that I had forgotten about and weren't showing up before! This is a hazard when you keep picking up games and apps when they go free for a while. I try to only keep a few on my phone (unchecking the rest in itunes>my phone when connected > apps) so I can test them out gradually, but it got away from me rather easily over the past year. I now have two folders full of "task lists" to try out, for instance! You can see I really do desperately need a proper task list, if I ever find time to find the right one. (Catch-22.)

     

    Apple should incorporate a warning message when we reach that magic 11 page limit, at least ... I like to be told by my gadgets when I'm about to do something stupid.

  • Ilovemyiphone3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 16, 2012 7:47 PM (in response to hardly competent)

    I just had a similar issue - cd not find the

    App for the app store on my iphone

    which was recently repaired.

     

    I realized in Settings - the app was

    on the menu tho it had been turned

    off.

    I set it to 'on' &amp; found the icon in a

    folder on my iphone's home page.

     

    Hope that helps.

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