Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2011 8:51 AM (in response to nick101)
Please bare with me I am a complete novice about these things.. Here is what I did (which didn't work)..
1. I deleted the app off my phone.
2. Despite the phone syncing when I plugged my phone into the computer the old version of the app is still showing in my itunes library. (I am still showing that an update is available for it). If I had the new version updates wouldn't be available correct?
3. Went to my device.. right clicked and selected "Backup".
4. Synced phone. (Had" My device" open and synced using button on lower right side of the screen).
The sync did not add the app to my phone.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2011 8:58 AM (in response to redsoxfan77)
First thing I would to just to be safe is in iTunes right click the app in question and choose Show in Windows Explorer to have it take you to where that file actually is on your computer. I would then make a copy of it elsewhere just to have handy in case it gets replaced by accident.
Next, by deleting from phone and syncing it told iTunes you don't want to sync the app to your phone. So since it is off the phone but in your iTunes library, you first need to go to your Applications tab for your sync options and tell it to sync that app again.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2011 10:00 AM (in response to DaVBMan)
Thanks for the quick response and trying to explain the process to me in the simplest of terms.
You say to go to the Applicatons tab for your sync options.. are you referring to the applications tab in my itunes library or the applications tab under my devices. (I have never tried to reinstall an app after deleting it before).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to redsoxfan77)
You did it correctly the first time, you just missed one little step: In iTunes, before you sync, you have to checkmark the little box next to the app that you want to re-install on your phone.
In iTunes, on the left side of the screen, under DEVICES, click the name of your iPhone. Now from the selections across the top of the screen, click APPS. This will bring up a list of all the apps you have, with checkmarks next to the ones that will be synced to the phone. Make sure the box is checked next to the app you're concerned about and click the "sync" button on the lower right corner of the screen.