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iTunes 11 doesn't automatically transfer app updates

57515 Views 42 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2013 10:52 AM by howarduns RSS
  • Lugan48 Calculating status...
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    Dec 25, 2012 3:08 AM (in response to DanKell)

    Most simple solution, Apple please add again the "Update app" button, or not?

  • Tab2050 Calculating status...
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    Dec 25, 2012 8:15 AM (in response to jace112)

    Thanks...it works now.

     

    Go to the menu toolbar (CTRL-B for Windows), go to File and then display the old devices menu!

  • connor190 Calculating status...

    This is why I like PCs. If you are using a mac, CTRL-B wouldn't work, and thus you would have to make your way through the UI, which is so inefficient.       Kinda like using $1000 dollars for a mac that has crap specs is ineffiecient.   

  • Ryn0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Seriously? You're saying its better to use CTRL+B to show the file menu, when on Mac it's already there? You know what's inefficient? Your comment that contributed nothing. Thanks though. This isn't a Mac vs PC forum or topic, so I suggest you go elsewhere. The point is iTunes 11 needs some work in auto app transferring.

  • rafrew Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to DanKell)

    I have an iPod, iPad and now an Iphone and as I accidently said yes to update iTunes to Version 11, I now have the same problem.  Have Apple done a deal with telecommunications providors to make me use more internet usage so I can have all my apps updated  I now have to update four times - iPod, iPad, iPhone and iTunes.  I've now decided that as these devices require replacement I WILL NOT be buying Apple products.  Apple should seriously start taking customers convenience into account when changing iTunes.  I imagine there are a lot of unhappy people out there.  I now I am.  I have updated the apps using iTunes, but when I sync the iPhone, the apps don't go over.  Most frustrating.

  • Dave_1 Calculating status...

    I agree that this is a big issue for us users with multiple devices trying to keep Apps up-to-date...families for example and this worked automatically before.  It would be great if Apple could bring this back.

     

    For example, in our family using this prior functionality, we have found it easier to update Apps centrally on iTunes and then sync devices to iTunes once in a while.  Then, any updated Apps have been downloaded once centrally and are then copied out to all devices upon sync.  And any purchases made on the devices are also automatically copied back centrally to iTunes.This has worked great for us..hope it is brought back.

  • xnfn Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 12:03 AM (in response to jace112)

    Thanks jace. Your answer soved my problem.

  • houserocca Calculating status...

    I agree that apple should bring this functionality back.

    Another example is when i wanted to remove an app from ALL devices i would delete from itunes and sync.  iTunes would ask me if I wanted to trasnfer apps, select no and app would be deleted from all devices.

    This now must be done manually on iTunes then all devices otherwise when you use transfer apps in itunes it will bring that app back.

    Please apple, fix this issue.

  • markmc78 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Same problem here, very annoying - if I want to remove an app from all my devices, I used to just delete it in iTunes then sync all my iOS devices.

     

    Now i have to manually remove the app from every device

  • raj_usa Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2013 5:41 AM (in response to DanKell)

    I too had the same problem but after updating my preferences in tunes it resolved.

     

    1. Sign in using your apple id in i-tunes(press Ctrl+B and then store tab. click sign in).
    2. Once you sign in successfully, open Store Preferences(Ctrl+,)
    3. Go to Store tab
    4. Enable/Check the options Music/Apps/Books under Automatic Downloads with which itunes can download new purchases made on other devices using the apple id you signed with to itunes.

     

    Hope this resolves your problem too.

     

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    Raj

  • houserocca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 24, 2013 9:38 PM (in response to raj_usa)


    Thanks raj_usa, tried what you detailed in your post but still not working.

    Try this on yours, delete an app from iTunes, click sync (not transfer apps) and check if it removes app from your devices.

     

    Has anyone else tried this and succeeded, maybe it's my machine that doesn't work properly.

    BTW, I'm using Windows 7 with itunes 11.0.2.25

     

    Thanks.

  • gti2quick4u Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have figured it out. If your device is set to backup to iCloud, then app updates will not sync to iTunes. If it is set to backup to your computer, then any updates will go from your device to iTunes. Obviously this is not a true solution as most of us like to backup to iCloud.

  • kevinjayvee Calculating status...
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    Feb 26, 2013 7:06 PM (in response to DanKell)

    i have an ipod and i downloaded few apps in another pc , i wanted them to transfer in my own pc to put it into my iphone , but i dont know how  ihave the latest version of itunes , can someone please help me transfer my apps from ipod to itunes.

  • Carldemor Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2013 5:42 AM (in response to DanKell)

    Although you make the threat I have to thank you because I didnt knew how to update them in my Mac, I used to update them automaticly, and now it has to be done Manual. Not an improvement really.

     

    Thank you anyway for the manual solution.

     

    Hope Apple take this in consideration.

  • bigman2905 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 12, 2013 6:24 PM (in response to DanKell)

    Thanks! I was getting really annoyed for those number badges on "Apps"

    It still doesn't happen automatically, but at least I learnt a way to do it manually

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