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kjodmb Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
i downloaded a few apps onto the phone and [after a lengthy back up], they're not showing up in itunes [apps folder or in the list of apps when iphone is connected]. they're also not in the itunes mobile folder in the home folder.

i "tested" re-downloading an app in itunes and it did say that i've already purchased it [so i didn't actually repurchase it]. but it's nowhere on my macbook -- just on the phone.

i've authorized computer, checked for purchases, and rebooted everything. ideas?

macbook, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • havemusicwilltravel Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    If you downloaded some apps, they should show up in your Library Applications selection. When your iPhone is connected, select the phone and check the Applications tab in the main library window. You should see your apps there. Try a manual sync of just the apps from the Application window. Your Apps will show up individually on the phone. I had to play around with mine a little to get them on the Phone. Now they are working fine. You can add or take them away by turning the checks on and off and syncing. I hope this is of some help to you. Good luck.
  • kjodmb Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    --they should show up in your Library Applications selection.
    some of them are not

    --Applications tab in the main library window. You should see your apps there.
    they're not all there either

    --manual sync of just the apps from the Application window.
    i don't want to lose the ones that are on the phone but not appearing in itunes

    the prob isn't getting them on the phone, it's getting them from the phone into itunes/on computer.
  • trilobyte Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)
    I've got nearly a dozen Apps I downloaded directly from App Store on the phone, and 5 I grabbed through iTunes. Right now, the only ones showing in the Applications tab within iTunes are those 5 I grabbed through the iTunes App Store.

    Near as I can tell, the Applications tab only shows the stuff downloaded from the App Store within iTunes. My gut feeling is that at some point in the near future, Apple will add an option to download Apps from phone option, in the same way you can download music that you purchased on your phone.

  • Brad Jordan2 Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
    Go to FILE-TRANSFER PURCHASES FROM iPHONE. That got them there for me. I used to have a dialogue window that popped up saying there were purchased items on the iPhone and would I like to transfer them. I disabled that because I thought that would make it do it automatically. However, that wasn't the case. Now, I wish I could get that dialogue window option back. Anyone know how?
  • peterherrmNY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem occurring. Apps downloaded on the phone, do not get transferred to itunes. Itunes says "Backing up iphone" every time it syncs, but no Apps are copied from the phone to itunes.

    When I choose File-Transfer Purchases from iphone, it either fails, for get's stuck on the first App.

    Looks like there's a bug here??
  • Chris Yates Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I had exactly the same problem. I purchased with my iPhone but they wouldn't appear in iTunes. However if you do File>Transfer Purchases from iTunes it should work, bear in mind that the first few times I tried it, it either didn't work or got stuck on a particular application and wouldn't finish. I had to try about 5 or 6 times to get it to finally work.
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
    kerri johnson,

    If you notice the warnings about already purchased, it mentions that downloading them again, unlike music or videos, does not charge you.

    Which application is it hanging on while transferring purchases?

    Thank you,

    Nathan C.
  • kjodmb Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    it happens on several apps. i just plugged in and it's "backing up" now. seems like [everything else this week], you have to keep doing it.

    if not, good point about it not double charging like music. i hadn't noticed that.

    i'm sure it'll be fixed, just didn't want to lose anything [money] in the interim.
  • kjodmb Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    yes, file transfer purchases is working for me too. i think i also inadvertently disabled that function. no idea how to get it back.
  • Matt M. Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Someone in this thread <> noted that you can get it back by control-clicking on your iPhone in the Devices list in iTunes and selecting "Reset Warnings".
  • shaun76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This worked for me, as well as the tip about control clicking on the device and resetting warnings. Now I have to restore my iPhone, so hopefully these steps have saved me.
  • iBeetle Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Thank you Brad Jordan2 -
    I came here looking for the solution as the original poster and your post gave me my answer.
  • krancher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Chris, it worked for me on the 3rd or 4th attempt.

  • krancher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Chris, it took me 3-4 attempts.
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