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apps on iphone not showing in itunes

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kjodmb Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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Jul 11, 2008 8:33 PM
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)
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    Jul 11, 2008 8:45 PM (in response to kjodmb)
    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.
    built myself, Windows XP Pro
  • trilobyte Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:45 PM (in response to kjodmb)
    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.

    Trilo
    PowerBook 17 1.67GHz G4, Mac OS X (10.5.4), iPhone 2.0
  • Brad Jordan2 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 7:43 AM (in response to kjodmb)
    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?
    17" MBP 2.16, MB 2.0, iPhone (4GB), Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • peterherrmNY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 8:59 AM (in response to Brad Jordan2)
    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??
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Also MacMini
  • Chris Yates Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 9:13 AM (in response to peterherrmNY)
    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.
    iMac 2.0GHZ, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2GB RAM
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 9:44 AM (in response to kjodmb)
    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.
    iMac G5 17" (work), Mac OS X (10.5.3), iMac 20" Aluminum and Home built Win XP machine
  • Matt M. Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 11:58 AM (in response to kjodmb)
    Someone in this thread <http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1593246> noted that you can get it back by control-clicking on your iPhone in the Devices list in iTunes and selecting "Reset Warnings".
    PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • shaun76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 12, 2008 7:06 PM (in response to Brad Jordan2)
    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.
    Mac Pro / iPhone 1, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • iBeetle Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jul 14, 2008 5:29 PM (in response to Brad Jordan2)
    Thank you Brad Jordan2 -
    I came here looking for the solution as the original poster and your post gave me my answer.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • krancher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2008 8:28 PM (in response to Chris Yates)
    Thanks Chris, it worked for me on the 3rd or 4th attempt.

    Rob
  • krancher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2008 8:34 PM (in response to Chris Yates)
    Thanks Chris, it took me 3-4 attempts.
    G5, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
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