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  • 15. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    Alexander Newman Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I've got the same problem - twice, in fact, with a complete Restore, app, iPod and Contacts repopulate, with half my address book missing and most of my data lost, in between. The data-eating Restore option was necessary finally since the most recent backup with everything on it was "corrupt", and iTunes (7.7.1) wouldn't allow me to install any previous backups. I had also tried a number of cold reboots, app-deletion, etc., top shift the log-jam.

    At a guess, the App Store updater seems to be incorrectly setting permissions, which guess is supported by the above comments.

    And like others above, I'm beginning to wish I'd not bought an iPhone. Not to mention my wife telling me repeatedly "I told you so, you should have waited till the bugs were ironed out". But then, how long would one have to wait?

    Please fix this immediately Apple - your good name will rapidly go down the tube, otherwise.
  • 16. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    Tom Borgstrom Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    I tried this, but no joy.

    Also upgraded to 2.0.1, but this didn't solve the problem.

    Still waiting to be able to run my paid-for apps again ...
  • 17. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    Foofur Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    My Apps won't lauch either. I've totally wiped the phone clean three times now and the Apps (unless the original ones when I first got the phone at the store) will not work. They start to run and then stop and the screen goes back to the home screen. It would be nice to utilize the functionality of the phone, but so far, nothing.
  • 18. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    theedge103 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Same here!

    iPhone about 1 year old and have been using for weeks with 2.0 without a problem... this week my programs intermittently started to not work...reboot would help and get them back up and running.

    Now, no App store apps work! Not a one. Yesterday I reinstalled one off the app store on the phone and it worked, today no go.

    Tried all the suggestions (re-auth, remove, restore, etc...) no good... Apple has a pandemic starting and better get on the ball before this news gets out like the Blackberry server outages!
  • 19. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    BcastBear Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just upgraded to 2.0.1 and my apps stopped working. I reset the iPhone and it did not help. Deleted the apps and re-downloaded/installed them from the iPhone and again they did not work. Deleted them again and downloaded them to iTunes 7.7.1 on my computer, then synced them to the iPhone and for whatever reason they are now working again.

    So I thought I'd pass this along.
  • 20. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    ARW777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sounds like I'm having the same apps problem, only they started crashing after I did the 2.0.1 update. (I never had apps problems before).

    Nothing about the updated went wierd, just none of the appstore apps now work. I tried uninstalling one and reinstalling it, just to see if it would work. Same behavior.

    There is definitely a problem here, Apple, and 2.0.1 isn't the fix, it provoked the problem.
  • 21. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    ewiley28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I already can't load my apps. Any thoughts on whether 2.0.1 would be an improvement or a problem?
  • 22. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    theedge103 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Now I have been pulling my hair out and think I found a fix that worked for me..

    @ Remove all apps from iTunes (optional - not sure if needed to do this)
    @ Remove all apps from iPhone (optional - not sure if needed to do this)
    @ Reauthorize iTunes
    @ Login to iTunes Store
    @ Click on your user name on the upper right
    @ Click 'Sign out' on pop-up window
    @ Close iTunes
    @ Open iTunes
    @ Log in to iTunes Store
    @ Buy a few free apps
    @ Synch these apps to the iPhone
    @ Should be working!
  • 23. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    SocratesRules Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    From reading a few threads on this, I can say that other users were having this problem before the updates of iTunes as well as the iPhone 2.0.1 update.

    It seems to be more related one of the apps after syncing. The offending app may be Currency or Facebook. Deleting these seems to work for some.

    Restoring does not seem to help but I am waiting now for a Restore to wind its way thru.
    Here's hoping the above theory will work for me too.
  • 24. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    pmonahan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks theedge103 for the steps to a potential fix. I had my apps and iPod data working again for a few hours by downloading a free app on my iPhone and rebooting. This worked for three hours until I upgraded to iPhone 2.0.1. All non-Apple apps, videos and music stopped working again. Multiple attempts at downloading a free app and rebooting did not work again. Instead of doing a clean wipe, I decided to try the steps listed in the post above except for removal of all apps from iTunes. I did turn off Push and will now sync everything directly with the computer. Every app is working now and I'm not sure if the fix was deleting all apps from the iPhone or logging out from the iTunes store that fixed things, but things are back the way they should be. I'm suspicious of apps that have preferences in the bottom section of the Apple App, "Settings". Before this fix, I went to "Settings" a few times and I got a blank screen, no preferences for anything appeared, then a flash of light, then the iPhone shut down completely. I can only guess that there was some sort of bug in one of the seven downloaded apps that had preferences in the "Settings". This thinking may be completely off base and I'm still waiting for a fix from Apple, perhaps in the form of iTunes 7.7.2. Until then, I will not sync anything over the air and will only download and update new apps from iTunes on my computer. If anyone else having this problem decides to give this a try or have found another solution, please post your methods and results.
  • 25. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    GFD613 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I suspect the problem is apps we've previously downloaded have been pulled from the store, or upgraded from free to paid. Apparently, just because you downloaded the app legally once doesn't mean you can keep it, unless you never want to sync your phone again.
  • 26. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    waj3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the problem before 2.0.1, and I still have it after. My girlfriend did not have the problem on her phone until after updating to 2.0.1. I am methodically trying all the fixes suggested in these threads, but have not yet found one that works for me. She decided to just restore her phone to its original state, and it is resyncing now. We'll see whose phone ends up working first.
  • 27. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    techforministry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the advice. I reauthorized my computer in iTunes and all apps are working great again.
  • 28. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    pmonahan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks to all that are posting your experiences. I look forward to hearing the results from waj3 with two iPhones with this problem and any other reader experiencing the same problems, please post your methods and results in your attempts to resolve your issues. I wonder what percent of users are experiencing these problems, I have not seen any figures anywhere. Is it .001%, 1% or more? It seems that many of the posts in this and other threads work for some and not for others. I know that for my iPhone, downloading a free app and rebooting, a fix for many with the same problem widely stated in this thread, worked once for me, but not again after the problem returned. I eventually got all apps working again and videos+music visible again by following the steps outlined by theedge103:

    @ Remove all apps from iPhone
    @ Reauthorize iTunes
    @ Login to iTunes Store
    @ Click on your user name on the upper right
    @ Click 'Sign out' on pop-up window
    @ Close iTunes
    @ Open iTunes
    @ Log in to iTunes Store
    @ Buy a few free apps
    @ Synch these apps to the iPhone
    @ Should be working!

    techforministry states that reauthorizing iTunes worked, although this did not work for me after a few attempts. I would really like to hear from others on what is working and what is not working so that we can have a definitive fix for all.

    I can rule out reauthorizing or downloading a free app and rebooting as a fix for all. Others have tried the time intensive, clean wipe of their iPhone only to find the problem return. I would love to see a few posts from anyone with the same problem to take the steps outlined above and state if your problem either continues or gets resolved so that we can move in the direction of having this question answered once and for all.

    I look forward to your postings...
  • 29. Re: iPhone applications no longer work
    ewiley28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Wait -- you're saying that if you download a free app and they later change it to paid, you have to pay for it to access it? They don't give a refund if an app you bought later has a lower price!
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