5359 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2009 7:23 AM by tjlmag
The iphone will sync to one library/computer at a time.
Since you have reformatted, it is now a new library and iphone will indeed erase the itunes content from iphone and replace with the itunes content from the computer.
You can try File>Transfer Purchases.
If all else fails you can re-download the apps for free.
i actually have no purchased music content that i need to transfer. (copied from old CD's and i've been using pandora for years).
just need to sync my apps w/o having itunes delete them and then have to reinstall all 50. if i have to do that, i'll wait until my phone needs a restore.
just seems like there should be a better way. thanks.
I suggested the Transfer purchases option , because Apps are itunes purchases and may be transferred to the computer when you do this.
If it is not worth a try to you then don't.
maybe you miss interpreted my tone (or i did, regarding to your last statement).
i followed the instructions in your link and my apps backed up to my new itunes. still getting the same delete message when i try to sync apps, but i'm guessing i now let it delete them from my iphone, then they'll resync from my pc, then everything will be happy?
I think this sort of broke with the last iTunes update.
It was as actually much better at this. It was broke... fixed, then broke again.
Between different computers, it would automatically detect and transfer purchases, then synch to that machine. No messages of deleting all apps.
This changed after the lastest update and/or OS update.
When it says it's going to "replace all apps" - I'm not sure it actually DOES this - I haven't seen it reload every app. But I do make sure to "transfer apps" first.
And to complicate matters, it really messes up your icons. Before any synching... it display the apps in an order that is NOT the order on my phone.
If you don't "transfer purchases" - when you synch, your current icon setup isn't read, and not displayed.
But even if you synch - you don't get YOUR setup! It changes your phone to a default order...but YOURS is still displayed!!
if you move around an icon or 2... and synch again, you can get YOUR (displayed) setup back.
All this really makes it a severe pain. It was working SOOOO smoothly before the latest changes.