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Apps not visible on iPad screens

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Peter Monether1 Calculating status...
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May 11, 2010 6:31 AM
After syncing my iPad from my MacBook Pro and seeing the messages in the progress bar report the new apps' installation, I don't see the new apps on my iPad. When I connect to my laptop and view the iPad screens in iTunes/Apps, the new apps are there; when I try to download the app directly from the App Store on the iPad, it says it's already installed. I've tried rebooting the iPad and re-syncing, but so far those apps are not showing up. I've also tried moving the apps on the MacBook/iTunes/Apps and then applying the change - no change. Any ideas?
MacBook Pro, iMac, MacPro, iPad, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • DeMarble Calculating status...
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    May 11, 2010 6:43 AM (in response to Peter Monether1)
    Not trying to be funny, but did you swipe left? My new installs show on the next page.
    Windows 7, Acer Aspire 1, Toshiba Satellite
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    May 11, 2010 7:32 AM (in response to Peter Monether1)
    They seem to get spread over several screens. As said above, swipe!

    Phil
    MacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Dell Win7 Desktop ; iPhone 3G[S], OS 3.1.3; iPad 3G 64
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 Level 6 (9,330 points)
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    May 11, 2010 7:54 AM (in response to Peter Monether1)
    If you are having problems, try to do a restore from iTunes.

    glor
    Macbook Air 2.13 GHZ, Apple 24" LCD Display, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone 3GS 32GB White, iPad 3G 64GB
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 Level 6 (9,330 points)
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    May 11, 2010 9:03 AM (in response to Peter Monether1)
    When you do the restore from iTunes, it will wipe your iPad and restore all os software and firmware. You can then restore apps from your latest backup, which contains all your app preferences.

    Glor
    Macbook Air 2.13 GHZ, Apple 24" LCD Display, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone 3GS 32GB White, iPad 3G 64GB
  • dflye Calculating status...
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    May 12, 2010 11:53 AM (in response to Peter Monether1)
    Having the exact same issue; at least one app that I installed and used several times has vanished. App Store thinks it is still installed, yet search by name cannot locate, nor is it found by paging through icons. App in question is EyeTV.
  • Lori T-M. Calculating status...
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    May 12, 2010 7:20 PM (in response to dflye)
    Also having the same issue...
    1. you can see the apps in iTunes
    2. the apps do not show up on any of the pages (swipes)
    3. you can uncheck them and choose apply... then check them back and they do not show up
    4. restart iTunes - same
    5. restart computer - same
    6. iBooks, MLB.com and USAToday are the missing ones, but other paid and free apps show up as expected
    7. You can drag them to a page and drop them and they will not show up on the page even in iTunes. They only show up in the checklist.

    We have not restored since from a previous post that does not seem to help. We just noticed it today. It was working as expected yesterday.
    Sony, Windows 7, iPhone
  • Jean Normand Calculating status...
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    May 31, 2010 8:12 AM (in response to Lori T-M.)
    i'm also having the same thing...bought few apps today and not only this one not showing but 3 i had before showing nice have dissapear....like everyone else they show fine on my ipad screen in itunes but i cannot find them on my ipad....tried to unistall them and re-install with no success...i don't want to do a restore yet i have lots of stuff there don't want yet to redo it....can anyone help??
  • workingmominSF Calculating status...
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    Aug 10, 2010 7:21 AM (in response to Peter Monether1)
    am also having the same problem. can't see pandora, NYT, yelp or netflix on the ipad, altho they are in itunes and can move them from screen to screen. have tried deinstalling and reinstalling, restoring settings, shutting down and restarting ipad and laptop... nothhing works... always the same apps that don't show up ipad, altho they appear on iphone (except netflix). very frustrating!
    iphone, ipad, iOS 4, none
  • workingmominSF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 10, 2010 7:29 AM (in response to Peter Monether1)
    just found another thread that solved the problem, which is age restrictions in your setting. once you turn off the restrictions for in-app purchases, they all appear. of course, then the content is not restricted... let me know if you find a way to block the content, rather than the entire app.
    iphone, ipad, iOS 4, none
  • Bonnie Lebesch1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2011 8:49 AM (in response to workingmominSF)
    Having the same problem, sync appears to happen normally, all the apps show in the iTunes preview of iPad, but nothing actually gets synced... I can see that it is not copying anything. But since it thinks it is there it won't do anything. It worked perfectly on the iPhone. All my restrictions are off. Any solutions to this?
    Powerbook G4, iOS 4, new iPad
  • Bonnie Lebesch1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 23, 2011 2:10 PM (in response to Bonnie Lebesch1)
    I solved my problem! The issue is with having apps for both iPad and iPhone in the same library. Some of the apps work for both, some do not. So if you have "sync apps automatically" selected, then the iPad gets hung up on the fact that some of the apps are wrong, so it stops sync. I don't know why it looks like it has synced, but it has in fact done nothing. This problem does not happen on the iPhone - with the same list of apps the iPhone sync went perfectly.

    So, to solve it I selected only the apps for iPad and sync, and it works now. Thanks to Apple SUPPORT EXPRESS LANE for the answer.
    Powerbook G4, iOS 4, iPad
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