8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2010 9:53 AM by dhokes
dhokes Level 1 (0 points)
I've set my iPhone to manage my music manually and it's not set to sync my apps. However, when I try to drag an app on to my phone, it doesn't transfer it and just displays the following icon - http://i54.tinypic.com/29mpyys.jpg

Does anyone know why this may be the case and how to solve this problem?

I don't know whether this is relevant but I'll mention it just incase it might have caused the problem. My iPhone was manually synced to my iTunes and I've just recently formatted my laptop.

Thanks in advance.

Windows XP
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)
    I'm not sure that you can manually manage apps.

    Have you been able to do this in the past?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    You can't manually manage/transfer apps.

    Manually managing music and videos is for manually managing music and videos only, not apps, which provides very little benefit with an iPhone since an iPhone does not support disk mode.
  • dhokes Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm sure I have done so in the past.

    If someone buys an app via The App Store in iTunes, how does he/she tranfer it then (if sync apps is not selected in the options)?
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)
    You don't.

    You have to sync them. This is how it works.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    No you haven't.

    You must select Sync Apps under the Apps tab.
  • dhokes Level 1 (0 points)
    Ah right, thanks.

    If so, since I get the following message, "Are you sure you want to sync apps? All existing apps and their data on the iPhone will be replaced with apps from this iTunes library."

    Is there any way I can keep the data from the apps?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Since all apps on your iPhone should be in your iTunes library, this would not happen if you transferred your iTunes library from your computer's backup to your reformatted computer's hard drive per the instructions included with this link. Since this is a regular/common occurrence with Windoze - reformatting your computer's hard drive and/or reinstalling Windoze, you may want to begin following these instructions for maintaining your iTunes library with your computer's backup or for creating a backup for your iTunes library before the next time you reformat your computer's hard drive and/or re-install Windoze.


    Following the instructions for backing up your iTunes library and restoring from the backup will prevent your iPhone from being erased of all iTunes content with the first sync with iTunes on your reformatted hard drive.

    If all apps on your iPhone are not in your iTunes library, with your iPhone connected at the iTunes menu bar go to File and select Transfer Purchases From - the name of your iPhone.

    Follow this by creating or updating your iPhone's backup. Right-click on your iPhone under Devices in the iTunes source list and at the menu window that appears, select Back Up. Follow this by restoring your iPhone with iTunes from your iPhone's backup and then re-transfer all apps from your iTunes library to your iPhone with the sync after doing so.
  • dhokes Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks a lot! Much appreciated.

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