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Simon De Trey -White Level 1 (15 points)
My iPhone shows updates for 7 apps are available, iTunes says the same. I would rather load the updated apps onto my iPhone from my Mac as they are hefty and I dont want to do it direct to the iPhone but cannot see an option to do that. When I sync the phone apps are not updated on the iPhone.

Macbook Pro, 2.4 GHz i5 and Macbook 2.16ghz, 160 GB drive, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 4GB RAM
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 (10,505 points)
    In iTunes click on 'Apps' in the list on the left of the screen in iTunes.
    Then at the bottom of the screen it will show you have 7 Apps to update, click on '7 updates available'.
    Then you will get a screen to do the updates.
  • Andrea Rimicci Level 1 (120 points)
    Simon De Trey -White wrote:
    ...I would rather load the updated apps onto my iPhone from my Mac...

    You can follow these steps:
    - open iTunes
    - login in store with the same account you used to purchase your apps
    - in "Apps" tab, click on the bottom right "nn updates available" notice
    - here the updated apps are listed, you can now click on the upper right "download free updates" button. It may happen some updates are not free, and you need purchase them.
    - after downloads ended, you can sync your iPhone, all updated apps installed on your phone will be refreshed on sync

    Edit: lan was faster in the draw
  • Simon De Trey -White Level 1 (15 points)
    Thanks Ian, great
  • duffyd Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem-
    but from iTunes when I press the "download updates" it takes me to another page that says I have no new updates... I now have 23 updates
    and when I try to update from my iPhone4, my password goes through just fine, but as soon as it looks like it's going to start updating, "Cannot connect to iTunes store" pops up, when I can log into iTunes just fine.
    I have tried literally everything, even a new phone!
    Please HELP!
  • Hassan_ Level 1 (0 points)

    How many ID Apple have you got? more than one?

    If so, in you Itune go to Store->Account

    Log-in using the same email and password you used in your Iphone and click on see account.

    There you will see all your account information... Look for Purchase History and see if the apps your iphone is saying you have to update is on the list. If they are not listed on the Purchase History is probably because you got them using another ID Apple.

    But on the other hand if you see your apps on this list, try to click on "RESET ALL WARNIGS FOR BUYING AND DOWNLOADING ITEMS".

    Log-out and try again to update your apps using your Iphone.


    By all mean if you have to change you ID Apple in your Iphone go to SETTINGS->STORE on the botton you will see your ID Apple (click on it and a pop-up will show asking you to change you ID Apple) change for your new ID Apple and try all again.


    If any path I described here looks different  in you Itune is because mine is in Portuguese

  • Bad Apple Level 1 (0 points)

    Why are some people so illiterate?

    It should say the Apps item in the left-hand menu column, under Library. Not the Apps Tab! Apps tabs are in either the Store menu or the Devices menu! But you want the Library menu!

    Someone should rewrite the instructions. But otherwise, it set me on the right path, and I found the answer to this problem myself.

  • ARGMAN Level 1 (0 points)

    ufff, I was waiting for this.

  • undead1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bad Apple, I would like to thank you for making this clear!

    Bad Apple wrote:


    "Apps item in the left-hand menu column, under Library. Not the Apps Tab!"

  • RickMorris Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Bad Apple.  I thought I was losing my mind till I read your post!!!

  • Lamna nasus Level 1 (0 points)

    If you are reading this and still cannot see the update button at bottom right, you may be using a Macbook Pro, etc.. in which case use the 'fill screen' control (top right of your browser window).. Apparate!

  • AlpineStyle Level 1 (0 points)

    it is also important to make sure the itunes store is not 'Disabled' in your 'Parental Controls' otherwise you will not be signed in thus, not allowing you to get your updates through itunes.

  • Leacy86 Level 1 (0 points)



    Can someone please tell me if updating the apps on itunes (using the computer) followed by syncing the computer and the iphone will update the apps without using 3G Data on my phone plan.

  • Courcoul Level 6 (12,982 points)

    Yes. The apps will get copied over from iTunes' local cache without the carrier even knowing. Unless, of course, it's a hardazz and has put the phone on a real tight clampdown of a lock.

  • Ashley Drees Level 1 (25 points)

    I too lost the menu that has the updates... if you have not got the sidebar open.. you cannot find it easily... so pressing Alt+Apple+S will open the sidebar or you can use the view menu - THEN you can find the apps in the "SIDEBAR" (which you can hide) and then update....

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