Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2012 11:24 PM (in response to Aspertine)
Thank you so much, this should get stickied (I know it's not possible, but still ).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to Aspertine)
Incredible find! Worked perfectly. Had a step 4 though...
Closed out of iTunes and re-opened, and bang, app folder layout was perfect.
Thanks again, saved me 3 hours.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2012 11:39 PM (in response to supertommy)
Super nice!!! Your solution together with Aspertine works just great! Thanks both of you!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2012 2:24 AM (in response to marianafromca)
Sounds like a neat trick but I just can't get it to work with my 4S running 5.0.1 and the latest and greatest (not !) version of iTunes : 10.5.3
All the apps are there, but no folders whatsoever...when I uncheck "sync apps", all the checkmarks go away I don't get the iPhone layout mentioned by others here, so don't want to take it further. Closing iTunes without saving the changes brings me back to square one.
I wonder if restoring a backup would do it? Not sure it's worth the hassle, I guess I'll find out if I ever do need to restore a backup...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 9:52 PM (in response to Ryan Carricato)
Same thing for me! Same problem as you all (it is unclear why Apple is not acknowledging it). And, surprisingly, the solution proposed above worked perfectly. My 4th step was "Close iTunes" and, after reopening, all the apps were placed as I did in the iPhone 4.
In my case, the problem was triggered by syncing the iPhone for the first time with the latest iTunes.
Thank you to you all.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to RSAustin)
Based on the "magic" solution of Aspertine, which many people say that is giving a good work-around solution to this annoying problem:
1. On my itunes apps tab, I uncheck the sync apps tick box if its already checked. this then previews my current iphone page layout.
The above will just NOT happen!! If I uncheck the Sync Apps box, it will show messed up screens, having nothing to do with my iPhone's Apps organization and there are NO FOLDERS!!! Nowhere!!
So, how does this really work? No, it does not!
I agree with RSAustin above!!! Correct said!
Apple, please do something with the Apps Sync at the iTunes, it is pathetic how this works! It simply doesn't work!! Just do one thing: Sync iPhone Apps from iPhone to the iTunes, EXACTLY as they appear to be in the iPhone and with all Folders!! Simple as that... Hope somebody reads here and listens!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 2:54 PM (in response to Aspertine)
What "cancel X"???? I never saw an "X" Phooey just lost everything
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to Barb.T)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to Migelo)
D'oh! Of course. Was looking for some sort of pop-up window. Thanks very much for your relpy!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 12:29 AM (in response to hollyoak)
@hollyoak did you solve the issue? same here???
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 4:56 AM (in response to fevzinet)
No, I never got it to work properly so I just live with it ;-)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to Aspertine)
Thanks! This worked for me on my iOS5.0.1 iPhone 4 with iTunes 10.6.3 (the latest as of now).
Oh, and Vajrasattva, Zenonp, there's nothing 'Microsoftish' about this. This has been the Apple way since... well, since Steve Jobs came back and rescued them from failure. The concept of 'I will give this to you so this is what you want.' has worked well for them in the past. Now Steve's gone, I'm not sure the hype'll last.