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tweetie_29 Level 1 (0 points)

I have turned automatic downloads on on all three of my devices (Mac Pro, iPhone 4 & iPad 2). I have noticed that if I purchase an app on my iPhone then it will download to my mac at the same time but it won't download to my iPad 2.


Any suggestions?

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.2, 16GB WiFi.
  • tweetie_29 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just tried a couple of other things...


    If I download an app on my iPad it will auto download to my Mac but not my iPhone.


    If I download an app on my Mac it will auto download to my iPhone but not my iPad

  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    Your profile states you are running 4.3.2. If that's correct, you have to be running 4.3.3 and you must be using iTunes 10.3. however, if you ghad it working on one device, I assume that you ate up to date with the sotware on your Mac, iPad and iPhone.


    The only suggestion that I can think of is to double check and make sure that you do have the feature enabled on all three devices and then restart all of your devices and try with another app. Pick a free app and try again.


    The "last resort" easy fix is to reset your iPad. Hold down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons. Try to download again.

  • tweetie_29 Level 1 (0 points)



    Yeah all firmware versions on all devices are up to date.


    I've double checked and triple checked everything.


    Even tried the 'last resort'.....several times.

  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    It seems that this new feature -  along with the iTunes 10.4 BETA itself - still seems to be a little "buggy" for some users. I have my own issues with file sharing and the Pages app since I updated to iTunes 10.4 and updated Pages on my Mac over the weekend.


    I wish I had a solution for you on this one. I never tried this feature until just now and it works fine for me - download on iPad and it downloads in iTunes on my Mac - download in iTunes on my Mac - also downloads on iPad.

  • tweetie_29 Level 1 (0 points)

    Out of interest how do you share Pages documents between your Mac and iPad?

  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    It should work like this.


    This is what I do.


    On the iPad - open the Pages document that you want to send to iTunes. Tap on the wrench icon in the upper right corner and a pop up window appears. Select "Share and Print". In the next window that pops up - Select "Send to iTunes". Then a window pops up letting you choose among 3 different formats - Pages, PDF and Word. Tap on the format that you want and then it "sends" the document to iTunes. The next time that you sync, click on the apps tab in iTunes, scroll down to the list of file sharing apps, click on Pages and then the document should appear in the window on the right. If you want to copy the file to your Mac desktop, click on the file in the Pages document window on the right, click on "Save To" in the lower right corner of the Pages documents window and select where you want to place the file.


    To send a file the other way - computer to iPad - connect your iPad, launch iTunes, select your device on the left side, click on the apps tab, scroll down to the file sharing apps, click on Pages. Then click on "Add" in the bottom right corner of the Pages Document window, select the compatible file that you want to transfer and click open. Then open Pages on the iPad, clcik on the + sign in the upper left corner, select "Copy From iTunes", select the file from the next window that pops up and it will import into Pages.

  • tweetie_29 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ah that's the way I do it with Numbers. I was hoping that there would be an easier way.

  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    Really - to me the easiest way - if it is only a couple of files is to email them. I also use DropBox on occasion. People swear by it. You can get a free account - for about 2GB of cloud storage with DropBox. That is more than enough for me.

  • tweetie_29 Level 1 (0 points)

    Never thought of emailing the file. But once I've opened it on my iPad can I then add/alter it?


    No point getting DropBox when iCloud will be out in a couple of months.

  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    Absolutely. I get the feeling you feel the same way - by the time you mess around with file sharing - you can email the file back and forth twice - not to mention the fact that you have to be plugged into your computer to use file sharing. I email files to myself - edit them and send them back via email. I don't have tons of files to move back and forth so email works just fine for me. It may be a little cumbersome for some users, with lots of files - especially if they are very large files with large photos or spreadsheets, presentations and such, but it works fine for me.


    I agree with you about DropBox - I'm not a big user of the service - but many people are in love with it and if it suits their needs, I understand that. It certainly has it's place - but I look forward to iCloud at this point as well.

  • tweetie_29 Level 1 (0 points)

    Brilliant! I guess until iCloud is launched I'll use the easier route of emailing documents to myself.



  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    Here's looking forward to the cloud ... and to iOS 5... All the best!

  • tweetie_29 Level 1 (0 points)

    Cheers! Same to you.


    Nice to meet someone on here that's actually friendly.

  • Sukhum tangon Level 1 (10 points)

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