- Dell Destop running Windows XP SP3
- iTunes 10.5 as of 11/02/2011
- iPad 2 iOS 5.0 as of 11/02/2011
I recently got the error message iTunes cannot sync apps to iPad "ipadName" because the apps installed on the iPad could not be determined. I had already upgrade the iPad to iOS 5.0 several weeks ago and had no issues. I had also sync'f many many times in the past with no issues.
I was able to sync on Sunday and then "All of a sudden", I could not sync on Monday. Tried closing out all my apps on the iPad, that didn't help. Tried restarted my desktop and the iPad and then sync, that didn't help. Tried logging into my AppleID account via iTunes and iPad to see if that would clear up anything in the background, that didn't help. I also couldn't really find anything on the web that helped.
Come Monday, I decided to just delete the apps from iPad manually and go about it that way. When I tried to delete the app, it did not give me the (x) option to delete. Weird? Did a quick search online and someone suggested that the Restriction to delete apps was OFF. DING, DING, that was it. Checked my settings and sure nough, I had made that change late on Sunday. Enabled the ability to delte my apps and was able to delete my apps. Then I thought, would this also fix my sync issue?
Crossed my fingers and attempted to sync my iPad in iTunes and like Emeril Says "Bam"! I was able to sync my iPad once again without having to reset my iPad, etc.
I hope this helps many of you save several hours. I also think that Apple should add additional verbage to that message such as check that you are not restricting the deletion of apps or something like that.