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sandrea19 Level 1 Level 1

iTunes cannot sync apps to the iPhone “iPhone” because the apps installed on the iPhone could not be determined.

iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • daveslc Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue. Is this a new bug with iTunes 10.5.1??


    Anyone know of a solution?


    I reported it to Apple on the feedback page, but, I'm pretty convinced that Apple doesn't listen to or read their feedback.

  • Paul10000 Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same problem - haven't found a solution that works yet

  • sandrea19 Level 1 Level 1

    Finally I find a solution I try many things before I get with it. I not sure It will work to every body.


    Firts I reset my iphone and nothing happen.

    Second I reset my computer and nothing happen.

    Third I clean  my computer trash  leaveovers file and nothing.

    Finally I take out my sim card, clean it and put it back  again and finally everything works like it's always should be.



    I hope this will work for you too.

  • peterszabo79 Level 1 Level 1

    its worked for me!


  • Nechama Level 1 Level 1

    I imagine there are different causes for this error message and different fixes.

    I received the error message today. In addition to this error message, if I clicked on "Check for Update" under Summary >> Version, I received an additional error message (which I didn't copy or write down).


    Anyway, I quite iTunes and restarted it. I also rebooted my iPhone (an iPhone 3G running iOS 4.2.1).

    This fixed the problem for me.

  • CFJERMS Level 1 Level 1

    Tried everything does not work. My phone died last night and now all me apps are crashing. I cant sync any of them. come on dev team fix this problem!


    iTunes cannot sync apps to the iPhone “4.3.1” because the apps installed on the iPhone could not be determined.

  • Molly88 Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same error message today. I solved it by going to iTunes on my computer and looking at the Apps. At the bottom of the page is an App update option. I updated the apps using that. Then I tried to sync again and it worked!!!! Hope it helps you too.

  • icebluequeen Level 1 Level 1

    I received the same error message after I had recently updated iTunes to 10.5.1 and I had wirelessly updated 13 apps.  As the poster above me stated, I had to go into iTunes and select Apps, on the bottom right it said I needed to update 13 apps.  I updated the apps via iTunes and then synced again without an issue.


    iPhone 4S / OSX 10.6.8 / iTunes 10.5.1

  • cherber12 Level 1 Level 1

    I also got this message when trying to sync my 3G iPhone. I followed several suggestions found here: tried restarting everything, then changing automatic updates in iTunes. I  also tried the "scan for hardware changes" suggestion, but nothing worked.  Then as per the above posters, I also went into iTunes, selected Apps, and went to the bottom right to get App updates. A list of needed updates appeared with the icons, and as they updated, the icon would disppear, until I was left with   "SoundCloud".  It appeared to update fine, but the icon remained. I clicked "get update" a couple of times on the would update but the icon stayed on the list.   I tried to sync after this and still got the error. . Then I then deleted SoundCloud from the phone, and the sync worked fine.  SoundCloud was reinstalled on my phone during Step 4 of the sync. Hope this helps!! 

  • AER-Julie Level 1 Level 1

    Unbelievable.  I had the same problem.  I cleaned my SIM card and the sync WORKED.  Thank you!!

  • JoseL3 Level 1 Level 1

    All i did was:


    1- Unplug my iphone (USB)

    2- Reset my Iphone

    3- Reset my Mac



  • Dawas231 Level 1 Level 1

    i was facing the same issue few minutes back.....i was thinking of deleting all my apps frm  my iphone since i had al the apps in my computer....but i had few files in whatsapp whch i would have lost i dropped that idea....
    so i jst restarted itunes and my phone.... and it is worked for me...... hope this might help U...

  • vizualiz Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you!

    That totally worked!

    My 4S is brand new, so didn't need to clean the SIM, just popped it out and put it back and Voila!

  • woodlandfairy Level 1 Level 1

    I updated my apps and restarted both my iphone and itunes and it was fixed.

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