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mmmore Level 1 (0 points)

Hello all,


I am trying to update apps on my iPhone 4S through the iTunes 11 appliction on my pc. But I can't figure out how to do it. Can anybody explain me how to do it?


In iTunes 11, when I click on the iPhone icon, it shows the contents of my iPhone. I then click Apps, and I can see the apps that are stored on my phone. But there doesn't seem to be an option to install updated versions of the apps, while the App Store app on my phone says there are updates. I also checked the option "Automatically sync new apps", and I have also authorized the computer in the iTunes store. I am running iTunes version


What am I missing?


Thanks for your help.

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1, iTunes version
  • judy232 Level 1 (10 points)

    Just off the phone with Apple.  When you first open iTunes, you will see on the very left the drop down menu labeled "Music". Click and scroll down to Apps.  The screen will change and allow you to update your apps.

  • jsgfree Level 1 (0 points)

    Connect your phone after you update your apps.

  • mmmore Level 1 (0 points)

    judy232, jsgfree,


    Thank you for taking the time to reply. I will give it a try today and let you know.



  • PolishSumgai Level 1 (0 points)

    10-4 Thanx

  • robinlamkie Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks,  I found this thread by doing a google search of your question.


    My only guess is that they are distancing our phones from hooking up to itunes with a cord. 


    It is not as ingetrated or intuative as before.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    mmmore wrote:


    Hello all,


    I am trying to update apps on my iPhone 4S through the iTunes 11 appliction on my pc. But I can't figure out how to do it.

    Why not?  It works exactly as it did in previous versions.


    Select Apps from the side bar.  Then in the lower right hand corner select "Check for Updates".

    Once updates have been downloaded and "installed" in iTunes they will automatically sync when the device is connected if that option is selected.

  • judy232 Level 1 (10 points)

    I think they are distancing too. My guess is they want more people to use icloud.

  • judy232 Level 1 (10 points)

    My version is different. There is no side bar.

  • judy232 Level 1 (10 points)

    Did it work?

  • mmmore Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, you're right, I found it. Seems to work this way!


    Thanks for helping out!!

  • greenrick Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally got "Check for Updates" to respond by switching, back and forth, which USB mouse I used on my PC running Windows XP.


    Thanks to other posters, I learned how to use the View menu to make the sidebar appear as in previous iTunes. But when I clicked Apps and saw the 2 buttons in the lower right corner ("Check for Updates" and "Get More Apps"), the "Get More Apps" button responded, but the "Check for Updates" button was unresponsive, as reported by other Windows users elsewhere in this forum and on other websites (Attention Apple Support: this is a REAL problem encountered by multiple people using iTunes 11 on Windows XP Service Pack 2!! Please fix.)


    I tried shutting down and restarting iTunes, with no success. I did not try rebooting my laptop or uninstalling and reinstallilng iTunes. I noticed a discussion in the MAC (not Windows) area of the forum, where several people solved the unresponsive "Check for Updates" problem by switching their mouse. I turned off the power switch at bottom of my wireless mouse (without removing the USB receiver from the laptop) and connected a wired USB mouse, but the "Check for Updates" button was still unresponsive. I disconnected the wired USB mouse, turned the power back on for my wirelss mouse, and VOILA, the "Check for Updates" button is now working! I cannot explain how my whacky workaround worked, but some of you might have the same success if you remove your mouse (or turn off its power switch if a wireless mouse), attach a hardwired mouse, then remove that mouse, and reconnect your original mouse (or turn back on its power supply if it's a wireless mouse.)

  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    judy232 wrote:


    My version is different. There is no side bar.

    There is a side bar, if you enable it.

    While holding the Control key, type the letter S, it will appear.

  • pennbank Level 4 (1,680 points)

    Many Thanks I had to google it to get your answer

    Apple seem to be making things difficult and distancing themselves

  • judy232 Level 1 (10 points)

    The side bar on my Mac is under "View".  Control and S didn't work, that may be a Windows function.

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