Yeah... that works, as does right clicking on phone and doing the same.
1. Do you back your phone up to icloud?? or to your computer? I do icloud.
2. Have you downloaded any apps recently? Free or paid.
3. Have you synced your iphone to your Mac/itunes after a recent app download FROM your phone?
If so.... is that app you downloaded on your phone now showing up in your itunes on your Mac?????
Mine no longer does does show up unless I hit transfer purchases. I never had to hit transfer purchases before.
What I am saying is that for years.... I would download an app to my phone. When I synced my phone to my mac... that app from my phone would be transfered to my mac automatically. That no longer happens. I now have to force the transfer by right clicking and selecting transfer purchases.
Not sure why this is happening all of a sudden. I haven't changed anything in 4 years. My updates are all up to date on my mac, including the new update to itunes I got today 11.0.5.
I then did what you suggested and put the check marks in download automatically in music, books and apps.
It did down load an app once after a test... I unchecked all those just because I was frustrated that I now had to check these when I never did before. Then I rechecked them (so they are checked and hit ok) and now whatever I download on my phone is not populating/downloading in itunes.
Driving me crazy.