June 20, 2010 4:09 AM Subscribe
Can't transfer iphone apps from phone to computer.
posted by theyexpectresults to technology (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I purcahsed most of my apps with the app store on the iphone itself. When I sync with iTunes, it doesn't seem to transfer any of my apps to itunes. I have authorised this computer for my itunes store account. I have checked the "Sync Apps" box under the iphone App tab in itunes.
I have also tried right-clicking on the iphone icon and selecting "Transfer purchases". This looks like it is about to work, since the status window says "Copying [name of first App]..." but then it immediately stops, and itunes proclaims that it has "successfully" synced with the iphone.
Lastly, the few apps I have bought through itunes on the macbook do show up in the apps part of itunes, it is only ones purchased on the iphone that are missing.
Sorry if this is another tedious iphone question; I couldn't turn up anything useful searching iphone forums.
Computer is a MacBook Pro, OS 10.6, iTunes version 9.2.
iPhone is a 3Gs.