Got problems in syncing apps to/from iPhone? Here’s how to fix apps that won’t sync to iPhone on iTunes. There are several possible solutions to fix apps not syncing to iPhones and you can just check them out – and try them to see which one works for you.
If syncing happened without a trouble, then you’d probably not be reading this. But for those of us who have had problems with syncing apps on iPhone through iTunes, here are some possible solutions you should try. We found some ways on how to fix apps won’t sync to iPhone or apps not syncing to iPhone error.
Many times, the problem mostly happens because of restrictions to new applications. One of the first ways to fix apps not syncing to iPhone is to make sure you have no restrictions set in your iPhone settings.
On your iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Restrictions and turn off ‘New Applications’
Authorize Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
Sometimes, the problem might be that the authorization (via your Apple ID) might be gone on the iTunes which prevents a proper sync.
Here’s how to solve that:
Open iTunes and then click Store -> Authorize This Computer
It will ask you to enter username/email address and password that you used to install apps from the App Store. Then click the “Authorize” button.
That’s about it. This should fix apps that won’t sync to iPhone.
Usually you can right click on your iPhone (on the iTunes left sidebar ‘Devices’ section) and click on ‘Transfer Purchases’. This would sync all your apps with the iTunes right away but in the rare case that this does not work, we’ll try to sync it the other way round.
Open iTunes and navigate to the App Store. Go to one of the Apps you have already purchased and click on ‘Buy’
A message saying “You’ve already purchased this” would pop-up. Click Yes.
Click on ‘File’ and click ‘Transfer Purchases’
Login, and all the apps would now sync / download to iPhone.
One downside here, you might not be able to sync the iPhone data to iTunes this way. (in case you had downloaded apps from the iPhone and not synced it with iTunes)
This is the last resort.
Right-click on iPhone (in the Devices section of iTunes app)
Click ‘Reset Warnings’
Now try syncing (by clicking on the Sync button at the lower right corner)
A dialogue box will ask you if you wish to transfer stuff from iPhone to iTunes. Mostly, the sync would happen without a problem.
For more tips and tricks jump to our How-to section.