How to Update Apps using iTunes (PC)?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by rachelny, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2008
    I'd like to use iTunes (on my PC) to update my apps. But where is the update apps button within iTunes?? I couldn't find it in the app store or anywhere else.

  2. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    In the Applications section on the sidebar, at the lower right section of the list of Apps, is a link to check for updates.

  3. macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    As stated above, bottom right, how didn't you see that to be honest?

    Also, if you go into the App Store on your iPhone/iPod touch, you can go into a "Updates" pane, that searches for any updates available, rather than using iTunes.

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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2008
    Yes, that's in the app store on the iPhone itself. I don't have a wifi connection so have to use iTunes on my PC and then sync. (When I try to use my iPhone to update, it tells me to do exactly this.)

    I went to the iTunes store and clicked on "App store". On the lower right, I see a list of "Top Free Apps." There's no "check for updates" link.
    Remember, I'm using iTunes on my PC. The reason is that I don't have wifi here so can't use the iPhone itself to update. Please help.
  5. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    :rolleyes: Read their posts. In the sidebar in iTunes, not in the App Store, there's a section for Applications. Click on it. Then you'll see the link they're talking about.

  6. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    As we said, "Applications" in the sidebar, not the AppStore inside of the iTunes Store. You should only be asked to use Wi-Fi if you are downloading something larger than 10MB, like Aurora Feint.

  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    First post.

    I'm having the same problem. I HAVE clicked the link and it says there are no updates available yet if I connect via my iPhone through 3G it says there are updates but the particular app update is over 10 megs so I have to do it over Wifi or via the computer through iTunes. I'm assuming this guy is having the same problem. I think some of you should ask more questions and act less condescending. Maybe it'll help others more.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2007
    You're each talking about different things. You seem to be having an issue with connecting to Apple's server. This is a known issue. Try again later.

    So, yes, you have found the link. The OP has not and was clearly given directions on how to do so. You assumed incorrectly.

    I think you should quit assuming. Maybe it will help you more.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    Touche, I see now that he said the App Store and not Applications, forgive me. I am connecting to the server though, it's telling me that there are no updates available for my account.

    Still though, the post could do without the condescention.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2007
    I've had similar issues, N20D5OH. I really would just try at another time. I believe I've read posts from members with the same issue.

    Still though, when did the condescention begin? After the OP was given instructions the first time? The second time, with the visual aid? The third time, with the "rolls eyes" and further help? Or the fourth time, that again explains that it's in the sidebar?

    What questions could have been posed, considering all knew exactly what the issue was and had given clear instructions.

    (i've got off today) :)
  11. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    After reading from home, I apologize. My proxy was blocking the image and I never saw it. Anyway, I still can't update from my PC though. :/
  12. macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2007
    meh. No need to apologize. I was prodding.

    At any rate, I have a suggestion. Try deleting the app from your library (in iTunes and on your phone) and redownloading it from the app store.

    Lets us know how that goes.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    Actually, it decided to work yesterday. Who knows why.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2010
    2 Different things going on, causing confusion

    When I got a new computer and switched over my itunes, the apps stopped updating (telling me to update). I arrived here because for the life of me I couldn't find that pane anymore. I knew what I was looking but couldn't find it.

    The "Applications" menu item on the left was NOT there, and clicking on "check for updates" via the menu, checked for the latest version of itunes and of my iphone, but does not check app updates.

    Finally, I found that under preferences (I'm using iTunes 9.0.2) there was a check box list of items to show or hide from the left vertical menu. Once I had restored the Applications menu item (and a couple more I had lost) updating was a click (or three away).

    I am no newbie to computers, and the go to guy (unfortunately) for all my friends when they hit a snag. I have a Mac Pro side by side with my PC, I earn my living with them, but still I need to visit forums sometimes (many times) even for trivial things like these. So I know that even the most advanced computer techie sometimes needs someone with patience and thorough thinking.

    Peace, Love and Patience.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2007
  16. macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2010
    Alot of ISP's have metered content you can download from the itunes store, like music, apps, etc. Which is why I prefer doing it this way.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2008
    I think the mention of the side bar was perhaps confusing, as I wouldn't have thought of where the button is as being on the sidebar.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    how to update apps on iphone through itunes

    if you still need help this is what i figured out (if it's what you're trying to do):

    -open your itunes and make sure your phone is plugged into your computer
    -on the left side panel click on apps (towards the top under "library")
    -at the bottom right click on "updates available" (there will be a # next to it)
    -that will bring you to a page of all the app updates available for apps you have now or have had in the past
    -just click "get update" next to the app and it will update!


    forgot to mention you will need to remember to then sync your phone again after updating your apps
  19. macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    Where is apps on the panel?

    apps is not on the left side panel.

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  20. macrumors G3


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    What version of iTunes are you using?
  21. macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
  22. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    It's at the top left


    Then the update info is at the bottom right of your screen as before.
    Apps Location.jpg
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2012
    Update Apps using iTunes...

    Thank you TEG! It was working fine for me...
    Thank you Schtumple! For the image, it helps a lot...
  24. macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2012
    How to Update Apps using iTunes on PC

    hello. I have read every single thread in this post.. and there is definately no 'check for updates' on my itunes.
    I know how to update the apps on the phone, but I've been told it's best to do it on the pc because it can crash your phone if you have hundeds of apps that need updating often.
    On the lower right there is no 'check for updates'
    on the left there isn't either

    I have googled 'ow to update apps on itunes' and still no help

    please help.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    I am having the same problem. The screenshot one of you shared that shows "Apps" under "Library" in the top left corner is not what my PC shows.

    Under my "Library," it just lists "Music," "Movies," "TV Shows" and "Radio." That's it.

    This is really annoying because I have some large apps that will not update from the phone itself -- they can only be updated via iTunes.

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