Itunes won't let me backup my apps!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by exaccord, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have searched google extensively to no avail.

    I recently got an iPhone4. I had a iPhone3Gs. I have a TON of apps on the 3gs that I would like to get off that phone and onto the new one. I was running an old firmware (3.1 something) I updated it in iTunes to the new 4.2.1.

    When I sync the 3gs my apps don't get added to iTunes. I tried right clicking on the phone and "transfer purchases" and it starts to transfer, but quits after trying the first app. I tried to download an app in the store, then sync again, nothing. I also tried to "verify computer" and still nothing.

    I then tried to back up the phone to a disk and it only transfered some songs that I bought, no apps, and not even all my songs.

    I thought about jail breaking the phone and using winscp to pull the apps, but I don't think winscp has that capability.

    Can anybody please point me in the right direction to get this problem fixed (without going to the insanely crowded "genius" bar)

    I am running windows 7 64 bit. Thanks
     
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    If you have a ton of apps, why aren’t they synced to iTunes? In iTunes, under Apps, they should all be listed.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I click on the "apps" tab, I can see all the apps in the screenshots, but I can't select anything except "sync apps" and it gives me a warning saying it will erase my iphone and put on whatever apps are on iTunes, which there arent any on iTunes.
     
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    Just to be clear, when the phone is NOT connected to iTunes and you look under Apps in iTunes are the apps there?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no, there are no apps anywhere at any time in iTunes. I never use iTunes to buy anything, I buy everything using the phone.
     
  6. macrumors P6

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    So, you never synced your 3GS??? All this time you’ve been using the 3GS, you’ve only had them stored on the 3GS. You never transferred purchases in all that time?
     

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