third party apps not working after update

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by 617arg, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I just updated to iOS5. Everything seemed to go well, but now none of my third party apps are working. They appear on the phone's screen but they just don't actually open when touched.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Is there a fix?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Me too. All seemed well, but when I touch an app the screen only blinks. :mad:
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Download an app

    Try downloading an app (any app, even a free one) from the App Store. Then try your existing apps again.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Try this

    Delete a free app, then redownload it.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Same issue here... I suspect it's because the apple ID I used to buy the apps doesn't match my mobile me ID that I entered during the set-up process.

    :(
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Go to "settings, store" and enter the AppleID you use for purchases.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Update the ID on the store under settings to the one you use to purchase apps. It can be different from the iCloud / mobileMe email address.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    This was the first thing I tried... and it was already set correctly (presumably as part of the settings migration during the upgrade).

    Currently waiting for an ever-so-slow synch and backup to finish, to see if deleting and re-installing one of the 3rd party apps works.
     
  9. dawgfan, Oct 12, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

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  10. macrumors regular

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    As long as you have the correct ID in "settings, store", then downloading an app (either delete and download again, or download an entirely new one) -- it should fix the problem.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    OK... now there's a result I wasn't expecting... I deleted and re-installed a single app... and suddenly *all* 3rd party apps are now working again...

    Well, that's fixed my problem. ymmv....
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks. I actually just got everything to work by updating all my apps on the phone.
     

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