After updating iPod Touch, lost all apps & can't transfer them back

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by FlyingPie, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. FlyingPie macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Beaverton, OR, USA
    I have a 4th-generation iPod Touch. It is not jailbroken and has never been jailbroken. Tonight I plugged it into my PC, and iTunes said the 4.3.5 update was available. So I let it update my iPod Touch. After my iPod Touch was updated, iTunes restored the backup. But I noticed that all my downloaded apps were gone.. My apps are all shown in iTunes. So, I tried to copy them back to my iPod Touch by dragging & dropping them - But it won't let me! This is a bit frustrating.. I've never lost my apps by a firmware update before, and I don't know why iTunes won't let me copy them back to my iPod Touch. What can I do to easily get my apps back on there? I don't want to download them all again.
  2. macingman, Aug 8, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011

    macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    Go App Store-Updates-Purchased and you can see a list of all previously bought/downloaded apps and you can redownload ones you want at no charge.

    Edit: I just read your post. Go into the iPod in the list of devices in iTunes-go to the apps tab and click the box that allows app syncing. Dragging and dropping won't work. I will leave my old post so other people searching the forums can find it.
  3. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    This should do the trick...syncing always does it

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