App purchases/updates are not syncing back to iTunes

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by verdi1987, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. verdi1987 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    After updating to iOS 9 Public Beta 2, apps that I purchase or update on my iPhone and iPad (both running iOS 9 Public Beta 2) are not syncing back into iTunes during a sync operation (either automatic or manual). Selecting File > Devices > Sync Purchases within iTunes does not transfer the apps, either.

    OS X is version 10.11 Public Beta 2 (15A225f) with iTunes

    Is anyone else experiencing this behavior? This was not happening with the prior public betas.
  2. xaqt93 macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2011
    Mine are syncing just fine. E only issues I'm having is with continuity, but the release notes did say that there would be some issues there. I didn't see any thing in the release notes that could be causing that...hmm. Looking into it.
  3. 5684697 Suspended


    Sep 22, 2007
    Concur. Using File>Devices>Transfer Purchases doesn't work from iPad to iTunes
  4. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    This just happened to me, any solutions out there.
  5. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2009
    Happening to me, too, on public beta 3.
  6. bizack macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    So it looks like as of iOS 9, a full backup doesn't copy the app binaries, but it does copy all of the passwords, settings (even if you're in an app with no sign in or an app that supports a signed out experience) etc. I just deleted the previous backup from my update to 8.4 to 9.0, and did a full backup. The backup size is about 3.5 GB. App content (cached/offline songs in Apple Music or Spotify) is not copied over however.
  7. verdi1987 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    I don't think the iOS backups through iTunes ever backed up the app binaries themselves (or the caches). The apps sync back from the iTunes Media location if you restore the iPhone/iPad.

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