Apps downloaded on iPhone don't appear on iPad

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Fatboy71, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

    Fatboy71

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    I’m using iCloud on both my 4S and my iPad but when Iinstall an app on my 4S; it doesn’t appear on my iPad. I expect it’s just somesetting that is wrong on one or both devices and or on iTunes, but I’ve checkedin iTunes, preferences/store and all the boxes are ticked for automaticdownloads.

    I’ve also went into Settings/store (on my 4S) and music,apps, books are all switched on. All other aspects of iCloud work perfectly on both devices,for example, if I create a note on my iPhone it automatically appears on myiPad and vice versa. Also if I take a picture on my iPhone it appears on myiPad.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. DouchGod macrumors regular

    DouchGod

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    I've had some issues with downloading apps on one device and not appearing on the other. The other day I was adding apps to my iPhone and when I went on my iPad all my apps had been deleted and the ones I had recently downloaded to my phone added, I wasn't to pleased to discover this.

    I'm sure Apple will work out the bugs in time I have faith and patience.
     
  3. Fatboy71 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Fatboy71

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    Thanks DouchGod.

    I had a separate login/id for my iTunes/app store purchases to my iCloud log/id. I merged them on iCloud on my PC thinking that this could have been the issue but alas I still have the problem. So at least I know now, with the iTunes and iCloud login's been the same, there is less room for error than having two separate/different logins as before.

    I spent a lot of last night thinking about the problem, and I remembered the following:

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    Thinking back a few weeks ago. I have the Freeappmagic app. Well one of the free apps a few weeks ago was a game. Now I'm almost certain that after I had downloaded it on my iPhone, later in the day when I switched wifi on, on my iPad, the game appeared on the iPad. I went to the app store just now and looked for this game, and I noticed that this game has a seperate iPhone and iPad version.
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    But most of the time when I download an app on my iPhone it doesnt appear on my iPad. I expect that iCloud/iPad is picking up that most of my apps I download on my iPhone are not true iPad apps (by this I mean, there is no seperate iPhone and iPad versions of that app) and as such it doesnt download them onto the iPad.
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    That's the only explanation I can think of as to why most of the apps I download on my iPhone do not appear on my iPad.
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    All other aspects of iCloud work perfectly fine, such as creating a note on the iPhone, it then shows up on the iPad, creating a contact on my iPhone, it then shows up on the iPad, taking a picture on my iPhone, shows the same picture on my iPad's Photo's app. So all other aspects of iCloud are working, so perhaps what I mentioned earlier/below has some bearing on the problem.
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    'I expect that iCloud/iPad is picking up that most of my apps I download on my iPhone are not true iPad apps (by this I mean, there is no seperate iPhone and iPad versions of that app) and as such it doesnt download them onto the iPad' has some bearing on the problem'
     

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