iPad Apps no longer copied to computer during sync?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Kadin, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Kadin macrumors 6502a

    Kadin

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    I've been away longer than I thought I guess. Do apps no longer backup to the computer when doing a sync? I assume with iCloud and the fact that apps are frequently updated has all but done away with the need to do this but still wanted to ask in case I missed something...
     
  2. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Same... Not sure what's up with this? Must be a change in preferences. iTunes isn't automatically transferring purchases from iOS devices.
     
  3. RNVarma macrumors regular

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    Similar problem here too on my 5 and iPad 3rd generation. The devices have stopped copying PDF files to my iTunes library that I download through the Internet on my devices.
     
  4. Kadin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Kadin

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    Not sure if this is more iTunes related but if so, mods please move. To the posts above, did you notice this prior to iOS 6?
     
  5. Kadin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Kadin

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    So apparently the way to do this, for now, is File > Devices > Transfer Purchases in iTunes. That works for what I need right now but it sure would be nice to get that part added back into the typical sync process like before...
     
  6. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Just do a backup. That will copy them across into your iTunes library.
     
  7. RNVarma macrumors regular

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    I did not have this problem before iOS 6.
     
  8. Kadin, Jan 20, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013

    Kadin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Kadin

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    Nope, doesn't work.

    So apparently after I kickstarted the copy by the steps I mentioned above, now it does in fact transfer the purchases each time I connect and do a backup. Before it wouldn't transfer them... now it does. So maybe it just needed a push from the start and now it's set to do it on its own.
     
  9. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    I find that iTunes automatically downloads apps, etc. that I have purchased on iPhone or iPad to my iTunes library. When I start iTunes I note that the first thing it does it download whatever I have purchased.

    Don't think, because of this, that iTunes needs to copy from devices any more.
     
  10. PNutts macrumors 601

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    As a workaround (on Windows 7) from the menu select File - Devices - Transfer Purchases. I hope this isn't the intended behavior.
     

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