Can't delete apps of of phone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Acronym, May 23, 2009.

  1. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    So I downloaded a game which advertised another similar game from same producer, now I can't delete it or any other app, I can't even move apps around

    Starting to piss me off big time
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Try rebooting the phone by holding the sleep button and the home button until the device turns off/resets.
  3. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    didn't do anything
  4. JCastro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    Did you try syncing the iPhone? Either syncing or rebooting should take care of it.

    Are you sure you turned it all the way off? I am surprised it didn't work. :confused:
  5. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    my computer is inoperable cause of a virus I have no way of syncing it.

    I noticed theoption toback up my iPhone on a different computer will that erease my songs and apps? Or will it simply create a back up?

    I also age like 80 purchased songs from iTunes (bought from phone) what will happen to those if I have to restore or do this backup option?
  6. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    If that new computer is the same itunes account you can download them again on that computer. If you sync your phone with it will not do a back up first.
  7. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    If, even after resetting it (hold down "home" + "sleep/wake" buttons for several seconds), you still can't delete the app (hold down finger on app until the "x" appears), then syncing may be your only option.

    Then you're going to need to connect it to another computer, and restore your iPhone from a different computer.

    Connecting it to another computer to have it sync will ask you to erase your iPhone. And it won't create a backup (because it wouldn't be your iTunes library). So the only option I know of is to get that computer fixed... viruses suck, and are usually expensive to get rid of... This is probably your next best option for your computer, at least.
  8. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    The computer is being taken care of on my cousins mac I right ckicked my connected iPhone in the iTunes lust and it gave me an option to back up the iPhone does this not create a back up of contact info notes and bookmarks etc?

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