Try powering off your phone and starting up again. When I get the odd app crash this has done the trick for me.I can't access any of my applications. I downloaded them on the 27th and they've been fine. I synced the iPhone today and now none of the apps will open. It just kicks me back to the main screen. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
Try installing an app (a free one!) and after it installs and works the other apps on your phone should work. This worked for me and, apparently for others, as detailed on Apple's discussion boards. It's certainly not right and needs to be fixed by Steve, etal, but this is a temporary solution for some of us. Good luck.I can't access any of my applications. I downloaded them on the 27th and they've been fine. I synced the iPhone today and now none of the apps will open. It just kicks me back to the main screen. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
I think once you get them back on your phone, if you uncheck "sync apps," it'll take them back off your phone when you apply or sync.None of my apps show you in iTunes (don't sync). I just deleted my apps from the iPhone and re-downloaed them from iTunes. Once they are on the iPhone I'm going to uncheck "sync apps" and just hope that everything stays the same. I'll keep you posted.
Thanks for your help!
The complexity and length of this solution (while it may solve the problem described) speaks to the need for Apple to solve this problem immediately. A large part of the appeal of the new iPhone was the Apps Store. The problems experienced by so many using this aspect of the iPhone are a huge black mark on Apple's ability to provide superior products and expand their user base. The iPhone 3G is my first Apple product and while it has some fantastic aspects the problems (3G, dropped calls, app problem etc) make me seriously consider whether it will be my last.Solution:
1) Sync contacts and calendars. Remove all apps from the phone during the sync.
You can print out a list of Applications from iTunes before you delete them, or
look in your iTunes account purchase history for this information.
2) Disconnect the iPhone and erase all content and settings. This can be painful.
You will lose call records, texts, notes, WiFi networks, YouTube bookmarks,
Maps bookmarks and Safari bookmarks. Webclips will also disappear.
This takes a while so now you can work on your computer.
3) Be sure the iPhone applications in iTunes are all deleted.
Sign out of the iTunes Store and deauthorize your computer.
If you're running iTunes 7.7.1 uninstall the program.
Your music will not be affected. I'm using Mac OS 10.4.11.
Following the suggestions of Jamie Hosticka, I also removed the following files:
4) Restart your computer and empty the trash.
Download and install iTunes 7.7.0. Sign on to the iTunes Store and authorize the computer.
Under preferences deselect check for updates automatically.
5) Connect the iPhone. Hold down the home and sleep buttons for a few seconds.
The screen will go blank. Two seconds after the screen goes blank release the sleep button.
Keep the home button depressed to invoke DFU mode.
iTunes will prompt you with a window that it detects the phone in recovery mode then you can release the home button.
6) Set up like a new phone and install the latest firmware. Do not restore a backup.
7) While this is going on you can download some apps on the iTunes Store.
Apps you have already purchased can be downloaded for free.
Another culprit in this bug could be the number of downloaded apps installed to the phone.
Some have suggested limiting the number of home screens to three or less to minimize problems.
8) When the device is finished setting up you can sync your contacts, calendar, playlists, and new apps.
The more apps you have installed the longer the backup process will take.
You may choose to skip the backup until you actually have data on the phone to back up.
Worked for me.
The problem resides within the syncing process between iPhone 2.0 and iTunes 7.7.1. Downgrading to iTunes 7.7 actually cures this issue.
Hope it helps ...
I believe you are experiencing what I have been. iTunes looks for an original application file, and if it can't find it, it presumes you never bought that application. Now, you say your application library shows two Super monkey Ball applications? - this is because these are the 'update' files of Super Monkey Ball. The actual application file is still on your hard drive, but needs dragging into iTunes again. This way, iTunes will recognize Super Monkey Ball and apply the two update files to the application - Then when you next try to 'Buy' the application, iTunes will no longer ask you to purchase it.me again getting worried now, so i go back into the app store and download one of the free apps i had, it said i already purchased this item but would i like to download again i said yes. but with monkey ball it asked if i would like to purchase not that i already had it??