"you must connect to iTunes to download this application"

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Michael13, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Michael13 macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Rockland County NY
    for every app I try to update, I get a message saying that I have to connect to itunes to download the application. This does not happen sometimes, but it happens all of the time. I have an iPhone 3G. If you are having this issue as well and know how to fix it please help me out. I have not restored my phone yet but I will do that once I get home. The apps download fine initially, However I have not been able to update any of them due to this problem.
  2. ViPa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2007
    i get the same thing sometimes..it says "authorization failed"
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    I've had it before and ended up rebooting the phone and it seemed to fix it.

    Once when it happened I was able to get it to work by trying to download it over and over. It is some sort of network issue where it is not able to verify that you are who you say you are.
  4. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2005
    I had this problem when I was using version 2.0. Are you guys up at 2.1?
  5. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    need to be logged into iTunes when you sync. The iPhone doesn't have your account info.
  6. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    Apps that are above 10mb must be downloaded from the desktop client of iTunes.
  7. Helianthus macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2007
    Or via wifi.
  8. return7 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    i got it on wifi earlier while trying to download google earth :/
  9. messedkid macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2007
    Oshawa, ON
    I get this problem, but in my case, It's because I use 2 different iTunes accounts. a US account, and a German account. (since I only have a german credit card :rolleyes:)

    I usually wait to update my paid apps (beejiveIM, Enigmo, etc...) on my pc, then sync it when I attach my ipod later that day. I use my US account to download everything else on the go.

    If I leave my ipod synced with my US account, and try to update a paid app..guess what... ACCESS DENIED! (doesn't actually say that, but sure feels like it)

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