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iphone - Restoring issues

Posted on 2011-09-10
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I've just restored my phone 3GS to factory settings.  After connecting it to iTues, I have chosen NOT to restore from an existing backup.

I also previously deleted all the apps from the My Music\ITues\Mobile apps [or whatever the sub-folder is called].

When I now connect to iTues, I see all the old apps (100+) in the screen even though its not on the computer/  Firstly how do I delete them so they no longer show?

Secondly, why is it when I download about 10 updates from iTues, they did not transfer to the iphone (which currently has zero apps) even though the various tick boxes are selected for auto synching?

THirdly, how can I have a visually clean iTunes account screen and is there a way then to download all my 100+ apps from fresh to my PC and then sync with my iPhone.  I dont want to dirty my iphone with old files and want to keep it fresh.
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by:abdb469
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Also, under the Apps screen in iTunes, when it shows the "Sync Apps" list, it shows the 120 odd apps that I have downloed previously, even though I have deleted them from the hard drive.  When I then select the checkbox next to e.g. 3 of the apps, and then sync it, a dialog box states "some of the apps in your iTunes library was not installed on the iphone.....because the app could not be found".

1. Why then does it not download all the missing apps from iTunes again as necessary?
2. Why does this list appear, and how to get red of this list / cache?
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question 1:
even though you have deleted the apps off your computer, itunes still has the file path. you just need to select them all in itunes and delete them there also.

question 2:
Have you applied the settings that you have checked to sync to your phone?

question 3:
if you want to keep your phone "fresh", just uninstall itunes, from your computer and and delete the sub folder in your music library or my music if you have XP. then reinstall itunes on your computer and login to itunes with your apple id. when you have done this and have authorised your new itunes account then all your apps you have downloaded should be pulled down from apple/itunes.
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on question 3, will uninstalling iTunes actually remove all the backups, apps and sub flders etc?
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by:Wild_Tech
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it should, but you said that you had already deleted your itunes music and subfolders correct? if you want to make sure that your backup is deleted, just go to:

c:\documents and settings\users\"your profile"\application data\roaming\apple computer\mobile sync

there you will see the folder that holds all your backups, if you want you can delete that folder before you reinstall.
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will try again this weekend, thanks.
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