Apple App Store Syncing and Troubleshooting Guide

Apple has recently updated its knowledge base with two articles that iPhone enthusiasts will find particularly useful: Syncing Applications from the App Store and Troubleshooting applications purchased from the App Store. The latter suggests a simple fix for problematic apps: uninstall and reinstall them.

The article on syncing explains the process of transferring apps downloaded via iTunes to your iPhone.

This procedure mirrors how other content like podcasts and music are synced. You select which apps you want to sync, whether it’s some or all, and initiate the process.

Additionally, it covers what occurs when apps are bought directly on an iPhone and then synced with iTunes. A prompt will appear asking if you want to transfer these apps into the new Applications section in iTunes.


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