My ipod won't download/sync apps

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My ipod won't download apps
I've bought a few games from itunes, and then tried syncing my ipod but everything except my games sync. Please help
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First verify that your iPod supports the games you have bought. Not all iPod can install games and they are also iPod specific. They can be either games for the iPod 5th generation, iPod nano games or iPod touch/iPhone games. I assume you've bought the right games but it's worth mentioning the differences.

Next you want to make sure that game syncing is turned on. Click your iPod in the source list on the left hand side of the iTunes window. Click the games tab and make sure that sync games is checked. Here you can also check specific games to sync or set it to all games.

That's all I can think to try, besides a full restore of your iPod, as long as you have a backup of everything on it.
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heyy to anyone who will answer but i have done everything i can, click on a the boxes and stuff and done everything ever one said i should but every time i click sync it says you cant do this coz you need to authorize this computer... and i have no idea what that means???
and what exactly does restore your iPod mean?? does it do anything to your computer or just make the iPod like it was when i bought it?? :] please help
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i cant any games on IPOD
nano does anyone know how to if you do know how then please help all of us :)
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i cant any games on IPOD
nano does anyone know how to if you do know how then please help all of us :)
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i cant any games on IPOD
nano does anyone know how to if you do know how then please help all of us
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one, i hope this doesnt get doubled like some other responses, two, it keeps telling me i need a newer version of itunes sofware......um hello to silly comp or whatever the issue is, i cant get a newer version unless i tell them to test drive newer versions that havent come out yet on my computer........i have the newest version, i updated everything, i am downloading apps that are IPOD compatible and not just IPAD. dont have the monies for an IPAD yet but thats a different story. i have tried reading some of these comments and what not and have not found the answer. also, it gets annoying reading 5 comments in a row are the exact same.......maybe you can also answer how to solve all of lifes issues and where to go get one?
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Muah

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Hey I got the same problem too, can anyone help?! :-)
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For anyone who has this problem..... I figured it out. You have to restore you're ipod and then everything works. Restoring the ipod takes a little while, but it's worth it.
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As MarkReid mentioned above, have you ensure that the games and applications in your library are supported by your iPod? Next, have you ensured that application (or game) syncing has been enabled for your iPod?
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im pretty sure they ar for this version, but then again when i plug my ipod into the comp and itunes comes up, it sais there is an itunes update, could that be it?
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how do i ensure that app syncing has been enabled? i already have the app sync box checked and selected certain apps and it wont sync.
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If you have an ipod nano, an ipod fifth generation or higher those ipods will not support aps or games from the "iTunes App Store". The only "ipods" that support games and apps from the app store are both generations of the iPod Touch. As for the ipod nano's, ipod fifth gen or higher you can buy apps for those ipods by going to the iTunes store and clicking on "iPod Games".
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that's doesn't help at all. it's a pretty big bug from the firmware i guess, i've tried everything and im not the only one.

no more apps or games sync anymore on my ipod touch 2nd gen. the only way to make them sync from itunes to the ipod is to do a full restore and loos all my config... that's bad...

even if i delete the apps from the itune library, resync the ipod so the apps is unistalled, i download the apps directly with the ipod touch and it does nothing... no install, no icon appears in the apps menu, nothing. and then apps store say its already installed !! BUT it's not even in the application menu!!!

that's crazy...
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I would definitely take it to your nearest iPod store or PeachMac. They should be able to tell you whats wrong.

Although most customer service sucks, you could also try calling your customer service representative to ask about your problem.
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Sync Podcasts. That worked for me
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Sync Podcasts. That worked for me
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I finally went to the i-Pod store here by us and they said it is a problem with the hard drive...and totally replaced my i-Pod with a new one! I brought it home, it synced perfectly and now I am a happy owner of one working i-pod! Try that - I was lucky mine was still in warranty as I bought it last year for Christmas. Even though I had purchased it on 12/3/07 for last year';s Christmas present to my hubby, the i-POD store took care of it completely! I was very happy with the service they provided me...so hope you can try that!!!
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It's Apple store and iPod, not I-Pod store and I-pod
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Hi um I gust got a new ipod touch because the last on i had someone droped it well it was not an actisdent. I bought games and they show up in the libary on the side but when i sync my ipod everything but the games or apps load. My ipod is only a few weeks old, my mom says that its not itunes its self but that its the whay I set up my account so I'm sooo lost I don't have a game folder or enything like that, I'v looked every where in itunes but can't find anything that says games or apps. I'm not going to send my ipod back cause well i wont get it back I don't think. So please HELLP me.
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When your iPod Touch is syncing, check the "Applications" tab to ensure that application syncing is enabled.
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mine wont let me change it it will always stay as sync selected apps and i cant change it
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mine wont let me change it it will always stay as sync selected apps and i cant change it
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I have the same problem but my friend seems to think you need the 2.2 update to have aplications. Hope that helps, i'm just going to try it now...
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what if my ipod is a 4th generation?
does it accept itunes apps?
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No, only the iPhone and iPod Touch can use apps from the App Store.
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You must buy and download the newest version of the iPod software. Its the 2.2 version that costs $10. This enables you to move the applications you have purchased to your itouch.

I was having the same problem and it was fixed when I downloaded the newest software.
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hey just download the new 2.2 software...if it is coming up with err 403 then you either need to wait because to many people are trying to download it or go 2 apple.com and find the apple store closet to you..i went to the apple store yesterday and they hooked me up with the new version for free
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Ok so I have the same problem but I don't know my iPod touch generation! So do u think customer service will take care of it? Man I'm afraid it's broken...
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I think the generation is only determined by the speaker set up. I know that if you have external speakers you definetly have the second generation. From what I have heard, the second generation comes with the 2.2 software already on it. If you have first generation, down load the software. If that doesn't work try your iPod store and they should be able to tell you what's going on.
i have a first gen ipod touch. i have downloaded some apps and they are in the applications window under the library heading on the left side. when i click on my ipod under devices it does not have an applications folder. my itunes says that i can update it to 3.1.2. software, will that allow me to sync apps to my ipod?
i have a first gen ipod touch. i have downloaded some apps and they are in the applications window under the library heading on the left side. when i click on my ipod under devices it does not have an applications folder. my itunes says that i can update it to 3.1.2. software, will that allow me to sync apps to my ipod?
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yeah i have the second generation

when mine wasnt working i plugged it into the comp. and i still didnt work
then i left it alone for a little bit longer and it started working again
i have no idea wat was wrong with it and y it randomly started working
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The best bet is to just leave alone. If it shows any more issues, troubleshoot it but don't try to fix it yourself; if you try to fix it and some other problem appears as a result from your attempt to fix what was wrong, the apple store may tell you it is no longer under their warrenty.
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Um, how is leaving it alone supposed to help w/the problem?
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I meant leaving alone, as in if you don't know for sure how to fix it, don't risk messing up anything else on it. Let the professionals handle it, because if they mess it up, they have to fix it; if you mess it up, and it's not under warrenty, they won't fix it with out charging you.
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restore the software on your ipod with the apps on itunes
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ahhhh im having same problem
i had about 30+ games and apps on there.
i went to update my ipod but the wire accidently disconnected
jsut as it was backing everything up :|
the screen was just black.
i re-installed the update. but everything was gone.

and now it wont even add my apps again.
where it has my ipod, Applications.
the box saying All applications is ticked.
but i cant tick or untick anything on that page.

its really starting to annoy me.
i even downloaded a newer version update thing.
WASNT THAT. cos it STILL wont sync my fucking apps.
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For this one, I really don't know what to tell you. I would say restart your ipod but just shutting the whole thing down. You do this by holding the power button on time and the screen button on the bottom until it cuts off. Then let it sit for a few minutes. Cut it back on, and connect it to the computer. See if it will back up again and then reload everything back on your ipod.

If that doesnt work, get on iTunes and click the restart ipod. This will clear out your ipod and restart everything. You will lose everything on it, but all of the files should be on your computer. Let it restart, and then try syncing everything back on it.

If this doesnt help, try calling and troubleshooting it, or taking it to your local PeachMac store. Good luck!
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my ipod is just not downloading the apps it tells me to connect to itunes but i already am?
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my i pod will download the apps but when i click on them to play them or something it will go on it for a second and then kick me back off to my home screen
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whats wrong with it?
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Audrey

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delete one (free is obviously best), restart ipod, download one... all better
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geez mine won't add the apps. either and I'm getting really mad because it has been a month. no matter what i do the apps. won't sync onto my ipod!!

email me if you have a solution pleeaaaaase
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Have you tried restoring ur ipod from itunes?
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Well, got kinda the same problem here.
In my Synch window everything is fine except for the one with the apps. It's all grey and you can't click anything. The box for Synchronise Apps, and Marked apps are crossed, but still some of the new apps i've got won't get into my iPod touch! I've tried a lot of things, from restart it, to reconnect it and such.
It is a 2nd Gen. and everything else with my iPod and itunes is working perfectly.
All this seems very weird to me.
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i have that exact same problem right now and im soooooo frustrated... like the apps that arent syncing are in the section where all the apps can be found next to boxes checked off but those two arent off and when i check them off myself they still dont sync! have you solved your problem yet?
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i have that exact same problem right now and im soooooo frustrated... like the apps that arent syncing are in the section where all the apps can be found next to boxes checked off but those two arent off and when i check them off myself they still dont sync! have you solved your problem yet?
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i am unable to download games from my itunes to my touch - don't see a games icon anywhere... could someone out there help me. I'm so confused!