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One of the four-and-a-half screenfuls of apps that iTunes deleted from my iPad when I last synced it (over a cable, the old-fashioned way). Now, when I look in iTunes, I can see the deleted apps all re-arranged onto new home screen pages; but none of these apps are on the iPad itself. Amongst other annoyances, this has cost me save states in several games, such as Broken Sword where I was hours into the game.

I am extremely irritated about this. There is no rhyme or reason to the deleted apps that I can see; some of them had pending updates (i.e. the version in iTunes was newer than the version on the iPad), but some didn’t. Some were Universal, some iPad-only, some iPhone-only.

One of the four-and-a-half screenfuls of apps that iTunes deleted from my iPad when I last synced it (over a cable, the old-fashioned way). Now, when I look in iTunes, I can see the deleted apps all re-arranged onto new home screen pages; but none of these apps are on the iPad itself. Amongst other annoyances, this has cost me save states in several games, such as Broken Sword where I was hours into the game.

I am extremely irritated about this. There is no rhyme or reason to the deleted apps that I can see; some of them had pending updates (i.e. the version in iTunes was newer than the version on the iPad), but some didn’t. Some were Universal, some iPad-only, some iPhone-only.

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  1. whltexbread said: Did you try repairing permissions?
  2. steelopus said: This kind of thing is just one of a myriad of reasons that I jailbreak my devices. I have granular control of my backups and can manually pull out all app data now and then. I love Apple, but I don’t trust iTunes or iCloud (iOS itself is rock solid).
  3. coyotesqrl said: One of the things that makes it hard for some Linux/Windows folk to consider jumping to Apple? Our primary exposure to Apple products is with iTunes, possibly the worst application ever written. All that well-considered hardware and OS design, shot to hell when you have to…
  4. lindstifa said: Ugh
  5. do-over said: When I installed the new OS I lost contacts and photos. It was really weird.
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