Re-downloading Apps will need to be done on your device itself. Similarly, you can re-download your prior App purchases on your iOS device by opening the app store app. Tap on the little cloud icon to re-download the app onto your iOS device. The new iOS 11 allows users to download new ringtones directly onto their iPhone. At the top of the page, tap Download All Purchased Tones to check for any previously purchased tones not currently downloaded to your device.
Please note that Apple does warn that you may not be able to re-download some previously purchased tones. If you have custom ringtones on your iTunes, you need to transfer them to your iOS device manually. Tones is towards the bottom of the list. Once you have transferred, click on Sync so that they are moved to the iOS device. Here you confirm the custom ringtone you just transferred over. If you experience problem with dragging and dropping ringtones First, make sure your ringtone is no longer than 38 seconds and preferably about 35 or less.
Try to drag and drop the tones files over. Users report that they are often unable to copy a ringtone to an iPhone or iPad when their device is syncing with iTunes. So wait for the sync to complete before dragging and dropping any additional files. Then try to drag and drop again. Some additional options to remedy drag and drop ringtones isssues are to find your ringtone file m4r files on your computer and right click on that file to Copy it to the clipboard.
Navigate to iTunes and try to paste into iTunes and see if it works. If so, update and try again. Your iTunes media files music, podcasts are still available in your iTunes Library Files. Look in these locations for those apps, media, ringtones, or other content: Use this same process to manually add your custom ringtones, books, and other media.
Clicking on it will reveal the Apps that can transfer documents between your iPhone and computer. You should probably be able to use Infuse or VLC here to move content.
Scroll down and locate the Purchased section, tap on that to reveal your purchases and any connected family members purchases.
Once done, there are two tabs for apps—All and Not on this iPhone. Hiding apps is easy, just swipe on the app to reveal the Hide function. We use to unhide apps using iTunes. But after this recent update to iTunes But then none of your data from the hidden app transfers! And yes, an unwelcome surprise. Where Are My Podcasts? Some folks report that items in their Podcast drop-down menu are grayed out.
And often, folks are even unable to subscribe to any podcasts through the Podcast store. Still, others find that their entire podcast library disappears after updating to Often this results in a blank screen, even when attempting to download a podcast.
If after updating to iTunes Click that button to go to your Podcast library. At that point, they show up in the dropdown list of your search results. And all app management is now conducted via each device, including syncing between devices and rearranging apps on your screens. It appears you may not be able to unhide your apps in this new version. If you have not yet updated, consider un-hiding the apps before you upgrade to this new version. Tough on Family or Work Managers If your the designated family iDevice manager or manage your workplace iDevice apps and updates, iTunes And that adds a lot of time to your iDevice management!
Many people in this grouping use iTunes as the primarily vehicle for app management and with that option now gone, will likely find it difficult to update and download apps. For some of you that have been using iTunes for backing up and restoring, you may want to re-consider the iCloud backup offering from Apple.
It is clear that Apple is aggressively pursuing the iCloud strategy and is making the iTunes more of a media backup. Backup to iTunes and iCloud essentially remains the same. Apps will be synced on each of the iOS devices individually. Honestly, this remains to be seen. Tips On Downgrading to iTunes Before you attempt at downgrading, please make sure to backup your machine. You should double check and make sure that your iTunes Media Library files are backed up.
Once the backup process has completed, proceed to remove iTunes from your machine. If you are a Windows user, you can follow along the steps in this Apple Whitepaper. Once you have successfully removed the iTunes Launch iTunes and it should revert back to the iTunes You will also need to turn off automatic updates so that it doesnt revert back to No notice, no detailed support guides and they drop this new change!!
Instead of downloading apps once using iTunes and then syncing all devices, with iTunes Not so bad when you own 1 or 2 devices, but a heck of a lot more time and data for those with many devices. So for those of you that are challenged with this new iTunes version, you may want to restore it back to the older iTunes on your computer for now. Please feel free to leave a feedback for Apple so that they can provide adequate support documentation.