Apps aren’t working on my iPhone?

I recently upgraded the software to 2.0.2., and then uploaded some new songs from iTunes. Now everytime I hit my apps, they appear on the screen for 2 seconds, then disappear. I even reset all the settings, deleted the apps I uploaded, then reinstalled them. Same thing happens when I tap on them. They appear, then disappear after 2 seconds and goes back to home screen. Did I miss something when I downloaded the new software?

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  1. Josh:

    Your all retarded!!! No one cares if your having the same problem. If someone asks a question, and your having the same problem, wait for a response On how to fix it. 9 pages of people saying the same thing is dumb. All that you had to do was wait for an answer. You all fail!!

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  2. Steven:

    i just tried that and it didnt work im still having the same problem

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  3. Todd:

    Cory is right, just download a random free app & they will all work again, just did it & now it is fine.

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  4. Jaime:

    All you have to do is download another app…just do a free one and then they should work. Worked for me!! :)

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  5. I had the same problem! All you have to do is download another app and then when it is finished installing, all your apps will work!

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  6. All you have to do is download another free app.

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  7. Catt:

    Yep. Me too. It’s happened before. It went away eventually, so I’d say just wait it out.. It’s annoying.

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  8. Jess:

    i am having the same problem!!
    Anybody got any soultions??

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  9. JC:

    Definitely is happening to me for the second time after rebooting my phone entirely and loosing my contacts. Considering the price premium we pay for the iPhone over the alternatives, it’s extremely annoying. Apple better get it together!!! Cory, thanks for the quick fix. He’s right everyone. Apps work right away.

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  10. I am having the same app problem and NOTHING is working. I just bought the iPhone a week ago and it is NOT IMPRESSING ME AT ALL. I actually dont even like it because it is so difficult to understand why apps wont work? No one is helping me. I thought this phone was the best thing out there and I spent all this money on it!!!!!!! Someone help me figure out how to fix th is problem! I have tried deleting my apps and resyncing nothing will work.

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  11. Maee:

    ive tried downloading neww aps , that app works but my others dont?!!?! HELLLPP!

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  12. Charlie:

    Same thing happening to me I can use the aps that come on the phone but I can’t use my other aps I tryed dowloandin another ap didn’t work still and I reset whole phone still not workin bin like this for more then a month :-( please help me

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  13. I’m having the same issue. I wish that these reply posts had dates.

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  14. This Worked.

    Connect your device to a computer and open iTunes.
    In iTunes, select your device in the left-hand column and then click the Applications tab. Verify that Sync Applications is checked.
    Choose Store > Deauthorize Computer from the menu bar. Enter your iTunes Store account and password, and then click Deauthorize.
    Click Sync in the lower-right to sync your device. When prompted, select Don’t Authorize. This will remove all applications and other iTunes Store content from the device.
    Note: You may see this prompt more than once. Select Don’t Authorize each time.
    When the sync is complete, choose Store > Authorize Computer from the menu bar. Enter your iTunes Store account and password, and then click Authorize.
    Sync your applications and content from iTunes to the device.

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  15. Tila:

    Thanks Cory!! Downloading a random free app did solve the problem, but it shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Apple needs to get it together with this one.

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  16. Pinder:

    Same thing happened to me when I uploaded music- it automatically updated iPhone software and then my apps didn’t work! I installed a random update from the app store and it’s all better now! Thanks!

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  17. Al:

    I have the same problem. I don’t know how to get them to work? I experienced this problem after I synced to my computer for the first time.

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  18. Kortni:

    I have downloaded apps many times and none of them worked I have wasted about ten dollars becuz of the stupid apps can someone plz help me and tell me what to do with this

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  19. Meghan:

    I tired deleting apps and installing new ones…it has happened to me before and downlaoding a new app usually works but this time its starting to scare me…HELP!

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  20. alexa:

    notings workin ive tryed everytihinggggg im so sad

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  21. alexa:

    not even cory helpedddddddd this is bull crap

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  22. Sammy:

    wow…just happened to me last night…thank you Cory and friends

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  23. Sammy:

    sorry i forgot to say, adding a new app.. fixes it

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  24. Owen:

    Same problem for me too. Some apps do but lots don’t. What gives?

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  25. Brad:

    Thanks for the tip Cory

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  26. Ilya:

    My ipod is also having that problem and is almost new the apps just work for a second, please help!!

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  27. Mariam:

    Okay all I got from all these comments is that there’s something called “media misfit” that could help some ppl to fix this!! Nw can any1 tell me what is media misfit?!!! :D

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  28. Eax:

    My iphone apps arent working…… plx help me out!!!!!!!!!

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  29. Anne:

    I’ve had the same probably . I’ve had the iPhone for two months and this is th third time it has happened . NOTHING is working for me . iPhones reeeally aren’t as great as they are set out to be . Nottt impressed

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  30. Bob:

    Jenn’s suggestion worked fine for me. go to itunes, up at the top you will see file edit view ect. click on Store then click authorize computer. it will prompt you to enter your login and password. when you complete that, then sync your ipod again and your apps should sync with your computer and they will work on your ipod(phone) again.

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  31. Amanda:

    Just syncd my Iphone, apps didn’t work. Tried the suggestion for downloading a free, random app and all is good on my phone now. Thanks to the OP!

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  32. Kate:

    Oh my god, I have the same problem. I got really annoyed with it, so I deleted all my apps and downloaded them again. They all worked fine after that, but when I synced it with my computer again, it happened all over again. I don’t want to download them every time I sync. Is there a way to fix this?!

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  33. Jenn:

    I had the EXACT same problem. I’m a bran new Mac owner and iPhone owner.

    I phoned Apple and they solved it. For me: my computer was not authorized on the iTunes store for whatever reason. Make sure your computer is authorized AND you’re iTunes store account is signed in.

    To authorize your computer, click on “store” (when iTunes is open). Click “authorize” and you’ll have type in your password and your account.

    When you go back on the tab section, under ‘Applications’ all your applications should show up there. If they don’t you have an account problem (either with your iphone or computer)

    You’ll have to delete all the applications that aren’t working and sync them on your iphone from your computer. If that works download another app while your iphone is still connected to your computer. Click ‘sync’ again and that new app should appear on your computer AND still work on your phone.

    Good luck.

    Call Apple, they were helpful. Apparently there’s a bunch of reasons why this could happen.

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  34. Tom:

    Downloading a random free app worked for me too.

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  35. help:

    simple redownload itunes then click on it and select repair….then

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  36. angelaprashad:

    well, i just downloaded new apps and they tell me to wait but never seems to work

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  37. SG:

    The solution to this I found is to just download a free app from the appstore on your phone. The new app will not only work, but all your other applications will work fine. It seems like there is a glitch in the software when you download apps from the app store on your phone. Download them on iTunes and then sync them to your phone.

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  38. Kimberly:

    I just synced to my computerfor the first time and I am also having the same problem!

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  39. Lydia:

    Thanks Media Misfit! :)

    His help did help. haha

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  40. emma:

    i have the same probelm too!
    its so annoying ive bought so many
    and they still are not working, ive tryed everything
    !!

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  41. andrew carey:

    upgradining to iphone does anyone know if it has bluetooth feature

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  42. Jori:

    I tried all the remedies and it’s still not working. I don’t know what else to do. Please help

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  43. Tengo Que Cagar:

    same with me

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  44. Brandon:

    i had the same problem, iv only had my ipod a day and the apps arnt working, tried everything on this page and the apps still do the same thing…

    i need help, sum1 pls help me, my i pods the 3.1.2dont know wats what thats means but yeh sooo pls help me, on tv saying there everything CARNT EVEN WORK :@

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  45. Emma lani:

    I have that same problem

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  46. Katie:

    I’m having the same problem– I did what seems like is working for many people– downloading another free app (from my iPod touch 3g) and it still wouldn’t work!!!! I tried calling Apple but of course they were no help. I an very concerned And fed up with Apple. I tried looking on the settigs to see if that would do anything… It didn’t. My apps haven’t been working for 2 weeks!!!!! The apps are specifically why I bought the iPod touch! It’s just a big dissappointment…

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  47. MeeDandah:

    i did what “media misfit” said, and it works now!! thanks!!!!!

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  48. patty:

    i have the same problem! its so annoying!

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  49. Joel:

    Just Update on 3.0 or 2.2.1

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  50. Ariel:

    Jenn is right just authorize your itunes account and presto we got a great working iphone with easily accessable apps once again. God bless you Jenn

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  51. Scott:

    I have tried all of the above ways and still my apps dont work and its really starting too annoy me!!! Is there any settings that i may have changed too have caused this too happen?

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  52. Jasmine:

    Mine to but i have a touch

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  53. alina:

    same here. they say your supposed to resync and reboot it. and i tried but still didnt work.

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  54. Maddie:

    Mine are also jacked up right wen I press one it it goes away quickly

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  55. Brandizzle:

    guys, dont post a comment saying you have the problem too. obviously alot of us do, including me! but please just post a comment if you know how to fix it. thanks

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  56. jess:

    none of these solutions work for me :(

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  57. I have paid lots of money for some of my apps & nearly a week ago and i make money through my phone so i need help immediately people please reach out to me if you know how to fix my problem

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  58. Jack:

    I did what media misfit said and when i got to the part where i was supposed to sync and dont authorise it asked me if i want to save changes made on ipod? Do i click on accept or cancel???

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  59. Andre:

    I had the same issue. I just downloaded some random free app and it fixed the problem.

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  60. beau:

    hey guys yep its easy just download a free app any one is fine then open it and everything will work

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  61. iBoy:

    I have tried everything ..

    Reseting my network settings.

    Installing a new app

    Rebooting my phone …

    all this happend after installing the 3.0.1 update ! .

    Nothing works, i dont know what to do .

    Does anyone have a exact answer to what might have caused this ? and how to solve it ?

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  62. Krista:

    I have the same problem right now
    it does this everyday more then once
    they don’t open but after a while they do
    it’s irratatin because my iPods only a week old
    uuuuuugh

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  63. Shannon:

    downloading a new app worked! thanks Jaime!

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  64. Megan oneill:

    Same things happenning to me, can someone help?:/

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  65. Kiff:

    EVERYONE PAY ATTENTION!! Cory is right, just download another random free app, and the phone is back on track: thanks a bunch man, was getting worried.

    again

    Cory is right: Download another free app, and hey presto, fixed.

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  66. Olive:

    Okay, here is the deal you have to update you terms and conditions and then download a random app and then everything should work fine. however everything works differently for everyone.

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  67. My iPhone apps are not working. I tried downloading another app and when I do so even the one I downloaded doesn’t work. What do I do?!?!?

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  68. Jeff:

    I’m having the same problem, my god! after reading all these comments I’m growing quite concerned

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  69. Bretagne:

    Yeah this is happening to me also and I’m really angry about this my apps don’t work at all nothing here works !

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  70. Kayla:

    I tried downloading a new app and it didn’t work.

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  71. caitlin:

    yeah mines not working either i have no idea what t do !

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  72. McKenna:

    Omg!!! This is happening to my iPod touch also!!! I lost my first one ( I think it was stolen) bought a new one that was 2g and the apps wouldn’t work it would just go straight back to the home screen!!! And then I tried deleting, didn’t work, installed 3.0, still didn’t work, added new apps, still doesn’t work, and I am getting ver y angry at apple

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  73. this problem is very frequent.
    to fix it you must download an app.
    the ipod and iphone don’t have a problem its just to get you to download a new app and possibly pay for one just find a free app then delete and reinstall it works all the time.

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  74. Supreme is your problem the same ass the others?

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  75. Cory:

    Hey everyone mines wasdoing the same thing, but it looks like trees an easy answer! Just get download another app and open it. And it should be just fine!

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  76. Jade:

    it works try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thanx everyone who contributed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  77. Kaine:

    Thanks Cory, i have just tried your method and it works a treat.
    Cheers!

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  78. Urwah:

    Omg I have the same problem and I tried evrything mentioned and NOTHING is working!! Help!! >•<

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  79. Austin:

    The same thing is happening to me my apps pop up for a second then pop away what should I do

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  80. Seanny:

    I’m sick of people saying they have the same problem, why else would u search it, but I do. I just got a new playlist, idk y its doing it tho loll :P

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  81. Jonah:

    The same problem I have

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  82. Rom:

    Cory, you’re a hero. I was about to ditch ATT altogether over this failure of a phone (I just joined a couple days ago and it’s done this twice). Everyone else…stop posting before you read and being crybabies, just read either Jenn’s or Cory’s posts and try that. I can personally vouch for Cory’s as I just fixed my phone with it.

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  83. Andy:

    Same I have no idea what to do

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  84. Christine:

    I have the same problem I have to be on at the 25 or else ођЏ

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  85. Jake:

    I’m having the same exact PROBLEM!!

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  86. Christine:

    о„€oh come on Josh u can’t do any better

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  87. Heather:

    IT DID WORK! yay!! Thanks misfit!

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  88. Nicolas:

    downloading, or updating a new or old app fixes problem

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  89. Nicole:

    Jenn, I have been trying to fix this problem all week long and I just tried what you said and it worked!! Thank you!

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  90. Alisha:

    Thanks heaps Cory your a lifesaver!!! I was having the same problem my apps werent working and I was ready to delete them all and start again, it was lucky I read the info on here first

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  91. Brittney:

    I did everything it said on the apple website, tried restoring my itouch, and tried downloading a free app.

    my app’s still don’t work.

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  92. Grace:

    i have the same exact problem! i have no idea what to do!

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  93. bob:

    have the same problem! it is so annoying, it has done this to me once before, but after syncing with my computer it fixed itself, and now it has done it again, and nothing will make my apps work! :@

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  94. iPhoneWizard:

    All I did was go to the App store and run whatever updates needed to be done, then all my apps started to work again. HOPE THIS HELPS GUYS!!!

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  95. Jennifer:

    I was also having a hard time getting my applications to work. I tried restoring or randomly downloading free apps, but it still didn’t work for me. I checked the apples website and this is what i found. I tried this and now my apps work.

    Connect your device to a computer and open iTunes.
    In iTunes, select your device in the left-hand column and then click the Applications tab. Verify that Sync Applications is checked.
    Choose Store > Deauthorize Computer from the menu bar. Enter your iTunes Store account and password, and then click Deauthorize.
    Click Sync in the lower-right to sync your device. When prompted, select Don’t Authorize. This will remove all applications and other iTunes Store content from the device.
    Note: You may see this prompt more than once. Select Don’t Authorize each time.
    When the sync is complete, choose Store > Authorize Computer from the menu bar. Enter your iTunes Store account and password, and then click Authorize.
    Sync your applications and content from iTunes to the device.

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