With earlier versions of iTunes, if I updated an app OTA, the next time I synced my phone, iTunes would download the new version to my local library. However, this does not happen anymore. I have to manually check for newer versions of apps in iTunes and then download them again. Is this by design, or am I missing something? I am on Windows 7, 64-bit.

  • Not by design, it downloads them locally in the most recent version for Mac.
    – Emil
    Feb 15, 2013 at 16:27

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if you don't want to download again, next time you plug in the phone: in itunes right click on phone and tell it to transfer purhases.

i do this pretty regularly since i have multiple devices and don't need to download each app 4 times. download on phone / transfer purchases to itunes / sync to others.

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