iTunes 12.7 - Read First Before Downloading!

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  1. giradman

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    Several days ago, one the the Admins in the MacForums started this THREAD warning about changes in iTunes 12.7 that will likely irked many uses - another member provided several links (just one paragraph quoted below) - LINK 1 & LINK 2.

    BTW, I'm RadDave there and left several posts in that thread about buying a new iPad later in the year - these changes may impact on a restoration? For those using iTunes w/ their iDevices, check out the MacForums thread and the links given. Dave :)


     
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    There is a workaround. If you open the iTunes media folder then click on the mobile applications folder, you'll see a list of all the apps stored on your computer. Click on the app you wish to install on your iOS device can copy it using the edit menu. Now, while you have your iOS device connected to iTunes on your Mac, go back to the edit menu and click on the copy button. This will now sync the app to your connected iOS device. It is slower as you have to do this one at a time if you want to sync multiple apps. It tested it out yesterday on my iPhone 6 Plus which is currently running the iOS 11 Gold Master and it worked.

    A disappointment is that you cannot add any new apps to your iTunes media folder.

    Edit: I see this was covered in your second link.
     
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    Hi SciFan.. - thanks for your response and the edit, which was discussed in that second link w/ the author concluding "There are ways to sync these items, but it’s a kludge." (had to look up the term in bold - quoted below - Source).

    I was planning to buy a new iPad at the end of the year and now am wondering about the 'setup & restoration' to the new device from my iPad Air 2? I have two paid apps on my MBPro, i.e. iExplorer and iMazing - I know the latter best, which has improved in recent years and is ready for the new iOS - a neat feature is called 'Transfer' which allows attachment of both iDevices to a computer and presumably the 'new' device converted from the older one (pic below) - Dave :)

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    I've found the only bit of the iOS App Store left in iTunes 12.7. If you go to your iTunes account page and click on the manage button in hidden purchases, you'll be taken to a screen where you can unhide any hidden items in your purchase history, including from the App Store.
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    Apparently, iTunes 12.7 may irk many users and I'm not sure how well SciFan..'s suggestion will work for those needing the feature? But, I'm on the mailing list of OSXDaily which provides frequent and useful information on Apple products - just received the mailing today (shown below) about 'downgrading' from iTunes 12.7 back to 12.6 - the process seems complicated and subject to problems, so probably only of value to those discussed - read carefully; I suspect most will not need to do this downgrade and that Apple may just come out w/ some updates to 12.7 that might address the concerns - don't know. Dave :)
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