Originally Posted by Gossamer skye
You MIGHT find an answer to your question here.
Most Apps work for IPhone and Itouch and in general that means anything that needs a camera or a phone connection will not fully work on the Itouch.
It is usually important that you keep everything up to date so the Itunes program on your PC or Mac needs to be release 9.0.1 (currently for October 2009) and the firmware on the Itouch needs to be 3.1.2. But, to get ANY updates you must be registered.
It is easy to check these just load Itunes on your PC or Mac and click on Help then 'check for updates' and follow any prompts. Be warned though that if you have never updated before and you do it now some things might not work as they should but the longer you leave it the worse it will get.
Next plug you Iphone or Itouch in via the USB cable and then in Itunes you will see it under DEVICES. Click on it to show several tabs but under summary it will tell if your if your Iphone or Itouch is up to date or you can just click the button to ask it to check.
If its not up to date then you can ask it to do it for you. If its a major upgrade you will have to pay but minor ones are mostly free. The process is not all that clear
so you will have to watch ALL the prompts very closely to make sure it all works. Mostly it downloads the update and then it asks you to click again to get it going.
- there is a restore button but IF you press it the Itouch or Iphone will go back to factory settings and you will lose all your downloaded Apps but not the standard ones.
After an update and at other times it is common to find that some of your Apps no longer work or some may disappear
. To correct this:
a. If Apps no longer seem to work in almost 100% of cases if you go to the App store and select ANY App (usually a free one) and down load it then for some peculiar reason all the ones that did not work now work again.
b. If the App disappears you must go to the App store and download it again and you will not be charged a second time. If you have done regular backups you will find it can restore the app and any data stored in it - but frankly, I have found this cannot be relied on 100% of the time.
To back up just SYNC the Itouch or Iphone.
The Iphone and Itouch can be temperamental with wireless access and you can lose the signal. If this happens you can just wait or go into the built in App called Settings and right at the top you will see Wi-Fi and either it says not connected or the name of a router. If the router name is yours then you connected. If not touch it and you will see a few boxes one of which says choose a network and normally all you do is wait until it eventually connects to your router. You may also find occasionally that it asks you again for the router password so have it ready.