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I smashed the screen of my iPhone 4S last Friday. I made an appointment with the Genius Bar in my Apple store for today and paid for the replacement. The guy started to sync the phone through iCloud and said I could sync the apps when I got home. I had backed up before leaving that morning.
Trouble is, whenever I plug the phone in it says "This *computer* has already been synced with an iPhone or another device". The "*" are mine.
It restores and I get the basic apps, I eject and plug it in again, then I get the same message above and never any option to sync the apps.
Any ideas what could be happening here?
Click the Sync button in iTunes.
There is no sync button. Everytime I connect my phone it asks if I want to set it up as a new device or restore. Nothing else. Even after restoring.
Seems to be a known bug. You can work around it by either, choosing setup as a new iPhone and then removing the USB cable before sync properly starts (which I did), or some people say that you can just set it up as new, but it's not really new, and then you can sync all you stuff over.
So, there you go.
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