iTunes Won't Sync Ringtones, Apps etc. to iPhone iPad After iTunes 12.7 Update

Posted by Abby Poole to iTunes, Apple Resources | Updated on Jan 8, 2024

iTunes 12.7.3 won't sync to iPhone 7+. Since the new iTunes, iPhone 7 Plus won't sync, it. Restarts etc. don't help. A bug? If so can you quickly fix it…

iTunes 12.7 adds support for syncing iPhone iPad updated to iOS 17 and brings some new features to Apple Music etc. But the new iTunes update ditches iOS App Store feature and ringtones sync. You'll get a notice before iTunes 12.7.3 update saying that if you are previously used iTunes to sync apps, books, or ringtones to your iOS device, use the new App Store, iBooks, or Sounds Settings on iOS to redownload them without your computer. iTunes 12.7 won't sync ringtones and apps, what to do now? On the other side, some users are running into iTunes 12.7 syncing errors, for example, iTunes 12.7.3 doesn't recognize iPhone iPad, iTunes not connected to iPhone iPad, which is also a common iOS 17 update problem.

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iTunes 12.7 not syncing apps to iPhone iPad

App Store is removed in iTunes 12.7, but you can still download, delete, or redownload your apps on iPhone X/8/7/6s iPad etc. iDevices running iOS 17 without computer. To solve iTunes is not working when syncing apps to iPhone iPad, use these steps to redownload apps on iPhone iPad via new App Store. Also find fixes to iTunes error 9006 when restoring, updating iPhone iPad to iOS 17.

1. Open the App Store on iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap on Updates > Purchased on iPhone iPod touch, or Purchased on iPad.
3. Tap Not on This [Device Name].
4. Find the app you want to re-download to iPhone iPad if iTunes won't sync with iPhone iPad, then tap the download icon. The app redownloads to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and the iTunes 12.7 not syncing apps error can be fixed.

If these apps are not available in the App Store, find the copy of the app files stored in the iTunes Media Folder and drag them to iPhone iPad.
For Mac users, go to Users > username > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media.
For Windows 10, C: > Users > username > My Music > iTunes > iTunes Media.

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iTunes 12.7 won't sync ringtones to iPhone iPad

What about iTunes 12.7.3 not syncing ringtones to iPhone iPad anymore? Many users including me created ringtones and text tones with iPhone ringtone maker and purchased some ringtones before. How to manage ringtones now? You can redownload purchased ringtones on iPhone iPad. Use steps below to redownload purchased ringtones on iPhone iPad with iOS 17. Also learn what to do if iTunes is not syncing music.

1. Open Settings menu on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 17.
2. Tap on Sound & Haptics > Ringtones.
3. Tap Download All Purchased Tones to redownload ringtones to fix "iTunes won't sync to iPhone iPad " issue after the new iTunes 12.7 update.
Note that some ringtones you bought before might fail to redownload to iPhone iPad.

If you have some ringtones you created before with iTunes, similar to apps not available on App Store, you can find them in iTunes media folder.
Mac: Folder > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Tones and find ringtones that are not purchased from iTunes.
Windows 10-7: C: > Users > Username > My Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Tones.

How to move ringtones to iPhone iPad in iTunes 12.7

iTunes 12.7 won't sync ringtones to iPhone iPad, and you can see no Ringtones section in iTunes 12.7, but you can manually add ringtones to iPhone iPad or iPod touch in iTunes 12.7.

1. Open iTunes 12.7, and connect your iPhone or iPad to computer.
2. Find the ringtone on your computer. If the ringtone was stored in iTunes library before, you can find it in the Tones folder under iTunes media folder.
3. Directly drag and ringtone from computer to your iPhone or iPad in the left pane of iTunes. You can also delete ringtones from iPhone iPad if you don't need them any more.

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Other Troubleshooting Tips on iTunes Won't Sync to iPhone iPad

Common "iTunes won't sync to iPhone iPad " errors

1.After the new iTunes 12.7.3 update, iPhone iPad won't sync, it says "iTunes cannot sync photos to the iPhone because your Photo Library is not yet available. Please try again later." iTunes could not connect to iPhone because an invalid response fixed >>
2. How to manage ringtones, tones and apps on iTunes 12.7 now. The new iTunes update sucks.
3. iTunes doesn't recognize iPhone iPad after installing macOS High Sierra update or Big Sur update.
4. iTunes could not connect to iPhone iPad after iOS 17 update.

Try these quick fixes to iPhone iPad not syncing with iTunes

* Update to the latest version of iTunes (12.7.3). If you are using the new update, continue.
* Quit iTunes, restart iPhone iPad, disconnect your device and do the sync again.
* Try a different USB cable to see if iTunes 12.7 syncing error is fixed.
* Re-authorize iTunes on your computer and try the synchronization again.
* Update drives. Many users reported it worked for iPhone iPad not syncing with iTunes problem.
* Tap on Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings on iPhone iPad and do the normal sync.
* Check if any software update is available and update software on iPhone iPad to the latest version.

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Step 1: Free download the iTunes alternative for macOS or for Windows, run it. And connect your device to computer.
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