So I plugged in my iPhone to the laptop, open iTunes and sync the phone. Sync finished, but the Apps in my phone remain unchanged. Inside the "Apps" page of my phone settings, I can see my Apps appears on the Home screen but not in the left-hand side list.
Searched on Google and found this but not particularly helpful. Can't complaint much as the last post was in 2013. But simply sync the iPhone to iTunes just won't update the Apps.
So I tried to click around and found my apps in the iTunes App Store "Purchased" page.
Apparently you'll need to download back the Apps into your computer using the iTunes App Store before you can update them back to your iPhone.
Here's how you do it:
|1. Open iTunes App Store using the 'A' button on top-right and then click "App Store" on the top navbar, then click "Purchased" in the "QUICK LINKS".|
|3. Click the iPhone Icon (with your phone connected to PC) to open the iPhone summary, then click "Apps" under Settings to see the list of Apps.|
|4. And now you are able to see your Apps on the left with the "Update" button. Apps you haven't installed into your phone will have the Install button instead, for those with no updates, it will be the Remove button.|
I hope it helps. Do feel free to share if you know how to do it without manually go through the list of Apps you purchased all these years and hand-pick them back into your phone.
Have a nice day.