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Itouch applications won't turn on.

I have installed a couple free applications onto my Itouch. They have worked fine in the past 6 days i have owned the itouch. But today for some reason, i will touch an application and it will stay on the screen for 3 seconds, it won't load or anything, and then it will go to the home screen..anyone have any suggestions or ways to fix this? I went into my Itunes, and it says that i only have one application on my itouch, but i have like 6 and so i downloaded 1 of the 6 i have on my itouch again to see if that would fix it, but it still only stays on for 3 seconds and then goes back to the home screen. please help.

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  • marshillmini Feb 08, 2009

    My apps will only stay on a few seconds as well

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I have the sam problem

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    originalpi Feb 24, 2009

    New user, 2nd gen iTouch just a few days old. I downloaded two games the other day which worked fine (one free, one paid), but since then, when I touch the screen to load, it starts loading, but then returns to iTouch home screen. So the game won't load. In iTunes on my computer, I see the two apps in my Library under Applications, but there doesn't seem to be any action to perform from the iTunes interface.

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    originalpi Feb 24, 2009

    Further to my previous post, for some reason, now my apps (games) will load. The only thing I did differently was download a third app (a free version of one of my paid apps). I then opened that new free app, and it opened successfully. Then I went to my two old apps (one free, one paid) and they now both open successfully. Please note, I was always connected to WiFi, so I don't think that's the difference.

  • hillygil Feb 26, 2009

    Ditto with my iTouch. I only have the Facebook App and Flixster App on my iTouch. They worked fine for a couple of weeks, and now I tap them, it seems like I'm going to the application, but it just returns to the home screen.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same problem i just got it yesterday and i cant seem to figure out whats wrong. : C

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    it will go in and show loading for a feww secounds then it will go to my front page

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    When I try to open my games, it loads for about 3 seconds and then goes back to the screen. Im aware that this has to be a system problem because it is happening to a lot of other people. How do i fix this or can i consult with the Mac company to get it fixed? PLEASE HELP!!



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I had exactly the same problem, you have to sync them on itunes. Plug in your itouch, open itunes and make sure it is the version with an applications section in the libary. Then click on your itouch in Devices go to the end applications tab and you have to sync them. This worked for me.

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Go into your app store and download something for free, then sign in.

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