Many users have reported iTunes error 8392 when trying to update apps via iTunes 22.214.171.124 while running it on MacBook Air running Sierra 10.12.1. The error can occur on Windows platform as well. Attempting the update couple more times may fix the issue. However, there are many solutions available that you can use to get rid of this problem for good.
How to Fix iTunes Error 8392 – 4 Ways
Following are 4 ways to fix iTunes error 8392:
1. Make Sure that You Have the Same Apple ID in iTunes and App Store
Error 8392 seems to be triggered because of an issue with different Apple IDs being used in iTunes and App Store. Verifying that both your iTunes and App Store IDs are same can fix this problem.
Step 1: Logout and quit out of both iTunes and App Store.
Step 2: Now relaunch App Store and iTunes and use the same Apple to login. Once you are logged in, try to update your desired app again. It should now be updated without issues.
2. Delete and Re-Download the App in iTunes
Some users have reported that deleting and reinstalling the app that cannot be updated fixes the unknown error 8392. Deleting and reinstalling the app in iTunes involves simple steps. Once you have deleted it, you can re-download it from iTunes easily.
Step 1: Launch iTunes and Navigate to Library > Apps.
Step 2: Now click on Edit and then select the app you wish to delete.
Step 3: After selecting the app, choose Delete and then confirm your deletion. You will see a prompt telling you that the app won’t be deleted from your iOS devices. Click Move to Trash option and your app will be deleted from iTunes.
Re-downloading the app:
- You can re-download the app by visiting App Store and navigating to Quick Links > Purchased and then finding and selecting the app and clicking Download option.
3. Update Individual App Instead of Updating All
Updating apps one by one instead of updating them all at once is another workaround to get rid of iTunes error 8392.
Step 1: Connect your iDevice to your PC via USB and launch iTunes.
Step 2: Choose the page selection menu and then click on Edit.
Step 3: Now check the box next to Apps and click on Done.
Step 4: Once you see the apps in the dropdown menu, navigate to Apps > Updates.
Step 5: Select the app you wish to update and click the Update button next to it.
4. Check and Accept Terms & Conditions of iTunes
Sometimes a problem with Terms & Conditions of iTunes may cause the iTunes error 8392 to occur. You can easily fix the issue by checking and accepting those terms and conditions.
Follow these instructions:
Step 1: Quit iTunes and re-launch it. (Update it if you can.)
Step 2: Now check and accept the Terms & Conditions when prompted.
Step 3: After accepting, quit iTunes and re-launch it. You should be able to update your apps now.
How to Manage Apps Without iTunes
Using iTunes to manage your iPhone files and apps can be a hassle because of errors such as error 8392 iTunes. It is recommended that you use a third-party tool iMyFone TunesMate to transfer files between your iPhone and computer. Apart from various file transfer features, TunesMate also allows you to manage and uninstall iPhone apps conveniently.
- Bulk uninstall iPhone apps within simple steps.
- No annoying errors and limits which are known to infect iTunes.
- Transfer files conveniently from your iDevice to iTunes, iTunes to iDevice, iDevice to PC, and PC to iTunes.
- Transfer files between your iDevice to iTunes library without launching iTunes.
- Transfer purchased as well as non-purchased media files without any issues.
- Share your iTunes library with friends even if they are using different Apple ID.
Steps to Delete iPhone Apps
Follow these instructions:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer with USB or Lightning cable.
Step 2: Launch TunesMate on your PC. It will automatically detect your connected iDevice.
Step 3: Click on Apps tab on the TunesMate. It will list all the apps on your iPhone.
Step 4: Select the apps you wish to uninstall by ticking the checkbox next to them.
Step 5: Once you have selected the apps, choose Uninstall option available at the top of the interface and then Click Yes when prompted to confirm your action. Your selected apps will then be uninstalled by TunesMate.