How to stop iPhone and iPad from cross syncing apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kingping14, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2010
    I'd like to sync both my iPhone and iPad apps to iTunes so there is a backup incase I need to update firmware, but how do I stop my iPhone apps from syncing to my iPad and my iPad apps from syncing into my iPhone? its very annoying!!

    thanks in advance
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    You will need to manually manage your apps and music. The option to do so will be on the summary page when you plug in the device. This also means if you purchase any music on the computer it will not automatically sync.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2008
    ipad apps can't be synced to your iphone... iphone apps can be sync with your ipad...
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    Obviously he was meaning those apps that can be synced to both. He only wants certain ones on the phone and certain ones on the pad.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    Sorry the manually manage option is not what you need. I think you just want to go to the apps page and deselect automatically sync new apps. Then you just select which ones you want.
  6. macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2011
    Actually all you need is to go to the apps tab when your iPad and/or iPhone are connected and uncheck the box that says (something like) 'automatically sync new apps'
  7. macrumors newbie


    Dec 1, 2007
    California USA
    iPad apps syncing to iPhone

    I too, have this dilemma.

    I do not want all of my apps on both devices. I have unchecked the "Automatically sync new apps" option (for each device).

    When I download an app on the iPad, it still appears on the iPhone.

    When I download an app on the iPhone, the app does NOT appear on my iPad.

    (this makes me happier, but...)

    -- the methods mentioned in these forums have not worked, and I would really like to find a solution for this.

    What I find ODD is, if I download an app using the iPad, and I already HAVE that same app on the iPhone (in a group folder, specifically) -- the app still appears (a second time) on the iPhone - outside of the icon group. (This is to say, the app will be on the iPhone 2 times, once in the folder where I had originally stored it, and once "loose" or free from being in a group.

    -- Let me know what information will be helpful in finding a solution for this - I am as anxious as the others are to find this solution.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    settings - store - check your automatically download selections on all devices.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012
    This is the correct one
  10. macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2012
    On device:

    Settings > iTunes & App Stores > Automatic downloads

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