iTunes 11: how to disable app syncing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ls1dreams, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Aug 13, 2009
    #1
    So, in the old version of iTunes, I disabled app syncing so I could manage it manually.

    In the new version, there's no checkbox to enable/disable this.

    I do NOT want all of my old apps synced over, but don't know how to avoid this.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 29, 2012
    #2
    If you uncheck "Automatically sync new apps" can't you then control what's put on? If you don't want a specific app on your phone, either mouse over it in the home screen view that pops up in iTunes and hit the X (this can be a little buggy) or find it in the list on the left and hit Remove.

    Once automatic syncing is off, apps will only be added if you add them directly, which I think is what you want. Also make sure that you've also disabled automatic download on your device in the "iTunes & App Stores" settings.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Oct 14, 2011
    #3
    It appears app syncing is now manual. I was afraid at first that without the check box I was going to lose all the apps on my phone so I transferred apps just to be safe but when I synced other stuff the apps were never affected
     

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