Any way to disable the annoying prompt to delete viewed movies?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iphoneuser, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. iphoneuser macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Keeps asking me to delete the movie after I've watched it. Seriously. In my mind it's like watching a DVD, then getting a prompt at the end asking if I'd like to format the DVD to free up space. Sure, I'll take a dirty diaper with my side of fries.
  2. RyanF2009 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    I like the feature... My rewatch value on the iPhone, when I'm going to be syncing again in another few hours, is very very low, so I think it's a nice feature to just delete it once I've watched the whole movie (however I can see that it doesn't really help unless you take a boat load of pics or add a million contacts). But to each his own I guess :)
  3. iphoneuser thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    I suppose it is a usage thing. For me, I only keep work related clips on the phone to show other people. And they get shown a lot. That constant prompt to delete really gets old fast, especially since it's easy to tap the screen by accident and delete it.
  4. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    I'm not a fan of this feature. I have a few video podcasts that I sync. If I have them set at say the 5 newest only, then if I delete one, the next time I sync, it comes right back again!

    These feature really only works when you have podcasts and whatnot set to only sync unwatched video.

    This deletion popup should be an option that can be turned off or on based on user preference either through the phone or at the very least through itunes.
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Another "vote" for an option. I usually sync favorite clips/movies that will stay put.
  6. illegalprelude macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    I dont think the idea of the prompted message is bad but you should be able to turn it off or ignore this clip from now on or something
  7. dominatrix macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2007
    i agree , they should have option to disable.. apple is making us do what they want.. im starting to dislike that. i want to be able to set this option off..
  8. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    i love this feature and the fact that you can "swipe" delete the videos.

Share This Page