APP Duplication

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mac2thefuture, May 19, 2012.

  1. mac2thefuture, May 19, 2012
    Last edited: May 19, 2012

    mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Hello,

    We have 6 IOS devices and one iTunes library.

    This results in 20Gig of apps taking up valuble hard drive space, mainly rubbish apps that my kids acquire etc. In this post PC era, do apps d/loaded from phones/pad/pods have to be synced back to my iTunes library?? :confused::confused:
     

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  2. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Apps from iOS devices do not need to be transferred to your iTunes library. They typically will by default when you sync with your computer but you don't need to keep them there.
     
  3. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How do you turn the default off?
     
  4. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, it's just the expected functionality. I'd just keep an eye on that Mobile Applications folder and/or the Apps section of your iTunes library and just clear them out on a regular basis.
     

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