App Syncing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rcma, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. rcma macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2012

    I have a question concerning syncing my iPhone/iPad with iTunes.
    Right now on both devices the apps are synced via iTunes. So every time I download a new App directly to my iPhone the moment I open iTunes it downloads the App to or when I sync it transfers the updated App from the Phone to the PC.
    My question: Is there a way not to sync the apps via iTunes (so I can delete them from the Computer, because they need a lot of space) and not to lose all the Apps on the iPhone when I sync it for the first time after unchecking the box "App sync" in iTunes. Last time I tried this (it was several years ago with an iPod touch) unchecking the App Sync meant that all Apps get deleted on the device.
    I hope it's clear what I tried to describe :D If not just let me know so I can make it clearer ;)
  2. thankins macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    1. Open iTunes
    2. Go to iTunes in the menu bar and then Preferences (also can open iTunes and press command+ ,)
    3. In the new window click on Store at the top
    4. Uncheck Apps.
  3. rcma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2012
    Thank you for the help!:)
    Now, my iPhone is connected to my PC by the cable.
    If I uncheck "synchronize Apps" in the iPhone specific section will they be deleted from the iPhone when syncing the next time?
    If yes how do I prevent them from getting deleted? I don't want to lose all the data. :(

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