Cleaning Up MBP Apps (IP Backup)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Blujelly, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Blujelly macrumors 65816

    Blujelly

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I think i saw something similar to this the other day, but for the life of me i can't find it.

    I wanted to have a clear up of all the apps downloaded from my iOS devices that are sitting on my MBP, I was going to go through them but then i really couldn't be bothered (possible rookie move).

    I thought it would be best just to delete them all from my MBP, then when i back up my iOS devices it would transfer over what is on them, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

    I thought i saw something the other day where someone had said that you don't need them on your MBP anymore, and that it doesn't actually transfer them over. To be fair i did glance through the thread i was reading so I'm 100% sure that i've missed out something.

    Any ideas on how i can get them back as syncing and backing up my iOS devices on MBP isn't working.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Mar 14, 2008
    #2
    It doesn't transfer apps themselves, just the data needed for them such as (for games) high score, screen name and such. They barely take up any space at all.
     

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