Do I "need" to have all my iPhone apps copied to my iTunes on my Mac?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by fanta, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. fanta, Sep 11, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014

    fanta macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2011
    Hi everybody.

    I am using only ONE iPhone 5S and ONE Mac with itunes. I DO sync Music, Audio Books etc. to my phone and use iCloud services and when i get a new phone i restore icloud backups to my phone.

    Now i am asking myself if it is really necessary to have all my purchased apps to be copied onto my mac. They have piled up to a few gigabytes which i would like to get rid of...
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    If an app updates and it's broken or drops a feature you enjoy, you can use the old version stored on your computer to replace it.
  3. fanta thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2011
    Understandable argument, but i am willing to risk that.

    So how should i go about getting rid of the apps? Just delete them out of my itunes? I have already "reset warnings" on my phone so i should get asked if i want to copy apps to my itunes next time i sync and have new apps. I am afraid to just delete them because i fear they will get removed from my phone?

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