Installing apps on my iPad automatically install apps on my iPhone

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hajime, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, I noticed that when I installed new apps on my iPad, the apps automatically get installed on my iPhone. Is this the way it works? Is there an option to disable this feature? Now there are so many app icons on my iPhone that I cannot find the app I want easily.
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Yes, that is the default setting.

    You can turn automatic downloads off:
    Settings/iTunes & App Stores/
    There is a list of items that will automatically download - Music, Apps, Booka & Audiobooks, and updates.
    If you have new purchases, it will automatically download to your other devices.
    Turn of the selections for anything that you don't want to automatically go to your other devices.
    I THINK you would need to check that the settings are the same on your other devices, too.
    You will need to manually delete the apps that you don't want on your iPhone.

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