iPad Purchase snyc issue

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Frostbyte, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Frostbyte macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2010
    So, I downloaded an episode of Fringe and SGU directly on to my iPad.

    Last night, I snyc'd my pad and unchecked the boxes for the episodes, which should remove them from the device when I click "Apply". But they stayed on the iPad. I played with it for about 30 mins before I gave up... added and removed them between multiple syncs, and no dice. They will not leave the iPad.

    I'm going to have to restore the thing and re-sync all my apps if nobody can offer a fix for the solution, which I hope will someday come in a firmware update. Just going to have to avoid direct downloads until then :(

    Any ideas? Thanks
  2. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    If you are unchecking the box then it should be removing it from the device. Maybe reinstall iTunes to see if that fixes it.
  3. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    There is a playlist called "Purchased" by default in iTunes. Even if you unchecked the show, if that "purchased" playlist is checked, it will resync them. Check that before doing anything drastic.

    Good taste in TV btw.
  4. Bcadiere macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    Had the same problem with movies. To get them off the iPad I opened up the videos app and held my finger on the movie until an X appeared, hit the X and the movie was deleted.
  5. Frostbyte thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2010
    Thanks, this worked. The odd thing is that the delete warning said I hadn't transfered the episodes to iTunes, and they would be lost. But they were transferred just fine when I was first trying this.

    So I have to assume the bug that I'm experiencing has to do with the iPad's log files not being properly updated.

    Oh well, just glad to have the space finally freed up. Thanks again!

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