iPhone Apps Syncing to the iPad - Arrrgh!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ChocolateApple, May 30, 2010.

  1. ChocolateApple macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
    Does anyone have any suggestions for this?

    I have other iDevices, all using the same iTunes on the same computer.

    When I sync the iPad, it collects the iPhone apps. I do not want this to happen.

    For now, I have to manually delete the unwanted iPhone apps in iTunes on the Sync Apps page for the iPad.

    I don't see any options in iTunes to sync all 'except,' etc. like there are under the Movies and TV Shows tabs.

    Maybe a filter option is a feature that Apple can consider if it doesn't already exist.
  2. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    An alternative, albeit probably not much better than what you are doing, would be to go the the Apps section of iTunes for your iPad and uncheck the apps you don't want to sync over. For myself, I've done what you do - just delete from the iPad any applications I don't want there. They don't reappear after that unless you put them back on purpose.

    I guess I personally wouldn't use a switch that eliminated all iPhone applications from my iPad. I do still use some of them that don't have iPad-specific versions or that charge again for the iPad version when I don't use it enough to justify spending the money a second time.
  3. rugonnagraduate macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    I find this frustrating as well and not very well thought out on Itunes end. As much as I give Apple credit for thinking through most things this was something they missed. Not too bright on Apples end. I am sure they will come up with a fix because this is just not logical.
  4. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    Uncheck them in iTunes. Thirty seconds work, piece of cake.
  5. rugonnagraduate macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    I agree there is a work around, depending on the amount of apps, but why would they be checked in the first place? If your someone who syncs daily this would be a paid if you download new apps all the time. I am sure it will be fixed in the future. Just sayin....

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