iTunes keeps syncing apps that I don't want

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Tex-Twil, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Hi,
    I have the latest iTunes and I want to sync some apps. In iTunes>My iPhone > Apps, I see the screens of my iPhone with only the apps I want (around 10apps).

    When I click sync, iTunes starts to copy like 40 apps that I do not want and that are not in the "will install" status. wtf ?? I've tried like 5 times.
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It's going to install all apps you have in your apps library. The ones you see on that screen are only the ones on your phone, not a "will install" list. If you have an app in your library, it will be synced. Have to delete it if you don't want it on your phone. You can always redownload it later.
     
  3. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No it's not all my app library that is installed. I have much more of them on the mac that are not installed.


    I think I solved the problem by waiting that the sync finishes, then deleting the apps on the iTunes iPhone screen then syncing again.
     
  4. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Very odd. My iTunes on Windows 7 has an issue where if I try to select apps to install while a sync is in progress the UI will change the buttons back to to "Install" but the app will install.
     
  5. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Can you delete the apps that show in itunes?

    i have some really old ones that I really don't even want to show up anymore on there
     
  6. AppleCruncher macrumors regular

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    Mine does odd things like that too. It removes apps that I want to keep on the phone and puts other apps that I have deleted off the phone back on.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    This has happened to me, also, on occasion. Usually, after a couple of corrective deletes/resyncs things get straightened out.
     
  8. AppleCruncher macrumors regular

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    I hesitate to let it sync anymore because it always screws it all up.
     
  9. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds to me like you have a list of apps you are telling it to sync, which it is doing. In between syncs you are adding, and deleting apps on the device, then when resyncing it is reverting back to the list from iTunes.

    Just don't sync apps from iTunes. Turn it off. You don't need them at all on the computer as you can do it all via the device.
     
  10. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've just installed iOS 7 GM with iTunes 11.1 and it's still happening
     
  11. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

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    Delete the ones you don't want anymore from iTunes and the ones you might need again just uncheck them and re sync .
     

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