Removing apps temporarily

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bastband, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. bastband macrumors member

    May 4, 2010
    Can I remove an app from my iPad temporarily, only to put it back on at a later date. i.e. I downloaded The Elements and it takes up a lot of space!!!
  2. Barbie macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2009
    as long as your app is synced with itunes on your computer, then it should be good

    it is stored on your computer in your 'applications' area of itunes until you decide to sync it with your ipad
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Uncheck it from the Apps list in iTunes. It won't be synced to the iPad until you re-check it.
  4. bastband thread starter macrumors member

    May 4, 2010
  5. bluedog3401 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    The apps list in iTunes when you have connected your iPad and are selecting what you wish to sync to the device.

    If you've chosen to download the app from within the iPad and synced back choosing to "Transfer" data back to your computer you can just 'delete' the app by tap and holding until you get the wiggling icons. Then tap the "X" to delete the app you wish.

    In the event you don't find the app in your iTunes list of applications, Apple lets you redownload it without them charging you (at least as many times as I've tried but there may be a limit to how many redownloads you get per app). Just browse/search for the app you already purchased. Click/tap buy and once you've authenticated to your account it should pop up a notice of already purchased item and download for free.

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