Removing unused apps from iTunes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dancj, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. dancj macrumors 6502

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    Hi. I'm not sure this is the right board for this, but...

    Does anyone know a way in iTunes (for Windows) to remove all of the apps that aren't on my iPhone or iPad? It's easy to delete the odd app here and there, but mass-deleting every app that's not used would take hours.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Dan
     
  2. Broph macrumors 6502

    Broph

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    I personally just right click on the app in iTunes and press 'delete' - which I think is what you'd have to do... If there was a mass delete option, I thought I would have found it by now... Unless you multi-select (with command) and can right click on one and press delete?

    I do a purge every month or so, so there only ends up being about two or three apps that I want deleted.
     
  3. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Hold ctrl while choosing the apps. Then right click on one of them and click Delete.
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    The easiest way is to delete the whole lot, then re-synch your iPhone and let it copy your "good" apps back into iTunes.
     
  5. dancj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.

    I had considered that approach, but when you delete an app from iTunes it tells you that it will remove it from your iPhone. I did find an option to transfer purchases from your device though so I guess that would do it.

    Poor show from Apple to make me have to do that though.
     

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