Using iCloud beta, can I delete all the apps on my computer?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Guitarboy315, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Guitarboy315 macrumors member

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    As many of you know, iOS apps take up a lot of space on your computer and you can't even use them! Now that I am using the iCloud beta, does that mean that I can just delete all of them and they will be stored "in my cloud" when I need them on my iPhone, iPad and even my MacBook (don't know why I would even need them on my MacBook... but)? Or does the cloud still have some connection with my computer? I would love to get rid of all of those memory eaters from my HD. Thanks!
     
  2. M87 macrumors 65816

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    I think so. It has always been the case that you can redownload apps as many times as you want, now it's just easier. So I dont see any reason to store a copy on your computer. The only problem would be apps that no longer exist in the app store.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    What do you call a lot of space? I don't even have a half gig of iOS apps on my computer.

    I'd suggest that the ones you're no longer using can be deleted and then re-downloaded if needed.
     
  4. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    well clearly you dont have navigon/tomtom then or fifa or the big games.. i think my apps total 25gb tbh
     
  5. Guitarboy315 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ha ha ihonda, I have tomtom and it takes up like 5 gigs in addition to some other large games.
     
  6. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    yes, you always could delete them from your computer and still have the ability to redownload them for free if you needed. The only reason I see to keep the apps you want and use would be to use itunes to organize your homescreens. I find organizing the homescreens using itunes much easier than the touch/hold/drag on the device itself.
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Considering iOS 5 is suppose to be PC Free, I would assume that No you don't have to keep the Apps on your Mac anymore.
     

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