Using old iPhone 5 as iPod

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AronDraws, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. AronDraws macrumors regular

    AronDraws

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    Hi!

    So I was originally going to try to trade in my old iPhone 5 when they were offering $200 towards the purchase of an SE with it, but when they cut that down to $100 I said screw it, and decided to keep it and use it as an iPod (I have an iPod video - hardware errors, dead battery, an original iPod touch (which is pretty much dead, a 3rd generation touch with an issue that causes songs to play halfway and then cut to next song, and a shuffle which holds noooooothing).

    I figure using it as an iPod would be fine. When delivery day came and I got my SE, I backed up old 5, transferred everything and sim to SE and got that going no problem.

    I went through on the 5 and deleted most the apps, and junk so I would have room for music-- but when I charged it up and turned it on at work to try to buy some music, it connected to wifi and re-installed pretty much everything I had uninstalled.

    I love being able to buy and download music from the speedy wifi at work but is there a setting or something I can use to keep it from re-installing apps? I'd hate to have to wipe the whole thing and start from scratch since I'd like a few games on there but I'll do what I need :)

    Thank you kindly!
     
  2. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Blame iTunes, the App Store, and iCloud. Since you only erased items from the iPhone 5 and did not set it up as a new device, it stayed synced to iCloud, iTunes, and even the App Store if you had used it to sync your iPhone 5. :eek::)

    You should log out of iCloud on the iPhone 5. Update your Settings > iTunes & App store settings to not "Automatically Download Apps" or other things that you don't want to have sent to your iPhone 5 every time it is connected to Wi-Fi before deleting the apps from the old iPhone 5.

    Dave
     
  3. AronDraws thread starter macrumors regular

    AronDraws

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    Awesome thanks!
     
  4. got556 macrumors 6502

    got556

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    I would love to find a slate iP5 for cheap. I got a 4 for free a while back and my son was using that as an iPod. It was getting a bit long in the tooth, especially jailbroken on 7.1.2 so I found a lady selling a mint gold 5S....paid $60 for it with a Spigen case :). So now my son has a 5S he uses as a Touch and I downgraded the 4 to 6.1.2 and will be using it as an iPod for my car.
     

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