Why do I still have to store 50 gigs of apps to my computer?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by teme, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. teme macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2004
    I thought the iOS 5 update would change the way how syncing works, but obviously it doesn't. I still have to have all the iPhone/iPad app files on my iTunes library, although they take over 50 gigs of hard drive space and I never need to use those app files on my computer. Am I doing something wrong or is it really like that?
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    You can delete them from your computer. Why would you think you needed them on your computer?

    You can also prevent iTunes from automatically downloading apps that you download as well in preferences.
  3. teme thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2004
    Yes I can delete them, but the next time I connect iDevice to computer and try to do any kind of sync (not apps) or update, iTunes either wants to copy all the apps from iPhone/iPad to iTunes library or delete all the apps from iPhone/iPad, because they aren't in my iTunes library.

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