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Stop new apps fom auto sync?

06-26-2010, 11:36 PM
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Stop new apps fom auto sync?

I have quite a number of apps and whenever I plug in my itouch, itunes will auto sync music and apps. I notice that there is an option to sync only checked music but not for apps. (yet)

My problem is that new apps will auto sync and flood my home page to the extent that 11 pages is not enough. So what I am doing now is to remove those new apps just after they are synced by unchecking the list that appears only during sync. How, can I choose what to sync or prevent new apps from auto sync??

The answer may be really simple but I have indeed search all over...though maybe I could phrase my question better.

PS: I am not sure if this is the right thread...but it did say 'Questions'.
06-27-2010, 12:01 AM
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What you do is, either start deleting, uncheck the "automatically sync new applications" box in the applications tab in the device menu, or USE FOLDERS!!!

I'd recommend using folders. It took a whole day, but I managed to fit 18 pages of apps into 2.5 pages using folders, while sorting them categorically, by series, and then alphabetically. It's a lot of work, and you don't have to do it so systematically, but it helps a bunch. I'd really recommend that.

06-27-2010, 12:06 AM
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This thread should belong in the Lounge. The General Game Discussion and Questions refers to discussion and questions about games.

Anyways, before your ipod syncs to the computer (stop the sync if it happens automatically), go to the tab marked Apps and you should be able to not sync apps, sync all apps, or choose which ones to sync.

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06-27-2010, 12:16 AM
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Preferences >> Devices >> Prevent ipods and devices from automatically syncing

There is also a little checkbox on the "Apps" tab of your ipod in iTunes. It's at the very bottom. "Automatically sync new apps".

p.s.: I totally understand- I never noticed that little checkbox, even after a year of having my iPod.

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Last edited by SkyMuffin; 06-27-2010 at 12:20 AM.
06-27-2010, 12:19 AM
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Thanks all for your replies. I will do that.

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Originally Posted by weedeatinflyincougar View Post
This thread should belong in the Lounge. The General Game Discussion and Questions refers to discussion and questions about games.
I will keep this in mind if I have any future questions.
06-27-2010, 07:10 AM
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Thanks for the tip. It never occured to me that there's an option to disable it.
Thanks kzwen for bringing up the question. i learnt something today


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Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
Preferences >> Devices >> Prevent ipods and devices from automatically syncing

There is also a little checkbox on the "Apps" tab of your ipod in iTunes. It's at the very bottom. "Automatically sync new apps".

p.s.: I totally understand- I never noticed that little checkbox, even after a year of having my iPod.
06-27-2010, 07:31 AM
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It's sooo Tiny! very well hidden!


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Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
Preferences >>
There is also a little checkbox on the "Apps" tab of your ipod in iTunes. It's at the very bottom. "Automatically sync new apps".

p.s.: I totally understand- I never noticed that little checkbox, even after a year of having my iPod.