I ran into an issue last night. I have an iPhone. My two children each have ipod touches. When they plug up and sync, seems their apps that are new are uploaded to itunes, that is good. However, anything new that someone else may have synched is now synched down to their ipods, same happens to my phone. I don't want their apps, I just want to be able to sync up to itunes w/o downloading their apps.
Which also brings up an interesting question. If I buy and app for $5, and it syncs up to itunes when I plug in, what stops my clidren from syncing that app to their ipod and using it without paying?
- 02-11-2011, 08:11 AM #2
On the second question, nothing. Apps can be shared between divices.
- 02-11-2011, 08:11 AM #3
- 02-11-2011, 09:10 AM #4
The easiest way, as stated by nyc is on the Apps tab when the iDevice is connected, you will see the list of apps on the left, and the iDevice screens on the right.
Below the left box/list is "Automatically Sync new Apps"
Uncheck that one. And then you can drag and drop what apps you do and don't want on each device.
Okay, I will try that. If I uncheck it, will it still upload apps or do I have to do that manually? I know there are two check boxes, the one at the top if unchecked will grey out the one at the bottom. So, would I check the one at the top and uncheck the one at the bottom to do what I need? Sorry, I don't have my pc in front of my right now to look.
- 02-11-2011, 09:34 AM #6
You will have to manually drag the apps you want on the connected device over to the pages of that device in iTunes.
- 02-11-2011, 09:34 AM #7
- 02-11-2011, 09:49 AM #9
Last edited by starbird; 02-11-2011 at 09:52 AM.
- 02-11-2011, 09:58 AM #11