2148 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2009 8:40 AM by simplecoder
The only way to do this is to have your computer set to sync only the apps on your phone. In that way the ones already on your phone will remain there. If you remove syncing altogether the the apps will be removed from the phone but will remain on the computer. That's the way it works and I don't know of a way round this.
Thank you PinkLouise for your input. Does anyone else have any insight into this issue? I'm not doubting what currently occurs as that's what caused me to post in the first place. My issue is with the "why?" and whether or not there is a quality way around it. I mean, what if I never sync my apps, will it perpetually remove them from my phone?
Definition of syncing:
iphone/iPod Syncing is employed when users want to add or remove content - songs, albums, movies, TV shows, podcasts, etc. - to their iPod/iphone. It is used to synchronize (thus the term sync) the contents of the iTunes library on the computer and the iPod/iphone library on the device.
This is the conduit chosen by apple to add or remove content on the iphone, by design, manufacture & software implementation.
You can provide feedback to Apple here:
Several reasons really:
1) I just got the iPhone and I'm constantly swapping apps so the application syncs are more time consuming than useful.
2) From a software purist's standpoint, unchecking "Sync Apps" means just that -- stop syncing. It doesn't mean delete everything one last time then stop syncing.
Again, I'm not disputing what happens. It's obviously happening. I'm sure there is some reason they do this -- perhaps for "legit" business reasons, perhaps for hackers. In either case, it's annoying. I simply want the option to quit tracking without affecting my apps. Surely there is some plist somewhere that can be edited. I'll continue looking, but if anyone has any helpful input, I'm all ears.