10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2012 7:12 AM by KAHBOOM
JeffKasper Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
why do i have to sync my ipad apps to my itunes? and when i choose to not sync apps it tells me it will delete everything.

why can't i not sync?

Mac OS X (10.2.x)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    All apps are designed to be in your iTunes library on your computer. After purchasing/downloading an app with your iPad, the app will be copied to your iTunes library on your computer the first time you sync your iPad with iTunes after doing so. If you ever restore your iPad with iTunes if wanted or needed, you will want this. The same applies after purchasing music and/or video from the iTunes store with your iPad.

    When Sync Applications is selected under the Apps tab for your iPad sync preferences, if you deselect Sync Apps, all apps on your iPad will be deleted with the following sync. No different if you deselect Sync Music under the Music tab for your iPad sync preferences followed by a sync.

    What is the problem with this? The copy process doesn't take long. Do you have a problem with available storage space with your computer's hard drive?
  • JeffKasper Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
    I just want to be able to drag and drop items from my ipad into itunes and vice versa.

    Also, I don't want itunes to be initiating syncs everytime i plug in my ipad (though i would bet there is a setting for it).

    I use at least 4 different macs with my ipods and ipad and my lady friend at home has her own account further complicating issues.

    I don't want my ipod and my ipad to be forced into identical settings and really everything is a load more complicated than i would have ever expected from apple.

    what is the logic behind not wanting to sync your ipad demands that your ipad be entirely wiped out? why can't i unsync it and manually manage my apps?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    I just want to be able to drag and drop items from my ipad into itunes and vice versa.


    Not possible. There is an option to manually manage music and videos under the Summary tab for the iPad sync preferences, but there is no option to manually manage 3rd party apps.

    Also, I don't want itunes to be initiating syncs everytime i plug in my ipad (though i would bet there is a setting for it).


    Yes there is. Go to iTunes > Preferences. Under the Devices tab select "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.

    I use at least 4 different macs with my ipods and ipad and my lady friend at home has her own account further complicating issues.


    Each device can have its own sync preferences with iTunes and if there is more than one iTunes account being used with iTunes on the same computer, being able to manually manage music and videos does not reduce potential complications in that sutuation, and the same would apply to 3rd party apps if manually managing 3rd party apps was supported.

    I don't want my ipod and my ipad to be forced into identical settings and really everything is a load more complicated than i would have ever expected from apple.


    And you don't have to. Each device can have its own sync preferences with iTunes kept separate from other devices. I have a no longer activated original iPhone used as an iPod Touch, an iPhone 3G, and an iPod with video. Each device has its own sync preferences with iTunes with different iTunes content available on each device.

    what is the logic behind not wanting to sync your ipad demands that your ipad be entirely wiped out? why can't i unsync it and manually manage my apps?


    As already provided, the same applies when syncing music, videos, and for transferring photos from your computer.

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  • johng1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I hear you dud. I have a 7 year old Sony PC that does not connect very well to my Time capsule router from my bedroom to the living room do to thick walls. The Ipad running on the wireless N network connects just fine. I use Downloader on my Ipad that works well. I like it. I have my Itunes library on the Time capsule. I just want to be able to get the file off of my Ipad onto my PC. I don't need to sync every time I want to do this nor should I have to. Also I like to manually manage my apps and music. then I can sync when I want to. When I have actually purchased something new. There has got to be an easer way than this.

    John
  • mick_morad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    What is the problem with this? The copy process doesn't take long. Do you have a problem with available storage space with your computer's hard drive?

    well maybe it doesn't for you, but for me it *****, it takes half an hour and sometimes i have to hook the ipad to the uni computers to tranfer something, and i have to sync everytime? oh maybe we should all buy laptops and keep them next to the ipad (i am mocking by the way). Apple, wake up a $10 mp3 player is easier to transfer files than a $1000 "not so" Smart IPAD2. I just want to be able to hook up my ipad into any computer and DRAG and DROP (yes apple you can actually drag and drop on computers now).

     

    Mik

  • k2k2e6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Why does even one have to sync? I want to do everything on my Ipad and sync with iCloud without having to deal with a computer.

     

    Here is the list:

    1. let me subscribe to my podcasts on my ipad

    2. let me purchase music on my ipad without having to sync with itunes

    3. let me purchase apps without having to sync with itunes

     

    #2 and #3 work today - but #1 does not. I never ever want any syncing with any stinking computer ever!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,515 points)

    "Here is the list:"

     

    So your "list" consists of;

     

    "1. let me subscribe to my podcasts on my ipad"

    ?

  • KAHBOOM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with the OP. All I want to do is add a recently downloade learning module to my iphone. In order to do taht I have to wait for my apps to sync which takes at least an hour.

     

    This is why I will NEVER by an IPAD. I dont have time to sync multiple devices everythime I download something. I absolutely detest itunes.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (43,745 points)

    KAHBOOM wrote:

     

    This is why I will NEVER by an IPAD. I dont have time to sync multiple devices everythime I download something. I absolutely detest itunes.

    Then why are you here? What technical support questions do you have about an iPad? What technical support answers can you offer?

  • KAHBOOM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Meg,

    I recommend the following:

    1) Read the context of this thread carefully.

    2) Dont take portions of posts out of context.

    By the context you will find that this topic is encompasses aspects of user interaction beyond just the ipad device.

    I think you will thus  find that your first question is quite irrelavent to this particular topic.

     

    The answer to your second question should be obvious.

    As regards your third question: I will offer them up as appropriate relative to the topics as needed.

     

     

     

     

    Hope that helps.