4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2013 7:43 PM by mylsa95
Clayton Rhoades Level 1 (40 points)
I have hundreds of applications for the ipad/iphone, etc. I had to do a restore on the ipad and I (again) have to go through each application one by one and uncheck all of them I don't want on the ipad (just about all). As far as I can tell I must do this one by one for each app or by clicking the "x" on the screen view.

Is there any way to do a sort of "uncheck all" approach in itunes so I can pick the handful I actually want on there?


I-mac 24" 2.8ghs intel core 2 duo, 4gb sdram, 1tb hard drive, Ipad 3G 64GB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 80 gb ipod,160gb classic,32gb ipod touch, Apple TV, 1tb Time Capsule
  • Clayton Rhoades Level 1 (40 points)
    I figured this out. If I sync once while having "no apps" synced, the next time they are unchecked.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    If you deselect Sync Apps under the Apps tab followed by a sync, all apps will be removed from your iPad.

    If you restore your iPad with iTunes from your iPad's backup, all apps that were selected under the Apps tab for your iPad's sync preferences before restoring should be selected, not all apps that are available in your iTunes library. The same under the various tabs for your iPad's sync preferences.

    If you restore as a new iPad or not from your iPad's backup, you must reselect the apps under the Apps tab you want installed on your iPad and the same under the various tabs for your iPad sync preferences with iTunes.
  • M Brendan S Level 1 (0 points)

    Also, on a mac, if you hold down the command/⌘ and then click on one box it checks or unchecks all of the apps.  At least it does in my iTunes!  (OS 10.7.2, iTunes 10.5.2, iPhone 4S - iOS 5.0.1).

  • mylsa95 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's a great shortcut I had no idea about. Helped me because I had an iPhone backup I wanted to put on a new iPad (so I couldn't start as a new device) but didn't want any apps on there to start with.