6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2010 3:14 PM by lexia
lexia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I don't have enough space in iphone now.
I want to delete the movies and TV Shows from iphone.
But I am afraid next time in sync, itune will delete those movies because it finds out they got removed from iphone.

I don't wanna face the same risk everytime when I sync iphone with itune.
Can I export the movies out of itune and keep them safely in my other folder?

Windows XP
  • 1. Re: how to delete movies from iphone, but keep them in itune in my PC??
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    All iTunes content on your iPhone - all music, movies, TV shows and 3rd party apps on your iPhone should be in your iTunes library on your computer. You can delete a movie, TV show, and an app direct from your iPhone but this will have no effect on your iTunes library. If a movie, TV show, or 3rd party app that is deleted direct from your iPhone remains selected to be transferred from your iTunes library on your computer to your iPhone, the content will be re-transferred to your iPhone with the next sync.

    What is selected under the Movies tab and TV Shows tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes? If Sync Movies and Sync TV Shows is selected - you aren't manually managing music and videos with your iPhone, you can deselect a movie under the Movies tab and deselect a TV show under the TV Shows tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes that you want removed from your iPhone followed by a sync.
  • 2. Re: how to delete movies from iphone, but keep them in itune in my PC??
    Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,905 points)
    iTunes does not delete media from the iTunes library just because it is not on the iphone.

    Backing up your media on an external drive is a good idea.
    You can just grab the entire iTunes folder and drag it to the new drive and drop it, copying it over.

    Message was edited by: Johnathan Burger
  • 3. Re: how to delete movies from iphone, but keep them in itune in my PC??
    lexia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thank you guys for the crystal clear answers!
    I appreciate it!
  • 4. Re: how to delete movies from iphone, but keep them in itune in my PC??
    lexia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    one more question:
    I just unchecked the box the "sync TV shows" under TV Shows Tab. It popped up "are you sure you want to unsync...? It will automatically remove all TV Shows in your iphone".

    Is it gonna always remove everything in my iphone in TV Shows?
    --I do wanna keep SOME episodes in iphone though.

    Thanks!

    Message was edited by: lexia
  • 5. Re: how to delete movies from iphone, but keep them in itune in my PC??
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    This is correct.

    If you have Sync Movies and Sync TV Shows selected, deselecting this followed by a sync will remove all movies and TV shows from your iPhone, and the same applies when having Sync Music selected.

    Under the TV Shows tab for your iPhone sync preferences, select automatically include ALL episodes of selected shows. Select the TV shows in the window below you want transferred to your iPhone followed by a sync. To remove a show later, deselect the show under the TV Shows tab followed by a sync.
  • 6. Re: how to delete movies from iphone, but keep them in itune in my PC??
    lexia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    super!
    Thanks a bunch!