5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 8:59 AM by antondubai
midnight14osx Level 1 Level 1

Hi there,


I tend to delete all unneeded apps from iTunes library on my Mac, because when I delete them from there, it just take one syncing session to deleted them from all my other devices. But recently I noticed that this way is no longer helpful, now I have to delete each app on my iPhone, iPad and Mac manually. So if anyone can help me to make iTunes recur to the previous pehevior, please replay ASAP.



iTunes, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 Level 5

    Select the app on the screen of the iPhone/iPod - hold your finger on the app until you see the icons jiggle and an x is next to the apps - select the x and the app should delete. To get the jiggle to stop select the Home button. The x will only appear next to apps that can be deleted.



  • midnight14osx Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so much for the reply. I'm sorry but I know how to delete the app from iphone using the way your are describing, but I need to delete the app from iTunes Library and then sync my ios devices with it.


    anyway thank you fery much for your time.



  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 Level 5

    Select the app in iTunes - control-click on the app and you will get a dialog - keep or remove the app. If you keep the file the app will be removed from your list but you will still have the file. If you move the file to the trash then the file will be deleted from your computer.



  • antondubai Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem! I recently decided to clean up my devices. The first thing that came to my mind was to delete an App from iTunes, sync and get rid of it on all other devices. I was surprised that it stays on iDevices evem after you delete it from iTunes. I don't want it this way. DOes anyone know of a trick that can allow me delete an app just once?

    Before if you delete an App from iTunes and try to Sync an iPhone or an iPad with it, you would see a window telling you that there are items on your iphone that are not present in iTunes - do you want to copy them? Now it just "syncs" and leaves the Apps untouched. What kind of synchronization is this?