Syncing your iPhone and iPad to your Mac is a good way to keep your devices organized. But if you like to download iOS apps, those apps take up a lot of sotrage space on your Mac. This is the case with reader Lauren King. She finds that a fair amount of storage on her Mac is occupied with iOS apps. She wonders, “Is there a way to delete them from the computer and not the other devices?” This happens if you use or have used iTunes to sync with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. ITunes downloads the iOS apps locally, and then copies them over when you synchronize.
Apps you downloaded directly to an iOS device will sync to iTunes as well. You can also click an update button in iTunes to retrieve newer versions of those apps to sync to your iOS device. You can delete these apps even if you’re still syncing with an iOS device, although iTunes will bug you about having apps on the mobile side that aren’t stored on your Mac. If you no longer sync this way, there’s no downside to deleting these cached apps at all, since they do no good on your Mac.
IDG Select all and then Control-click to select the option to delete. • In iTunes, switch to the Apps view under Library in the sidebar.
• Select Edit >Select All or press Command-A. • Control-click on any part of the selection. • Choose Delete.
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• Confirm the deletion. Note the dialog box says the apps won’t be removed from your iOS devices.
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• Click Move to Trash when prompted. • In the Finder, empty the trash ( Finder >Empty Trash). IDG iTunes makes sure you really want to throw away these iOS apps.
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I just downloaded the latest version of iTunes, all excited about being able to finally get to the Apple Applications Store and grab some new stuff for my iPhone, but when I restart, it’s not there?! You aren’t the first person to encounter this problem: I did too. The problem is that you appear to have diverged from the default configuration and so you now need to go into your preferences and tweak it to let you see the app store in iTunes. It’s there (well, access to it is there) you just aren’t showing it. When I first started poking around, I figured that it’d just be a new category in the iTunes Store, actually, y’know, like podcasts and audiobooks, but it’s not (rather confusingly, if you ask me, since in so many other areas the app store is functionally identical to the music store). Start up iTunes 7.7 or newer and you’re probably seeing something like this: Where’s the app store?
To find it, you need to go to your Preferences As you can see highlighted, you need to ensure that “Applications” is checked. Do so, click “OK” and now there’s a new item on the left side of the iTunes window: Click on it and you’ll get a nice big gray box without anything in it: The key to getting online and visiting the App Store is to click on “Get More Applications” on the lower right corner. Now we’re getting somewhere! I’ll click on “Twitterific” since I’ve been eager to get a better Twitter client (what?
You aren’t following me on Twitter? For goodness sake! Follow my main account and, if you’re a movie fan, also follow too!) For any given application, there’s quite a bit of information available, as shown here: You’ll want to click on the small “GET APP” button, at which point if you’re not already logged in to the iTunes Store you’ll need to log in. I also found that I had to agree to some new terms of service wording and go back to click on “GET APP” a second time to actually download the app.
Once you do, you’ll see: Kind of fun if you’re used to just seeing sync messages, I’d say! Once you download it — and maybe another app or two — your Applications library will be a bit more visually interesting: As you can see, while some of the apps are downloaded, others are still just “placeholder” icons as they are sucked out of the App Store. It took roughly one minute per app for me to get them downloaded and I expect that’ll be shorter as time goes on since today is the first day of the store and everyone’s probably going crazy downloading things. Now that you have apps on your computer in iTunes, you can use “Get Info” to see more about them: I’m glad to see how small the applications are, actually.
Notice that Twitterific is only 1.2MB, which means I don’t need to erase all my music to add a few new apps to my iPhone. Now that you have the apps you want for your iPhone, the next step is to upgrade the iPhone software itself (see ) and restart. Then you’ll see an “Applications” tab for your phone in iTunes and you can easily select which apps — or all applications! — to copy onto your cellphone. My 3GS will not let me upgrade or download apps. I get a message saying my security code is invalid but it’s not.
It worked until about 3 months ago and my daughter is using the same card. This is very frustrating? Could you please tell me why it is doing this?
I have called every number I can find and no one seems to want to help me. Apple did say they would try to help if I paid 29 dollars. I’ve already paid for the apps so I refuse to pay to have them updated. I can’t even download free apps!
Any help would be appreciated! My 3GS will not let me upgrade or download apps. I get a message saying my security code is invalid but it’s not. It worked until about 3 months ago and my daughter is using the same card. This is very frustrating?
Could you please tell me why it is doing this? I have called every number I can find and no one seems to want to help me. Apple did say they would try to help if I paid 29 dollars.
I’ve already paid for the apps so I refuse to pay to have them updated. I can’t even download free apps! Any help would be appreciated! I recently bought a new laptop because my previous one broke. I have managed to get all on my pictures & music off of my iPhone on to my new laptop but I dont want to sync it because im afraid it will wipe my apps & their data! Im not worried about it deleting my free apps; But is their any way to re-download my paid apps for free or will they just stay on there? I havn’t synced my iPhone in almost 10 months so it really needs to my done soon, & I dont have a mac, I have a PC!
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