MacMost Now 808: Choosing What To Sync

You have full control over what music, videos, photos and apps to sync to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. But you need to use the correct iTunes screens to set up these options or you will simply get the defaults. You can also control what gets automatically put on your iOS device through iTunes or via iCloud. Unless you turn off several options, you will automatically get new purchases when you sync or even via iCloud right after purchasing.

Comments: 9 Responses to “MacMost Now 808: Choosing What To Sync”

    11 years ago

    It has never been clear to me what's the purpose of syncing the apps on your iDevices with iTunes on your iMac. The apps work only under iOS, where you get all the updates. In case you want to re-install an old app that was removed from an iDevice, you can always do it through the App Store directly. The only reason that I see is that iTunes warn you that any app not synched will be removed from the iDevice. That's very annoying and I would like Apple delete this feature in the future.

      11 years ago

      It is helpful if you have multiple IOS devices. In that case you can download the app once to the Mac and sync to the devices locally (not online) saving a little bandwidth. It is certainly not a big deal, but since that is the way I work, I find it useful.

    11 years ago

    This video was most helpful to this tech-challenged geezer. Precisely what I was looking for. Keep up the good work.

    Santo Messina
    11 years ago

    This was great Gary. I would like(at your convenience) to get a further explanation maybe Cloud vs. Computer snyc or backup.

      11 years ago

      I have wondered this as well. I currently have my iphone being backed up to icloud, but it says 'back up the most important data to icloud', so I'm not sure what it is not backing up and if that is important to me or not.

    11 years ago

    Really helpful. Good luck on getting iTunes to to feature your good work.

    11 years ago

    I would like to know how to permanently get rid of an app.

      11 years ago

      Delete it from all of your iOS devices and then delete it from your Mac's iTunes library.

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