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How can I sync my iPad without syncing my apps?

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Matth3w, Jun 1, 2010.

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    I want to sync other stuff but not the apps. Every time I sync the damn apps iTunes rearranges every damn app I have and it drives me up the wall.

    But if you uncheck "sync apps" then it tells you it wants to delete all of them from your iPad.

    Is there any way around this?
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    Are you using a Mac or PC to sync with?
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    PC, Vista x64...I'm jailbroken too if that helps...probably what is causing the issue, although honestly this happened to a lesser extent BEFORE I jailbroke. Freakin' iTunes.
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    Up until the last year I used a PC (and still do for numerous tasks) but I started syncing using a Mac and have found it to be more reliable. I haven't had any problems with my apps getting moved around, probably has nothing to do with Windows, but thought I would get that info out there in case someone else can help more. I actually found it more convenient to arrange them in iTunes, but I do move a new app around to the right screen once in a while.
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    Yeah but are you jailbroken?
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    No, but you said it was being wacky before you jail broke it too though, right?

    And I'm considering jail breaking it. Never did my phone, that was too necessary, but if the iPad was down for a day, I could live, not happily, but live nonetheless. The idea of SNES simulator sounds awesome.
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    Yes, it did screw it up but not as often.
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    Having the same issue. Only the apps from ins
    tallous are getting deleted which does make sense.

    Any ideas?
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    I've moved my applications from the iTunes directory (subfolder Mobile Applications) to a slave drive including any new ones added as they are added and this not only saves HD space but also gives one message on iTunes to which you reply no.
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    Must be a jailbreak issue. I sync at least one daily, and my app icons have never been rearranged.
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    What do you do when you add a new app?
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    Yep me too, i have experienced to have device JB so now it’s just no way i did it again The pro JB will say it work like charm, no trouble but since you start to talk a little more they will admit time to time they have to reformat the device …
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    Well mine did this before, before I jailbroke, so that's not completely the case. It used to arrange about 75% of my apps in ABC order for some reason.
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    Move the new applications to the slave drive as and when you add them to the iPad. ITunes keeps record of the files you have added and will even prompt for upgrades or duplicates even though they are not in the Mobile Applications folder.
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    Can you be more specific I'm confused at your directions?
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    He was answering this question from me, did you catch his idea?
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    Same here on PC with Windows 7
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    I used Spirit to JB my iPad last night, I synced it a few times with no problems after, the icons all stayed where they were before the JB even, but I got tired of searching for SNES stuff, which was the only reason for the JB, so I restored it, 10 hours later... now all my apps were alphabetical after the restore.
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    What do you mean you got tired of searching for SNES stuff?

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