How to Unsync Applications Without Deleting

Written by j.s. copper
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

When you attempt to remove an application from your iOS device, a warning pops up stating that all associated data will also be deleted. This means, for example, all your progress in a particular game is deleted and you'll have to start from the beginning should you want to install the game again. There's an easier way of removing the apps ("unsyncing" them from the device), while keeping your data intact within your iTunes library, should you want to sync the app again.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • iTunes
  • iOS device

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Open iTunes.

  2. 2

    Connect your iOS device to the computer via USB cable.

  3. 3

    Select the device within iTunes. Click the "Apps" tab.

  4. 4

    Remove the corresponding check mark next to the applications you wish to stop syncing with the device. Removing the check will remove the app from the device, but it will remain in your iTunes library with all the data intact.

  5. 5

    Click "Apply," then "Sync."

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.