June 22, 2010 | Robert Nelson
We know that iTunes 9.2 came with support for iOS4 as well as other improvements including faster backups while syncing with iOS 4, improvements to the speed of album artwork load times, the ability to organize your apps into folders using iTunes and more. And like always, there are those little extras that seem to be found after the fact.
Well, one of those little extras has recently come to my attention and it involves syncing apps to your Apple device, whether it be an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Basically, you now have an extra check box on the Apps section of your device. The little box is labeled as “Automatically sync new apps” and simple as it sounds, its a welcomed addition. Especially in a house where multiple users with multiple devices share the same iTunes account.
In short, this will come in handy for me. You see, I have an iPad and like my apps but I also manage my daughters (age 7) iPod touch and as you can imagine she has her own selection of favorite apps.
Bottom line, I can now uncheck this box from my iPad and no longer be forced to install her apps and then remove them after I sync. Of course, on the flip side I will have to remember to check anything I download and want synced. That said, I think I would rather have that, after all if I download an app I am going to be looking for it on my iPad and that seems to be a better alternative as compared to seeing the apps I never wanted in the first place.
And yes, at least in my iTunes that box was checked by default. In short, this was how iTunes always worked with new apps, but its nice that we now have the option to turn it off when unwanted.