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We have 2 iphones and 2 ipads synched to itunes. It seems that to delete an app, I need to delete it from all devices individually and itunes - ie 5 deletes. Is there a better way to do this?

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Not sure which iTunes version you have installed but as of 10.2, once I deleted an app from the app list in iTunes, the app is deleted from all iOS devices the next time they're connected and synced.

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But when I synch the devices it comes up with "There are purchases on this iDevice - do you want to transfer them?" So I have to make sure I haven't downloaded anything directly and then click no. Kind of annoying. – nevster Apr 29 '11 at 6:37

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