A few weeks after iOS 5 came out, I disabled app syncing with my phone. I still sync my media with the computer.
Today when I synced my phone, it asked to transfer purchases from my phone to my computer (picture below). I accepted and iTunes transfered all the apps from my phone to my computer. I deleted one of them from my computer and synced again, and the same thing happened. Once all the apps are on my computer, syncing no longer brings up the message.
I deleted an app from the computer then synced again, this time choosing not to transfer. The app was not deleted from my phone despite the warning message telling me it would, and the app didn't transfer. However, every time I sync it warns me to transfer the app again.
Can I get iTunes to stop trying to transfer app purchases from my phone? I don't want to use the "Don't ask again" setting because I still want to be warned about transferring music.
I have the following environment:
Mac OS X 10.6.8
- Device settings → "Sync Apps" is unchecked
- Preferences → Store → Automatic Downloads → Apps is unchecked
The only change to my system I can think of was a week ago when my hard drive died and I restored my computer with a Time Machine backup. However, I've synced my phone since then without this problem. I had also updated to iTunes 10.5.1 two weeks ago (before the backup was created).