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My sons use my Apple ID on their iPhones, but I do not want the silly apps that they download. Is there any way to prevent installing their downloads onto my iPhone?

Also, not all of my apps go onto their iPhones. There are expensive apps that I have that have not gone onto their iPhones. Is there a reason for this?

Thanks for your help.

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From your iPhone go to Settings > Store and disable Automatic Downloads for Apps. You can elect to do the same for books or music.

Your sons can visit the App Store and download any app that you've already purchased without being charged, though they will have to know the login information for the Apple ID tied to your iTunes Store account.

The alternative is to specify that the applications be synced to their phones from within iTunes.

To sync downloaded apps to iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad: Connect your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to your computer.

In iTunes, select your device (below Devices), and then click the Apps button.

Select Sync Apps, and then select the apps you want to sync.

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Settings -> iTunes & App Store -> Automatic Downloads - ( Disable It)

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