4S + Leopard--Anyone?

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4S + Leopard--Anyone?

Is there a way to keep ALL APPS OFF YOUR MAC w/Leopard, and have them on the iPhone ONLY?

 

Apple Support is not understanding what I want to do, but says you can do that with backup to iCloud (instead of the Mac).

 

Well, apparently, iCloud is not an option with Leopard (must upgrade to Snow Leopard or Lion); but you can use iCloud.com (like with PC).  Tried it, didn't work.

 

The reason behind this is the MBP has a new SSD with very limited space.  Music is not a problem, but Apps would be excess.  Putting in a new HDD is not an option (at this time); like how fast and quiet it runs with the SSD.

 

I also found that (not advertised!) you CANNOT use Wi-Fi Sync with the 4S if you have Leopard!

 

Any suggestions welcome, or the 4S will have to go back. Smiley Sad

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Re: 4S + Leopard--Anyone?

What if you simply uncheck "Sync Apps", or does that not have any affect?

 

Short of a registry setting to change where iTunes houses the apps or created a link for the apps folder to a different location, I doubt there is a way to make it happen.

 

Is upgrading to a more current version of OSX not an option?  That would certainly resolve the issue as the latest version of iTunes could be installed and would gain the ability to cloud sync.

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Thanks for the reply!  I don't know, not my Mac, but will ask.

 

Upgrading is a problem since no Snow being sold (guess there's always Amazon)?  And Lion is a no-go since no App Store in Leopard, so that'd be the expensive USB flash version of Lion, then.

 

With the existing 64GB SSD, not much room for anything. Smiley Sad  Son made the change since Apple said the freezing problems he was seeing were due to a failing HDD (sounds like Uverse TS, LOL!).  So, he pulled it and went with an SSD.

 

His model of MBP is the one with a thousand screws on the bottom and inside. Smiley Sad

 

I'll ask about the Sync Apps situation, which is what I do with my Win7 machines; desktop syncs everything, laptop gets nothing.

 

Again, thanks for the help, I'm a bit Mac-challenged. Smiley Wink

 

 

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Re: 4S + Leopard--Anyone?

Snow Leopard discs are available on Amazon.  

 

Snow Leopard takes up about 8GB less space than Leopard, so upgrading will solve the problem of not having room for the apps.

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That's good to know!  Thanks for the info, I'll go check it out. Smiley Happy

 

edit, it looks like Apple is still selling it online, and half the price--surprised to still find it there.

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spd2demun,

 

I came back to add I use a very neat utility called CleanMyMac that I run every couple of weeks, and it usually recovers at least 2 GB of drive space.

 

It removes trash, caches, and other extraneous stuff without the user having to make decisions about removing apps, videos and other stored content. Sooner or later, I'll delete or move tons of files, but while I'm getting around to it CleanMyMac is a lazy person's solution. 

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You can also movie your iTunes library to an external drive.

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Thanks for that tip, and I figured there had to be something like that for Mac (like in Win.).


Myrtlemaye wrote:

spd2demun,

 

I came back to add I use a very neat utility called CleanMyMac that I run every couple of weeks, and it usually recovers at least 2 GB of drive space.

 

It removes trash, caches, and other extraneous stuff without the user having to make decisions about removing apps, videos and other stored content. Sooner or later, I'll delete or move tons of files, but while I'm getting around to it CleanMyMac is a lazy person's solution. 




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Appreciate your response.

 

I had asked him to try that, but he says the path doesn't go to the external (he uses an external for iTunes backups now).  He knows how to change the path in Windows, so not sure what's going on.

 

I think it may be to the point where a new Mac is in order, soon. Smiley Sad

 



TerriZeee wrote:

You can also movie your iTunes library to an external drive.


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Another option to get more space is to use a program called monolingual.  http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/  It removes unnecessary language files from a mac system.  I would strongly recomend upgrading to at newest version of the OS the system will support.

 

I would agree with the option of moving an iTunes library to an external drive given that space can be an issue with an internal SSD.  A fast exeternal drive like the seagate goflex slim running at 7200 rpm is a good option due to its size.  a goflex drive with a firewire connection would also add some higher throughput!.

 

Good Luck!

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spd2demun wrote:

Appreciate your response.

 

I had asked him to try that, but he says the path doesn't go to the external (he uses an external for iTunes backups now).  He knows how to change the path in Windows, so not sure what's going on.

 

I think it may be to the point where a new Mac is in order, soon. Smiley Sad

 



TerriZeee wrote:

You can also movie your iTunes library to an external drive.



iTunes does allow the library to be moved to an external drive on MacOS.  I know, becuase that is how I run my iTunes (and have for a few years now).  This allows the full library content, the iOS apps, everything, to be stored an an external drive.

 

Inside iTunes, you select to let iTunes manage your folders, and point it off to the external drive.  Then you exit iTunes, and move the iTunes folder from the internal drive off to the external drive.  The next time you launch iTunes, it tells you it can't find the lbrary, and asks if you want to quit, locate it, or create a new one.  Choose locate it, and then browse to the external drive where you moved the files to .  After doing this, if you try to open iTunes when the external drive is not attached, it will give you that same warning that it can't locate the library.  At that point, they say "quit" and connect the external drive, then re-launch iTunes...


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