Sync Blocker Stops iTunes From Deleting Your iDevice Media When Connected

Sync Blocker is a brilliant app for Windows and Mac that prevents iTunes from syncing and deleting your media when iPhone, iPad, iPod, or iPod Touch is connected to the computer. It solves the biggest nightmare of an iDevice user, i.e, stops iTunes from deleting your precious media collection. Sync Blocker, which used to cost $22, is now free.

Once the application is installed, you need to request a free license which is emailed within a minute. The application consists of nothing but a single button asking you to Block iTunes Auto Sync Now, which you have to click before before plugging in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Once the process is complete, you can safely plug in your iDevice without worrying about iTunes deleting your media collection.

Sync Blocker main Sync Blocker plug in device


The video below demonstrates how it works.

Sadly, Sync Blocker is not portable but gets the job done. It has been tested to work with the latest version of iTunes 10.2.1.

Download Sync Blocker

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  • d2.0

    I don’t see why this software is ever necessary, surely the standard itunes option where you uncheck the ‘automatically sync on connection’ check box is enough to achieve the same result, or am I missing something. Plus itunes had always asked me for confirmation before proceeding with deleting any library.