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Sync Blocker Stops iTunes from Automatically Syncing

If you’re looking to put a end to iTunes overly aggressive syncing, Sync Blocker is a free application that puts an end to automatic iTunes synchronization and keeps your iPad, iPhone, iPod, and iPod Touch data from being accidentally deleted.

There are settings within iTunes you can toggle and even keyboard shortcuts you can use to temporarily suspend the syncing while mounting your iOS device. If you want to skip that hassle, however, and rest easy knowing that your iOS device will only be synced and updated when you give an explicit go ahead, Sync Blocker is a free application for both Windows and Mac OS X machines that completely blocks iTunes from syncing without your permission.

Previously $22, Sync Blocker is now free. Hit up the link below for additional information and to grab a copy of the software.

Sync Blocker [Zelek Software via Addictive Tips]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/9/11

Comments (6)

  1. Hatryst

    WHAT?
    There’s an option in iTunes for that… Didn’t anybody know that?

  2. Kalle

    I knew it! :)

  3. Hatryst
  4. Wayne

    The option is probably why the above program is now free instead of $22.00.

  5. Ja5087

    Apple probably sued them

  6. Hatryst

    And wonder how many people would’ve bought this program for $22 :D

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