Jump to content

Welcome to AppCake Forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Transfering apps from iPhone to computer?

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic



    Fresh Newbie

  • IC Member
  • 7 posts
    • Time Online: 14m 59s
Hi all, with the recent removal of my baby sim games from the app store, I'm trying to figure out how to transfer apps from my phone to the computer so I can have a copy of the app file just in case the app has been removed and I have to reinstall it. Here are the steps I have done so far, running latest iTunes version, windows seven, with window-eyes. After hooking my phone to the computer, I access the iTunes menu, then go to device, then transfer purcheases. While some of my purcheases, like audio books and music transferred to my computer, none of my apps transferred. I went in to the iTunes prefferences, looked threw every tab, every checkbox, every combo box, and saw nothing about apps. So my question is, how can I transfer the apps on my phone to my iTunes library with the latest version of iTunes on my pc? Is this even possible?



    Forum Admin

  • Admin
  • 21,649 posts
    • Time Online: 298d 1h 7m 47s
  • iDevices Owned:iPod Classic, iPod Touch 4, iPhone 4, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 8, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 5, MacBook Air, iHave a PC
  • Most used iOS:iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, iOS 11, iOS 12
Apps have not transferred from device to PC/Mac since iOS 9 from memory.

You can go into purchases on your PC/Mac and see if you can download the old app
since if removed searching regularly from iTunes will yield nothing.

Latest iTunes does NOT support apps.

you must use App compatible version which is available from this link
PC version 64bit: https://secure-appld...unes64Setup.exe
PC version 32bit: https://secure-appld...iTunesSetup.exe




  • IC Member
  • 36 posts
    • Time Online: 1h 53m 29s
  • LocationVictoria,Australia
  • iDevices Owned:iPhone 7

hope itools will help you.