Why should I transfer apps from iPhone to Mac?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cntwtfrmynwmbp, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2012
    I always download apps directly to my iphone. I use itunes to backup my settings and data to my mac.

    As I could re-download any app from the app store, what advantage do I have when I transfer/sync apps from the iphone to my mac?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    Only real advantage I see is if the application maker is no longer on the App store, that app may no longer be available to download. I have had it happen to me.
  3. Applejuiced, Dec 2, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2012

    macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Why not?
    Its faster to sync and arrange them over with itunes than redownload them all one by one on the phone.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2012
    Thanks for your reply guys. Both are valid points.

    The trade-off for me is if these advantages are enough for the disk space the apps use on my mac (as I only have a 128GB ssd).
  5. macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    If you delete them from your PC/Mac in iTunes, does it automatically remove them from your phone?

    I'm wondering the same thing, because I have an SSD in my PC also.
  6. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2009
    If you have the setting in iTunes to "Sync Apps", then it will first ask you if you want to copy the apps from the device to the computer, and if not, proceed to sync to the state of the computer, which would be to delete all the apps off the device.

    Make sure you turn off app syncing before you delete them off your computer!

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