App sync and iTunes?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Jshwon, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Jshwon macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2007
    Is there a way to have the apps that you installed directly from the phone to sync back with itunes when you connect? Right now in itunes I don't see any of my apps because I purchased them all from the iphone. I'm wondering how I can get them from the phone into itunes so they are backed up so to speak.
  2. SlapMonkey macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    When you sync normally it should ask you if you want to transfer the apps to iTunes (unless you checked the "Don't Ask Me This Again" the first time it showed up) otherwise, you can right click on your iPhone in the left column and choose "Transfer Apps" or "Transfer Purchases" (however it's worded; not in front of my main computer now.)
  3. Jshwon thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2007
  4. Neurobit macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2009
    United States
    Great advice guys!

    Now, if you could please answer this...

    Does it sync/backup the content within the app?

    Let's say I have a password app that I want to backup to iTunes.

    Will all the passwords contained within be synced/backup up, or just the app itself?

    Thanks in advance,
  5. tommynakagima macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010
    sync the apps

    I have the same issue. I want to sync the apps i have on my iphone 4 and use some of the file apps and memory stick ones to transfer daya on to the phone. In itunes i transfered my purchaces but the sreen is still opaque and you can click on any thing presumably until you sync. It tells my that all data will be lost if i do - what type of data? if its just game scores and stuff then i may as well sync.

    Also - if it all goes wrong and you loose averything for instance, does the app store have a memory for what apps you paid for so you dont have to pay again?

    Syncing sucks! whats up with drag and drop??

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