Resolved Apps backed up on different computer, how to get them to current computer?

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  1. JoshMKB24, Jan 23, 2013
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    JoshMKB24 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok my iPhone was sync'd with a different computer, but then I sold that computer. I sync'd it with my new iMac and put in my playlists and what not, however all my apps it says are still sync'd with my old computer. Is there a way to move my apps from my phone to my current computer and have them sync up that way?
     
  2. benfica88 macrumors regular

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    Rightclick on device and transfer purchases before you sync.
     
  3. JoshMKB24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Click on the device in the iTunes panel? On my Mac it doesn't show up on the desktop as a separate device
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    If you have updated to iTunes 11, the sidebar is hidden by default, you can re-enable it from the View menu, I believe. The transfer purchases has been moved to the File menu, under a Devices option. You will have to authorize the computer via the Store menu before you can do the transfer purchases.
     
  5. JoshMKB24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok fantastic thanks, I will try that when I get home!
     
  6. JoshMKB24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks it worked!
     
  7. FotoDirk macrumors member

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    Is there still a good reason to backup your apps on your computer?
    You can backup to iCloud as well.

    The difference is:

    On your computer a complete copy of the app is saved. You can install that copy again on any iDevice later. Only need to link the device to the computer. This version will stay on your computer also when Apple pulls the app, or when an updated version of the app cannot be installed on your device.

    On iCloud only a reference to the APP is saved. This means that you need internet access to install the app on another device. Plus it will install the latest version of the app. This can also mean that nothing is installed as the app might have been pulled from the store or that version might not be compatible with the iDevice HW (missing camera, GPS...)

    The question is why should you want to spend time (synchronizing) and diskspace on your computer? Are there so many apps that Apple is pulling that you will still need later? Are there so many apps that you might want to revert to a previous version and not the latest?

    I decided that I will no longer backup apps on my computer. The iDevice has a backup on iCloud for that purpose.
     

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