Backing Up Apps?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by assscat, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. assscat macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to back up the iOS apps I have on my touch/iMac?

    Usually when I buy any application for my iMac I make sure to keep a copy backed up on CD/DVD in case anything happens to my iMac, so I can reinstall at a later date.

    Is there any way to do something similar for iPod touch apps?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    you should back up your entire iTunes library to protect your precious media files.

    however, purchased apps can be re-downloaded over and over for free. see this support article.

    in-app purchases are a different matter. according to this support article, iTunes backs up those. the backups for your mobile device(s) are kept in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ so you might want to back up that folder (e.g. to a thumb drive) regularly.
     
  4. wolfboy macrumors regular

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    It'll back up when you sync but if you want to see it in your iTunes then...

    connect your iPod to your computer > right click on your iPod in iTunes > Transfer Purchases and it'll show up under Apps in the sidebar.
     

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