Backing Up Apps?

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

  1. assscat macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2005
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    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

    Sep 28, 2010
    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.

Share This Page