iPad Backing up purchased apps?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dataz, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Dataz macrumors member

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    Downloaded a game on my retina iPad Mini via the app store but I wanted the bigger iPad Air so I sold it. I bought the iPad Air and wanted to download the game again from the app store but it was removed by the developers.

    Can I backup free and purchased apps to my computer (OS X) so I can put it on my iPad in the future if the developer or Apple removes it/them from the app store?
     
  2. kingalexthe1st macrumors 6502

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    Yup. In iTunes, plug in your iPad and in the summary there's an option to either back up to iCloud or 'back up to this computer'. Select that and you'll be fine :)

    Alex
    PS bummer about losing your game. I had a friend that happened to and he was gutted.
     
  3. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Try going to the "Purchased" tab on the bottom of the App Store and see if it shows up there. I have tons of old apps there available for download even though they're no longer offered for new downloads in the App Store.
     
  4. Dataz thread starter macrumors member

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