Does the .ipa file have the save data, and how can I use it?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by SonRK, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. SonRK macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2011
    Just switched to the iPhone 6+ and I had a 5s. I don't care for much of my games except one. I found the .ipa file in the trash folder. I don't know why there are so many .ipa's in my trash folder (I use a Mac) but it's fine. Maybe it was my attempt to use iExploreer or maybe i had iTunes delete the old iPhone 5s backup.

    Anyways, I recovered the particular app's IPA and moved it temporarily to my desktop. Is it useful or not really? I always like to start fresh with new phones, and with cloud data/saving, it's usually a non issue except for apps who just store it all locally on the phone.

    So yea, does that .ipa have the save file? If so, how can I put it in my iPhone 6+
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    IIRC, when a new version of an app is downloaded and processed, the old ipa fle goes to the trash. Don't know where the app data goes though
  3. X-X macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    The apps themselves never include user data.

    Your user data (like stats, high scores etc) are stored on your iDevice and (if activated) in iTunes/iCloud Backups.

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