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macrumors 6502
Original poster
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+


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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