Help with Switching to New iTunes, Backing up Apps

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by John Adams, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. John Adams macrumors regular

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    #1
    I backed up my apps using iTunes on my Windows PC but recently bought a Mac Mini. I wanted to switch the iPhone to the iTunes on the new Mac but when I choose to sync apps I get the warning that all my apps currently on my phone will be deleted and replaced with the ones on the new Mac... which is NONE! I pre-ordered the iPhone 5 and want to just hook it up and d/l my apps with groups intact. Will those come to my new phone over the cloud? I didn't find an option in the iCloud settings to back up apps. Just photos, calendar, documents etc.

    Thanks.
     
  2. volzalum macrumors member

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    on the macMini in iTunes click on the iPhone and then go to file->transfer purchases before you fully sync. Note this will not copy your entire music library over though.
     
  3. John Adams thread starter macrumors regular

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    That was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks, Volz!! Funny, the idiot at the Apple store was clueless.
     

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