iTunes and syncing iPhone apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thenamesbryce, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. thenamesbryce macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    Please be gentle in your responses I have just been wondering this for a while and theres probably a simple explanation that I've been missing.

    Whenever the iPhone syncs, iTunes starts to download the new apps I've downloaded on my iPhone. I know I can choose whether or not to sync the apps. But I've just wondered what use those files have on my mac? What's the point of having the actual files in iTunes.
  2. jrs22 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    If you ever have a problem and need to reset your phone to factory settings all the apps will be there. The only time I used the backups was when I needed to return to an earlier version of an app.
  3. thenamesbryce thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    So my guess is if im backing up over iCloud. It's rather pointless except for in your situation.

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