All iPads Restore old backed version of single app ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by OSMac, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    I want to go back to a older version of a recently updated app.
    I should have a older version of the app saved in iTunes.

    Don't want to do a full wipe and restore,
    just want to restore a single app.

    I would delete the current app on the iPad.

    Then connect to iTunes,
    but the sync process is always a mystery, never sure what it will do.

    Can I use iTunes and just copy over that one app?

    Do I need to set some settings in iTunes
    before connecting so it does not change any thing else on the iPad?
  2. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    If the older version is in iTunes, don't connect your iOS device. Open iTunes, select the app and say "open location" to get to the filesystem directory were it's stored. Make a copy of it someplace else for safety. This will be useful if you mistakenly 'upgrade all' your app library.

    Delete it from the iPad and connect to iTunes and sync. It will copy over the iTunes library version.
  3. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Thanks so the sync will only copy the desired app,many leave all else?
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Actually, I don't sync just clicking sync will do it. I think you need to drag and drop the app onto the iPad. Or check it in the "apps to be synced" box.

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