transfer app purchases from iPhone to iTunes.

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by yongtjunkit, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. yongtjunkit macrumors member

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    hi, i was wondering how do i transfer iPhone app/purchases to iTunes so that restoring my iPhone from a backup would transfer the apps from the PC instead of downloading it.
     
  2. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Usually if you sync/backup to iTunes with your phone attached, it will prompt to transfer purchases to the iTunes computer during the backup.
     
  3. yongtjunkit thread starter macrumors member

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    It doesn't seems to transfer any app purchases during the sync
     
  4. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's under File > Devices
     
  5. yongtjunkit thread starter macrumors member

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    Doesn't seems to work, it's appears that it's syncing then goes off
     
  6. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    That hasn't worked for me in over a year. I think it's related to "app-thinning."

    You can still download apps directly from the appstore to iTunes, for future use in restoring after a backup. That's what I do.
     
  7. yongtjunkit thread starter macrumors member

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    So I had to download every single app, instead of auto import them for the 1st time?
     

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