How to Copy/Save/Transfer iPhone or iPod Touch Apps to PC using iTunes

itunes After formatting your Windows or Mac computer, all the iPhone or iPod touch applications are lost which are saved by iTunes on your system. Most users think, using ‘Backup’ option in iTunes will save their apps to PC but that’s not true. Backup only saves the settings, contacts, notes and Camera photos.

To Transfer and Save the Apps from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to computer, follow the easy tutorial below:

1. Connect your device and launch iTunes.

2. Choose your idevice from Devices menu in iTunes. Right-click your device and select the Sync option.

Copy Apps via iTunes

3. A dialog box will open as shown below. Select “Transfer Purchases”.

Transfer purchases

Authorize your computer if iTunes asks.

Authorize box

Alternatively, you can directly select ‘Transfer Purchases’ option from right-click menu.

4. Now all your idevice apps will be copied to your computer. Also, Apps menu can be seen under Library in iTunes.

That’s it. Now your Apps are backed up and saved on your computer. Enjoy!

See: Where does iTunes Save iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad Apps on Windows & Mac


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

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