Backing up Iphone apps by raistlin


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raistlin
Any IPhone 4 gurus please?

I note that any apps on my IPhone 4 are automatically backed up to ITunes but I was wondering how to save them if, for example, I need to re-install ITunes?

Any advice gratefully received thanks :)
Paul

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Posted 08 Apr 2011, 18:07 #1 

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SpongeBob
So long as you don't delete the iTunes folder that should be created when you first install iTunes then your apps will be safe. Subsequent re-installs will not override that folder (usually created in your Home or My Documents folder).

If you wish to make a copy of that folder for your own back-up needs then you can simply either copy the entire contents (which will also include any music, music video or film purchases/rentals you may have either purchased or copied into your iTunes library) or drill down inside the folder to find the Mobile Applications folder.

On my Mac and previous PC whenever I updated iTunes my library remained intact. I can only presume if you choose to uninstall iTunes you will be asked if you wish to keep your library or not.

Hope that helps :)

Posted 08 Apr 2011, 19:11 #2 

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raistlin
Thanks Simon :)

I was thinking about the frequent complete format and re-installs I do.

I'll add the folder to my data backup routine :D
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Posted 08 Apr 2011, 20:36 #3 


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