Why sync apps to itunes?
I've only ever downloaded apps straight from the app store on my iphone, and the option to install/manage through itunes has always been greyed out as I've never sync'd them.
What is the reason to do this? Am I safe to do this now and what will that do? Just trying to understand the reasons to and if there's any occasion why I might need to.
- 01-19-2010, 04:08 PM #2
- 01-19-2010, 04:20 PM #3
- 01-19-2010, 04:20 PM #4
So, right clicking your iphone in itunes and creating a backup, doesn't include apps? If so, that means theres at least 2 places you have to create backups to be able to restore your iphone to its exact state now: right click iphone in itunes - backup (to backup notes, contacts, messages etc?), and syncing applications...is there anything else that needs backing up?
- 01-19-2010, 04:44 PM #6
- 01-19-2010, 04:47 PM #7
Thanks for trying to help me out here, I'm guessing you mentioned JB due to my other topic that you've commented in.
But here I wasn't talking about the JB side of things, but spefically what syncing your apps within itunes (non JB) actually 'does'? - since there is the right click iphone - backup option, does that not backup apps too? So I'm thinking you'd need to do that AND also sync all apps to itunes (as I've never had the need to do that so far)
- 01-19-2010, 05:27 PM #9
- 01-19-2010, 05:28 PM #10
- 01-20-2010, 08:09 AM #11
you want to right click and choose transfer purchases, not backup. the backup does not copy your apps too, it uses the copy on your computer and just makes a note as to what app it needs to restore. I have 3gb of apps. it takes a fraction the time to backup my phone as to copy over my tom tom app.
get a copy of them all onto your desktop and then begin syncing. say "yes" to replace your apps. after that you never have to manually manage this again. the sync handles the rest.