Have you ever wanted to transfer or backup certain iOS apps from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer? iTunes can help you transfer apps from iOS device to computer. But if you want a more flexible tool to backup and restore any specific iOS Apps, there are many other greater alternatives you can choose from, such as the most notable iTools. In an earlier guide, we demonstrated how you can use it to transfer ringtones from computer to iPhone without iTunes. Today, we will be using the same tool to show you how you can back up iPhone apps to computer and reinstall iOS apps from computer to iPhone with it. Following below instructions, you can easily backup iPhone apps to computer, restore apps from computer to iPhone and transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to iPad, iPad to iPhone, etc.
Update Oct 2019:
The iTools team has redesigned this tool with new UI and extra features in iTools V4. Check out this guide to install apps from computer to iPhone iPad for more details.
How to Backup Certain iPhone Apps to Computer?
Run iTools on your computer, then connect up your iPhone to computer via USB data cable. After that go to the Applications tab from the top of this iPhone management tool. Click Applications from the left menu, all your installed iOS apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will be displayed. See below screenshot.
Find the iPhone or iPad app you like to transfer to computer, click Backup button, you will get two options Backup Only Program and Backup Program with Record. If you do not need to back up iPhone app with its document, simply choose the first option, otherwise choose the second one. You will then have a chance to select a folder on your computer to save the iPhone app to. Your iPhone apps will be saved as IPA files on computer.
How to Restore Apps from computer to iPhone?
In the first half of this article, we have learned how to backup iPhone apps from iOS device to computer. iPhone apps have been saved to computer hard drive as IPA files. To install IPA app files from computer to iPhone, go to Applications >> Local Apps >> iOS Apps. Select the iOS app you like to restore to iPhone, click Install button besides it to transfer apps from computer to iPhone iPad or iPod touch.