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The following step-by-step guide demonstrates how to install apps on iPhone or iPad along with corresponding app settings and documents via CopyTrans Apps.

The method is independent of iTunes and iCloud which allows full control over what apps and app preferences to install on the iPhone. It comes in handy when transferring apps of your choice from one iOS device to the next.

Important information concerning app backup under iOS 9!

Let’s install apps along with app preferences on iPhone

  1. Download CopyTrans Apps Beta from the following page Click here to download CopyTrans Apps

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Apps, please refer to this article

  3. Start CopyTrans Apps and connect the iPhone via the USB cable. The program lists the currently installed iPhone apps on the left side of the window copytrans apps window on pc with iphone app list

  4. Click on the “Install apps” button on top install apps button in copytrans apps

  5. Navigate to the location where you previously backed up iOS applications, select one or multiple files and click “Open” browse window to open ipa files containing ios apps

    NOTE: If you previously used CopyTrans Apps to back up iOS apps and app preferences as described here, select the corresponding IPA backup files.
    In the same way, you can install apps to iPhone via using the IPA files located in, for example, your iTunes “Mobile Applications” folder. itunes mobile applications folder on windows 7

  6. From the popup, click “OK” install apps prompt in copytrans apps

    TIP: Clicking on the “Options” symbol allows you to control what app components are installed on the iPhone such as app documents or only the application file.

  7. The apps of your choice along with their app preferences and documents appear on the iPhone. newly added apps to iphone home screen

This is how to install selected apps complete with app settings and documents on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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Carina is part of team CopyTrans since 2008 and is always happy to share her passion for web marketing, graphic design & social media. With coffee running through her veins, she enthusiastically dives each day into the depths of the Internet searching for new cool stuff to be shared with you and her team. Connect with her on Twitter or Google+.