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This quick guide demonstrates how to backup apps on iPhone. The method is independent of iTunes that allows full control over what apps and app preferences to install on your iPhone.

Select what applies best to you:

Let’s go! Tкansferring apps is very easy!

How to transfer apps from iPhone to computer

iOS 15 and earlier

CopyTrans Shelbee is a multifunctional tool to restore and back up iPhone including your favourite apps without iTunes.

⭐ Why people choose CopyTrans Shelbee ⭐:

▪ Choose any folder to store your backup, as well as change the default backup folder set by iTunes;

Validate integrity of the backup file after each backup*;

▪ Add a password protection at any time to encrypt your backup;

▪ Choose between a full Backup or only latest changes backup;

▪ Set up reminders when it’s time to do a backup;

▪ Restore selected data;

Restore apps to any iOS device with ease even if they have been removed from the App Store after **;

▪ Restore data from a corrupted iTunes backup.

To backup iPhone apps without iTunes follow our guide:

  1. Download CopyTrans Shelbee from the following page:Download CopyTrans Shelbee

  2. Install CopyTrans Shelbee.

  3. Make a backup of your apps with CopyTrans Shelbee. Here are detailed instructions on how to make a backup with CopyTrans Shelbee.

    Choose Full Backup in Copytrans Shelbee

    ❗ IMPORTANT: To back up iPhone apps to computer, make sure that the Save the apps option is checked when initiating the backup.

    Transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone: save the apps checkbox

  4. To restore your apps, wait until the backup is finished, connect the iPhone you want to restore the apps to and perform Custom restore. Here are detailed instructions on how to restore the apps with CopyTrans Shelbee.

  5. Install apps on your iPhone from App Store

    How to backup apps on iPhone

    iOS 8 and earlier

    CopyTrans is a multifunctional tool to backup apps on iPhone on iOS 8 and earlier and transfer music from iPhone to computer.

    ⭐ Why people choose CopyTrans ⭐:

    ▪ Transfer music from iPhone to computer without iTunes;

    ▪ Transfer your songs, playlists, voice memos, movies to a PC folder;

    Customize the iPhone music library backup;

    ▪ Only the new songs are transferred, no duplicates;

    ▪ Transfer music from your iPhone to iTunes.

    1. Download CopyTrans from the following page:
      Download CopyTrans

    2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans, please refer to the Installation guide.

    3. Close iTunes and start CopyTrans.

    4. Connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch whose apps you want to back up to your computer.

    5. Click Classic mode button: Classic mode button CopyTrans

    6. The apps will appear listed under the “Applications” playlist within the main CopyTrans window. main program window listing ios apps

    7. Select “Manual backup” on top. manual ios apps transfer to computer

    8. Choose the iPhone apps you wish to back up by checking the box next to each app. To select all apps at once simply check the box next to “Applications” and click the “Folder” button. select ipad apps to transfer without itunes

    9. Next, navigate to the location on your computer where to back up the iPhone apps. navigate to computer location to save iphone apps

    10. Click “Start backup”. click start backup button in copytrans

    11. The iOS app backup process will now begin. iphone apps backup in progress window

    12. Once the backup is complete, the iPhone apps will be saved to the selected folder on your PC as regular IPA files. ipa app files backed up on pc

    This is how to backup iOS apps on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch independent of iTunes or iCloud.

    Backup apps on iPhone

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