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.
Let’s install apps along with app preferences on iPhone
Download CopyTrans Apps from the following page Download CopyTrans Apps
Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Apps, please refer to this article
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
Click on the “Install apps” button on top
Navigate to the location where you previously backed up iOS applications, select one or multiple files and click “Open”
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.
From the popup, click “OK”
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.
The apps of your choice along with their app preferences and documents appear on the iPhone.
This is how to install selected apps complete with app settings and documents on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.