HowTo: Back up and Restore an iOS Application using iTunes

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This article explains how to backup an application that is installed in your iOS device and how to restore it.

Back up

  1. Open iTunes
  2. Go to File -> Devices -> Backup
  3. Open the contextual menu of the application you want to backup
  4. Select the "Show in Windows Explorer" or "Show in Finder" option
  5. Back up the file (*.ipa)


  1. Open iTunes
  2. Go to File -> Devices -> Restore from Backup...
  3. Open Windows explorer or Finder application
  4. Drag & Drop the file (*.ipa) from Windows Explorer or Finder to iTunes