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Why 'Transfer Purchases' doesn't copy apps to iTunes when backing up your iPhone

Last week we talked about creating a backup of your iOS device that, when restored, would also restore all your apps. As I noted in the article, an iCloud backup restores apps and their related data, but a restore using an iTunes backup doesn’t. Or, at least, doesn’t in a way you might expect it to. Shortly after the article posted, Sandeep Roy sent me a message via Twitter and posted a comment asking about an apparent footnote at the end of the Apple support article I referenced stating that, as of iOS 9, there were changes to iTunes’ Transfer Purchases option that no longer allowed you to transfer app purchases.
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