Is it possible to install iPhone apps from computer to phone directly?

DrSunil Vaswani March 8, 2013

Instead of installing through the App Store on the phone I would like to install from the computer to the iPhone – is this possible?

  1. justine case
    April 3, 2013 at 4:42 am

    thanks i was wondering how my apps kept popping up when i hadnt synced them yet i thought it was a virus or something lol thamks

  2. Haley M
    April 3, 2013 at 4:32 am

    yes all you need to do is install itunes on your computer in the menu bar press store go to authorise this computer once the computer is authorised you can plug in your device and sync your apps or if you enable automatic downloads anything you get from the app store will download straight to your device and computer

  3. Chinmay Sarupria
    March 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    If you want to install apps from computer then just install iTunes from here:
    Sign in with your apple id and then you can download anything and then just plug in you iPhone and transfer that app.

  4. Anish P
    March 11, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Assuming you have iOS5 or higher you can enable auto-syncing through iCloud of newly downloaded apps on iTunes on your computer to be downloaded to your iPhone without you having to do anything.
    First, go to settings on your phone and select the iTunes & Apps Stores option. Then, make sure that under Automatic Downloads, the switch for Apps is turned on. Now, all you need to do is to download an app on your laptop through iTunes and once you start downloading the app on your computer, you'll notice that your phone is also downloading the app automatically onto your iPhone home screen, if not at least asking you for your Apple ID Password.

  5. jmaginarynumber
    March 9, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    It would be easier to just install iTunes, log in with your Apple ID, and sync your iPhone to your computer using iTunes. Then, whenever you download apps from iTunes, you can sync them to your phone, thereby "installing" apps from your computer to your phone.

  6. Nitesh Badala
    March 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    you can install iphone apps through pc directly by using itunes.

  7. Manide
    March 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

    (Assuming you have apps on your computer) you can use CopyTrans Manager (it's a portable software). You can get it from...:
    Now, just drag'n'drop your apps from your PC to the CopyTrans Manager and synchronize.

  8. ha14
    March 9, 2013 at 10:13 am

    How to add Apps to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch without iTunes?

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 5:19 am


      With itunes pc software can one install from browser without connecting phone via usb cable? ( like how android apps can be installed by clicking install on Googel play page on pc )

    • ha14
      March 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

      you can sync wirelessely itunes o iphone

      1) Select your iphone on the iTunes sidebar and click on the Summary tab if it is not active.
      2) under Options, check the box beside “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi”. Click on Apply.

  9. Suvadeep Paul
    March 9, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Download iSpirit iPhone manager to your desktop

    It’s portable and you don’t need to install it.Then run it and plug-in your iphone to computer

    Then you will see the iSpirit Main Window.

    Now Go to toolbar and click on “Install App” Button

    Now click on Install Deb (or IPA )

    Now select the Deb file from your computer.

    And Just click on “install” ,If the installation successful it will say that.

    For Details click this link:

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 5:20 am

      Thanks for telling this procedure

  10. Jacob
    March 9, 2013 at 5:08 am

    If you have an iphone 5 i do not know about that but you could try ifunbox if you have the previous iphone.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 5:20 am

      I would like to know about iphone 4


  11. Rajaa Chowdhury
    March 9, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Go to on your browser and then click on Manage your Apple ID. Then type in your apple ID email and password. Now you will see a list on the left. Click on Adresses and then edit it accordingly. Voila!!! Your done.

    How to create an Apple ID without providing credit card information
    There are two ways you can do it.
    First method is from your apple device access the store and for your first time registration, select a FREE product from the store. It will now prompt you to create an apple ID and when it will prompt you for credit card information, it will also give you an option for NONE. You will never get this option, if you select a priced product during this ID creation. After the creation of the ID, as long as you download anything free from the stores, it will never prompt you for any credit card information. However, in future if you decide to purchase anything from the store, you will be prompted to enter the credit card details, which they will save associated to your ID. But you can manage your ID and again remove the credit card info associated.
    The second method which I recommend is, go to (this is for India for example, just google Apple ID and click the first link, it will redirect to your country url). You will get a button saying, create an Apple ID. Use this link to create an Apple ID and you get the option to select NONE on the credit card info.
    Also this url is very useful, if you want to change any associated info on your Apple ID, like the email associated, password, Name, DOB, address, Country, etc. Just click the link MANAGE YOUR APPLE ID.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 5:15 am

      Thanks rajaa

      By this method , one can install from browser? ( like how on Google play webpage on pc one can click install and the app install begins on phone )

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 5:17 am

      Rajaa may I know your facebook user id?

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      March 13, 2013 at 2:34 am

      You can search the apps through the browser but unlike Google Play it will still need the iTunes to be installed on your PC as the link on the broswer will invoke the iTunes in turn.

  12. Rajaa Chowdhury
    March 9, 2013 at 2:59 am

    All iPhone apps have to be installed from the iStore. However, if you want to install from your PC, install iTunes on your PC, connect your iPhone to the PC and let iTunes sense it, then in iTunes go to appstore and install the apps of your choice. It will show the download progress in iTunes and then will automatically sync in iPhone. Apple does not allow and 3rd. party appstore unlike the Android ecosystem.

  13. Alexandra Momo
    March 9, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Yes, it's possible. You only have to google something like "install iphone app from pc" and there you go, you pick the link you want. Cause i've seen three different way in 2 minutes.

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