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3 Ways to Transfer Apps to New iPhone

You may have lots of fantastic apps on your phone, and in many cases, you need to transfer these apps to iPhone. For example, you switch from an old iPhone to a new iPhone; you just lost your iPhone and want to find your apps; or you just want to share the cool apps with your friends. Under the circumstances, you are eager to know how to move your apps to the new iPhone. Here, this article will show you 3 methods to transfer apps to new iPhone or another iPhone.

Apple provide two ways to transfer apps to iPhone, iCloud and iTunes. But there's a few things you should know. Transferring apps to another iPhone by syncing iCould backup depends much on the network speed. And only a few apps data could be transfered to new iPhone via iCloud. Use iTunes to transfer apps is more complicated, you have to backup all your iPhone data to computer first, and then restore the backup. Note that selective backup is not allowed.

If you want a more convenient way to transfer iPhone apps to new iPhone, or transfer apps from android phone to new iPhone, there's another way, use third-party applications. They could transfer apps (app data included) and other data directly from one phone to your new iPhone, such as MobileTrans (any phone to phone) and AnyTrans (only iPhone to iPhone).

Now, let us show you the 3 ways to transfer apps to new iPhone.

Method 1. Transfer apps from any phone to new iPhone with MobileTrans

Method 2. Transfer apps to new iPhone with iCould backup

Method 3. Transfer apps to new iPhone with iTunes

Method 1. Transfer apps from any phone to new iPhone with MobileTrans

Step 1: Buy & Download, Run this Phone Data Transfer Tool.

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Step 2. Connect and Set

Connect both your old iPhone and your new iPhone 6S/6S+/7/7 Plus to the computer. You need to choose the “Phone to Phone Transfer”, then you can see them showed in the primary window and there is a box between these two phones. At this time, you should make sure that it makes no mistake of the functional roles of the iPhones, the old one as the “Source”.

Step 3. Start to Transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone 6S / 6S Plus / 7 /7 Plus

That is it. Transferring data from one phone to another phone has never been easier before.

Method 2. Transfer apps to new iPhone with iCould backup

All data created by any operation of your iPhone is linked to the Apple ID. If you ever created an Apple ID on your old iPhone, you can move all data and apps from the iCould backup to your new iOS device. This method is applied especially when you switch to a new iPhone and want to transfer original data to it entirely. Before transferring apps to your new iPhone, you should log in your Apple account, and check your original iPhone to make sure if there's a recent iCloud backup.

1. Back up your old iPhone

Click the "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Backup" > Slide the backup button to "ON" and tab "Back Up Now"

It will take a few minutes to merge the new data to the latest iCould backup.

2. Sign in the iCloud account on your new iPhone

After signing in your iCloud account on your new iPhone, you'll be asked whether you want to set your iPhone as a brand new iPhone or restore from a backup. Choose to restore from the latest backup, and then all data include apps, photos, contacts and more from your old iPhone will be moved to the new one.

Method 3. Transfer apps to new iPhone with iTunes

If you just back up your iPhone data to PC/Mac with iTunes, you are able to transfer apps to another iPhone by syncing iTunes. Using this method, you can copy all apps to the new iPhone. You should follow the following steps:

1. Connect your iOS device to PC or Mac.

2. Launch iTunes on PC/Mac.

3. Click your iOS icon on iTunes, and then click "Summary".

4. There are options: "iCloud" or "This Computer", here choose "This Computer". Click "Back Up Now".

5. Connect the new iPhone to PC/Mac and open iTunes.

6. Click your iPhone icon > "Summary" > "Restore Backup..." > Select the suitable backup and start to recover.

A few minutes later, all apps will be migrated from the old iPhone the new iOS device. This method can only be used to transfer apps from low system version of iPhone to the higher one.

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Lincoln Spector, is a senior editor for giveumore studio and is enjoying discovering most useful Tips and Tricks in the iOS world.

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