How to Move Apps From Android to iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Are you switching from an Android device to an iPhone and wondering how to move your favorite apps? We’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of transferring your apps from Android to iPhone seamlessly.

Method 1: Using the Google Play Store

If you have both your Android and iPhone devices with you, this method is the easiest way to transfer your apps. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: On your Android device, open the Google Play Store.
  • Step 2: Tap on the menu icon (usually three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Step 3: Select “My Apps & Games” from the menu.
  • Step 4: Go to the “Library” tab, which lists all your previously downloaded apps.
  • Step 5: Locate the app you want to transfer and tap on it.
  • Step 6: Click on the “Install” button next to the app’s name.

Your selected app will now start downloading on your iPhone. Make sure you are logged in with the same Google account on both devices for a smooth transfer.

Method 2: Using iTunes

If you don’t have access to your Android device anymore or prefer using a computer for transferring apps, this method is for you. Here’s how to do it using iTunes:

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and open iTunes if it doesn’t launch automatically.
  • Step 2: Click on the iPhone icon in the top-left corner of the iTunes window.
  • Step 3: Select the “Apps” tab from the left-hand sidebar.
  • Step 4: Scroll down to find the “File Sharing” section and click on it.
  • Step 5: On your Android device, connect it to your computer using a USB cable and enable file transfer mode.
  • Step 6: Locate the app you want to transfer from your Android device’s internal storage or SD card.
  • Step 7: Drag and drop the app’s file into the iTunes “File Sharing” section. The app will now be added to your iPhone.

Note that this method only works for apps that have a corresponding iOS version available.

Method 3: Manual Reinstallation

If you can’t access your Android device or don’t have a computer, you can manually reinstall your apps on your iPhone. However, all data associated with those apps will be lost. Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 1: Open the App Store on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Search for the app you want to reinstall using the search bar at the bottom of the screen.
  • Step 3: Tap on the cloud icon next to the app’s name to download and install it again.

This method is time-consuming if you have multiple apps to reinstall, but it is still a viable option if the previous methods are not feasible for you.


Transferring your apps from Android to iPhone is a straightforward process. Whether you choose to use the Google Play Store, iTunes, or manually reinstall them, you can easily bring your favorite apps to your new iPhone. Take advantage of these methods and enjoy the seamless transition!

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