How to Transfer Apps From iPhone to iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Transferring apps from one iPhone to another can be a breeze if you know the right steps. Whether you’re upgrading to a new iPhone or simply want to share your favorite apps with a friend, this tutorial will guide you through the process. By following these steps, you’ll be able to transfer your apps seamlessly and efficiently.

Step 1: Backup Your Old iPhone

Before transferring your apps, it’s essential to backup your old iPhone using iCloud or iTunes. This ensures that all your app data, including settings and preferences, are saved.

iCloud Backup:

  • Connect your old iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Go to “Settings” and tap on your name at the top of the screen.
  • Select “iCloud” and then “iCloud Backup”.
  • Tap on “Back Up Now” and wait for the backup process to complete.

iTunes Backup:

  • Connect your old iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Launch iTunes and select your device from the upper-left corner.
  • In the “Summary” tab, click on “Back Up Now”.
  • Wait for iTunes to finish backing up your iPhone.

Step 2: Set Up Your New iPhone

If you haven’t already set up your new iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Turn on your new iPhone by pressing and holding the power button.
  • Select your language and region preferences.
  • Connect to a Wi-Fi network and sign in with your Apple ID or create a new one.
  • Choose whether to set up your new iPhone as a new device or restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup.
  • Select the backup you just created of your old iPhone.

Step 3: Download Apps to Your New iPhone

Once you’ve set up your new iPhone, it’s time to download the apps from your old device. Follow these steps:

  • Open the App Store on your new iPhone.
  • Tap on your profile picture in the top-right corner.
  • Select “Purchased” or “My Purchases” depending on your iOS version.
  • You’ll see a list of all the apps you’ve previously downloaded or purchased.
  • Tap on the cloud icon next to each app to download it onto your new iPhone.

Step 4: Restore App Data

If you’ve backed up your apps using iCloud, the data will automatically be restored when you download them onto your new iPhone. However, if you’ve used iTunes for backup, follow these steps:

  • Connect your new iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
  • Select your device from the upper-left corner of iTunes.
  • In the “Summary” tab, click on “Restore Backup”.
  • Select the most recent backup of your old iPhone and click “Restore”.


Transferring apps from one iPhone to another is a straightforward process when you have a backup and follow these steps carefully. Remember to back up your old device before initiating the transfer and select the appropriate backup when setting up your new iPhone. By following these instructions, you can enjoy your favorite apps on your new iPhone without losing any data or settings.

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