“Can I transfer apps to my new iPhone?” many users asked. Since you are here, you know that the answer is “Yes.” There are five different ways in total for you to achieve this goal. Which way to choose depends on your specific requirements. Below we will introduce the unique feature of each way so that you can quickly select the right way. These methods can also be applied to transfer apps from an old iPad to a new iPad.

Part 1. How to Transfer Apps to New iPhone After Setup 

If your iPhone has been set up and you have stored some data in it, thus you can’t use any of the methods introduced above to transfer the app because they will erase your current data. Given that, you can use EaseUS MobiMover or AirDrop to help.

Method 1. Transfer Apps to New iPhone Using iPhone to iPhone Transfer App

EaseUS MobiMover is an iPhone data transfer app that allows you to transfer apps, photos, videos, contacts, ringtones, and more from one iOS device to another. However, due to the iOS or the iOS app’s limitations, EaseUS MobiMover can only support app transfer between iPhones running between iOS 8 and iOS 9. If your iPhone runs a higher version, try other solutions instead. 

Although EaseUS MobiMover doesn’t support most iOS versions, the service packs a lot of other helpful features, such as transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone, backing up data, transferring WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone, and batch converting HEIC to JPG.

To transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover:

Step 1. Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to your computer with compatible USB cables and tap “Trust This Computer” on the devices when asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and select the “Phone to Phone” mode on the main screen. Switch the direction from the old iPhone to the new iPhone, and then click “Transfer”.

how to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover allows you to transfer all type of data from old iPhone to new iPhone with one click. Choose one category of multiple categories on your old iPhone, and click “Transfer”.

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Step 3. It begins to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone at a fast speed. MobiMover will send the data to its corresponding application, such as pictures to Photos, songs to Music, movies to Videos, etc..

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Method 2. How to Share Apps from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop

It’s known that AirDrop can help users transfer photos, videos, contacts, locations, and more between two AirDrop-supported devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac. But can you transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop?

The answer is “No.” You cannot AirDrop apps from iPhone to iPhone, but you can share apps using AirDrop. After airdropping, you’ll need extra steps to download the apps on the target iOS device. If your AirDrop is not working, just fix it before using it to transfer data. 

To share apps from iPhone to iPhone with AirDrop:

Step 1. Ensure Bluetooth and WiFi are enabled on the iPhones and turn on AirDrop on the devices.

Step 2. Go to the App Store on the source iPhone and search for the app you want to share.

Step 3. Click the app, tap on the “Share” icon on the product page and choose “AirDrop” > [target device].

Step 4. Click “View” to check and download the app on the other iPhone.

Turn on AirDrop

Part 2. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone Before Setup

If you haven’t yet set up your new iPhone up, you can transfer everything, including apps, from your old iPhone to the new one by following these steps. If you want to transfer apps only, jump to Part 2. 

Method 1. How to Transfer Apps to New iPhone Using Quick Start

Quick Start, a new feature brought by iOS 11, can help iPhone users set up the device using another iOS device nearby. Before you start, ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your old iPhone.

Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone and put it close to your old iPhone.

Step 2. Then you will see the “Quick Start” screen on your source device, which presents the choice to set up your new iPhone using your Apple ID. Check the Apple ID and click “Continue.” 

Step 3. When an animation appears on your new iPhone, hold your source device over the new one and ensure the animation is in the center of the viewfinder. Then, you will see the notification saying, “Finish on New iPhone.”

Step 4. When asked, enter your old iPhone’s password on the new one. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to set up Touch ID/Face ID on the source iPhone and restore your iPhone from a backup.

How to transfer apps from  iPhone to iPhone with Quick Start

Method 2. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone Using iCloud

Another convenient way to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone is using iCloud. It is the process of backing up your old device and restoring it to the new device. The best part of iCloud is that you can transfer apps associated with their data to a new iPhone. But note that this will back up your whole device rather than apps only. Similarly, you will restore the whole backup to your new device. If needed, you can move iPhone contacts to iCloud and sync them to other iOS devices connected to the same iCloud account. 

Before you start, ensure a WiFi connection and your old iPhone has sufficient iCloud storage. Then, follow these steps to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone. 

Step 1. First of all, you’ll need to back up your old device by going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Toggle on “iCloud Backup” and wait for the backup process to complete. 

Step 2. Open your new iPhone and set it up. When you come to the WiFi screen, choose a network to join in. 

Step 3. Follow the instructions until you see the Apps & Data screen. Choose “Restore from iCloud Backup” and then sign in with your Apple ID that you’ve used on your old iPhone. 

Step 4. Choose the backup you just made and wait for the restore process to complete.

How to transfer apps from one iPhone to another using iCloud

Method 3. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes

Likewise, you can also use iTunes to transfer data from the old iPhone to the new iPhone. Like iCloud, you’ll need to back up your old device and restore it to your new iPhone. Also, you should note that this will back up your entire device instead of apps only. 

To transfer all data and settings to the new iPhone via iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone to the computer and run iTunes.

Step 2. Once iTunes detects your device, click your device icon in the upper left menu. Then, select “Back Up Now” from the right-hand panel. Wait for the backup process to complete. 

Step 3. Turn on your new iPhone and set it up. 

Step 4. When you see the Apps & Data screen, choose “Restore from iTunes Backup” and tap “Next.”

Step 5. Connect your new iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes. Tap the device icon and select “Restore Backup.” Choose the correct backup and click “Restore.”

How to transfer apps to new iPhone with iTunes

The video tutorial from Techboomers shows you how to transfer apps to the new iPhone using the three ways above. You can also watch the video for reference.

The Bottom Line

There are five workable ways to get apps from one iPhone to another. The first three are suitable for transferring all data and settings to a new device, while the last two are advisable if you want to send apps only. Apply one of the tips to send apps to your new iPhone within minutes.

FAQs About iPhone to iPhone Data Transfer

After reading this guide, you might have learned some helpful tips for transferring apps from one iPhone to another. But those tips might not be enough for people who have more questions. Hence we collect some of the most frequently asked questions for you to learn. 

1. How to transfer apps from one Apple ID to another?

You can transfer purchases from one Apple ID to another by using iCloud Home Sharing. You can set your new Apple ID as one of your family members and share files. But note that Home Sharing allows you to share purchases with up to five family members. Here are the steps. 

Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPhone and sign in with your previous Apple ID. 

Step 2. Tap your profile in Settings and choose “Family Sharing.”

Step 3. Follow the onscreen instruction to set up your Family. Enable the “Share Purchase with Family.”

Step 4. Then, go back to “Family Sharing,” tap “Add Member,” enter your new Apple ID and then follow the onscreen instruction to finish the rest of the steps. 

Step 5. Go to Settings and sign out the previous Apple ID. Then, sign in with the new Apple ID. 

Step 6. Go to App Store on your iPhone, tap your profile, then tap “Purchased.” 

Step 7. Tap your previous Apple ID and select the app you want to download.

2. how long does it take to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone?

That depends on the number of apps you wish to transfer and your internet condition. The more apps you transfer, the longer it takes. Also, it will take longer to transfer apps if you have a poor internet connection. 

If you need to transfer apps to new iPhone after setup and you don’t want to overwrite any other data on the device,
if you don’t want to migrate any data other than apps to a new iPhone,
or if some apps or app data didn’t get carried over to a new device,

this guide will provide solutions for these app-related issues.

Choose one of the methods to transfer apps to new iPhone below:

  • How to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone | without iTunes or iCloud
  • How to transfer apps from one iPhone to another | with iCloud
  • How to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth
  • How to transfer apps from old iPhone to new iPhone | FAQ
  • Bonus: How to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone

* If you need to transfer your Music Library or Photo Library to your new device, here is a list of guides for you.


without iTunes or iCloud

Whether you want to migrate only apps across to your new iPhone or you are looking for a tool to do that because of apps not transferring to new iPhone, you need a program that will transfer apps to new iPhone without overwriting the rest of your data.

The method described below is completely independent of iTunes or iCloud and allows you to get full control over what apps and app preferences to install on your iPhone. The best way to copy apps and data to a new device is to do it in two steps:

  1. create a backup of the old iPhone
  2. and restore only apps from the backup to the new iPhone.

We’ll do it using CopyTrans Shelbee. This Windows app is a multifunctional Backup and Restore tool. With it, you can:

⚡ Create Full Backups or only Latest Changes backups;
⚡ Choose to restore a certain type of data: Apps, Contacts, SMS Messages, Calendars, Settings, Passwords, and much more.
⚡ Choose any folder to store your backups.
⚡ Restore data from a corrupted iTunes backup.

Let’s start with backing up the old device.


Transfer apps to new iPhone after setup

How to backup apps on iPhone

The first step of transferring apps to a new iPhone is to perform a full backup of the old device which will contain the apps and app data.

IMPORTANT: For the app data to be included in a backup, iCloud sync has to be disabled for this app. To check, go to Settings > your name on top > iCloud > scroll down to find the apps you are about to transfer > flip the toggle off for them and wait for the data to be downloaded to the iPhone.

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Shelbee:
    Download CopyTrans Shelbee here
  2. Connect the device that has the apps installed on it to the PC. Run CopyTrans Shelbee. Click Backup > Full Backup.
    how to backup apps on iphone
  3. Select the backup destination by clicking on a green pencil.

    ⚡ You can save a backup to an external drive.

    how to get all my apps on new iphone

  4. Make sure that you have checked the Save the apps button.

    ⚡ If the app is installed on the device but is not present in the AppStore during the backup, it won’t be backed up.

    ⚡ Your apps will be backed up from the App store in the .ipa format. That way, if you keep this backup safe, you will be able to restore an older version of an app to your new iPhone in the future.

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  5. Log in to the App Store.

    NOTE: We care about your online safety: your credentials go directly to Apple through a secure SSL connection.

    Log in with Apple ID to backup or restore apps

  6. At this step, you can encrypt your backup. I strongly recommend you do it because encrypted backups include passwords, Wi-Fi and other settings, etc., which will make the transfer and login process so much easier.

    ⚡ More about encrypted backups from Apple.

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  7. Now please wait until the backup is complete. And done! The backup is saved to the folder of your choice.

Here are more detailed instructions on how to back up your iPhone with CopyTrans Shelbee just in case.


How to transfer all apps to new iPhone

How to restore apps on iPhone

And now we will restore the apps we’ve just backed up onto the second device.

NOTE: You can also recover native Apple apps such as Contacts, iMessages, Calendars, Notes, etc. using the same steps.

  1. Connect the iPhone you want to restore the apps to. Run CopyTrans Shelbee and choose Custom restore.

    Custom restore in CopyTrans Shelbee

  2. Select the backup you wish to restore the apps from by clicking on the already familiar green pencil icon.

    Click on the pencil and choose the backup you wish to restore

  3. Next, log in with your Apple ID credentials. You can skip this step, but it’s recommended you don’t because if some apps can’t be restored from the backup, CopyTrans Shelbee will download them directly from the App Store.

    NOTE: We care about your online safety: your credentials go directly to Apple through a secure SSL connection.

    Log in with Apple ID to download apps without app store

  4. Select the apps you wish to install on your iPhone and click Next.

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  5. Wait until the process is completed.

  6. The process is finished, congrats!

    NOTE: If some of the apps didn’t download automatically, you can re-download them manually from the App Store. All your app data including settings, game scores, etc. will be restored automatically.

    Click save the list of apps to know which apps you need to download after the restore

Here are more detailed instructions on how to recover apps on iPhone with CopyTrans Shelbee.


How to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone

with iCloud

You technically can transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone by backing up the old device with iCloud and then restoring from that backup. Please note that you’ll have to sign in with the same Apple ID on both devices to do that.

iCloud backups don’t include app installer files; they only contain a list of installed apps. After the restore, apps get re-downloaded from the App Store. That means that the latest versions of apps will be installed (how to get older versions of apps to transfer). App data is included in the backup if it’s not synced to iCloud.

IMPORTANT: All the other data on your second device will be overwritten completely with the data from the backup during the restore as well.

Here’s how to transfer all apps to new iPhone using iCloud backup and iCloud sync:

  1. Back up your old iPhone to iCloud.
  2. Now take the second device. If it’s completely new, you can restore it from an iCloud backup right away. If it’s already been used, navigate to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings.
    transfer iphone apps to new iphone with icloud
  3. Follow instructions on the screen. After a few minutes, your iPhone will be as good as new and you’ll be ready to restore it from an iCloud backup.
  4. If you had iCloud sync enabled for those apps, sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID after the setup for your app data to get re-downloaded to the device.

How to share apps on iPhone

How to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth

We get a significant number of requests from users who wonder how to transfer apps from old iPhone to new iPhone via Bluetooth. Well, Bluetooth will not work on its own accord, but it is an essential part of transferring apps using AirDrop. So, here’s how to send apps from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop:

  1. Find the app icon on the Home Screen and press and hold it.
  2. Click Share App > AirDrop and choose the destination iPhone.
  3. On your new iPhone, tap Accept.

Voila!


How to transfer apps from one iPhone to another

FAQ

Do apps transfer to new iPhone?

When you use Quick Start, iCloud, or iTunes to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone, only a list of installed apps gets copied over to a new device; not the apps themselves. After the setup is complete, the apps get re-downloaded from the App Store. Most probably, the latest versions will be installed.

Why didn’t my apps transfer to my new iPhone?

There can be several reasons depending on the way you chose to transfer apps to new iPhone:

  • You have signed in to iCloud with another Apple ID on a new device. Your purchased apps and synced to iCloud app data are linked to your Apple ID. Sign in to iCloud with the same credentials.
  • Quick Start not working properly. If the Quick Start feature failed to transfer all apps to new iPhone, follow this section of this guide to do it without overwriting all the other data on the iPhone that has already been set up.
  • The app is no longer in the App Store. Since Quick Start, iCloud, and iTunes re-download your apps from the App Store after the data transfer, if some app is not there anymore, it won’t be copied to a new device. Back up your apps now to your PC to prevent this issue in the future.
  • The iOS version on the new device is too new for that app. The app might have stopped releasing updates for newer iOS versions.
  • The transfer process is not complete. It might take days for the device to finish the setup if you have a lot of data. To check, go to Settings > your name on top > iCloud > iCloud Backup. If your iPhone is still being restored, you will see this message: This iPhone is currently being restored and will automatically back up when it is done. Give it some more time.
How to get older versions of apps to transfer to new iPhone?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to transfer an older version of an app in a couple of clicks. But there’s a slim chance you can do it using an iCloud backup as the last resort. Please keep in mind that as a rule, apps are downloaded directly from the App Store rather than from your existing ‌iPhone‌ both with Quick Start and an iCloud‌ backup.

To avoid this situation in the future, back up your apps to your PC. Installer files will be downloaded from the App Store server while creating the backup (as opposed to iTunes and iCloud which does at the time of the restore).

How to transfer app data to new iPhone?

If you have a brand new device with no existing data on it, you can copy apps and data by restoring from an iCloud backup. If you already have some data on the device and don’t want to lose it, I recommend using CopyTrans Shelbee which won’t wipe off any data.

How to transfer score, game progress, local app files, etc. to new iPhone?

Please follow the steps of our guide to manually transfer them to a new device.


How to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone

YouTube tutorial

You can also copy WhatsApp chats to an iPhone with another Apple ID using the same steps:

👍 This is how to transfer apps to new iPhone.
✉ Still have any questions? Let us know in the comments section below.

We use different apps almost every day. They store our personal data locally on our phone. So when we buy a new phone, transferring apps seems like a necessary task.

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Jasmin Woods Updated on Mar 31, 2023 4:00 PM

It’s tempting to use your new iPhone right away after it arrives, but what about your previous app data on your old iPhone? Some of them may be important to you, so you will not want them to be left behind. The only way to keep your current data is to transfer apps from your old iPhone to the new one. But when talking about data transfer, you may feel it a little tricky.

However, thanks to some effective data transfer tools, moving apps from iPhone to iPhone is becoming a surprisingly straightforward process. And in this post, we’ll explain four easiest and quickest ways to transfer your iPhone apps.

  • Quick Start is absolutely an excellent way for you to move your apps to new device, helping you get a quick start when setting up the new iPhone.
  • With the all-round solution Phone Transfer, you can easily transfer your apps and other data from iPhone to iPhone in a sing click.
  • When you upgrade your iPhone, iCloud allows you to completely sync your existing iPhone, including apps and data, to a new phone.
  • AirDrop is a common option when people want to share photos, videos and music. Actually, it’s also available for you to share the apps on your iPhone.

Transferring apps between old iPhone and new iPhone helps you keep all previous data.

Transfer apps from old iPhone to new iPhone via Quick Start

Using Quick Start, you are able to set up your new iPhone rapidly. All your apps on the old iPhone can be quickly moved to your new iOS device without hassle. The capability of Quick Start relies on Bluetooth and your Apple ID, so make sure Bluetooth is activated on both of your iPhones, and put them near each other. Please keep in mind that this procedure will copy all your precious data and apps to the new iPhone.

  • Turn on Bluetooth on two iPhones and place them within Bluetooth range.
  • When your iPhones detect each other and get paired successfully, your new iPhone will display an animation on its screen. Scan it with your old iPhone.
  • To start the app transfer, type your old iPhone password on the new iPhone. Wait for a while, and all apps and data will be moved from your old iPhone to new iPhone automatically.

Transfer apps from old iPhone to new iPhone using Quick Start.

Transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone with a single click

If you have too much app data on your iPhone and don’t like to wait for a long time, Phone Transfer will be a perfect alternative for you. It is a simple, user-friendly data transfer tool that allows you to move various kinds of data between two iPhones with ease, including your apps, contacts, call records, text messages, music, photographs, videos, and much more.

Its simple interface and straightforward transfer allow users to navigate through different options and transfer apps between iPhones easily. What’s more, it’s compatible with abundant operating systems and also supports the latest iOS version, which means you can apply the app transfer across different platforms like Android, iOS, Windows and macOS.

Step 1: Download and open Phone Transfer on your computer.

Install and launch Phone Transfer on your Windows PC or Mac.

It’s available to transfer WhatsApp and also other app data from one iPhone to another.

Step 2: Choose ‘Phone Transfer’ > ‘Phone to Phone’.

In order to move the apps, on the welcome screen, choose Phone Transfer mode at the top. Then multiple options will be available about how you want to share your app data. Click on Phone to Phone option.

Select ‘Phone to Phone’ to transfer apps from one iPhone to another iPhone directly.

Step 3: Connect both iPhones and start transferring apps between iPhones

  • Then connect both your iPhones. If asked, follow the on-screen instructions to finish the USB debug process. You can also switch two iPhones by clicking on Flip at the top.
  • On the center box, select the app data you want to transfer from one iPhone to another. Click Start and let it move apps from the source iPhone to the target iPhone.

Move app data from the source iPhone to destination iPhone with a single click.

Once done, you can disconnect your iPhones and access the synced apps on your new iPhone as you want. Phone Transfer makes it easy and quick to transfer apps between iPhone and iPhone. All it requires is just a single click.

Sync apps between iPhones using iCloud

iCloud is also a convenient option for transferring apps from iPhone to iPhone. Unlike Quick Start and Phone Transfer that offers direct app transfer between iPhones, iCloud entails a backup and restore procedure, which basically works like old iPhone to iCloud, and then iCloud to new iPhone.

Before you start, ensure that you have a stable Wi-Fi connection during the transfer as it requires a stable connection to cloud storage service.

1. Turn on a Wi-Fi network and get your iPhones connected to it.

2. Navigate to the Settings tab on your old iPhone, then choose your account name. Next, tap iCloud > iCloud Backup from the list.

3. Enable iCloud Backup and then pick Back Up Now from the options. Then, wait patiently for the backup process to finish.

Back up apps from iPhone to iCloud.

4. Turn on your new iPhone by inserting your SIM card,and go through the setup process.

5. Select your Wi-Fi network on the Wi-Fi screen and follow the on-screen directions until the Apps & Data Screen displays.

6. Select Restore from iCloud Backup and log in to iCloud using the same Apple ID. Next, select the most recent backup you made and wait for iCloud to restore your app data to new iPhone.

Choose Restore from iCloud Backup when setting up new iPhone.

[Also Read: How to Transfer Music from One iPhone to Another]

Although iCloud is available for transferring apps, it only has 5 GB cloud storage for free. And there is no doubt that the apps on your old iPhone will definitely exceed the limit. So iCloud might be a helpful tool for app transfer, but it won’t be your first option when switching to a new iPhone.

AirDrop apps between iPhone and iPhone

As a preset feature on every iOS device, AirDrop allows you to share files from one iPhone to another. It’s a common option when you like to share pictures, songs and so on. Actually, it also helps when you want to share an app.

  • WiFi and Bluetooth should be turned on first. Then, to use AirDrop, go to Settings > General > AirDrop and select the Contacts only or Everyone.
  • Choose the app you wish to share and keep pressing on it. Now from the following options, select Share, and then choose the target iPhone.
  • On another iPhone that you sync apps to, you will see a given choice to approve or disapprove of the reception. If you want to proceed with the process, select Accept.

Conclusion

By following any of the methods mentioned above, you will get the apps on your new iPhone right away. Some just have more steps than others. If you are looking for the easiest solution, then Phone Transfer is a highly efficient method because it includes only one simple click, and you will get all the apps on your new iPhone device.

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