Three Ways to Transfer iOS Apps from Old Device onto New Ones

Need for increased capacity or to go to the last model came on the market, you may want to purchase a new iPhone 5 or iPad mini. In this case, if you have considered getting all Apps from old devices onto new ones? Read on this article to find out three ways to transfer iOS Apps from old iDevices onto fresh new iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPod touch 5, and so on forth.

How to transfer iOS Apps from your old Apple device to your new mobile iOS device

 

Method 1: iTunes

1. First connect your old iPhone / iPod touch / iPad with computer. Make sure your iTunes and iOS is up to the latest versions available. Then synchronize the device in such a manner that generated a recent backup with the latest updated settings.
2. Connect the new gadget to the PC. Automatic configuration of the device is initialized, and then you can select the Restore from backup: Name of the old device. To do so: iTunes > Edit > Preferences > Devices > Choose the backup you just create.
3. Confirm by clicking Continue. So will start the Recovery iPod / iPhone from backup.

Transfer iOS Apps between devices using iTues

 

Method 2: iCloud

iCloud is one of the most brilliant features brought by iOS 5. And use iCloud to transfer Apps could be easier than iTunes. Once your device finds a Wi-Fi connection, iCloud will automatically process a backup every 24 hours. Now make sure your old device has been backed up by iCloud. To Restore from iCloud works in much the same manner as restoring from iTunes. Here is how:

Transfer iOS Apps between devices using iCloud service

 

Method 3: AppTrans

As an alternative to iTunes and iCloud to transfer applications between iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, you could use the excellent program AppTrans. Here are some strength of this program:

  1. iCloud does not provide all iPhone app/game saves (progresses and records) as only a few iOS developers really care about iCloud compatibility of their games and apps. This is definitely the advantage of using AppTrans. Users can  simply save and transfer any iOS App with correct app data, personal settings and game saves.
  2. Apple’s iCloud is quite limited on available disk space (currently 5GB free only) and the user’s internet connection speed which is only sufficient for a few giant games. With AppTrans none of this limits are relvant.
  3. iTunes can only backup your whole iPhone device including all installed iOS apps to your local computer. This leads to giant backups on your hard disk which is an issue if you’re using a small SSD for your operating system and not each and every app needs to be backuped. With AppTrans the user can focus on particular Apps only instead of a whole all-in-one backup every time.

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Transfer iOS Apps between devices using AppTrans

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9 Responses to “Three Ways to Transfer iOS Apps from Old Device onto New Ones”

  1. macdvd

    Nov 14. 2012

    Nice guide, works well for me. I used to transfer my IOS apps with this guide, share it too.

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    • TechCrates

      Nov 14. 2012

      Thanks for the feedback! its highly related to the topic which is appreciated

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  2. Marler

    Nov 14. 2012

    Helpful ways on how to transfer iOS apps between devices

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    • TechCrates

      Nov 16. 2012

      Thanks for commenting Marler :)

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  3. Praveen

    Nov 16. 2012

    Wow so nice & very useful stuff, I like your post.

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    • TechCrates

      Nov 16. 2012

      Thank you Praveen! :)

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  4. shan

    Nov 17. 2012

    Hi
    Excellent article. I absolutely appreciate this site. Thanks

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    • TechCrates

      Nov 17. 2012

      You are very welcome Shan! Thanks for commenting

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  5. Howard Walter

    Nov 23. 2012

    nice way to sharing the data,

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