How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone 7/8/X/XS/XS Max/XR

How to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone? In this guide, we are going to show you an easy way to transfer apps to new iPhone (including app data).

By Vicky Carter | Posted on: May. 14, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 20, 2018
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In this new round of “Upgrade to new iPhone”, are you ready for upgrading your old iPhone to the new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR? If you want to transfer some iPhone data like photos, apps, messages, contacts and more to new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, you can take a minute to read our comprehensive and detailed How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone tutorial.

“I’ve just got an iPhone XS from my parents as the Christmas gift, and I’m looking for ways to transfer some apps and app games from old iPhone 5s to new iPhone XS. Is there any quick approach to make it? Thanks a lot.”

Like this user, you may meet the same situation and need to transfer some apps or app games from an old iPhone to new iPhone 7/8/X/XS/XS Max/XR without any trouble. Here in this article, we’ll show you three quick solutions to transfer apps even app data from old iPhone to new iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/7/8 (Plus).

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Part 1. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to new iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR via Apple ID

It’s the easiest ways to move apps between devices after you get a new iPhone. On your new iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR: Just log into the Apple ID you used on your old iPhone, then go to the APP Store > Purchased > Not on this iPhone > find and then download these apps you want.

This way only applies to transferring the apps, but the app data are not included. If you want to transfer apps and app data to new iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR, just jump to Part 3.

Part 2. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to new iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR via iTunes

If the method in Part 1 is not available and you want to transfer some apps to new iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR, iTunes backup is absolutely a good choice. Firstly you need to make an iTunes backup for your old iPhone, and then just restore your new iPhone with the previous iTunes backup.

This method will help you get your apps and app data to your new iPhone, but it will also get all backup content to your new iPhone. If you want to only transfer apps to new iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR, just go to Part 3.

Part 3. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to new iPhone 7/8 /X/XS (Max)/XR via AnyTrans for iOS

On that note, you’d better pick up a flexible iOS Data Transfer – AnyTrans for iOS to directly transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone. AnyTrans for iOS can help you transfer apps from old iPhone to the new iPhone, moving Apps among multiple iOS devices and iPods, etc. It has become thousands of users’ first choice to transfer apps to new iPhone because AnyTrans for iOS:

  1. Supports transferring apps and app data as well as the game progress from an iPhone to a new iPhone directly. You don’t have to create a backup first.
  2. Allows you to transfer all apps to new iPhone at once. You can also select several apps or single app to transfer to new iPhone.
  3. 100% Safe and Secure. AnyTrans for iOS is a 100% clean and safe program, and it won’t do any damage to your old iPhone and new iPhone and accidents like data loss or information leakage would never occur.
  4. Offers a quite fast transfer speed. You can transfer 50 apps to new iPhone within 3 minutes.
  5. Supports transferring other iOS data to new iPhone like contacts, photos, text messages, books, ringtones, videos and etc.

Before getting started, you can refer to Part 1 and check out the apps you downloaded on your new iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR. Then just follow the detailed steps below to transfer apps and app data to new iPhone without trouble.

Step 1Download and install AnyTrans for iOS and then run it on your PC or Mac.

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Step 2Go to the preference > set your preferred settings for App transferring. After settings, don’t forget to click Save.

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 3Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to the computer > scroll down on the home page of AnyTrans for iOS > select the old iPhone > click Apps.

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 4Choose apps you want to transfer to another iPhone. Click the “To Device” button on the upper right corner to transfer apps to new iPhone.

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

  • If both of your iPhones are iOS 8.2 or earlier, you can transfer app & app data from iPhone to iPhone with the above method. If failed please try Merge or Clone feature of AnyTrans for iOS to make it.
  • For iOS 8.3 or later, we are sorry to tell you that Apple blocks apps access permission for iOS version 8.3 or higher because of security issue. Thus, AnyTrans for iOS is unable to manage Apps on iOS devices with iOS 8.3 or higher currently. But you can also try Merge or Clone feature of AnyTrans for iOS.

The Bottom Line

Transferring apps to new iPhone is quite an easy job with the help of AnyTrans for iOS. What’s more, it also can give you a big favor when transferring more data from old iPhone to new iPhone, like Messages, Photos, Music, Contacts, etc. If this guide helps, don’t forget to share it with your friends. Last but not least, do remember to download AnyTrans for iOS to have a try.

Vicky Carter

Member of iMobie Inc., is also a more than 3-year user of iPhone, iPad and iMac, like to fix all kinds of iOS and Mac OS problems.