How to Transfer App Info to A New iPod Touch

If you have purchased a new iPod Touch, you may want to learn how to transfer your app info to your new iPod. This app info will help you continue from where you left off on your iPod Touch and this guide shows methods on how to achieve it.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 16, 2020

Regardless of what new device you buy, the first thing you will want to do is to transfer data from your old device to the new one. Even in the case of a new iPod Touch, you will want to transfer the app data from your old device to the new one. This will allow you to resume the work that was left unfinished on your previous device.

There are various ways to restore the app data from your old iPod to a new iPod. Some methods erase your existing data while others preserve them. This guide covers multiple ways to help you do an iPhone app transfer and iPod Touch app data migration on your devices.

Follow any of the sections below to get your iPod app data migrated.

Part 1. Transfer Apps to A New iPod with Quick Start

If you have both your old iPod and your new iPod Touch handy, then it is just a matter of a few taps before your app data is copied over to your new device. The only thing you need to make sure is that both of your devices are running iOS 11 or later. It is because you are going to be using a feature that is only available in the said iOS version.

Quick Start is a feature available on Apple’s iOS devices that allows you to restore data from an old iOS device on the new device while you are setting it up. You get the option to transfer your app data as well when you use this feature for data migration.

The following are the steps on how to transfer iPod Touch app data using Quick Start.

Step 1. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on both of your devices.

Step 2. Place both your devices close to each other. A prompt will appear on your old iPod asking if you would like to set up your new iPod Touch with the same Apple ID. Continue with the process.

Use Quick Start to set up a new iPod Touch

Use Quick Start to set up a new iPod Touch

Step 3. Scan the animation that appears on your new iPod Touch using your old iPod. It will help devices authenticate themselves.

Step 4. You will be asked to enter the passcode of your old iPod on your new iPod Touch. Enter it and it will let you continue.

Step 5. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up authentication on your new iPod Touch.

Step 6. It will then ask you to enter your Apple ID password on your new device. Enter it and continue.

Step 7. Here comes the main part. You will now be asked if you want to restore your apps and their data on your device. You need to select this option and your app data will be restored.

Once you finish setting up the new iPod Touch, all of your apps along with their data are available on your home screen.

Part 2. Transfer Apps to New iPod Touch with iCloud Backup

One of the ways people make backups of their iOS devices is iCloud. It is Apple’s cloud service that allows you to store your phone’s data on the cloud and then access it from any compatible device no matter where it is located. It can be used to back up the app data from your old iPod as well.

If you have your old iPod’s backup saved in iCloud, you can actually restore it on your new iPod Touch and that will restore all of your app data as well. It is basically the standard procedure of installing an iOS backup on your device.

There are a few things you would like to know when you do it. Unlike the previous method, what this method is going to do is wipe off all the data on your new iPod Touch. If you have set it up already, you will lose everything stored on it. Second, the procedure will restore all the contents of the backup and not just the app data. This means you will get photos, videos, messages, and many other file types on your new iPod Touch when you restore the backup.

Step 1. Ensure you have an active WiFi connection available as you will be downloading the entire backup from the Internet.

Step 2. Press and hold down the Power button on your new iPod Touch to turn it on. Ensure you have fully charged it before you turn it on. The backup restoration process will take quite a long time.

Turn on an iPod Touch

Turn on an iPod Touch

Step 3. Start setting up your new iPod Touch and enter whatever details it asks you for.

Step 4. When you reach the screen where it says Apps & Data, you want to tap on the option that says Restore from iCloud Backup.

Restore an iCloud backup on an iPod Touch

Restore an iCloud backup on an iPod Touch

Step 5. It will ask you to enter your iCloud login details. Enter the details and continue.

Step 6. Select the backup that contains your app data to restore on your iPod Touch.

Step 7. Wait for the backup to be restored.

An iCloud backup being restored on the new iPod Touch

An iCloud backup being restored on the new iPod Touch

When the backup is restored, you should see that you have all of your old apps and their info available on our new iPod Touch.

Part 3. Transfer Apps to New iPod Touch with AnyTrans

One of the important things that the iCloud backup method lacks is the ability to select what apps you want to transfer from your old iPod to the new one. What it basically does is restores all the contents from the backup without giving you any flexibility to choose items.

If you do not like that behavior and you would prefer something that lets you choose the apps you want to migrate, you may want to use a third-party tool. There is an app called AnyTrans for iOS that allows you to easily and quickly transfer data, including apps, from an old iOS device to a new device.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS from its website and install it on your computer. Connect both your old iPod and your new iPod Touch to your computer and launch the app.

Step 2. Click on the Phone Switcher option located in the left sidebar.

Access the Phone Switcher function in AnyTrans for iOS

Access the Phone Switcher function in AnyTrans for iOS

Step 3. You will see an option that says Apps to iPhone on the following screen. Click on it to access it.

Transfer apps from an iOS device to another iOS device

Transfer apps from an iOS device to another iOS device

Step 4. It will ask you to select a source and target device. Choose your old iPod as the source device and your new iPod Touch as the target device. Then, click on Next.

Choose the source and target devices

Choose the source and target devices

Step 5. You will be asked to choose the apps that you want to move to your new iPod Touch. Select the apps on your screen and click on Next.

Pick the apps to restore

Pick the apps to restore

Step 6. Log-in with your iCloud account and click on Next.

Sign-in with your iCloud account

Sign-in with your iCloud account

Step 7. It will start transferring apps from your old device to the new one.

Apps being transferred to the new iPod Touch

Apps being transferred to the new iPod Touch

Step 8. You will see the following when your apps are transferred.

That is all there is to it.

The Bottom Line

Transferring your app info from an old iPod to a new iPod Touch is not much difficult and you can do it using several methods as shown above. Each method has its own advantages and you should choose the one that works best for you.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.