3 Tips to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

Get the new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR and want to transfer apps on old iPhone to the new one? Follow the guide to get some possible approaches to make it.

By iMobie | Posted on: Sep. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2018
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Every time when a new iPhone comes out, the app transfer between your old iPhone and the new one proves to be a matter of the utmost concern. However, to be honest, there is no direct way to transfer apps between iPhones. Because of the security issue, Apple blocks the app access permission for iOS 8.3 and higher. But that’s not the end of all hope. Some tips and tricks in our article will guide you to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

Tip 1. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR via App Store

If the apps you want to transfer were purchased from App Store, you can get the job down via the App Store.

Step 1 Open App Store on your new iPhone.

Step 2 On the Today/Games/Apps/Updates screen, tap your photo in the upper-right corner and click “Purchased”.

Step 3 Tap the “Not on this iPhone” tab and you will see all your purchased apps that are not installed on your current device.

Step 4 Click the download button next to the app to get the apps on your new iPhone.

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/Xs (Plus) via App Store

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/Xs (Plus) via App Store

Tip 2. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR via iTunes

Using iTunes to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR actually is a process of backup and restoring. Not only apps, but all the content on old iPhone will be transferred to your new iPhone.

Step 1 Connect old iPhone to computer via USB cable > Run iTunes > Click the phone icon on the upper left side > Choose Summary on the left column.

Step 2 Choose This computer in Backups area > Click Back Up Now > Click Apply to start making a backup of the old iPhone.

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR via iTunes

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR via iTunes

Step 3 Connect the new iPhone to computer via USB cable > Run iTunes > Click the phone icon on the upper left side > Choose Summary on the left column.

Step 4 Click Restore Backup, then choose the latest backup of the old iPhone > Click Restore to start transferring.

Tip 3. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR via iCloud

Just like the iTunes way, using iCloud to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR requires you to back up old iPhone firstly and then restore the backup content to your new iPhone.

Step 1 On old iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud > Turn on iCloud Backup > Back Up Now.

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR via iCloud

How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR via iCloud

Step 2 On your iPhone, log in the same iCloud account as old iPhone > Go Settings > Go General > Click Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 3 Start up your new iPhone > Follow the instructions until you see Apps & Data page > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup > Choose the latest backup of old iPhone to transfer to your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

That’s all the workable ways we know that enables you to transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR. If you find any other possible solutions to the problem, welcome to share with us in the comment section.

iMobie

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