Method 2: Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone by Syncing Them to iCloud
You may also take advantage of iCloud. Like the first method, as long as you use the same Apple ID, you can transfer your apps wirelessly. But with iCloud, you can make a backup of the apps and their data, so you can seamlessly use them after syncing. The advantage of transferring apps via iCloud is that it includes app data, unlike the previous method.
Connect both iPhones to a stable WIFI network. Then, log in to the same Apple ID. On the source iPhone, launch Settings and proceed to your Profile. Below there, tap on iCloud, toggle on iCloud Backup, and hit Back Up Now.
After the backup is made, go to the target iPhone and open Settings. Proceed to Apps & Data and select Restore from iCloud Backup. If you’re asked to enter an Apple ID, use the one in Step 1. Then, continue the on-screen instructions and the apps will start installing on your new iPhone.
However, iCloud can only store up to 5 GB of data for free. You may need to purchase more storage if you are transferring heavy apps. Also, this method is recommended if you are moving to your new or newly reset iPhone without an Apple ID. This is because syncing your iCloud to an iPhone that has existing apps and data may cause data loss.
Method 3: Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone with Quick Start
If you’re transferring apps to a new iPhone out of the box, there’s a feature called Quick Start that you can take advantage of. It’s a setup feature that’s available on iPhones that run on iOS 11 or later. It can help you fully transfer data from the old iPhone to the new iPhone, including your favorite apps and their app data.
Unlike the previous methods, it doesn’t involve internet access but it does use the phones’ Bluetooth and WIFI feature to do the transfer. Here’s how it’s done.
Turn on the new iPhone and place the older iPhone near or beside it. Then, you should see the Set Up A New iPhone prompt. Just hit the Unlock to Continue option at the bottom. The Apple ID used on the old iPhone will be used. Tap Continue afterward.
On the new iPhone, you should see an animation on the screen. Hover the camera on the animation of the old iPhone to scan it. After that, you will need to enter your present iPhone passcode to authenticate the process.
There will be on-screen instructions. Just follow them until you reach the Transfer Your Data screen. Afterward, choose Transfer Directly from iPhone and tick the data you wish to transfer. Make sure to include your apps. Then, Continue and wait until the transfer is over.
To ensure the success of the transfer, make sure both phones are beside each other.
While it’s called Quick Start, the transfer time isn’t that quick compared to other iPhone-to-iPhone transfer apps. To our tests, 64 GB of data takes around 45 to 1 hour, which can be a hassle if want to use the phone immediately. If you are moving heavy apps/games above the mentioned size, you can expect a longer transfer.
Method 4:Transfer Apps from iPhone to iPhone with MobileTrans
In case you have unstable internet access at home or you simply want a faster transfer, MobileTrans is your best shot. It’s a phone transfer app that can transfer data, including apps, between iPhones.
Once you install this app on your computer (Windows/Mac), you won’t need WIFI/Mobile data at all. You just have to connect both iPhones using two USB data cables. And since it’s a wired transfer, it’s much faster. In fact, MobileTrans can transfer 64 GB of data in just 5-10 minutes. How quick is that?