How to Transfer Apps to New iPhone 15 from Android/iPhone

Looking for a way to transfer apps to new iPhone from Android and iPhone? This guide will show you how to get apps from old phone to new iPhone easily.


By May / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Can You Transfer All Apps to New iPhone?

Every year, the release of a new iPhone version tempts many users to upgrade to the latest model, whether they're coming from Android or an older iPhone. However, after switching to a new iPhone, it takes a lot of time to download your familiar apps one by one. So how to transfer apps to new iPhone from Android and the old iPhone? Here, this post will provide proven solutions for different users. Whether you prefer a wireless transfer or a more traditional approach, read on to discover the most convenient methods for transferring your apps effortlessly.

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Part 1. How to Transfer Apps from Android to New iPhone

If you are an Android user, you may feel that it will be more difficult to transfer data from Android to iPhone due to the cross-operating platform. Don't worry, the following three ways will help you move Android apps to the new iPhone

Way 1. Send Apps from Android to New iPhone with Move to iOS

Apple introduced Move to iOS in iOS to transfer data from Android to iPhone, which can transfer contacts, photos, messages, calendars, bookmarks, and Google accounts from the old Android phone to the new iPhone, instead of all the apps and data stored on the Android.

Step 1Download and open the Move to iOS app on your Android device.

Step 2. During your iPhone setup, you'll come across Apps & Data. Choose Move Data from Android. Click Continue on both your iPhone and Android devices.

Move data fom Android

Step 3. You'll see a ten-digit or six-digit code on your iPhone. Enter this code on your Android device.

Move to iOS code

Step 4. On your Android device, tap Connect to join the Wi-Fi network created by your iOS device. Select the content you want to transfer, then tap Continue to wait until the loading bar on your iOS device finishes.

Way 2. Transfer Apps Data to New iPhone from Android with FoneTool

We mentioned above that you can use the FoneTool mobile app to transfer files from one iPhone to another wirelessly, and it also allows you to transfer Android app files to your new iPhone such as photos, music, videos, contacts, etc.

Step 1. Go to Apple Store to download FoneTool on iPhone, on your Android phone visit the provided link to download FoneTool on your Android device.

Step 2. On your Android device to open the FoneTool, select Connect Device > Connect to iOS, and use your iPhone to scan the code for connection.

FoneTool connect Android to iPhone

Step 3. Go ahead and select File Transfer > select the app files that you want to transfer on your Android, and then tap Send. Once your iPhone starts receiving the selected files, confirm the transfer on your iPhone.

Androi app send to iPhone

Way 3. Move Android Apps to New iPhone Wirelessly

SHAREit works wirelessly from Android to iPhone, including apps, photos, music, and more. You need to connect both Android and iPhone to Wi-Fi and then use SHAREit to transfer apps from Android to iPhone with the following steps.

Step 1. Download and install the SHAREit app on your Android and iPhone, and launch the app on both devices.

Step 2. On the Transfer screen choose Android device as a sender and iPhone as a receiver, and go to Apps, select the apps you want to transfer.

Step 3. After waiting for the iPhone user to appear on the Android user screen, tap the iPhone username to transfer your apps from Android to the new iPhone.

SHAREit Android to iPhone

Part 2. How to Transfer Apps from iPhone to New iPhone

In this part, we will introduce you to 5 ways to transfer apps from the old iPhone to the new iPhone.

Way 1. Transfer All Apps to New iPhone After Setup

FoneTool is an excellent iOS transfer and backup tool that enables you to quickly transfer data including apps like WhatsApp, Kik, Vibe, etc. from old iPhone to new iPhone with a 100% completion rate.

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You can transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with different Apple IDs by using FoneTool. Now, see how to use it to transfer apps and other data from the old iPhone to the new iPhone.

Step 1. Download FoneTool and connect old and new iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Run FoneTool, choose Phone Transfer, go to iPhone to iPhone, and click Start Transfer.

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

Step 3. Your iPhones will be displayed here. Click Start Transfer to start the operation.

Start Transfer

?Tip: If you don't have a USB cable or a computer nearby, no worries! Download and use FoneTool for iOS. It lets you transfer data from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly, including photos, messages, and other apps. 

Download FoneTool app

Way 2. Transfer Apps from One iPhone to Another Using iCloud

iCloud can save iPhone Settings and app data. If it has backed up all content of your old iPhone, you can restore them on your new iPhone to achieve data transfer without a computer. This method can only transfer all the data and apps from your iCould backup to your new iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone to a Wi-Fi network and ensure that it has sufficient iCloud storage to backup all data on iPhone.

Step 2. Go to Settings > [your name]> iCloud > Backups, switch on iCloud Backup, and tap Back Up Now. Waiting for the task to be complete.

Backup Now

Step 3. Open your new iPhone, and connect it to a WiFi network.

Step 4. Tap Restore from iCloud Backup, sign in with the same Apple ID, and choose the backup newly created to restore all data including apps into the new iPhone.


?Tip: If you need to transfer apps from old iPhone to new iPhone after setup using iCloud, you need to go to Settings>General>Reset to Erase All Content and Settings and then restore iCloud backup.

Way 3 . How to Transfer Apps to New iPhone via Quick Start

Quick Start allows you to move all data from the old iPhone that is running on iOS 11 or later to the new iPhone 15. To use it, ensure that the Bluetooth on both old and new iPhones is enabled. Let's learn how to transfer apps to new iPhone without iCloud.

Step 1. Place your old iPhone near your new one. The Quick Start screen will show up on your old iPhone, giving you the option to use your Apple ID to set up your new iPhone.

Step 2. Tap Continue if the Apple ID displayed is correct. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup of your new device.

Eable Quick Start

Step 3. And then tap the Transfer from iPhone to transfer your apps and files.

iPhone Mirgration

Way 4 . Transfer Apps to New iPhone via iTunes

iTunes, an official utility for Apple users to manage and transfer data between Apple devices, can be used to migrate apps to the new iPhone from old iPhone or computer.

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and make sure it can be detected. Download and run the latest iTunes on your PC.

Step 2. Click the Device icon on iTunes main interface, click Summary, and click Back Up Now. Wait for iTunes to back up your old iPhone. Once it is completed, unplug your old iPhone.

Back up iPhone with iTunes

Step 3. Connect the new iPhone to your computer via a USB cable and launch iTunes. iTunes will identify the new iPhone automatically and you might be prompted to input the device password.

Step 4. Click the Device button and click Restore Backup.

Restore backup to new iPhone

Step 5. Choose the iTunes backup you want to restore from the backup list based on the name or data. Then, click Restore to move apps and other data to your new iPhone.

Way 5. Share apps to new iPhone wirelessly using AirDrop

AirDrop can be used to transfer items like photos between two iPhones. But it can be used to transfer apps to new iPhone. What it can do is to share apps from the old iPhone to the new one and you still need to download apps on the new iPhone. Here are the detailed steps about how to share apps from old iPhone to new iPhone using Airdrop.

AirDrop iCon

Step 1. Turn on Bluetooth and WIFI on the two iPhones and turn on AirDrop.

Step 2. On the source iPhone, go to the Apple Store and find the app you want to share.

Step 3. Click it and tapShareand go to AirDrop> the target new iPhone.

Airdrop apps to new iPhone

Step 4. On your new iPhone, check and download the shared app.

Final Words

With the help of the full guide on how to transfer apps to new iPhone from Android and old iPhone, you must have transferred everything you want on your phone.  We recommend you use FoneTool, which not only helps you transfer data between Android and iPhone, but also easily transfers data from iPhone to PC, such as photos, music, videos, etc.

May · Editor
May is an editor who is passionate about sharing computer tips and providing reliable solutions, specializing in iOS/Android and file backup and recovery. In her spare time, May enjoys watching movies, going shopping, or chatting with friends.