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How to Transfer App from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes

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Michael Watson

November 10, 2017 (Updated: July 25, 2018)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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Hello! I have taken help from you many times before and got results each time. I'm here with much expectation again. Please let me know how to transfer app from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes? Both iPhones are running iOS 12. Any suggestions!

We would confidently say that this is really possible to transfer app from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. For the iPhone users who have got a new iPhone and want to do the same thing, we are going to give you a solution to help you transfer app from your iPhone to another iPhone without iTunes. Let us begin now!

To know how to do that in the most effective way, all you need is the most powerful backup and restore tool iMyFone iTransor. It is the most trusted tool by many users and popular media sites also recommend this. iMyFone iTransor has the power to support all iOS devices and iOS versions including iOS 12. It is the best alternative to iTunes since it helps in making backup or restore your device selectively. Let us know its features in detail.

iMyFone iTransor iPhone Backup and Restore Tool (iOS 12 Supported)

Key Features:

  • This tool gives you the option of backup only WhatsApp, WeChat, contacts or messages. You can also backup your whole iPhone if you wish to. The backup feature is totally free.
  • You can also selectively restore your iTunes or iCloud backup and iMyFone backup as well. You don't need restore the whole backup in order to transfer an individual app to your new iPhone. Besides, you don't need worry about the current data on your new iPhone, because this tool will merge the data with the app data in your backup files.
  • Unlike iTunes or iCloud, one can view the data and then selectively export data from iOS device and iTunes/iCloud backup using this software.

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Step 1 – Backup the App using iMyFone iTransor (Free)

To transfer app from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes, the first step is to backup the app you want to transfer. We are going to show you the steps in this section. If you want to either make backup of a single app or of your full iPhone, you can learn the steps below for both the process. The steps are really easy and to begin, you need to download iMyFone iTransor in your computer and then make sure to connect your iPhone to the PC using a USB cable.

This tool supports contacts, WeChat, WhatsApp and messages for separate backup function. The team is working for more data types and will allow you to perform flexible backup with other types of data as well after releasing its next version.

Step 1 – Open the program after downloading it. The main screen will bring three options in the left panel. Choose "Acquire Backup from Device & iCloud" and hit on "Back Up Device" from the right side.

choose back up device

Step 2 – Connect your iPhone with your computer. Now you can choose to backup the app that you want to backup or make a full backup. Then you need choose a path to store the backup. If you don't choose a location, then the program will store the backup under the default path. After that you can click "Back Up".

select data type

Step 3 – Keep your iPhone connected until the process gets finish. Once you get the notification that the data has been backed up successfully, you can view and export data from the backup or restore the backup to your iPhone or iPad (iOS 12 supported).

 back up successfully

Step 2 – Restore the App Data to Another iPhone

Here is the second step for how to transfer app from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. If you make a backup of WhatsApp, Messages, contacts, WeChat separately, you can just restore the backup you made and the app will be transferred to the new iPhone. If you make a full backup or you already have an iTunes or iCloud backup, you can also restore the data of the above apps to your new iPhone. Please note that you need to download iCloud backup first from the tab Acquire Backup from Device & iCloud if you want to restore certain app from iCloud backup. The backup made for iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 is supported.

Following are the steps for restoring WhatsApp data from iMyFone backup which is a full backup we just made through the instruction above.

Step 1 – Launch the program and hit on "Restore Backup to Device". Choose iMyFone backup from the list and click on "Next".

 choose a backup to restore

Step 2 – Subsequently, hit on "Restore Partial Backup".

restore partial backup

Step 3 – Connect your iPhone to computer and check the box before WhatsApp. At right bottom of the screen, there are 2 options. You can choose to preview the WhatsApp data before restoring and just directly restore the data without preview. Here we choose "Preview & Restore". Then you will be able to see the data in details.

 choose apps

preview data

Step 4 – Hit on "Restore" after scanning. Then you will be offered with 2 options, Merge or Replace. If you don't want to lose the current app data on your new iPhone, you can just click Merge. If you don't mind the current app data and you just want the data in the backup, you can choose Replace.

restore data

After you choose an option, the program will restart to transfer the app data to your new iPhone. It won't take a long time.

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Those were some easy steps for transferring app from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. iTunes comes first in the mind when people think of transferring their apps. However, many have not preferred it when it comes to transfer individual app. Therefore, we gave you the best alternative. We hope that you've learnt how to transfer app from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes and have no doubts now.

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