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February 14, 2014 2:31 PM   Subscribe

Is it possible to transfer apps between iOS devices without jailbreaking?

On my old iPhone, I have a few specialty apps that have since been removed from the iOS store. Can I get them onto my new iPhone without having to jailbreak it?
posted by griphus to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: This seems like it may be what you want; it was linked by Apple support in response to a question about apps.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:34 PM on February 14, 2014

Best answer: Or this.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:36 PM on February 14, 2014

Best answer: On the new device of into the App Store and into the previously purchased section. You might still be able to install it from there.

Otherwise get it into iTunes on your computer by syncing, then sync your new device.
posted by alms at 3:13 PM on February 14, 2014

I would back up your phone and drag/drop the apps via iFunBox . You can install apps this way, but I have never tried it myself.
posted by munchingzombie at 3:24 PM on February 14, 2014

The apps should appear in your cloud backup in the Not On This Phone section, right? You can download them from there.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:27 PM on February 14, 2014

Response by poster: Ok, so apparently the way I've been syncing my phone has not been backing up any of the apps to the hard drive. Fixing that fixed why I couldn't transfer apps. Now that I did that, I transferred the apps right over. Thanks everyone!
posted by griphus at 3:37 PM on February 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

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