How to Transfer Apps from iPhone 5 to iPad mini

January 13, 2013 / Posted by Tony on Supported Devices

“How can I transfer apps from iPhone 5 to iPad mini?” Providing that most apps in App Store are accessible to both iPhone 5 and iPad mini, users are often allowed to run iPhone 5 apps on iPad mini. However, as the screen sizes of iPad mini and iPhone 5 vary, iPhone 5 apps only take up half of the display when running on iPad mini. Even though users are allowed to double size the iPhone 5 apps to make them fit the screen, the image quality of iPhone 5 apps may be severely damaged. Moreover, users even need to make sure the iPhone 5 apps fit the iOS version of the iPad mini. Even though there are some many limitations to play iPhone 5 apps on iPad mini, the app transference from iPhone 5 to iPad mini is still much favored. A possible explanation to the phenomenon is that app transference from iPhone 5 to iPad mini can bring users more benefits than troubles.

iPad mini and iPhone 5

When a user wants to play Angry Bird Space on both iPhone 5 and iPad mini, he usually needs to pay the same app twice. However, once he knows the methods to transfer apps from iPhone 5 to iPad mini, he can at least save some money.   In terms of backing up iPhone 5 apps, the app transference from iPhone 5 to iPad mini can at least be viewed as a good solution. Moreover, the transference of apps from iPhone 5 to iPad mini can also make up room for new iPhone apps when no built-in memory of iPhone 5 has been left. Therefore, this post will focus on the methods to help users manage app transference from iPhone 5 to computer.   

Method One: Download iPhone 5 apps on iPad mini

Generally speaking, when users have deleted iPhone 5 apps that are purchased from iTunes, they are allowed to download those apps for free. Of course, those apps need to be still on sale in iTunes Store. Therefore, this rule has provided users a chance to transfer apps from iPhone 5 to iPad mini. Users need to transfer iPhone 5 apps to computer at first and then sync the iPhone apps to iPad mini. Certainly, only when the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini share the same Apple ID can the app transference by managed via iTunes.

App from iPhone 5 to iPad mini: Find purchased apps

Find iPhone 5 apps in iTunes

Download and launch latest iTunes to make sure iOS 6 devices can be supported. Open it and click “iTunes Store” to enter into the online store and choose “App Store” tab to get to the panel where one can find those purchased iPhone 5 apps.

App from iPhone 5 to iPad mini: Download iPhone 5 apps

Download the purchased iPhone apps

When clicking “Buy App” buttons in the page, a dialog box will pop out asking for Apple ID. After one has authorized the computer with Apple ID, the purchased iPhone 5 apps will be downloaded to iTunes.

App from iPhone 5 to iPad mini: Sync iPhone 5 apps

Sync iPhone apps to iPad mini

After that, connect iPad mini to computer and click “App” tab to find all those transferred iPhone 5 apps in iTunes. Select those apps and then click “Sync iPad xxx” option in the drop-down menu of “File”.

Method Two: Transfer with Leawo iTransfer

Designed as a professional iPhone transfer, Leawo iTransfer not only enables users to transfer purchased apps but also free apps from iPhone 5 to iPad mini. There is no need to use the same Apple ID to manage the app transference from iPhone 5 to iPad mini. Moreover, the recording point of the iPhone app will also be transferred so that users can start enjoying the iPhone apps from the latest gaming process on iPad mini. However, one thing to notice is that Leawo iTransfer only works when users have preinstalled iTunes.

App from iPhone 5 to iPad mini: Download iTransfer

Get Leawo iTransfer

Download and launch the latest Leawo iTransfer so that iPad mini and iPhone 5 can be supported.  Connect iPhone 5 to the computer, open Leawo iTransfer and later connect iPad mini to the computer. In this way, both devices are recognized.

App from iPhone 5 to iPad mini: Choose iPhone 5 apps

Choose iPhone 5 apps

Click “Apps” icon under iPhone 5 icon in iTransfer to list all iPhone 5 apps. Choose those apps needed to be transferred from iPhone 5 to computer, right click them one by one and select “iPad xxx” option in the drop-down menu of “Transfer to”.

App from iPhone 5 to iPad mini: Transfer iPhone 5 apps

Start iPhone app transference

After that, the iPhone 5 app will be transferred to iPad mini automatically. As the conversion ends, users are allowed to enjoy iPhone 5 apps on iPad mini.                                                     

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