When the dominance of iPad tablets is challenged by Android tablets in the market, Apple realizes that it is time to do something. With upgraded dual-core A6 processor, speedy iPad 4 becomes more competitive in the market. With small display and affordable price, iPad mini soon turns out to be a best-selling device. In fact, as two brothers, iPad mini and iPad 4 not only share same release date, operating system and design, but also identical function and compatibility. To this extent, there is a great chance that iPad mini apps can also be used on iPad 4. As a consequence, the app transference from iPad mini to iPad 4 seems to be highly desired at times.
Generally speaking, it is of great benefits for users to transfer apps from iPad mini to iPad 4. The app transference from iPad mini to iPad 4 is a money-saving choice for users who are reluctant to pay for iPad 4 apps they have already purchased on iPad mini. Besides that, the transference of apps from iPad mini to iPad 4 can be used to back up iPad mini data or make room for new iPad mini apps. However, due to the limitations from Apple, it is not an easy task for users to find a way to transfer apps from iPad mini to iPad 4. Therefore, two methods on will be covered here to help users transfer apps from iPad mini to iPad 4.
Method One: Download Purchased iPad mini apps
Even though iTunes is generally used to manage data transference between iPad and computer, it can be employed to manage app transference from iPad mini to iPad 4 in an indirect way. Users only need to transfer the apps from iPad mini to computer and then sync the transferred apps to iPad 4. Of course, the qualified iPad mini apps are those users have purchased from iTunes Store. Moreover, to make sure the app transference from iPad mini to iPad 4 works, the two devices shall share the same Apple ID.
Authorize the computer
Download and launch the latest iTunes to make sure iPad 4 can be supported. Then connect the iPad 4 with the computer and choose “Authorize This Computer” option in the drop-down menu of “Store”. Enter the Apple ID and then click “Authorize” button.
Find the purchased iPad mini app
Click “iTunes Store” tab to enter into the online store, choose “App Store” tab and select “iPad” button. Then try to find the purchased iPad mini app in this section.
Download the purchased app
When the app has been found, click “Buy App” button. After a dialog box hinting that the iPad app has been purchased by the account shows, the purchased apps will be downloaded automatically. Then users only need to sync the downloaded iPad mini app to iPad 4 via iTunes.
Method Two: Transfer with Leawo iTransfer
Leawo iTransfer is created as an iTunes alternative to help users transfer apps from iPad mini to iPad 4 without limitations. With it, users can not only transfer purchased apps from iPad mini to iPad 4, but also other free apps from iPad mini to iPad 4. Moreover, the iPad mini and iPad 4 can be tablets owning two different Apple IDs. However, Leawo iTransfer can only work after users have installed iTunes.
Download Leawo iTransfer
Download and install the latest Leawo iTransfer so that both iPad mini and iPad 4 can be supported. Connect iPad mini with the computer and open Leawo iTransfer. Later, connect iPad 4 with the computer to make sure both devices are recognized by the iPad transfer.
Choose iPad mini apps
Click iPad mini icon and choose “Apps” option to list all iPad mini apps in the right section. Choose those apps needed to be transferred from iPad mini to iPad 4, right click the mouse and choose the name of the iPad 4 in the drop-down menu of “Transfer to”.
Start app transference
Then Leawo iTransfer will start the app transference from iPad mini to iPad 4 automatically. As the transference ends, users can enjoy iPad mini apps on iPad 4 freely.
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