Thursday, 8 October 2015

iPhone / iPad cloning

This is my very first blog on Apple products: iPhone and iPad. One of my friends recently bought a new iPhone. Now, she has two iPhones. She asked me how she can apply same settings and apps to her new iPhone. Well, this is very easy to achieve if you have PC, iTunes software and your iPhone / iPad.

First of all, we will have to take a backup of our current iPhone or iPad. To do this follows these steps:
  • Launch iTunes application on your PC.
  • Connect your device using USB cable.
  • To save content that you have downloaded from iTunes store or App store, click on File \ Devices \ Transfer Purchases. Please wait till it finishes.
  • Go to iTunes preferences \ Devices to check if back up finished successfully. You will find a name of your device with date and time of backup created.
Once you have backed up your device successfully, you can restore it on same device or a new device. To restore backup on a device using iTunes, follow these steps:
  • Connect your device to the PC where you saved your backup.
  • Launch iTunes, if iTunes prompts regarding new iOS update, please get the latest version of iOS.
  • Now, go to File \ Devices Restore from back.
  • Look at the date and size of each backup (if you’ve multiple backup) and select the most recent backup.
  • Click on Restore and wait for the process to complete. Your device will restart and sync with PC. Please keep your device plugged in until sync process is finished.
If you are using same Apple ID on all devices, you can sync your devises so that you can download app on one devices and it will be installed on rest of your devices automatically. This includes free apps also. On your device, go to Settings and then iTunes and App Store. Enable Apps option in Automatic Downloads option. You can sync your photos, videos, music, books and updates also.

Hope this will help you to setup multiple iPhone(S) or iPad(s) easily. Do not forget to leave a comment, if you find this blog very informative.


  1. I tried this on my ePhone but none of the options are there. Help?

    1. Hi Chris,

      Sorry to hear that. Can you please tell provide us your iTunes version installed on PC and which iPhone are you trying to connect?

      TechieTalks Team

    2. I am using the latest version of both.