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Whether you are an Angry Birds aficionado or a Clash of Clans addict, follow this quick guide to transfer any iPhone game along with game progress to another device. The method is independent from iTunes and iCloud backup and is compatible with all iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Please note, that starting the iOS 9, Apple has restricted the use of apps. You can read about it here.

Choose your iOS:

iOS 11, 10, and 9: Transfer game score from one iPhone to another

  1. Download CopyTrans Shelbee: Download CopyTrans Shelbee

  2. Install the program.

  3. Start CopyTrans Shelbee, connect your device and click “Custom restore”.
    Custom restore in CopyTrans Shelbee

  4. Select the backup you wish to transfer the game score from. Click on the pencil and choose the backup you wish to restore

    If you don’t have the backup of your games, here’s how to make a backup.

  5. Select the apps you wish to transfer to your new iPhone and click Next.
    Install apps on your iPhone

  6. Please note that the data you selected will be overwritten on the new device. The data you selected will overwrite the existing data on your phone

  7. Now CopyTrans Shelbee will ask you to choose where you want to save the backup of your device in case something goes wrong during Custom restore. Select the destination and click “Start”. Save destination device backup in CopyTrans Shelbee

  8. Wait until the process is finished. Custom restore in progress

  9. Then proceed with redownloading the apps from the App Store. All your app data like settings, game scores, etc. will be saved. Click save the list of apps to know which apps you need to download after the restore

  10. iOS 8 and earlier: Transfer game score from one iPhone to another

    Back up iPhone games and game saves

    Starting from 1 December 2020, CopyTrans Apps will no longer be available for download and will not receive any further updates. It will also disappear from CopyTrans Control Center, where it will be replaced by our next‑generation product, CopyTrans Filey.

    We encourage you to embrace the change and check out CopyTrans Filey!

    For more info, read the article about end of support for CopyTrans Apps.

    1. Download the free CopyTrans Apps on your computer:
      Download CopyTrans Apps

    2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Apps, please refer to this article.

    3. Start CopyTrans Apps and plug in the iPhone or iPad to the computer. The iOS games and other apps are displayed on the left of the program window. copytrans apps lists iphone game icons

    4. Select the iPhone games you wish to back up. To select multiple games press the CTRL key and click on each game icon. To select all apps and games at once, press CTRL + A. In this case, we are backing up Candy Crush and Angry Birds. copytrans apps selection of iphone games

      The below screenshot shows how Candy Crush Saga game progress appears on the original iDevice: candy crush saga scores on ipad

    5. Click “Back up apps”. click backup app button in copytrans apps

    6. Choose the location on the PC where to back up the games and click “OK”. browse for pc location with copytrans apps

    7. From the next popup window, click “OK”. copytrans apps popup to backup iphone games

    8. The selected iOS games and scores are backed up into individual IPA files at the selected PC location. zip files in windows explorer window

      NOTE: each IPA file contains the game application file and the associated game scores. You can keep the IPA files safely backed-up on the PC in case you need to restore the games and game progress to the same iPhone or to another iOS device.

    Transfer iOS games and scores to another iPhone or iPad

    CopyTrans Apps also allows you to transfer iOS games that you previously backed-up to another iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and to restore the game scores.

    Used device

    If it’s not a new device you wish to transfer games to, then follow this tutorial:

    1. Start CopyTrans Apps and connect the iPhone or iPad where you wish to transfer the games.

    2. Click the “Install apps” button on the top of the program window. button to install apps in copytrans

    3. A new window opens. From there navigate to the location of the IPA files that you previously backed up on the PC. Click “Open”. copytrans app window to open backed up ipa files

      TIP: alternatively drag and drop the IPA files from the PC directly to the open CopyTrans Apps window.

    4. Accept the message from the popup by clicking “OK”. install apps popup

    5. The iOS games complete with game saves are transferred to the other iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. candy crush progress on iphone

    back up and restore iPhone games and game saves – YouTube tutorial

    This is a quick method to back up and transfer iOS games along with game scores from one iPhone to another iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

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