How to Transfer iPod Touch Songs and Apps to iPhone 4S

October 27, 2011 11:08 AM
Apple released the iPhone 4S a few weeks ago, with the intelligent Siri and more powerful hardware. iPhone 4S was selected as the most amazing mobile phone. If you lucky to get an iPhone 4s, and you want to copy the songs and apps from your iPod touch to your new iPhone 4S, this step by step guide will help you a lot. It’s easy to understand and works pretty well for all series of iPod touch.

Part1. Copy the songs and apps from iPod touch to computer
First, you need to copy the songs and apps from your iPod touch to computer at first, if you already have the files on your iTunes library, you can move to the next part.

1.If your songs and apps are bought from iTunes store. Plug in your iPod touch to computer and run iTunes, iTunes should be automatically detecting your iPod touch. And then right click the iPod touch and click ‘Transfer purchases’, it will copy your purchased songs and apps from iPod to computer.

2.If your songs are not from iTunes library, such as CD Rip music, website downloaded songs, etc. Please follow these steps:
2.1. Connect your iPod touch to computer, install this iPod touch to computer transfer ( and launch it. This transfer can help you copy the songs, videos, playlist, photos and movies from iPod touch back to computer.
2.2. Click the files you want to transfer and click "Export" to copy them to your computer iTunes.

3.If your iPod touch is jailbroken, install aptbackup from Cydia and run it to backup your apps. This will make a list of all your Cydia installed apps and put the list in a location that can be backed up by iTunes. Sync with iTunes. Do the full backup.

Part2. Transfer the songs and apps to your iPhone 4S.

1.If the songs and apps are already on your iTunes library. You just need to connect your iPhone 4S to computer, and then click iTunes menu ‘Sync iPhone’, the songs and apps will transfer to your iPhone 4S automatically. If you only want certain iTunes songs and apps, you can set your iTunes to ‘manually manage music and video’ at first, and then drag and drop the songs and apps to your iPhone 4S.

2.For jailbreak iPod touch user backup, you have to jailbreak your iPhone 4S at first, and then install aptbackup from Cydia. This is the most important part; do not skip any of it. The rest of this step will allow you to correct any problems you encounter in the next steps.
1. Install open SSH.
2. If you had 5 icon dock installed before the upgrade, install that now also.
3. Install BossPrefs
4. Restore your backup from iTunes. Connect your iPhone 4S to the computer and when asked, restore as a backup from whichever iPod touch you had.

That's all, it’s very easy to transfer iPod touch songs and apps to iPhone 4S. enjoy my guide.