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How to Get Games on an iPhone: Download, Transfer, Play!

Updated on January 5, 2016

How to transfer the iPhone games from the computer to the iPhone

If you are reading this hub, chances are that you are looking for a solution to a common problem: You downloaded a free iPhone game or you bought one and you have it on your computer... now you need to pass the game from the computer onto the iPhone and nobody explains you how it is done!

No worries there, I know the web is full of sketchy places that promise to explain it but they just promote their software to do so. Here is where I come in... I had this problem too and I "googled" the problem for hours only to find out how to do it myself. So I'll start explaining!


Transfer your games from laptop or computer to your iPhone:

Simply follow these steps:

1- You got to run iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer

2- In the left menu, on the devices tab, pick your iPhone

3- Now click the Applications menu

4 - Sync Applications - Make sure that box is ticked

5- On the Sync options, make sure you Sync ALL applications

6- Now you have got to click Apply

7- Click the Sync button

8- You are all done now! Enjoy! :D

How to Install Apps and Games from itunes to your iDevice


Free iPhone Games

Earlier I was talking about the transfer of an already bought game to the iPhone. Now, as you already know how to transfer games from your computer into your iPhone I'm going to add a little bonus tip by telling you that it is indeed possible to get free iPhone games legally.

Us gamers need a constant supply of new tittles to avoid getting bored, and we are passionate for games so we need to constantly add new ones to our portfolio. This is where the free titles, named "freeware games" enter. There is no budget that supports buying every game you want. And premium games are premium games - you have got to pay for them. However, "freeware" games are abundant, as new programmers and game designers need to build their fan base.

So, junior programmers and game designers use freeware games to boost their popularity and you can get them for free from their sites. You better take advantage of this fact. Just google "freeware iPhone games" or something like that and you are of to a good start.

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Final Note: Why iPhone gaming?

iPhone gaming is getting to be a big thing and it turns small games that wouldn't get far on other platforms to be huge blockbusters. Doubt that? Check out the Angry Birds example!

But why is it so popular?

Well, you always have your iPhone with you... waiting for a doctor's appointment? Play iPhone! On a bar with a friend and waiting for the rest of the people? Play iPhone with him!..... and we all know that, while we don't like to admit it, we like to show games around because they show off the functions of the device - the quality of the touchscreen, the colors of the graphics, the possibility of interactivity, and much more...

Plus, handheld gaming is a casual style of gaming that appeals to both hardcore gamers as well as those less serious game adepts or even total "gaming illiterates".

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      Better than to crack your head looking for solutions :D From the feedback I am getting about google searches I could change the title to how to get angrybirds on an iPhone... that game sure got popular.

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      Thanks for the support Kelley. ;)

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      Katheryn 5 years ago from United States

      Even though I don't play on the phone, hubby does and I will definitely have him give this a read as I am sure it will be very useful to him :)

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this hub. My husband and boys play games on the iPad a lot so I'll bookmark this for future use. Voted up! Kelley