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How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

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How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

Apple’s computers and phones have a reputation for being expensive. While it’s true that their products are all high end (and priced accordingly), they’re rarely objectively overpriced (dongles and other accessories aside). But if you want to pinch a few pennies, there are still ways to save money on Apple products.

You’re never going to buy a brand new Mac for a price anyone would call cheap—Apple products are always in high demand, and fetch pretty high prices even on the used market. But you can at least keep a bit of extra cash in your pocket if you know where (and when) to look.

Buy Refurbished

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

Apple has a great refurbished program. If an Apple device is returned for any reason—and not smashed to bits—they completely refurbish it and put it up for sale at a discount online. You can save between about 15-20% off the cost of a brand new model, for an almost indistinguishable product. This isn’t like buying used; any refurbished product you buy from Apple goes through rigorous testing and comes with the same one year warranty. You can even sign up for AppleCare, if you want longer-lasting protection.

The biggest problem with buying refurbished is that there are only a limited selection of devices for sale at any given time. It just depends on what’s been returned. Right now, for example, the most recent iPhone you can buy though the program is the 6S. The selection is a bit better with Macs, but there’s still not the same level of choice you get if you buy new or used.

As long as you can find what you’re looking for, buying a refurbished product straight from Apple works great. I’ve done it myself and recommend it wholeheartedly.

Buy Used

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

If the refurbished prices are still too high for you, it’s time to take a step down into the used market. Buying used will always get you the best possible price on a product, and Apple products are no exception. If you’re prepared to do a bit of legwork, you might be able to get a great deal.

There is one small wrinkle here: Apple products hold their resale value a lot better than most other electronics. On Swappa, you can buy a used SIM-free iPhone 6S with 32GB of storage for between $260 and $300, compared to a brand new one for $449 from Apple (or a refurbished one somewhere in between those two numbers, if and when it’s available). So while you’ll save money, the discounts won’t be nearly as insane as, say, Windows laptops or gaming accessories.

In addition, while you’re saving a fair amount of cash, you’re losing out on the warranty and other benefits that come with having a new phone. So buying used can certainly save you money, you just need to make sure that you’re saving enough that it’s worth it. Make sure to check how much of a discount you’re getting before agreeing to any deal.

Buy While You Travel

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

Apple doesn’t have one set price around the world. It changes based on the exchange rate, local taxes, what people are prepared to pay, and a host of other factors. This means that if you’re travelling, you might save a bit of cash by picking up a new iPhone while you’re away.

AppleCompass is a service that enables you to work out where the cheapest place in the world is for you to buy any Apple product. Ireland is pretty expensive, so I can save quite a bit of money if I buy while I’m visiting friends in the United States, especially if I do so in a state with little or no sales tax. Just make sure there aren’t any serious differences between your country’s product and the version in the country you’re visiting (like keyboard layouts on a Mac).

While you won’t always save money buying while you travel, it’s worth taking a look if you’re planning a big purchase. If you’ve got family in New Hampshire, it might be worth your while to sync up your Mac-buying with your next visit.

Use the Education Discount

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

Apple offers an education discount on Macs and iPads to college students, faculty members and teachers. It’s not a huge amount (you can save $50 to $100 on a new MacBook Pro, for example), but it’s something. You’ll need some proof that you’re in education (or work in education), but you can also fake it by pretending to buy a Mac for your cousin, neighbor, or anyone else you know who has a student card.

Buy During the Back to School Promotion

Apple doesn’t really do sales, but they have one reliable sale during the year: the Back to School Promotion every August and September. On top of the education discount mentioned above, Apple throws in extra incentives like free Beats headphones. You won’t save much more money, but you get extra free stuff that you could sell for cash if you wanted.

Look for Sales Elsewhere

While Apple doesn’t do sales, that doesn’t mean that other stores don’t do them. This year, for example, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart are all offering deals on Apple products during Black Friday. They range from discounts—$120 off an iPad Pro at Target—to free gift cards—$300 gift card with an iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus or X at Walmart.

These sales are obviously seasonal and what discounts you’ll get and where will change throughout the year. As long as you don’t need a new phone right at that moment, it might be worth holding out a few months to see if anywhere offers a discount for some event.

Consider Apple’s Upgrade Program If You’re Buying an iPhone

Our sister site Review Geek took a deep look at Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program and came away impressed—as long as you want AppleCare+ and to upgrade to the latest model every year. The difference is that instead of paying all in one go, your payments are spread out monthly. While this doesn’t strictly save you money, many people find it a lot easier to pay out $34.50 a month, rather than plonk down $700 in one go.

While you’re never going to buy a cheap iPhone X (unless it’s “fallen off the back of a truck,” which we don’t recommend), you can save money on most Apple products as long as you’re prepared to jump through a hoop or two. It’s not quite the easy experience of walking into an Apple Store with a credit card in your hand, but it’s not too difficult either.

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How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

iPhone apps aren’t very expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save a few bucks. Here’s how to track App Store sales so you can get the apps you want for a discount.

There are a few different tools you can use, but we like AppShopper. It lets you create a wish list of apps and games you want, then sends you email notifications when apps are on sale. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to nab some of those paid apps for free (or, at the very least, for 99 cents).

How to Use AppShopper to Track App Store Deals and Discounts

Using AppShopper is easy. Head to the home page and click the “Sign In” button along the top.

From there, click the “Register” button to create a new account. When you’re done, AppShopper will send you an email address to confirm your email—click the link in that email, and sign in with your new credentials.

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

Once logged in, you’ll see your username along the top. Click the search icon on the far right, and search for an app. By default, AppShopper searches both the iOS and Mac App Stores, so if you want to limit your search to iOS, click the “Edit” button on the right side and choose “iPhone”, “iPad”, or “iOS Universal” to narrow your search.

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

When you find the app you want in the search results, you can click the “Wish” button to add it to your wish list. I also recommend clicking on the app itself to get more info.

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

From the app’s page, you can see its App Store description, recent updates, screenshots, and more. On the right-hand side, you’ll see the most useful info: every price drop for the last few years. This gives you a good idea of how low the price goes when it’s on sale, as well as any patterns (like if the app regularly goes on sale during the holidays). It may also tell you that an app never goes on sale, in which case you can just buy it full price (or forego it if you feel it’s too expensive).

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

Click the “Wish” button if you haven’t already, or the “Buy” button to view its App Store page. Repeat this process with any other apps you want to buy.

You can click the Wishlist button in the toolbar to see the full list of apps you’re tracking. On the right side of this page, you can choose to share your wishlist publicly or hide it from public view, as well as customize your notification settings.

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

I recommend getting notified whenever there’s a price drop, so you can jump on it. It won’t make you a millionaire, but you’ll save a couple bucks, and if you buy a lot of premium apps and games, it can definitely add up to a few cups of coffee over time!

Tracking sales is really the best way to save money on those pricier apps and games. You can also grab discounted iTunes gift cards from time to time, which will save you 15 or 20%—though those are only useful if you buy other, more expensive things on iTunes (since you have to buy gift cards in higher denominations). The best savings will come from tracking sales.

If you’ve gotten yourself a new iOS device but don’t want to lose all your game saves or other app data, you have a few options for transferring it. Here’s what you need to know.

For most apps, the built-in iTunes backup service should work: just plug in your old device, sync it with iTunes, then plug in your new device, choose Restore, and restore it from the backup of your first device. This method, however, is not always reliable—and it isn’t ideal if you only want to restore data for a few apps. If you’ve spent hours toiling away in an app you want to be sure that data is saved. Here’s how to pull your save data out of an individual app and back them up on your computer.

How to Manually Backup and Restore App Data

Before we start, we should note this works for any iOS device. So if you want to back up and transfer data for iPads, iPhones, or between the two, this works. To manually backup and transfer data, we’re going to use the free Mac and Windows program iExplorer . You don’t need to jailbreak your iPhone to use iExplorer and it’s easy to pull data from your iPhone to transfer it to your new device. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Download the app you want to transfer data to on your new iPad.
  2. Plug your iPhone into your computer.
  3. Start up iExplorer and wait for your device to show up in the file browser.
  4. Click the arrow next to your device name.
  5. Click the arrow next to Apps.
  6. Find the app you want to transfer data from and click the arrow.
  7. Inside the app’s main folder is a folder called Documents. That’s where your saved data and game saves are located. Copy it to your desktop.
  8. Disconnect your iPhone from your computer and plug in your iPad.
  9. In iExplorer, find the app you want to transfer data to on your iPad using the same steps from above.
  10. Locate the Documents folder and copy all the data you just copied to your desktop folder onto the iPad.

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That’s it, you’re done. Different apps use different save files and occasionally the above process will require you to copy several files over. Other times you only have one file. This process works for most apps, but not all of them. Let’s take a look at a few of the instances where data doesn’t transfer over properly.

A Few Caveats on When and Where it Works

In most cases, the above method works just fine, but there are a few instances where things get a little muddled. Here’s some tips for dealing with those issues.

In some cases two separate versions of an app exist. An iPhone version and a HD iPad version. Despite the separate apps and the fact you have to buy and download them individually, you can usually transfer data between the two. More often than two separate versions is a single Universal version that works on both an iPad and a iPhone as one download. You should have no trouble swapping files this way either.

Not all apps save their files in the Documents folder. If it’s data you absolutely have to have, reader Gregory suggests copying the Library folder in addition to the Documents folder. The Library folder is where smaller high scores and other data is often located.

Finally, a lot of modern apps utilize iCloud for their save data or sync to a webapp online. In this case, you have nothing to worry about provided iCloud is properly set up. Unfortunately, this varies from app to app. Some do the syncing automatically, others require you to turn on the feature in a settings menu. Either way, apps still save the data locally and you can grab them with iExplorer.

That’s it! It’s really not a complicated process and makes it so you can continue right where you left off on your iPhone on your new iPad. Even if you’re just swapping out an iPad for a new iPad, the above steps are good measures to take if you’re invested in an app and want to make certain you won’t lose any save data. I’ve had mixed luck with iTunes backup myself and for any apps I’ve spend more than five hours with, I back up the data before upgrading the operating system or getting a new device.

How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

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Whether you accidentally purchased the wrong season of your favorite show or wound up buying an app that was a dud, here’s how to request a refund directly from Apple.

Everyone eventually winds up buying something they regret — it happens. This includes the times you’ve purchased an app that looked too good to be true, only to find out that it was terrible.

When you buy something through Apple, there are a few rules for getting a refund. Certain types of content, including apps, Apple Books, movies and TV, and music, may be eligible for a refund. Even some subscription services can be refunded as well.

Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee whether or not you’ll get a refund on your purchase, either. Parts of the refund process is left up to the discretion of whoever is handling it, should it pass through an actual person.

Still, it doesn’t hurt to try. Here’s how you can request a refund on a digital purchase from the App Store.

This is important — “Consumable” content, such as digital currency in an online game or other forms of in-app purchases are nonrefundable.

How to get a refund on the App Store

  1. On your computer, phone, or tablet, head to
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password
  3. In the dropdown box select Request a Refund
  4. In the second drop down box, pick the appropriate reason
  5. Scroll down to find the item you’d like a refund for
  6. Select Next
  7. Check the button next to the purchase(s) you’d like a refund for
  8. Hit Submit

If the charge for your purchase is still pending, you cannot get a refund. Instead, you’ll need to wait until the charge is cleared.

Refunds are not instant, either. It may take up to 48 hours before Apple makes a judgment call on whether or not Apple can refund your purchase. For store credit, it may take an additional 48 hours before you’ll see the refund in your Apple ID balance.

It can take up to 30 days to refund money back to your credit or debit card and is primarily dictated by your financial institution. Apple advises anyone who doesn’t see the refund after 30 days to contact their bank or credit card issuer.

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Whether you’re a hardcore sports fan or not, we all enjoy competing now and then. The rush of adrenaline we get from playing feels like nothing else we experience on a daily basis – and while we can’t play physical sports all the time, we can always carry our favorite sports games with us!

Thanks to technology and your iPhone or iPad, you can carry some amazing sports games with you wherever you go. That way, even if you’re just taking a break from work, you can still feel the rush and excitement your favorite game gives you. If you want to feel that rush, continue reading to browse the best sports game you can play on your iPhone and iPad.

Football Manager 2022

If you’re all about the strategic side of football, you’ll love Football Manager 2022. Although, it’s worth noting that we’re talking about soccer right now, not regular football.

The name of the games says it all; you can choose your team and take it to the top with your management skills. You’ll need to control your players, their playstyle, and tactics if you want to take your team to victory!

You’ll also need to choose the right players for the job – there are over 32,000 real-life players available that you can try to improve your team. Or you can take on rookies and improve their playstyle to take them to the next level. If you love soccer and the management side, you’ll love this game!

Golf Blitz

This game is about golf, but it’s like nothing you’ve played before. You can play intense golf matches against up to four of your friends in real-time and see who’s the winner. Each course is completely different, and you’ll need to use your wits, your skills, and a bit of help from your friend, physics, to reach the green.

There are challenges you can try to practice and improve, or just to have fun – and as you play, you’ll be able to enhance your skills and level up your golfer to make it a more formidable opponent!

Madden NFL 22

If you love the NFL, this game will take the football action to your couch. Play against the latest season’s roster and test yourself against the most skillful players in the most authentic NFL game you can have on your iPhone.

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You can join a team and upgrade its lineup by trading players, and you’ll need to try to find the best combination possible – and if you want to do it your way, you can also take complete control and build your ultimate team with your favorite players. But whatever you choose, you’ll need to be smart and play well if you want to win the Super Bowl.

PGA Tour Golf Shootout

If you want to experience a more realistic golf game, this PGA Tour game is perfect for you. You can play against other real players worldwide and test your skills in tournaments. Or you can also start some TPC courses if you want a single-player experience. You can collect and upgrade your golf clubs to make your swings more deadly as you also improve your skills inside the game. All that in a 3D world that’s as realistic as it gets.

Real Boxing 2

If you prefer fighting your way to the top, Real Boxing is the game for you. You’ll start your boxing career as a newbie, and you’ll need to try to reach the top with nothing but your fists—or your thumbs in this case. Or you can choose to play as your favorite boxers. There is a lot to choose from, including some of the most famous boxers in history, like Manny Pacquiao. There are also a lot of tough opponents, including unique bosses that you can fight for a limited time.

You can upgrade your gear and skills or unlock abilities and attacks to take your fighting style to the next level. And once you’re done with the fighters in the game, you can also try some PvP matches and tournaments with other real-life players.

NBA 2K Mobile

If you’re a basketball fan or have already played the NBA 2K games on consoles, you know you need to try the NBA 2K mobile version, as it’s pretty much the same action but on your iPhone or iPad. You can create your dream team with your favorite stars or create your own player and put it on the best teams in the league. You can level your player up and start gaining rewards. And if you’re a completionist, you can collect all the cards from all of your favorite players inside the game.

There are many types of games you can try – you can try classical basketball or challenge yourself in freestyle basketball. You can also play online in a 3v3 or 5v5 match against other basketball fans. This game is updated with the 2021-22 NBA roster, but you can also play with the classic legends in the game like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Shaquille O’Neal.

Flappy Golf 2

Once you’re done playing all the serious games on the list, why not relax with a weird golf game—even weirder than the other options on the list. Flappy Golf is a combination of golf and Flappy Bird, the super popular game that’s now gone from the App Store. You need to reach the goal with as few flaps as possible. The fewer flaps, the better your score.

As you progress, you’ll earn rewards that’ll help you customize your ball and turn it into a donut or a loaf of bread. You can also challenge your friends in online matches or play with other hardcore flappy golfers online to test your skills. This game is as silly as it gets, but it’s pretty entertaining, and you won’t regret giving it a try.

FIFA Soccer

There are no good sports game lists without a classic game like FIFA, and FIFA Soccer brings all the action to your iPhone or iPad. Choose your favorite players from a list of over 15,000 world-class players and build your ultimate team to take the gold. You can take on real-world tournaments and face over 600 real-life teams like Real Madrid or Barcelona. You can also customize the field and even the angles to adjust the game and make it feel like your own.

This is one of the most realistic soccer experiences you can get on mobile, and if you’ve played on a console before, you’ll feel like it’s the same experience. This game is perfect for hardcore soccer fans who need to scratch the itch on the go.

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If you use Safari on your Mac, then you may be familiar with extensions. These are basically add-ons for Safari that you can customize the browser with, and they enhance your overall user experience. Since Safari itself is pretty barebones to start with, having extensions can greatly improve the usability of Apple’s native browser.

With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple added extensions for mobile Safari, bringing it more in line with the desktop version. But how do you go about adding and enabling them? Don’t worry, we’ll show you the ropes.

How to add an extension to Safari on iPhone and iPad

Before you can start using Safari extensions, you’ll need apps that support the feature first. You also want to make sure that you are running iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 on your best iPhone and favorite iPad, respectively. Since this is a brand new feature, you need to be running the latest software for it to work. It won’t be available with iOS/iPadOS 14 and earlier.

You can add an extension to Safari by downloading apps with Safari extensions just like any other app or game on the App Store. You can simply search for “Safari extensions” on the App Store search page, or check a simple list that Apple has with some extension apps.

For a full collection of all supported apps on the App Store, you can get to it from the Settings app.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap Safari.

Tap Extensions.

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Tap Get (Free) or $X.XX on the apps with Safari extensions that you want to use.

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  • Download or purchase the app like you would with any other app or game.
  • How to enable an extension in Safari on iPhone and iPad

    Once you have your apps with Safari extensions, you need to make sure that they are enabled before they can start working. There are two ways to go about this: from Settings, or directly in Safari.

    To do this from Settings:

    1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
    2. Scroll down and tap Safari.

    Tap Extensions.

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    Turn the toggle to ON (green) if you want to enable the extension.

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  • Repeat steps 1-5 for all extensions you want to enable.
  • To do this from Safari:

      Launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

    Tap the Reader/Extensions button in the toolbar. It looks like “AA” with a puzzle piece next to it.

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    Optionally, to disable an extension, just make sure the toggle is OFF (gray).

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    iCloud Drive is Apple’s solution to document and file management across iPhone, iPad, and Mac. If you have an iCloud account, you can use iCloud Drive.

    You automatically get 5GBs of storage for free, but you can choose to increase your storage with a monthly subscription. Subscriptions range from free all the way to $9.99 a month, depending on your storage needs.

    If you aren’t sure where to start, we can walk you through the setup process and how to start using iCloud Drive!

    How to enable iCloud Drive manually on iPhone and iPad

    When you set up your iPhone or iPad for the first time you should be prompted on whether or not you’d like to set up to iCloud Drive. If you said yes, you don’t need to do anything further and can continue to the next section. However, if you said no, you can enable iCloud Drive with just a few taps.

    1. Launch the Settings app.
    2. Tap on the Apple ID banner.
    3. Tap iCloud.

    Scroll down and tap the On/Off button for iCloud Drive.

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    Remember, if you turn off iCloud Drive, nothing will save to it until you have re-enabled it.

    How to increase iCloud Drive storage space on iPhone or iPad

    By default, iCloud Drive comes with 5GB of space for free. If you don’t feel this is enough, you can subscribe to more storage. Or if you already are paying for an iCloud subscription, you can change it to best fit your current needs.

    1. Launch the Settings app.
    2. Tap on the Apple ID banner.

    Tap iCloud.

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    Tap Manage Storage.

    Tap to choose the storage plan that works best for you.

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    Tap Buy.

    Sign in with your Apple ID to confirm the purchase.

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    How to move files in the Files app on iPhone and iPad

    iCloud Drive is stored within the Files app. The Files app opens up many possibilities for storage and file organization on iOS. You needn’t stick to app-based folders for organizing content — you can treat the Files app like you would Dropbox or Box.

    1. Launch the Files app
    2. Tap Browse at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Tap iCloud Drive in the Locations section.

    Tap on a folder to open it.

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    Tap Select in the top right corner of the screen.

    Tap Move in the top right corner of the screen.

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    How to delete files in the Files app on iPhone and iPad

    If you find yourself running out of space or just want to declutter, you can easily delete files you don’t need anymore.

    1. Launch the Files app
    2. Tap Browse at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Tap iCloud Drive in the Locations section.

    Tap on a folder to open it.

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    Tap Select in the top right corner of the screen.

    Tap Delete in the bottom right hand corner (Note: There is no confirmation step. Deleting the files will mark them for deletion, though they can be recovered in the Recently Deleted location in the Files app).

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    How to turn cellular data on or off for Files app syncing

    If you store a lot of documents in the Files app and you’re on a limited data plan, you may want to prevent the app from using cellular data. Here’s how!

    1. Launch the Settings app.
    2. Tap Cellular.
    3. In the Cellular Data section, scroll down until you find the Files app.

    Tap the On/Off switch to toggle cellular data use off.

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    This will make sure no cell data is used for iCould Drive. Save your money!


    Do you have any more questions about using iCloud Drive on your iPhone or iPad? Let us know in the comments below!

    Updated October 2020: Updated steps according to the latest version of iOS.

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    Savings Spree is a fun App with a serious lesson for children ages 7 and up (younger children can play too with a little help from mom and dad or an older sibling). It teaches kids how the choices they make each day can add up to big savings or big expenses, depending on how they decide to spend (or not spend) their money. Savings Spree shows kids that they can SAVE their money for short term goals (like a bike or an MP3 player), SPEND wisely by making more frugal decisions, DONATE to others or INVEST money so it will grow to meet future needs like a college education.
    The game also teaches kids how the daily lifestyle choices that they make can add up to big savings or big expenses, depending on how they choose to spend (or not spend) their money.

    The game introduces the concept of earning money for the work that’s available and also guides the child through making choices with the money accumulated during the game. Lastly, the game demonstrates that events beyond one’s control can cost money, so it’s good a good idea to have a rainy day fund available to pay for unexpected events.

    The game is presented in game show format, taking players through six rounds that test their financial knowledge and help them build money saving skills. The host of the show is the Money Savvy Pig, the trusted, money-smart character central to the award-winning Money Savvy Kids curriculum, also available from Money Savvy Generation.

    Find apps you’ll love on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

    • How to get apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
    • How to find apps that you bought
    • If you can’t find the App Store
    • If you have an issue when you download apps

    How to get apps

    1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the App Store app.
    2. Browse through the Today, Games, Apps, or Arcade tabs to find apps you like. Or tap the Search tab to look for something specific. If you find a game that says Arcade, subscribe to Apple Arcade to play the game.
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    3. Tap or click the price or Get button. If you see the “Open” button instead of a price or Get button, you already bought or downloaded that app.

    In the App Store, if an app has a Get button instead of a price, the app is free. You won’t be charged for downloading a free app. Some free apps offer in-app purchases and subscriptions that you can buy. Subscriptions and in-app purchases give you access to more features, content, and more. Learn more about in-app purchases and subscriptions.

    How to find apps that you bought

    If you can’t find the App Store

    If the App Store is missing on your device, you might have parental controls turned on. Adjust your iTunes & App Store Purchases settings and make sure that you choose “Allow” for the Installing Apps setting. The App Store should reappear on your device.

    If you still can’t find the App Store, search for it.

    If you have an issue when you download apps

    If you can’t download or update apps on your iPhone or iPad, learn what to do.

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    Imagine what the world would look like if kids learned at a very early age not only how to handle money, but how to make the most of it. I imagine a diminished U.S. national debt, paid off cars and mortgages, and no such thing as credit card debt.

    But that education would have to start early, and since not many of us had the luxury of learning the ins and outs of money while we were still young, that kind of world is still a pipe dream. Today’s kids, however, have the chance to be the generation that builds a more money-smart society. Kids are already learning from educational software programs and kids websites for money management, and fortunately, a few of the best finance apps are designed specifically for kids and their needs. Free and low-cost apps offer great help when you’re teaching your kids about money.

    Below are some of the best apps for devices like the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android smartphones.

    Top 5 Money Apps for Kids

    1. P2K Money

    Price: Free
    Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    • Budgeting tool
    • Savings tool
    • “Wish List” for tracking savings goals

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    P2K is specifically geared toward kids’ simple financial needs. It teaches children to keep track of income like an allowance or payments for doing chores. It also offers cute motivational features such as the ability to include photos of wish list items and an option to view a history of purchases and decide whether they were worth the cost or not.

    2. Kids Money

    Price: Free
    Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    • Long-term planning
    • Adjustable timelines

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    Kids Money, by Apps Rocket, teaches your child about saving and planning for long-term purchases. When your kid finds a bigger-ticket item that they want to buy, like a bike or guitar, he or she will input the price of the item along with expected earnings. The program will help your kids evaluate – and meet – their goals.

    For instance, if your child wants to buy a $200 bike item with a $20 weekly allowance, the app will report that it’ll take ten weeks of no spending to save enough money. And when other expenses come up, the program will subtract that amount and provide a new estimated purchase date.

    3. Save! The Game

    Price: Free
    Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    • 3D interface
    • Integration with website

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    Mass Mutual developed Save! The Game to teach kids the difference between needs and wants. In this 3D virtual fantasy game, kids collect money and have to avoid losing it all to the “I wannas.” Conveniently, the game fits in well with Mass Mutual’s Time for Kids website, which has plenty of valuable money lessons for kids.

    4. Bank of Mom

    Price: $1.99
    Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    • Virtual credit line
    • Parent-controlled virtual account
    • Manage multiple accounts

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    Designed by Gomu Gomu, the Bank of Mom app will teach your kids about lines of credit. You can give your kids a cash credit for their allowance or to pay them for chores. When they want to make a “withdrawal,” they request one from their “bank,” which you control. In addition, kids can bank time for leisure activities like watching TV, playing video games, or going to the mall with friends.

    For instance, if your child raked the leaves, he or she can bank that time and then withdraw “credits” to use for time at the movies with friends. You can manage multiple accounts with the app, and even email transaction details to your kids.

    Final Word

    Teaching kids about money doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, with the right apps and games, money management can become your kid’s favorite subject.

    Do you know of any great apps that I haven’t mentioned here? If so, share them in the comments so others can use them to teach their kids!

    The latest version of iTunes removes the App Store and thus the ability to manage iOS apps on an iPhone or iPad directly through iTunes. Instead, Apple wants users to manage and sync their iOS apps directly on the iOS device itself through the built-in App Store.

    The removal of App Store and an Apps section from iTunes has confused some users, and annoyed others. But don’t distress, even if this change can take some adapting, because you can still easily manage apps, sync apps, and redownload apps and access apps through the App Store directly on an iPhone or iPad.

    It’ll be helpful to think of the concept of app ‘syncing’ as now more like app re-downloading from the App Store, since syncing apps to and from iTunes is largely gone and instead replaced with redownloading apps if need be over the internet. (I say largely gone because you can still sort of work with .ipa files, more on that below.)

    How to Redownload Apps to iPhone or iPad from iOS App Store, Without iTunes

    You can download existing and old apps, as well as manage apps directly on the iPhone and iPad by using the App Store Purchased section. The Purchased section of the App Store includes all apps you have ever downloaded or bought before at any time with the Apple ID in use, as long as those apps are still on the App Store. This redownloading iOS app ability has been around for a long time in iOS, but now it is perhaps more important than ever before.

    Here is how you can access Purchased and use it to download apps back to your iOS device, note the precise actions are slightly different on iPhone compared to iPad but the general behavior is the same:

      Open the App Store app in iOS

    Go to the Purchased section of the App Store

      For iPhone and iPod touch: Go to “Updates” and then “Purchased”

    On iPad App Store, then tap “Purchased”

  • Choose the “Not on this device” section
  • Tap the download icons alongside app names you wish to download to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

    This allows you to download and access apps that you have previously downloaded, owned, or purchased at some point, but that are not contained on the current iOS device.

    These purchase listings will be different per iOS device, changing from “Not on this iPhone” or “Not on this iPad” depending on what device you are using with the same Apple ID, and depending on what apps are on the active iOS device.

    Arranging iOS App Home Screen and Icon Layouts on iPhone and iPad

    You can still arrange your iOS home screen as you like it to a custom icon layout, but now it must be done on the iPhone or iPad.

    Simply tap and hold on an app icon until all screen icons start to jiggle. Once the icons are jiggling on the iOS screen they can be moved around at will. Use this to arrange the Home Screen of an iPhone or iPad to suit your preferences.

    If you drag a jiggling icon to the edge of the screen, continue holding and you can move the app icon to a different Home Screen page.

    Removing Unwanted Apps from the iPhone or iPad

    You can also delete apps from an iOS device through the Settings > General section to manage storage.

    Manually Syncing / Copying Apps via IPA Files to iPhone or iPad with iTunes

    Interestingly, you can still drag and drop ringtones in .m4r format and iOS apps in .ipa file format into iTunes and to the target iOS device, and they should transfer over to the target iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

    If you happen to have a .ipa file of an iOS app, you can still manually copy it over to the iPhone or iPad via iTunes by using this drag and drop method. This is sort of like syncing, but it’s really just copying a file over from the local computer to the target iOS device by using iTunes.

    Apps stored as .ipa files, if you have any stored on a local computer, can be found within the iTunes Library locations on the Mac and Windows PC and a subfolder for Mobile Applications, typically the path would be as follows for Mac and Windows PC respectively:

    IPA file path in Mac OS:

    /Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications/

    IPA file path in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10:

    \My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\

    With an iPhone or iPad connected to the computer via USB, simply drag and drop the IPA file into iTunes onto the iOS device in question through the sidebar.

    It’s alway possible this particular IPA file feature will disappear from iTunes in the future with another software update, or that the IPA files stored on a computer will vanish if you don’t copy them elsewhere for backup purposes, so it’s probably wise to not depend on this particular ability too much.

    Do you know of any other tricks or helpful approaches to managing apps and iOS devices through iTunes or a computer, now that iTunes has removed the App Store? Let us know in the comments!

    iOS and iPadOS apps have unrestricted access to the system-wide general pasteboard, also referred to as the clipboard. While this could be mundane data such as a shopping list, it could also include sensitive data such as passwords, telephone numbers, or financial details.

    Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology — whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs.

    People copy all sorts of information to their clipboard. It’s something that we’ve been doing for decades, and it’s a practice that’s deeply ingrained. While most of that information is likely to be mundane and boring, there are times when we copy important information, such as passwords, telephone numbers, or financial details.

    When it comes to iOS and iPadOS, Apple has given apps unrestricted access to the system clipboard — called Pasteboard on the iPhone and iPad. And, according to research carried out by Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk, dozens of popular apps are quietly reading the contents of the pasteboard every time they are opened.

    That itself is cause for suspicion, but what makes it even more suspicious is that some of these apps — games, for example — do not provide any UI that deals with text, and yet they are accessing the content of the pasteboard every time they’re opened.

    Note that apps that accesses the iOS or iPadOS pasteboard can also read what has been copied on a Mac if the user has enabled Universal Clipboard.

    Interestingly, Bakry and Mysk found that apps can read any data type copied to the pasteboard. The apps that accessed the clipboard on launch only requested text, and ignored other data, such as photos and documents.

    The researchers are keen to point out that they do not know what the apps do with the content of the pasteboard, only that they access the data.

    The list of apps includes news apps, games, and social media apps, along with more than a dozen miscellaneous apps. Full list available here.

    Does Apple see this as a problem? Mysk and the team submitted this issue to Apple at the beginning of the year, but were told that it wasn’t an issue.

    What do you think? A potential privacy problem, or a non-issue?

    Are you crazy about trying new free apps on Apple App Store? Do you find it really irritating to type your password every time when you intend to get a free app? Or as an old iPhone user, you must have been used to getting free apps within one click. But why on earth do you have to enter the password after clicking “download” all the time?! Well, you need worry no more about this. We have thoroughly listed the steps needed to purchase a free app without password as followed. Read on, and you don’t have to enter the password before downloading free apps any more.

    Tip: This method is also applied to iPad and iTouch.

    How to Get Free apps without Password on iPhone

    Here we offer you the steps to download free apps without typing the password:
    Step 1: Click Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store (In case your iPhone is running iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store)
    Step 2: Click Password Settings. In case you have turned on Touch ID, the menu “Password Settings”is not to be seen. We will tell you how to get free apps without password below, don’t worry.

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    Step 3: Tick either Always Require or Require After 15 Minutes, then turn off Require Password under the item”Free Downloads”В

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    Step 4: After this, type your Apple ID password and click OK.

    Now you’re free of typing the PASSWORD every time you get a free app on App Store. As we mentioned in Step 2, if you have turned on Touch ID, you’ll need to Close it and follow the procedure provided. Please read on.

    How to Get Free apps without Password on iPhone When Touch ID Turned On

    Now all you need to do is close Touch ID before changing settings allowing you to get free apps without entering a password. The procedure is as followed:
    Step 1: Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, then enter your passcode.

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    Step 2: Turn off iTunes & App Store

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    Step 3: When asked, enter your Apple ID password and click OK

    At this moment, you have successfully turned Touch ID off when it comes to download apps from App Store. Please Follow the steps above under “How to Get Free apps without Password on iPhone” and you can get free apps without typing the password every time.В



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    If you’ve subscribed to a service such as Netflix or Spotify through the App Store, and are now looking to terminate your subscription, it takes just a few simple steps to cancel. AppleInsider shows you how.

    Open the Settings application on your iPad or iPhone and locate and select iTunes & App Store.

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    If you are in demand of an app store to download premium applications and games without paying any amount of money, this article will be heaven for you.

    Because in this article, you would know how one can download, install and use the best cracked app store, AppCake, which enables you to download premium apps for free.

    Following is a comprehensive guide that you can follow to download the required app store-AppCake onto your supported mobile devices. Now, let’s get started.

    Part 1. What Is AppCake?

    AppCake is a native iOS application that is able to install cracked IPA files. It was created in 2008 with the first generation of iPhone, and became the place where people shared IPA files after the app store was hacked.

    AppCake is universal and supports the iPhone and iPad. You can submit or receive apps easily, making it a public sharing place and works in conjunction with the Apple Sync application. This makes it really simple to get all the apps you want without any complicated steps.

    With AppCake, you are able to have free access to thousands of great games and apps that are not available in other app stores. Just install this single app store and start downloading apps for your devices.

    Key Features of AppCake

    • 1. The user interface built by the officials of AppCake is very friendly and loving and you are allowed to change background colors, themes and more.
    • 2. You can search the apps with the category name, and all related apps with that category will be visible.
    • 3. Once you’ve found your desired app, you can click on the descriptions to give you all the information you need.
    • 4. Product reviews are also readily available and you can view how many people have actually downloaded the app.
    • 5. You can see what platform it’s compatible with, which assists in ensuring you get good apps and know what you’re downloading beforehand.
    • 6. You can download Android APK and iOS apps from this platform.

    Part 2. How to Install and Use AppCake on iPhone/iPad

    AppCake is very popular among iOS users for many reasons, but if you are new to the iOS world, here is why you should have AppCake on your phone. It offers a quick alternative for downloading and installing applications, you can install premium apps without actually paying for them. AppCake is not, however, quite easy to be installed. But don’t worry! Just check out the following part, and you will be able to install and use it easily.

    How to Install AppCake from Cydia into Your iPhone/iPad

    Step 1 Add AppCake Repo Source.

    The official repo URL of Appcake is

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    After you tap “Add Source” button, you will see a warning message. Tap on “Add Anyway” to ignore it and finish the source installation.

    Step 2 Install AppSync.

    If your firmware is iOS 8 or lower, you need to install another free Cydia tweak called AppSync Unified. The tweak is available on AppCake Repo, so you don’t have to add another source.

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    Step 3 Install AppCake.

    After the AppCake source has been added, you will see a new source in Source Tab, called AppCake. Open it, then tap “All Packages”. Read the descriptions carefully and select the right AppCake that is compatible with your device.

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    Wait for finishing the installation, restart springboard and then you can start using AppCake.

    Note: Make sure your device is jailbroken. Without jailbreak and Cydia, you cannot download AppCake because your device is unable to download and install IPA file.

    How to Use AppCake Once Installed

    Step 1 Launch AppCake from your iOS device.

    Step 2 Click “Settings”, and then click “Download and Install” to let your iPhone or iPad install the applications immediately after downloading their files.

    Step 3 Click on “Popular” and see what’s the most popular app in AppCake. You are able to instantly view the most popular applications of the week based on their downloads.

    Step 4 Click on “Search” to see if there is any specific app available from AppCake. You can also click on categories and browse apps from there, which include books, lifestyle, education, business, entertainment and health and fitness.

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    Part 3: How to Download and Use AppCake on Android

    Actually AppCake is compatible with not only iDevice but also Android device. AppCake is called as the largest Android hacking community on the web. It provides hacked apps and games. The main feature of Appcake is that it provides all the cracked apps/games together at one place.

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    Step 1 Download the App Store

    Open the browser and enter the url ( You can download the latest version of AppCake from it.

    Step 2 Enable Unknown Resources

    Make sure that you have enabled unknown resources on your smart phone or tablet before installing the app store. You can do that from your Settings > Security > Unknown Resources > Enabled.

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    Step 3 Install the App Store

    Now, you are good to go to install this app store on your Android device. Just wait for some time, and your installation will be complete in a few seconds.

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    Search the apps you need with the category name, and all related apps with that category will be visible. Select one and click on “Install” button. Then it will be installed on your device.


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    This recipe will teach you how to prevent your child from intentionally or accidentally leaving the app you want them to stay in. This is one of our favorite features for our younger children who somehow love to find a way to hit the Home Button (Round button at the bottom of the screen) and then finding a way to get into our email to send very meaningful messages to our bosses. We’ve all been there right? Apple has been kind enough to give us a feature called Guided Access that allows us to stop this madness. Apple describes it as:

    Guided Access helps you to stay focused on a task while using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Guided Access limits your device to a single app and lets you control which app features are available.

    To us that reads as: “Guided Access was a gift to parents so that they don’t have to continually help their wonderful children get back into the app they just left.”

    What else can Guided Access do?

    Guided Access is very useful and flexible. Besides temporarily locking your device into one app it can also be used to set up untouchable areas on the screen and can even be used to set a timer on an app so that your child can only use it for however long you choose. You can also disable the Sleep/Wake Button at the top of the phone, disable the Volume Buttons, disable the ability for the device to detect Motion (For example some games detect the movement of the iPhone as a part of the game play), disable the Keyboard, or if you for some reason felt the need you can disable Touch altogether.

    Enabling Guided Access

    Guided Access is tucked away under the Accessibility settings. Begin by tapping on the Settings icon on your Home Screen then tap on General and then tap Accessibility. Scroll down until you see Guide Access, tap on it.

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    Turn Guided Access on then tap on Passcode Settings. This will allow you to set the 4 or 6 digit Guided Access Passcode which will prevent your child from being able to exit Guided Access.

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    Enter your 4 or 6 digit Guided Access Passcode (Remember, a good practice is to make this different from your Device Passcode!) and confirm it.

    You can enable Touch ID here if it is available on your device. We love it. You may have noticed the Time Limits option and that Accessibility Shortcut is enabled by default. For now don’t worry about these options. The only thing Time Limits does in this menu is allow you to change the sound that gets played when a time limit is reached.

    Using Guided Access

    Now that you have Guided Access set up and ready to go it is time to use it! Starting Guided Access can be a little tricky at first but you will get used to it I promise. The first step is to go to your Home Screen and find an app that you want your child to stay in. Tap on the app’s icon. Now, in order to access Guided Access you must triple tap on the Home Button. If you hit those taps just right you should see something that looks like this.

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    If you accidentally did a double tap instead of a triple tap you will see the App Switcher view which will look something like this. Not to fear, just tap on the icon for the app you want and try again.

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    Once you get the triple click down you should see a zoomed out version of the app you were in.

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    From this view you can Start Guided Access by tapping the Start button. If you want to check to see if it worked just try tapping the Home Button one time to go back to the Home Screen. You shouldn’t be able to! And should see a banner at the top of the screen telling you that Guided Access in enabled.

    Now that you have figured out how to Enable Guided Access, let’s try Ending it.

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    To do this, triple click the Home Button again then type in your Guided Access Passcode and you will be brought back to the zoomed out screen. Tap the End Button to end Guided Access.

    Additional Ways to use Guided Access

    As we mentioned earlier there are a few other things you can accomplish with Guided Access. One of the most useful is the ability to block off certain parts of the screen that you might not want your child to touch like advertisements or buttons that take them out of the gameplay. You can also do things like disabling the Sleep/Wake Button so that the phone can’t be put to sleep accidentally with an errant bump. Similarly you can disable the Volume Buttons so that the volume of an app cannot be changed. Other things that you can disable are the detection of Motion, Keyboards and any Touch on the screen. This last one is not something you would really need to disable as it is intended for when the device is being used as a demo unit. You can see the Options view below.

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    Disabling Areas on the Screen

    The other options are just toggle switches but this option requires a little more than that. In order to create areas that are disabled on a screen you will need to be in the zoomed out view. The first step is to use your finger to draw an outline around the area you would like to disable. Make sure that you connect the lines you draw or else they will not stay. If you successfully draw an outline you will see a grayed out area with an X Button (Close) and a series of dots around the edges. You can use the dots to resize the area by tapping and dragging on them. You can also shift the area around.

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    Once you are satisfied you can then tap Start or Resume depending on whether you have already started Guided Access and then you should see the area you disabled shown and you shouldn’t be able to tap on it anymore. Sometimes in children’s games the touchable area is actually larger than the outline of the button and so it is a good idea to make the disabled area larger than the button itself to ensure that you have indeed disabled it.

    How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

    Whew that was a lot of Guided Access and triple tapping! Now you can go back to preparing dinner and not worry about your little one being frustrated or getting into apps they shouldn’t.

    If you have purchased a new iPad and now you want to know how to transfer games from one iPad to another or you want to share game data from one iPad to someone’s iPad then you might face little difficulty because all Apple devices don’t provide a simple and convenient method to do this. However there are some methods which can be used to achieve our objective. Many iOS apps do have built it iTunes backup service, all you have to do is sync it with your iTunes and plug your new device and finally restore. This method seems simple but is not that reliable because you can face data loss and if you only want to transfer data of few games or few apps. If you want to know how to transfer game data from iPad to iPad then keep on reading.

    Way 1: One Click to Transfer Game Data from iPad to iPad

    Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer is an awesome tool which runs on PC and can be used to transfer data from one iOS device to another which also includes iPad data transfer. If you want to know how to transfer game data from iphone to ipad or how to transfer games from ipad to iphone or how to transfer games from ipad to ipad then this solution is probably the best. This tool allows you to clone almost everything from an old device to newer one and you can also selectively copy contacts, photos, videos and notes etc from one iOS device to another with a single click and without any iTunes restriction problem. This is how you do it:

    Step 1: Launch Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer on your PC and connect at least 2 devices via USB cable

    Step 2: You can set source and destination devices and switch them using Flip button, once set click Next.

    Step 3: Program will analyze contents, now you can selectively pick games or other data and click Start transfer

    Step 4: Once the progress is complete you can unplug your devices.

    Way 2: Transfer Games Data from iPad to iPad via iTunes

    If you are looking for answer to question, “How to transfer games from iPad to iPad?” then you should probably check this solution. Just like iPhone you can use iTunes to create a backup and restoring that backup on new iPad. This is how you can do it:

    Step 1: Plug your old iPad with your PC using USB cable and launch iTunes

    Step 2: Now click on iPad icon and click Back Up Now under Manually Backup and Restore

    Step 3: Now disconnect your old iPad and connect new one, once again click on iPad icon

    Step 4: Now click Restore from this backup and choose the backup you recently made and clock continue. Restoring process will take a while wait and enjoy.

    Way 3: Transfer Games from iPad to iPad with iCloud

    If you looking for a way on how to transfer games from iphone to ipad or iPad to iPad then this solution is probably for you. It involves use of iCloud to backup and restore your data from an old device to newer one. This is how you can do this:

    Step 1: Get your old iPad and open Settings>Apple ID banner and then tap iCloud

    Step 2: Now tap Back Up Now after that, get your new iPad and follow on screen instructions for initial setup on your new iPad

    Step 3: Tap Restore from [date] Backup and then tap Agree, it will take a while and will restore your data on new iPad

    These were some of the most common methods you can use to transfer games from your one iPad to another and we have also recommended our personal favorite tool which lets you selectively transfer data with a single click.

    Updated on 2020-07-15 / Update for iOS File Transfer

    Every modern iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has access to a feature called Automatic Downloads, which can be used a bit differently than intended as a means to remotely install apps onto iOS devices from a computer. All you need is iTunes on OS X or Windows logged into the same Apple ID as what’s used on the iOS device, and the rest is easier than you’d probably expect.

    A quick overview for the unfamiliar: Automatic App Downloads is aimed at simplifying app management for users who own multiple iOS devices. The basic idea behind Automatic Downloads is that if you choose to download an app on an iPhone, it will also download over on your iPad, without the user having to go find it again on the App Store. This is certainly convenient, but using it as a remote installer from a computer is perhaps even more useful for many of us.

    What you’ll need to remote install iOS apps

    • iTunes installed in Mac OS X or for Windows PC (11+ is recommended)
    • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with an iOS version that supports Automatic Downloads (7.0+ is recommended)
    • Same Apple ID / iCloud account logged into iTunes as the iOS device

    The requirements are generic enough that just about every iPhone/iPad owner will be able to use this. Now all you need to do is enable the feature and learn to use it for remote app installations.

    In iOS: Turn on Automatic App Downloads

    Grab the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and enable Automatic App Downloads:

    1. Open the “Settings” app and choose “iTunes & App Store”
    2. Look under “Automatic Downloads” and toggle “Apps” to be ON
    3. Optional and data plan dependent: decide whether to “Use Cellular Data” or not

    You do not need to enable the Automatic Updates feature for this to work. Because Automatic Updates can significantly drain battery by running and updating your apps on it’s own, it’s often a good idea to keep that turned off and selectively manage your own app updating, particularly for users with many apps installed.

    Whether or not to use cellular data really depends on your individual cellular plan. If you have unlimited data, keeping it on is not a big deal, but for those with bandwidth caps (which is most iPhone users) you’ll probably want to keep cellular usage off.

    That’s it for the iOS side of things, now you can remotely install apps from iTunes on a desktop computer, which we’ll cover next.

    In iTunes on the Desktop: Start a Download / Remote App Installation

    Triggering the remote download/install from a Mac OS X or Windows PC running iTunes is now possible, just be sure to log into the same Apple ID that is used on the iOS device:

    1. Open iTunes and head to the “iTunes Store”, then choose the “App Store” tab to browse iOS apps
    2. Select any app (free or paid, doesn’t matter) and choose to either Buy or Download by selecting the appropriate button under the app icon

    You’ll (usually) need to confirm the iTunes / Apple ID login to initiate the first download. Once authenticated, the iTunes play bar will note that an app is downloading and show a progress bar, indicating that the remote app install has started as well.

    The screenshot example below uses the currently trendy Splashy Fish game to demonstrate this:

    Meanwhile, on the iOS device (an iPhone shown in example screen shot), that very same Splashy Fish game is downloading as well. In a few moments, it will be done installing and the iOS device is good to go.

    Apps installed remotely through Automatic Download load the same way as if installed directly from the App Store within iOS, when they’re finished the app name will change from “Loading…” and have a blue dot next to it.

    Congratulations, you just installed your first iOS app remotely, triggered entirely from your computer with iTunes! Yes, this works when re-downloading apps too.

    You’ll find this is really useful for loading up games and apps on home-based iOS devices while you’re away from them. Perhaps you’re at work and talking about an app but you left your iPad at home on the coffee table? No big deal, use this trick to install the app while you’re at the office and miles away from home, that app will be installed and waiting for you when you return to the iPad. Or maybe you’re upstairs on your Mac while your iPhone is charging downstairs, but you want to install a game while it’s temporarily available for free? No sweat, launch iTunes on the computer, head to the App Store, and get started downloading it to the iOS device remotely.

    Note that if you have Automatic App Downloads enabled on multiple iOS devices, each download begun from the iTunes App Store on a Mac/PC will go to all iOS devices with that feature enabled on them. For now, there’s no fine-tuned control in iTunes over what app goes to where, so if you don’t want those universal installs you will need to turn off the feature on those extra device(s).

    How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

    When you get that shiny new iOS device, you’re going to spend some time getting it just how you want it. One place you’ll likely begin is with the App Store. Whether it’s games or apps that tickle your fancy the most, you’re going to grab them. What comes with downloading the games and apps you want is enough space for them all.

    So, why waste space on apps that you will never, ever use when you need it for those you want to use every day? Here’s how to quickly save over 2 GB of storage space on your new iPhone or iPad.

    Get rid of a storage hog or two

    Apple offers some terrific apps for your device. Some you’ll use and some you won’t. Personally, I use Pages and Numbers, but have never once even opened GarageBand.

    You can easily delete any of these apps if you know you’ll never use them. Here’s how much storage space each of them requires according to the App Store:

    • GarageBand: 1.7 GB
    • Keynote: 691 MB
    • iMovie: 690.5 MB
    • Pages: 515.4 MB
    • Numbers: 476.7 MB

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    Remember, this is up to you. Just because Keynote needs a lot of storage space, don’t get rid of it if you might need it for work. Pick and choose or spend a little time with your new device to see what exactly you want and need.

    If you’re curious about some of the other apps you’ll see on your device, these are a few that you may or may not use. They aren’t nearly the storage hogs as those above and don’t require much space but over time it all adds up.

    • Stocks: 1.4 MB
    • Home: 1.1 MB
    • Tips: 796.7 KB

    Wrapping it up

    With the amount of money you just spent on your new iPhone or iPad, it’s worth it to make sure that you can use it exactly the way you want. Get some awesome apps that help you work, play, be social, or whatever it is that you enjoy. And, if you delete an app that you later find out you need, you can always go to the App Store and get it back.

    Which apps do you or are you planning to get rid of that are storage hogs? Let us know!

    And, for more tips and tricks for your new device, check out our tutorials section.

    When you first purchase something as great as an iPad, you may not know how all of the bells and whistles work. This is why it is important that you gather enough knowledge to understand the inner workings of an iPad. The following article will provide you with some tips and tricks to help you discover the wonders of iPad.

    Before you purchase an iPad, you should take the time to make a list of the features you need and decide what kind of storage size you want. There are different models of iPads available and there is no point in spending money on features you are never going to use.

    How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

    There is a feature you can use on your phone that will erase all the data on the phone if someone inputs the correct passcode. While this may seem like a good idea, be careful. You may put the wrong passcode yourself and end up losing all of your information.

    Take Apple’s iTours to get yourself familiar with your new iPad. It is fun to have all these exciting new apps, but sometimes you could use a little help figuring out how to use them. Apple has an online video tour for every app that comes preinstalled on your device, so be sure to take a look at them.

    Personal Information

    If you don’t want anyone to access your personal information, your iPad can be set to delete all data. This will erase everything on your phone if someone has not figured out the code after 10 tries.

    Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use. Your iPad will constantly search for Wi-Fi signals even when you don’t want it to. That is if your Wi-Fi is turned on. When you are out and about and don’t need Wi-Fi, simply turn it off. It will extend your battery.

    Get a screen protector for your iPad before you begin to use the device. While the screens on the iPads are of very high quality, they can still be damaged relatively easily if they are not protected. The smallest grain of dirt rubbed across the screen with your finger can result in a large scratch.

    Back up your iPad often. Your iPad will soon be a major piece of your daily life, holding entertainment, notes, and even important documents. Make it a habit to do a back up of your iPad every night so that there is no chance that these documents will be lost forever. Remember, your iPad is still a piece of technology; it can break or brick without much warning.

    Did you lose your iPad? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to locate your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad.

    Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.

    When using your iPad to input a large volume of text, use this time-saving tip. When you get to the end of a sentence, do not type a period. Instead, you can tap the space bar twice in rapid succession. This will automatically insert a period followed by a single space for you to begin your next sentence.


    Be selective about your notifications. Under the Settings menu, navigate to Notifications. Adjust the settings until you are satisfied with which apps trigger notifications and which ones don’t. This keeps you from being nagged by rarely used apps. It also keeps important notifications from being buried by less important ones.

    The auto-brightness setting can help your battery last longer between recharges. The iPad automatically senses the amount of light that is in the room, and it will adjust its lighting to the best amount. This feature can go a long way when it comes to the amount of time that you get cordless use in a given day. To do this, you just go to Settings and then choose Brightness and Wallpaper.

    The lock key can either lock orientation or mute the tablet. The newer versions have this contemporary function added in. However, if you have iOS 4.3 or better, you can do so. Another way to shut off the sound quickly is to hold the volume down button for a couple seconds.

    The iPad’s “.com” button can multitask. Most people know about the handy “.com” button that makes typing web addresses easier, but it can do much more than that. If the website you are heading to ends in “.net” or “.edu,” simply hold down the “.com” button and you will see several new options pop up.

    Do you need to include a quotation in the text you are typing? You could either access the second screen of your keyboard or save time and use the hidden quotation mark on the first screen. Tap and hold on the interrogation point key and a quotation mark will appear. You can select it by sliding your finger.

    iPad Keyboard

    Accessing the second screen of your keyboard every time you need a full stop can quickly become annoying. You can save a lot of time when you type by pressing the space bar twice when you need to insert a full stop in your text or by using a wireless keyboard.

    Hold a single button down and you’re now able to select an entire word or phrase from an application. There are several options, including copy, paste, delete, or replace. With the replace function, you can type a new word, and the old selection will be exchanged. You can now easily edit large mistakes or misplaced words.

    As you have just read, there are probably a million things you didn’t know about using your iPad. This article has provided you with some simple tips and advice that can make this device more user-friendly. Use the tips from this and any other article to build on your knowledge base for the ultimate user experience!

    Cory Gunther has been writing about phones, Android, cars, and technology in general for over a decade. He’s a staff writer for Review Geek covering roundups, EVs, and news. He’s previously written for GottaBeMobile, SlashGear, AndroidCentral, and InputMag, and he’s written over 9,000 articles. Read more.

    Updated Mar 16, 2022, 9:41 pm EDT | 6 min read

    A good mobile game can make traveling by plane or public transit more enjoyable, but you usually need an internet connection to play most of them. So whether you’re sitting in a waiting room or taking a vacation to a remote location and have no internet, you’ll want iPhone games that work even if you’re offline.

    Popular games like PUBG need an active data connection when you go into battle, and you need the internet to load a Roblox account. That said, there are plenty of games on iOS you can play offline, and we found several different types. So, here’s a list of the best offline iOS games you can play on your iPhone or iPad in several popular genres.

    Before we jump, though, we must note that many of the games on our list need internet access at least once. You’ll need Wi-Fi to download the app, then to open it once and ensure the game downloads any assets, updates, or connects to Game Center. You’ll want to do this at home or somewhere with internet access before you head to the airport or out of cell range.

    Update, 3/16/22: Verified all games and links still good.

    Action Games





    Whether you’re looking for casual fun, brainteasers, or gripping action games, these are some of our favorite offline games for iPhone or iPad. Just remember, you’ll want to download and open any of these games before going offline to ensure they’ll work and have everything fully loaded and ready to go.

    An iPhone may be a pocket computer, but it doesn’t work the way a desktop or laptop computer works. On a computer, you interact directly with stored files: you open them, work on them, and save them; you organize them in folders using macOS Finder or Windows File Explorer; and you can view them when you want.

    iOS is very different, you don’t have access to the entire file system. There’s a good reason for this: it’s called sandboxing. This is a security feature that ensures that apps are sequestered, and no app – or its data or files – can communicate with another app. There are some exceptions to this, of course: you can access your photo library from apps other than Photos to send pictures via email or Messages; you can play music files with third-party music player apps; and so on. But in general, sandboxing means that apps can’t access other apps, their data, or their files. An app has only access to its own folder (sandbox).

    Therefore the focus is on apps, and, while apps do work with files under the hood, you don’t usually see them. Some apps do allow you to see files, but it depends on the apps. The ones that let you see files generally allow these files to be synced from a computer, using File Sharing:
    How to Transfer files and folders to an iPhone or iPad App from a Mac or PC.

    But most apps don’t have File Sharing enabled. Also even if the app has File Sharing enabled, you cannot access other folders than the Documents folder. In an app’s sandbox you also have a Library folder containing app’s settings, configuration, and sometimes content:
    How to export, backup and transfer iOS Apps’ Data and Settings.

    With iMazing, you can access the Library folder of apps as well as nearly the entire iOS file system via a backup of your device.

    Here’s how to browse files on your iOS device:

    1. Back Up your device. Make sure to encrypt your backup so iMazing can back up all your data.
    2. Select your device in iMazing, then click Apps.
    3. Select an app, then enter its Backup folder.
    4. Navigate that folder to find files. Select files you want to view; you may or may not be able to view them, depending on which apps are needed to read their data.
    5. Select files, then click Copy to Mac or Copy to PC to copy them to your computer. You may then be able to view their contents with an app that wasn’t used to create them.
    6. Export an app’s file and data to your computer to restore it later or transfer it to an other device: Export, backup and transfer iOS Apps’ Data and Settings

    How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

    Before you begin

    Download and install iMazing on your Mac or PC computer

    In-Depth Tutorial

    1. Launch iMazing on your computer and connect your device.

    Download and install iMazing. Launch the app, and connect your device to your Mac or PC.

    2. Select your device in the iMazing’s sidebar, then click Back Up.

    Select your device in the sidebar, then click Back Up. Tell iMazing to back up your device; this may take a minute or two. Follow the instructions in this article to perform the backup.

    3. Select an app, then view its Backup folder

    When the backup has completed, click your device in the iMazing sidebar. It expands to show its content: Apps, Camera, Photos, Music, and more.

    Click Apps, then select the app whose files or data you want to view. You’ll see that for many apps the Documents folder shows a “Do Not Enter” icon; this means that these apps have not enabled file sharing. But this isn’t a problem. Since iMazing has just backed up your device, you can access these files from the app’s Backup folder. This folder gives you access to that part of your device’s backup that contains files and data for the specific app.

    Select the Backup folder belonging to the app whose files you want to view.

    4. Browse files

    You can view these files in three ways from the View Mode button in iMazing’s toolbar: as icons, in list view, or in column view:

      Icon view: If you’re in Icon view, you can double click an app or a folder to view its contents, as you would on a computer. To move back in your viewing history, click the How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

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    iPhone and iPad users can enjoy an almost endless amount of TV thanks to apps from cable companies, TV networks, and online platforms like Hulu and Netflix. Some of these apps are free, and some require a subscription. Some require that you are signed up with a certain cable company. Here are some of the best ones.

    How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

    Many episodes are unlocked automatically.

    Includes deleted scenes.

    No way to skip ads.

    Excessive and repetitive ads.

    Requires cable subscription with participating company.

    Get your fill of A&E reality shows like Live PD and The First 48 with the official app. You’ll have access to deleted scenes and exclusive clips along with full episodes. You’ll need a cable subscription with a participating provider to view episodes, but you can get some shows without logging in, which is somewhat uncommon. Logging in to your cable company account unlocks extra episodes.

    This app is free but requires a cable subscription with a participating service provider.

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    Shows grouped by genre.

    Extra clips with most shows.

    Live streaming of local ABC station.

    Some live events are not available in all areas.

    Lengthy commercial breaks.

    Includes only selected episodes for some shows.

    ABC’s app requires that you log in with your cable company account, but you’ll find a host of interesting things when you do. There are all the free TV shows, but there’s also live streaming TV in many metropolitan areas. Plus, you can watch on the go.

    You can use the app to share video clips and discuss episodes on Facebook and Twitter while you watch.

    This app is free but requires a cable subscription with a participating service provider.

    Amazon Prime Video

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    Movies and shows recommended based on viewing patterns.

    Live sports events.

    Vast amount of content is overwhelming.

    No option to stream downloaded content to TV.

    Offline downloads are at 480p.

    Anyone with an Amazon Prime account can use the Prime Video app to stream free movies and TV shows. The app recommends shows for you and offers original programming such as The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, and the kid series Tumble Leaf.

    Download movies and TV shows over a Wi-Fi or cellular connection to watch wherever you go.

    This app is free but requires an Amazon Prime account.

    Bloomberg: Business News

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    Bloomberg TV breaking news and interviews.

    Focuses on financial and political world.

    Professional analysis and market insights.

    Expensive pay wall.

    Free app includes only 10 free articles per month.

    Obtrusive ads in free version.

    Keep up to date with the world of business and high finance using the Bloomberg Business News app. The app does more than provide 24-hour live access to Bloomberg TV and selected clips. You can use it to access stock market info and news on the economy, technology, and politics. It even offers tools for tracking your investments.

    This app is free.


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    Live shows, full episodes, and clips.

    Cast shows with Airplay and Chromecast.

    Three-episode free pass.

    Clips only for earlier shows in a season.

    Previous seasons not always included.

    If you want to keep up with Real Housewives, Top Chef, Million Dollar Listing, or any other Bravo series, the Bravo app is the place to do it. You have to log in to your cable account, but the app offers polls, trivia, photos, chat, and Bravo’s watch-along system, SYNC, in addition to the TV programming.

    This app is free but requires a cable subscription with a participating service provider.

    Cartoon Network

    How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

    Colorful, easy-to-use interface.

    Includes shows that are no longer on the channel.

    Most episodes available the day after they air.

    Doesn’t carry all Cartoon Network shows.

    Not every season is offered.

    If you’re hankering for some of the delightful weirdness or high adventure available in the lineup of Cartoon Network shows, you’ll love this app. It’s chock full of episodes of Ben 10, ThunderCats, and much more.

    But it’s not all happy-happy-joy-joy: you must be a cable subscriber to watch full episodes and log in using your cable account. You can only watch shows if your cable company has a deal with Cartoon Network.

    This app is free but requires a cable subscription with a participating service provider.


    How to save money on apps and games for your iphone or ipad

    Current episodes of CBS shows available the next day.

    Watch live and on-demand content.

    No free content.

    Must pay extra to remove ads.

    Some seasons not included.

    Paramount+ has replaced CBS All-Access as the home for CBS shows like Clarice and Star Trek: Discovery. For a few dollars a month, you can stream shows from Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, BET, MTV, and the Smithsonian Channel in addition to hundreds of movies.

    You also stream live TV from some local stations, including live sporting events like the UEFA Champions League and the NFL. On-demand content includes complete runs of current series and over 6,500 episodes from the CBS archive of shows like Big Bang Theory and Big Brother.

    This app is free but requires a monthly subscription to Paramount+. The Essential Plans costs $4.99 a month and includes ads. The Premium Plan is $9.99 a month and mostly does away with the ads. It also includes live local CBS stations and the ability to download shows for later viewing.

    Keeping a budget can be a hard thing for many people. Whether it is impulse, forgetfulness, or a myriad of other things, it is easy to get off track with your budget. The iPhone and iPad are here to help. We compare our favorite apps in this AppGuide.

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    Mint: Money Manager, Budget & Personal Finance

    Mint is an iPhone app that allows you to keep a budget with minimal effort. The service analyzes your bank accounts to see what you have been spending money on. The service works pretty well. To use it effectively, you will want to set up your budget realistically and check into the app throughout the week to see how you are doing. Mint is an essential budgeting app for the iPhone.

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    Pocket Expense Personal Finance – Account Tracker, Budget Planner & Bills

    Pocket Expense Personal Finance is the app you want if you want to stay on top of your finances. You can view multiple accounts, manage multiple budget, and track your bills all in this one app. The budget tracking feature is made to help you save money over time instead of accruing debt, which I’m sure is something we all can appreciate. Aside from the obvious features, this app runs smoothly and is easy on the eyes with all of the lively, colorful icons.

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    MoneyWiz 2 – Personal Finance

    MoneyWiz 2 is a budget app that is packed with so much more. You can also access your online banking accounts and see your bills within MoneyWiz 2 as well. If you have issues with remembering to pay your bills on time, you’ll love this app. You can set up reminders and forecasts for your bills. MoneyWiz 2 is everything you need it to be with reports that’ll show you what you are spending versus what you are earning, a dashboard that you can fill up with widgets, the ability to sync between multiple devices, and the security you need for such important data. The app is priced fairly for what you can get, but there are additional services that you can get with an in-app subscription fee.

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    Daily Budget Original – The Fastest Way to Save Money, Guaranteed!

    Daily Budget Original takes a different approach to budgeting. When you first open the app, it asks you what your monthly income is, then it’ll tell you how much you have to spend a day based on that alone. After that fun share, it’ll ask you what your expenses are. As you enter them, your daily amount to spend will lower until you are finished entering your expenses. From there, the app will ask you how much you want to save in percentage form, and of course, that bit will be taken away from your daily spending, but it’s all for a better future, isn’t it? Every time you open the app now you’ll be able to add an extra income or input an expense that takes away from your daily balance. One thing that makes this app special is the ability to set up a “Big Spendings” plan by entering the dollar amount and date you’d like to purchase the item. The app will then tell you how much money you’d need to save per day to get that item on time. There are a ton of in-app upgrades available, but for only $4.99 you can upgrade to PRO, which is well worth it.

    MoneyBook – finance with flair

    MoneyBook – finance with flair is both beautiful and powerful. There are beautiful animations that show you how you are doing financially. For each transaction you can include a little note about it. Entering your transactions is both fun and easy. The graphics and interface gets you exited about making that newest entry. MoneyBook is a great app that for many people could replace the need of the more powerful, more expensive apps.

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    WellSpent Free -Simple and Sleek Budgeting App That Helps You Stick To Your Budgets

    WellSpent Free is the app you want if you want to differentiate your money with separate budgets for different categories. For instance, you can set up a budget of $500 a month towards groceries and a budget of $200 a month for gas. Whenever you run to the grocery store, you just click on your groceries budget and enter how much you spent and WellSpent will let you know how much money you have left in your groceries budget. The same goes for the gas budget or whatever budgets you have entered into the app. Your budgets are also color-coded and you can see a ring around your budget deplete as you use it, which is great for the visual people out there.

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    HomeBudget with Sync

    HomeBudget with Sync is the final essential app. This iPad and iPhone app makes tracking a budget within a family simple and easy. You can set up recurring bills, attach photos of receipts, get bill reminders, categorize your budget, and set up multiple accounts such as cash, credit, savings, and checking. You can sync your budget over 3G or Wi-Fi. This functionality lets you and your family share and utilize the same information. There are tons of other features rounding out this great app.

    MoneyWell for iPad

    If you are familiar with the Mac software, MoneyWell, then you’ll need no introductions to MoneyWell for iPad, a great mobile version of the popular software. Manage your finances by first reviewing any and all activities in your accounts, then enter in your paycheck and fill your buckets, spend within your budget, and get an overview of your spending and income from within the last 12 months. You can also view charts that are neatly arranged to help you see what your budget looks like.

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    Mvelopes – Personal Finance & Envelope Budgeting

    Mvelopes takes the old, handy method of the envelope system and packs it neatly into an app so that you aren’t having to deal with actual envelopes. The app is crisp and clean and takes the time to walk you through set-up in four easy steps, but can be somewhat confusing initially. There are in-app upgrades available that can get pricey, but when following through with the budget you allow yourself in each envelope, it can be well worth it.