How to download free iWork for iPhone if I restore from backup to my new iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jason.siegel, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. jason.siegel macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    I understand iWork for iPhone is supposed to be free for purchasers of new iPhones, and that when you create your new phone profile, you are prompted to download. If I am looking to import my iPhone 4S setup by restoring my backup into my new iPhone 5S, how do I get iWork? Should I first create a new profile with the 5S to download iWork with my Apple ID, and then restore from backup?
  2. LagLiquidators macrumors member


    Sep 24, 2013
    I would like to know an answer to this as well. When I activated my 5s, I didn't see anything about the iWork apps.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Much simpler.

    Restore your backup as usual.

    Go to the app store in the phone, search for iwork, see the apps listed as Free, download them. Repeat for ilife.

    Some folks were seeing them show as $9.99 if they searched just for the apps by name, so try the category search first.

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