Device locking

This article refers to functionality available in App Cloner 2.9.

All clones are device-locked by default. This means if you create a clone on one device, it cannot be used on another device. This is to prevent distribution and abuse of clones. This also happens when using the premium version of App Cloner.

The simplest way to get the clone working on another device is to install App Cloner on that device and then use it to create a new clone. Remember that you may use App Cloner purchases and donations on up to 5 other devices that you own.

You can always save and load the clone settings used for a particular app. If you want to transfer a clone with its data from an old device to a new device you should use the app data export / import feature, which is available as an add-on.

If you want to create a clone for a specific target device then please use the cloning option Device lock to scan the QR code that is shown by the cloned app when being started on the other device. To generate the QR code the cloned app needs to be connected to the internet. Both devices, the target device and the App Cloner device must be connected to the same local Wi-Fi network (do not enable any proxy or VPN connections on either device while scanning the QR code).

The Giant donation removes device locking so you can create clones that run on all devices. However, you are not allowed to distribute clones to other individuals, groups or entities, or outside of your company, unless you have explicit permission to do so, the apps are your own apps and / or you are the copyright holder. Please refer to the App Cloner Terms of Use at

Please note that the App Cloner 2.9 Custom code developer option always enforces device locking, no matter what donation you have.