Learning how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone may seem like an incredibly daunting task, especially if you’ve never done it before, but it’s actually much easier than you think. Follow these three simple steps and you’ll be on your way to seamlessly moving information from one of your Apple devices to another in no time at all!
Step 1: Log into your iCloud account
To start transferring, first you’ll need to log into your iCloud account. If you have any other devices with the same iCloud account on them and they’re nearby, they should show up on your list of options. Just click on them and they’ll appear as a tile on your screen; click Restore. It might take some time for all of the contents of the device you’re restoring information from show up in iCloud, but once it does, that’s when it’s time to go ahead and switch over to the phone or tablet that will be receiving your restore data.
Once logged in, select Setup as New Phone (or don’t worry about selecting anything if you want to restore an old backup). You’ll then see a list of apps that can be transferred from your previous device. Simply tap on each one to check off what you want moved over. And then tap Restore. Remember, it might take some time for all of the contents of the device you’re restoring information from show up in iCloud, so wait until they do before moving onto step 2.
Step 2: Copy the photos you want to save
Copy the photos you want to save from your old phone’s Camera Roll, Library, or Albums onto your new phone by tapping and holding the photo for a few seconds. You can also use an app like Google Photos. The next time you back up on your new phone, it will save these copies automatically! If you have any other questions about how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, leave them below and we’ll help out!
To copy files that aren’t pictures, go into iTunes (you may need to download and install iTunes first). Click on File Sharing, then click Photos under iPhone Backup (if you’re transferring more than one phone) – Step 1: Save Your Files From Your Old Phone Now that you’ve backed up all of your files, it’s time to get them off of your old device.
There are two ways that I recommend doing so: manually through AirDrop or iCloud Drive, or by using an app such as iMazing. In this post, I will show you how to backup your data and transfer it to another iPhone via iCloud Drive. First, log into iCloud with your Apple ID and password. Then select Settings > Devices > Transfer Data from Another iOS Device > Continue.
Select the type of content you would like transferred—everything should be selected by default but if not just check boxes accordingly. Once everything is selected, click Continue at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, which will start transferring all your information over within a minute or two. You will receive a notification when the process has completed successfully.
Step 3: Set up your new phone
Once you have your new phone powered on, you can access iCloud and then choose Set up as a new device. On the next screen, scroll down and choose Restore from a backup and select the most recent backup of your previous phone. Once it is done restoring, all of your old apps will be downloaded and up-to-date on your new phone. To make sure everything is set up properly, go through the process of activating your phone again by choosing Set Up Phone under Restore from Backup. From there, Apple should recognize that this phone was restored from an older model.
You will not need to enter in any information like credit card or Apple ID passwords since those were already restored from an older model. To finish activation, follow the prompts for selecting a wireless carrier and other details about the account that had been backed up onto iCloud for this device. It’s important to choose wisely because once activated, you cannot change these details later. If it asks for a SIM card, insert the SIM card from your previous phone into the SIM tray of your new one (sim cards come with most phones). If it doesn’t ask for a SIM card, skip this step. In either case, verify that your settings are correct by verifying that you’re connected to the internet.