How to Fix iPhone 15/14 Stuck on Transferring Data

iPhone 15 stuck on transferring data? This guide will show you how to fix the iPhone to iPhone transfer stuck on 1 minute remaining issue.


By Lena / Updated on September 15, 2023

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Problem: iPhone 15 Stuck on Transferring Data

iPhone 15 Setup Stuck on Transferring Data

Transferring data to new iPhone 15. It looks like it is complete but the old phone has been stuck on the “time remaining about 1 minute” screen for hours. Any idea? Thanks.

- Question from Reddit

Just bought a new iPhone 15/14? Congratulations! You definitely can’t wait to enjoy all amazing features of your brand new iPhone. However, one annoying problem appears in front of you: the iPhone stuck on transferring data.

Well, you are not the only one who encountered the iPhone to iPhone transfer stuck on 1 minute remaining issue. This issue has been frequently mentioned by users since the introduction of the iPhone Migration. Poor network, system failure, iPhone glitches may be the cause of this problem.

Fortunately, there are some methods to help you fix this iPhone 14/15 stuck on transferring data problem. Besides, the device-to-device migration of Quick Start is not the only way to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone. Keep reading to learn more.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Stuck on Transferring Data

Before you start troubleshooting the “iPhone to iPhone transfer stuck on 1 minute” problem, first confirm two things: your old iPhone supports iPhone Migration (iOS 12.4 and later) & two iPhones have connected to the same Wi-Fi network. These are the two basic conditions for iPhone to iPhone migration.

Tip 1. Wait for More Time

Wireless transmission is unstable and can be affected by many factors, such as Wi-Fi network. When there is a network failure, it takes more time to complete the transfer, especially if there is a large amount of data that needs to be transferred.

Tip 2. Check Internet Connection

As we said before, iPhone 15 transferring data stuck on 1 minute remaining issue will occur when Wi-Fi connection is not stable. Go to have a check if the router is working properly. You can reboot the router to refresh the network.

Check Internet

Tip 3. Check Out Your New iPhone

If your iPhones have been stuck for a few hours, go check out your new iPhone. If everything you need is already on there, then just cancel the transfer and start using your new iPhone.

Tip 4. Restore from iTunes/iCloud Backup  

iPhone 15 stuck on transferring data issue mostly occurs when users use the device-to-device migration of Quick Start to move data. If you have backed up your old iPhone before, you may choose to restore from iTunes or iCloud backup.

Restore from iTunes/iCloud Backup

Tip 5. Let Another Tool Help You Transfer Data

If you do not want to wait any longer, you can let another transfer tool called FoneTool help you complete the transfer. Whether you want to transfer all data or selected files, it can be done in a few clicks.

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→ Transfer All Content and Settings

Just like iPhone Migration, the iPhone to iPhone of FoneTool can help you transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone directly, including photos, contacts, call history, text messages, memos, calendars, Safari (history, bookmarks), applications (data files, preference), system settings.

1. Run FoneTool > Connect old iPhone and new iPhone to computer via USB cable.

2. Click iPhone to iPhone option from the Phone Transfer page.

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

3. Confirm the source device and target device > Enable backup encryption to encrypt data in the source iPhone > Click Start Transfer.

Start Transfer

→ Selective Transfer

Besides full transfer, FoneTool also supports selective transfer. You can preview and select the contacts, messages, photos, videos and songs before the transfer. The transfer will not erase any existing data on the target iPhone, you can take advantage of this to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup.

1. Open FoneTool > Plug in your old iPhone.

2. Click Phone Backup > Locate to Selective Backup and click Get Started > Click the icon to select the files you want to transfer > Choose a storage path > Click Start Backup to transfer data to computer.

Start Backup

3. Unplug old iPhone and plug in new iPhone > Go to the Backup History page > Click three-dot icon and click the Restore option.

Restore to Device

4. Confirm the data that will be transferred to your new iPhone > Click Start Restore to make it.


That’s all about how to fix the iPhone 15 stuck on transferring data problem. If you have checked everything but the problem still exists, you can let FoneTool help you transfer data via USB cable connection. Compared to wireless transfer, USB transfer is more stable and faster.

Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.