How to Quick Start iPhone 15/14/13/12

When you have a new iPhone, Quick Start helps you easily transfer data from iPhone to iPhone during setup. This post will walk you through how to quick start iPhone 15/14/13/12 with detailed steps. Also it will show you how to transfer iPhone data after setup.


By Kathy / Updated on June 7, 2024

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Apple is poised to introduce the latest generation of its flagship iPhones in September 2023. Speculations about the iPhone 15/Plus/Pro/Max have been circulating since the launch of the iPhone 14 series last year, providing us with more insights into these upcoming models.

🌟Some rumors about iPhone 15 models:

• Apple might decide to eliminate the 128 GB storage variant for the iPhone 15.
• All four models of the iPhone 15 will feature slightly curved edges, potentially giving the iPhone 15 a resemblance to the iPhone 11.
• The standard iPhone 15 will adopt the A16 Bionic chip from the iPhone 14 Pro.


The upcoming iPhone 15 is highly anticipated. And for most Apple users, the security of iPhone data has always been a significant concern. So when you get a new iPhone 15/14/13/12, what could you do to transfer all data from old iPhone to the new one without losing any data? Then Apple's Quick Start feature can meet your needs.

The Quick Start feature supports device-to-device migration. It allows you to quickly and securely transfer all iPhone data to another new one using a wireless connection. Simply place the two iPhones close to each other, follow the prompts, and your data will be moved.

How to Quick Start iPhone15/14/13/12

Now you can browse the detailed guidance to get how to quick start the phone when you get a new iPhone iPhone 15/14/13/12.

Transfer everything using Quick Start

Before the process, the things you need to know:


• Ensure that both of your devices are running on iOS 12.4 or a more recent version.
• Keep your devices charged and connect them to a stable network or Bluetooth connection.
• The transfer will take around 25-30 minutes. Please avoid using them during the process.

Now you can follow the steps to transfer data using Quick Start.

Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone and place it near your old iPhone. Wait until the "Set Up New iPhone" screen becomes visible on your current iPhone and click Continue to verify your Apple ID.

Step 2. A blue pattern will appear on your new iPhone. Then scan it using the camera on your current iPhone. Wait for the activation process to complete on your new iPhone. Once finished, a message reading "Finish on New iPhone" will be displayed.


If you're unable to use the camera on your old iPhone, you can select the Authenticate Manually option and follow the prompts provided on the screen to continue.

Step 3. Input the passcode from your current iPhone on the new device and set up Face ID or Touch ID if applicable.

Step 4. From the "Transfer Your Data" screen, choose Transfer from iPhone and select Continue to initiate the data transfer from your old iPhone to the new one.



If your iOS version is higher than 11 but lower than 12.4, Quick Start can assist you in setting up a new iPhone, but it won't be able to transfer data. You can select Download from iCloud to restore your iCloud backup.

How to quick start iPhone after setup

In case the transfer gets disrupted or if you wish to initiate Quick Start on your iPhone after setup, the only way to restart Quick Start is by erasing the new iPhone.You can also choose to skip to the next part, where you can use FoneTool to transfer all your iPhone data in just one click after the setup.

Get back to Quick Start on iPhone 15/14/13/12

Factory reset your iPhone: Launch Settings app > Select General > Click on Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Contents and Settings > Key in your password to confirm the choice. After the process, your new iPhone will restart and you can follow the instructions above to quick start it.

Transfer to new iPhone without quick start after setup

Compared with Apple’s Quick Start feature, the data transfer function in FoneTool can be more useful for iPhone users. You have the option to selectively transfer specific files or move all old iPhone data to the new device. Its various features and advantages can provide you with a more efficient experience.

🌟 Fast transfer speed: The transfer speeds of FoneTool are far beyond that of other software in the same industry. You can transfer thousands of photos within minutes while maintaining the original image quality.
🌟One click to transfer data to new iPhone: FoneTool supports one-click iPhone to iPhone transfer after setup, without the need for complex steps to revert to Quick Start.
🌟 User-friendly interface: This easy-to-use tool can assist you in completing all iPhone/iPad data transfer, backup, or erase tasks in just a few clicks.
? Transfer data from one Apple ID to another: If you need to change an Apple ID after switching to a new iPhone. FoneTool can help you transfer data from one Apple ID to another.

You can now click the blue button to download and install FoneTool and learn how to transfer iPhone to iPhone without quick start, as detailed in the following guide. from the following guidance.

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Step 1. Connect both your iPhones to the PC at the same time > Open FoneTool and click Phone Transfer option on the main interface. Then find iPhone to iPhone and click Get Started.



• If you want to selectively transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, you could choose iPhone to PC to move data from the source device to the computer, then click PC to iPhone to transfer files to the target iPhone.
• If you only have one cable, you could go to Phone Backup> Choose Full Backup to back up all your source device data. After that, unplug the old iPhone and plug the new iPhone. Click Restore dot under the Backup History to move your backup.

Step 2. Confirm your source iPhone and target iPhone > Enable Backup encryption if you need > Click Start Transfer to begin the task. Then your all iPhone data will automatically move to your new iPhone.


After the data transfer, if you find there are too many similar pictures on your new iPhone. Then FoneTool can help you find and delete duplicate photos in iOS devices.

Final words

Now you can know how to quick start iPhone 15/14/13/12 and how to restart quick start after setup. And as an iPhone/iPad data management app. FoneTool can be more practical for you to fully or selectively transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone.

In addition to the desktop version, FoneTool also provides a mobile app that allows you to transfer contacts from iPhone to Pixel after the initial setup.

Kathy · Editor
Kathy is an editor of FoneTool, who prefers to help more users address a series of iOS-related problems. She likes traveling and being close to nature makes her relax. She is also keen to engage in social activities and spend much free time with her friends.