[3 Ways] How to Transfer iCloud Data to New iCloud Account

How can you change iCloud account without losing data? This guide provides you three ways about how to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account in different situations.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Can you transfer old iCloud to new iCloud account?

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When you backup to iCloud, can you transfer this to new Apple ID account or phone? So in buying a new iPhone and new ID, can I login to the iCloud content and retrieve this?

- Question from Apple Community

Can you change iCloud account without losing data? The answer to this question is absolutely YES! In many cases, you may be wondering how to transfer iCloud backup to another iCloud account, which can be included but not limited to:

• Switch all data from iCloud to a new iCloud account
• Consolidate files from two iCloud account in one
• Want to use a new iCloud account on a new iPhone

icloud to icloud

No matter why you'd like to switch to a different iCloud ID for any personal reasons, there are always ways out. Depending on different situations, this guide provides you with three ways to how to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account. For better illustration, assume that you plan to transfer data from iCloud account A to account B. Now, let's get started.

Way 1. How to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account on iPhone

You can rely on iCloud sync to migrate data between two iCloud accounts on one iPhone directly. Now, let’s take a look at the detailed steps about how to transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another iCloud account. You can also perform the same steps to transfer other types of data.

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Make sure iCloud account A has been signed in, and tap it > iCloud.

Step 2. Toggle off Contacts or other icons you want to transfer to the new account > Choose Keep on My iPhone option.

Enable Contacts Sync

Step 3. Sign out account A and sign in with account B, toggle on the sync of Contacts and other icons, and choose Merge. Then, the data on your iPhone will be synced to your new iCloud account.

Apparently, you may need to repeat several times if you’d like to transfer many types of files. Besides, you cannot have a clear idea of which files have been transferred exactly.

Way 2. The quickest way to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account 

FoneTool, a powerful iOS data management software, can make it simple to transfer data from one iCloud account to another. No matter whether you are using a different iCloud ID on the same device or two different iDevices, it is a professional tool available to transfer data from one iCloud to another, iPhone to iPhone, or backup your iPhone without iCloud.

Advantages of FoneTool
• Seamless and convenient transfer. FoneTool supports to transfer data between iCloud accounts directly. It also enables you to transfer iCloud data to new iPhone without old phone.
• Transfer all or selective files. You are allowed to transfer everything from one iCloud ID to another or transfer selective photos, videos, contacts, and messages from one iCloud account to another.
• Multiple functions. Besides iCloud data transfer, you can also utilize it to manage iOS data, like backing up iPhone data, transferring data between iPhone to PC.
• Wide compatibility. Besides iPhone, FoneTool also supports different types of iPad and iPod. It is perfectly compatible with all kinds of versions of iOS.

Click the icon below to download FoneTool for free and follow the steps below to know how to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account fully or selectively as you like.

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Option 1. One-click transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account 

The iCloud sync function in FoneTool enables you to switch certain types of iCloud data to new iCloud account in one click. Follow the steps below to learn how to transfer iCloud data to another iCloud account.

Step 1. Launch FoneTool>  Choose My iCloud from the left pane > Sign in with account A > Choose iCloud Sync.

choose icloud sync

Step 2. Sign in to the other iCloud account > Check the file types you'd like to transfer to account B or check Select All > Tap Start Sync to begin the task.

sync all

Option 2. Selectively transfer data from one iCloud to another

Compared with iCloud, FoneTool provides you with much more storage space to save the backup files. Make sure you have all iCloud backups restored to your iPhone, and transfer selectively from one Apple ID to another using FoneTool.

Assume that you have two iPhones that sign in with different iCloud account, and follow the steps below to learn how to transfer data from one iCloud to another selectively.

Step 1. Connect the source iPhone to the computer, and tap Trust on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap Phone Backup on the homepage of FoneTool > Choose Selective Backup to select the data. (Optionally, choose Full Backup to transfer everything to new iPhone.)

Custom Backup

Step 3. Click each icon to preview and select the items, and click OK to confirm.

Select Files

Step 4. Choose a storage path and click Start Backup to save the backup to your computer.

Now, it’s time to transfer the backup files to the other iPhone that signed in with your new iCloud account. Unplug the source iPhone and plug in the other iPhone and click Back to go to the Backup History screen. Locate your backup files and choose Restore to make it.

Restore To Device

Way 3. Change iCloud account without losing data via iCloud web

If you have a Windows PC, you can also import all data to your new iCloud account by visiting iCloud.com. Just like what you can do on iPhone, you have to transfer different types of data one after another.

Step 1. On your computer, visit icloud.com and sign in with your iCloud account A.

Step 2. Click each icon to preview and select the wanted files and click the Download button to save them on computer.

iCloud Site

Step 3. Sign out the account A and sign in with account B. Click each icon to upload data that are exported from account A.


That’s all about how to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account in three ways. You can export files from account A and import them to account B on iPhone or iCloud website. You can also try FoneTool to transfer and backup iPhone with a few clicks to make sure you can change Apple ID without losing data.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.