[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 22, 2023

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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 merge iCloud data to a new iCloud account?

Can you merge iCloud accounts? The answer to this question is absolutely YES! No matter whether you'd like to switch different iCloud ID on the same iPhone or use a new iCloud ID on a new iDevices for some personal reasons, there are always ways out. Depending on different situations, this guide provides you three ways about how to transfer iCloud data to new iCloud account.

Note that you may have difficulty migrating purchased music from one Apple ID to another. To get rid of this issue, you can turn to Part 3 to seek for solution.

For better illustration, assume that you plan to transfer data from iCloud account A to account B.

Part 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 > Sign in the account A > 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 sync 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.

Part 2. Change iCloud account without losing data on Windows PC

If you have a Windows PC, you can also import all data to your new iCloud account by visiting iCloud.com.

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 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.

Just like what you can do on iPhone, you have to transfer different types of data one after another. How can you transfer them at a time? Ahead to Part 3 to find solutions.

Part 3. Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with different iCloud ID

No matter whether you are using different iCloud ID on the same device or two different iDevices, there is a more professional tool available to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone and backup your iPhone without iCloud at the same time. Compared with iCloud, FoneTool provides you much more storage space to save the backup files. Make sure you have all iCloud backups restored to your iPhone, and transfer selective or all data from one Apple ID to another using FoneTool.

Advantages of FoneTool
• Transfer all or selective files. You can transfer selective photos, videos, contacts, messages, as well as both purchased and non-purchased music at the same time. You are also allowed to transfer everything from one iCloud ID to another, even transfer apps from one iCloud account to another.
• Fast transfer speed. The USB connection between iPhone and computer promises a stable and fast transfer process. It just takes no more than 3 seconds to finish transferring 100 photos.
• Wide compatibility. Besides iPhone, FoneTool also supports different types of iPad and iPod. It is perfectly compatible with 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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Transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone with different Apple ID

The iPhone to iPhone Transfer function helps you switch all data to iPhone with different Apple ID, which will transfer photos, call history, contacts, memos, calendars, Safari, applications, and so on.

Step 1. Launch FoneTool> Connect two iPhones to computer with USB > Click Phone Transfer > Locate iPhone to iPhone option and click Start Transfer

📌 Warm tip: If you have only one USB cable or use two Apple ID on the same device, you can use its Full Backup option from iPhone Backup to full backup iPhone with Apple ID A, and restore the backup to iPhone with Apple ID B.  

iPhone To iPhone Transfer

Step 2. Make sure the source and target iPhone are in the right place > Enable Backup encryption if needed.

Enable Backup Encryption

Step 3. Click Start Transfer to begin. Wait for the transfer to finish, and the target iPhone will be restarted automatically.

Start Transfer

Selectively transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with different iCloud ID

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

Step 2. Tap Phone Backup on the homepage of FoneTool > Choose Selective Backup to select the data.

Click An Icon

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 sign in with your new iCloud account. Unplug the source iPhone and plug in the other iPhone and click Back to go to the Backup Management screen. Locate your backup files and choose Restore to make it.

Restore To Device


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
Doris is an editor of AOMEI Technology 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.