How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 15 Plus/Pro/ Pro Max

Wondering how to transfer iPhone to iPhone 15? No matter whether you have a backup for your old iPhone, you can transfer everything to new iPhone 15 using the four workable solutions in this guide.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Wonder how to transfer everything to new iPhone 15?

iPhone 15 is coming, together with a groundbreaking upgrade. The Dynamic Island will cover the entire iPhone 15 series. And the iPhone 15 models will adopt USB-C charging and do away with the Lightning port.

Whenever Apple launches a new iPhone series, there's a big increase in searches about how to transfer all data to new iPhone. Since nobody wants to lose their data when getting a new iPhone, so they're looking for ways to do it safely.

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If you can’t wait setting up new iPhone 15 and start a new journey, it may be worthwhile to read this guide to know how to transfer iPhone to iPhone 15 in four ways to avoid any data loss on your new iPhone 15.

How to transfer data from iPhone to new iPhone 15 without backup

Transferring everything from one iPhone to another can't get easier - and you don't have to worry about backups. No need to spend extra time backing up your old iPhone and then restoring it to the new one.

Way 1. The easiest way to transfer to new iPhone 15 with FoneTool

A highly recommended option for transferring data from one iPhone to another is the FoneTool. It's considered one of the best iPhone-to-iPhone transfer apps and serves as a professional tool for backing up and transferring data on iOS devices.

If you are in one of the following scenarios, you must try FoneTool:
? Just some of the files on old iPhone are needed to transfer to new iPhone 15;
? Need to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup because you have set up iPhone 15;
? Want to use a different Apple ID on new iPhone 15;
? Don’t want to waste time backing up your old iPhone.

How to transfer iPhone to iPhone 15 with FoneTool
Step 1. Download and install FoneTool > Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to a computer > Tap Trust on the two iPhones.

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Step 2. Click Phone Transfer > Go to iPhone to iPhone and click Start Transfer to continue.

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Step 3. The source and target iPhone will be listed. You can enable Backup encryption to encrypt the data in your source iPhone.

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Step 4. Click Start Transfer to begin the transfer > Wait for the transfer to complete, and the target iPhone15will be restarted automatically.

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As you can see from the screenshot of FoneTool, you can also transfer selective photos, contacts, etc. between two iPhones using FoneTool.

Besides, just in case you no longer need your old iPhone, FoneTool's Data Eraser feature can provide you with a professional solution to either selectively or completely clean your iPhone's data. This function ensures a thorough and secure wipe your personal information from the device.

Way 2. Transfer iPhone to iPhone 15 with Quick Start

Apple’s Quick Start feature offers an automatic way to transfer everything to new iPhone from old iPhone wirelessly during the setup process. Follow the steps below to know how to transfer everything from one iPhone to new iPhone 15 (Plus/Pro/Pro Max) with Quick Start.

Step 1. Place your two iPhones close to each other > Connect them to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. Turn oniPhone15>On the old iPhone, Set Up New iPhone will be displayed, which will ask you if you want to use your Apple ID to set up your new iPhone > Tap Continue if you confirm.(Turn on Bluetooth if you can’t see the option to continue.)

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Step 3. Scan the swirling blue pattern on the iPhone 15 using the camera of your old iPhone > If asked, you need to enter the password oniPhone15.

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You will be asked to set up Face ID, which you can do now or wait until later. Then it’s time to transfer your data.

Step 4. On your new iPhone15, select Transfer from iPhone> Agree to the terms and conditions > Choose whether you want to transfer the settings in Siri, Maps, and other apps to the iPhone 15 or customize them yourself > Tap Continue.

wirelessly transfer data with quick start

Occasionally, Quick Start might not function properly due to weak connectivity between the two iPhones or unforeseen errors. If you encounter such issues, you can refer to this guide- Quick Start not working to troubleshoot and resolve the problem.

How to transfer data from iPhone to new iPhone 15 with backup

Another option is to transfer all your data to the new iPhone by restoring iTunes or iCloud backup files. However, it's important to note that there's a certain level of risk involved in this method, as your data could potentially be lost during the process.

Way 3. Transfer to new iPhone 15 from iCloud backup

iCloud is a backup app provided by Apple, known for its professional functionality. Yet, numerous users opt out due to its constrained storage capacity. If you've purchased additional space to back up your iPhone using iCloud, you can explore this approach. However, if you haven't, you risk potential data loss.

Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone 15 > Follow the onscreen instruction to set up new iPhone until you see Apps & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

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Step 2. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID > Choose the latest backup then the transfer start.

• If you’ve already set up your iPhone 15, you need to erase it from Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings.
• Restoring apps, photos, music, and other content depends on data volume. This background restoration can take hours or days.

Way 4. Transfer to new iPhone 15 from iTunes backup

If you choose to restore an iTunes backup to your new iPhone, you can backup the source iPhone beforehand to prevent data loss. Here's a guide on how to backup your previous iPhone and subsequently restore it to the new iPhone15using iTunes.

Backup old iPhone via iTunes
Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on computer >Connect the source iPhone to the computer.

Step2. Click the Device tab >Select This Computer >Click Back Up Now to start the backup. You can enable backup encryption so that you can restore Health and Activity data to new iPhone 15.

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Restore iTunes backup to the new iPhone 15
Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone > Follow the steps until you see Apps & Data screen > Choose Restore from Mac or PC.

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Step 2. Connect your new iPhone to the computer that you used to backup your old iPhone > Open iTunes> Click the phone icon> Select Restore Backup.

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Step 3. Pick the latest version of backup > Enter the password if asked > Click Restore and wait for the restore time to finish.

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In summary, when looking for solutions of how to transfer iPhone to iPhone 15, you have several options. For a time-efficient approach, you can directly transfer data using FoneTool or Quick Start without needing a backup. Alternatively, you can restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup, though this might entail some data loss. If this guide proves helpful, consider sharing it with others who might benefit.

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.