Top 4 Fixes to iPhone 14/14 Pro Transfer Cannot Be Completed

When you try to transfer all data to new iPhone using Quick Start, you may encounter that iPhone 14 (Plus)/14 Pro (Max) transfer cannot be completed. In this guide, you will be given top four solution to fix it, as well as a better way to perform data transfer.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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iPhone 14 has attached a lot of attention since its release. It equips with the A16 chip giving a great performance. When you got a new iPhone, the first thing you need to do is to switch all data to new iPhone.

Apple provides you with QuickStart and iCloud Backup to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone during the setup process. Usually, you can choose a preferred one and it works perfectly. However, it may bring your iPhone some bugs and your new iPhone will say “Transfer cannot be completed” and not enough storage but there is. 

If you encounter the same issue that new iPhone 14 transfer cannot be completed, this guide can be worth reading, which provides you not only useful solutions as well as a powerful Quick Start alternative.

Transfer Cannot Be Completed

Why iPhone 14 unable to complete data transfer?

What makes iPhone 14 (Plus) /14 Pro (Max) transfer cannot be completed? There are many causes of this problem, like

►Your network/Wi-Fi is not stable.

►Your source iPhone has large data.

►Some unknown software bugs,


Don't worry, using the solutions listed below, you can solve the problem. This guide also includes a tool for transferring data from old iPhone to new iPhone.

Note: The solutions and the Quick Start alternative in this guide are compatible with iPhone 14/14 (Plus)/14 Pro (Max), as well as the older models like iPhone 13/12/11.

4 fixes to iPhone 14 transfer cannot be completed

Quick Start requires a lot to work well, or it may be unable to complete data transfer. If you need to, you can choose to use the tool mentioned in the next part to quickly transfer everything to new iPhone.

Before attempting these options, you can run some checks.
• Keep two iPhones close to each other. During the Quick Start transfer process, a close contact between the two iPhones is necessary.
• Keep both iPhones on charge. You may need to keep both iPhones charged because transferring data always requires some time.

Fix 1. Check the Wi-Fi network condition on two iPhone

When utilizing Quick Start to iPhone migration, both iPhones must be connected to the same WiFi network. Besides, you are unable to complete data transfer to iPhone 14 if the WiFi network is not reliable. You can reboot the router to refresh the network.

Check Router

Fix 2. Reboot the source iPhone

As mentioned before, system bugs on the source iPhone can prevent iPhone 14 from completing data transfer. You can reboot the source iPhone to refresh the system.

If you are using iPhone X, 11, 12, 13, press and hold either volume button and the side button until the power off slider appears.

For iPhone SE, 8, 7, 6, press and hold the side button until you see the slider to turn off.

Fix 3. Insert SIM card to iPhone 14

You need to be acknowledged that a brand-new iPhone 14 needs a SIM card to activate. Therefore, insert your SIM card to iPhone 14 and try Quick Start again.

Fix 4. Use Quick Start in a wired way

Quick Start offers both wireless and cable methods for transferring data from one iPhone to another. If you are unable to complete data transfer wirelessly, just reset iPhone to start setting up again and transfer data to iPhone 14 with a USB 3 Camera Adaptor and a Lightning to USB cable. The procedures are the same whether you work wirelessly or not.

Lightning To 3 Camera Adapter

Alternative Way: iPhone to iPhone transfer with FoneTool with one-click

If your Quick Start is still unable to complete data transfer, it’s time to consider other tools to help you get everything migrated to new iPhone 14. Here FoneTool is highly recommended.

Similar with Quick Start, it can help you transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without backup. All data, including photos, contacts, call history, text messages, calendars, Safari, applications, etc. can all be imported to new iPhone 14.

While, different from Quick Start, FoneTool has got more features and advantages:
? Fast transfer speed. With the help of FoneTool, it just takes no more than half an hour to finish data transfer.
? Offline and simple transfer process. FoneTool requires you to connect your iPhones to computer during the transfer process without using the Internet. Besides, the operation is as simple as ABC. You will take no effort to make it.
? More transfer solutions. FoneTool also allows you to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup. You can be free to share wanted files with other iOS devices.

FoneTool also is compatible with iPhone from iPhone 4 to iPhone 14, as well as iPad and iPod. Click the icon below to free download FoneTool. Let’s transfer data from iPhone to new iPhone 14 with FoneTool in three simple steps.

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Step 1. Connect both iPhones to the computer with USB > Launch FoneTool, click Phone Transfer to get to iPhone to iPhone > Click Start Transfer to begin.

Tip: If there is only one USB cable, you can use the "Full Backup" function from "Phone Backup" in FoneTool to backup the whole device to a PC, and then "Restore" to the new iPhone 14 to realize the switch.

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

Step 2. Make sure your two iPhones are in the right place > Enable Backup encryption if you need to.

Enable Backup Encryption

Step 3. Click Start Transfer to begin the task, and wait for it to complete.

Start Transfer

When it is finished, your new iPhone 14 will be restarted automatically. If you don’t need to old iPhone any longer, you can utilize the Erase iPhone option in FoneTool to wipe the old iPhone clean before selling or giving it to other.


That’s all about iPhone 14 transfer data cannot be completed. Hope you can get rid of this "data transfer failed on iPhone 14" problem. While if you have tried your best efforts but the problem still persists, you can rely on FoneTool to transfer data to new iPhone. FoneTool is all-in-one iOS manager. Apart from transfer data to new iPhone. It also helps you transfer data from iPhone to PC, and from PC to iPhone. 

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.