By Lena / Last update September 13, 2022

Apple makes it easy to upgrade from an old iPhone to a new one. If you have created a backup with iCloud or iTunes in advance, you can restore that backup on your new iPhone to make everything like before. To help you complete the process smoothly, this guide will tell you how to set up new iPhone from backup step by step.

Besides, in case your backup does not contain the data you need, we will also show you how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without backup.

Part 1. How to Set Up New iPhone 14 from Backup

You can restore old iPhone backup to new iPhone during the setup process. If you have already set up your iPhone, please go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings to erase your device and restart the setup process.  If you do not want to restart the setup process, you can move to the next part to see how to transfer data after setup. The following are the steps to set up new iPhone from iCloud or iTunes backup.

● Turn on your device. Choose your language and your location.

● Use Quick Start or not.

> If your old iPhone is running on iOS 11 and later:

1. You can place your old iPhone near your new iPhone. The Quick Start screen will appear on your old iPhone and offers the option of using your Apple ID to set up your new iPhone >Tap Continue if that’s the correct Apple ID.

2. When the animation appears on your new iPhone, hold your old iPhone over the new iPhone, then center the animation in the viewfinder. Wait for a message that says Finish on New iPhone.

3. Enter your old iPhone passcode on new iPhone > Set up Face ID or Touch ID > Enter your Apple ID password.

4. Then you can choose to Download from iCloud to restore iCloud backup. If your old iPhone is running on iOS 12.4 and later, you can also choose Transfer from iPhone to directly transfer old iPhone data.

Utilize Quick Start

> If your old iPhone is not at hand or it does not support Quick Start:

1. Tap Set Up Manually option.

2. Tap a Wi-Fi network to join > Se up Face ID or Touch ID > Set a passcode.

3. Then you will come to the App & Data screen. If you want to set up new iPhone from iCloud backup, please choose Restore from iCloud Backup; If you want to set up new iPhone from iTunes backup, you should choose Restore from Mac or PC.

Choose Restore Option

Set Up New iPhone from iCloud Backup

1. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password and choose the backup you want to restore. (If a message says that you should update to a new version of iOS, you refer to this guide to learn what to do.)

2. Sign in with your Apple ID to restore your apps/purchases or you can skip this step.

3. Please keep your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi and it’s recommended to plug the device into the power until the restore process is done.

Restore from iCloud

Set Up New iPhone from iTunes Backup

1. Connect your new iPhone to computer and run iTunes.

2. Click the Device tab > Go to Summary > Choose Restore Backup > Choose the correct backup > Enter the password if you need to restore from an encrypted backup.

3. Complete the setup process when the restoration is finished.

Restore from iTunes Backup

Part 2. Selectively Transfer Data to New iPhone 14

From the above, we have talked about how to set up new iPhone from backup. As you can see, you will need to erase your iPhone to perform a restore every time. However, what if you find that the backup did not contain the data you need? Create a new backup and restore again? It seems kind of time-consuming.

Under the circumstances, try FoneTool, one professional iPhone data manager to help you transfer needed data from old iPhone to new iPhone. It can help you transfer all content and settings with one click or selectively transfer needed contacts, messages, photos, videos, songs, etc.

FoneTool supports all iPhone models including the newest iPhone 14/13/12/11 and works well with the latest iOS 16. Get the tool and see how to transfer data to new iPhone.

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>> Transfer All Data and Settings

The iPhone to iPhone Transfer tool can help you transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone directly.

1. Launch FoneTool > Plug in old iPhone and new iPhone.

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

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

3. Enable backup encryption > Click Start Transfer.

Start Transfer

>> Selective Transfer

Backup Data on Old iPhone

1. Launch FoneTool and plug in your old iPhone.

2. Click Phone Backup and go to Selective Backup > Click the icon to select the data you want to transfer.

Select the Backup File Type

◆ You can click each icon to select the items you want to transfer and click OK to confirm.

Select Files

3. Choose the storage path > Click Start Backup.

Start Backup

Transfer Data to New iPhone

1. Unplug your old iPhone and connect your new iPhone.

2. Click Backup History > Click the three-dots icon and click Restore.


3. You can click the icon to preview the data that will be restored to your new iPhone > If everything is OK, click Start Restore to make it.

Restore to Device


That’s all for how to set up new iPhone 14 from backup. You can choose to restore from an iTunes or iCloud backup according to your situation. If you have already set up your iPhone, you can let FoneTool help you directly transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone.

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iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad