Whenever Apple releases a new series of iPhone, the search result about how to transfer everything from one iPhone to another will increase dramatically on all kinds of web browsers. Indeed, no one wants to take the risk of any data loss when they indulged in the happiness of buying a new iPhone.
No matter you have backed up your previous iPhone or not, your needs to switch to new iPhone can be fully satisfied with one of the four ways mentioned in this guide in every detail.
It cannot be simpler to transfer everything from one iPhone to another without backup. You don't need to spend extra time backing up your previous iPhone and restoring it to the new one.
It is highly recommended one of the best iPhone to iPhone transfer apps, FoneTool, which is a professional backup and transfer tool for iOS devices, helping you utilize the new iPhone as soon as possible. You can also be free to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup with it.
Features and advantages of FoneTool
• No data loss. It will transfer your photos, contacts, call history, text messages, memos, calendars, Safari (history, bookmarks), applications (data files, preference), system settings.
• Clear interface and simple steps. There are not many things to do for you if you want to switch data from the old iPhone to a new iPhone.
• Transfer between different Apple ID. You can transfer data from one Apple ID to another fully or selectively with the help of FoneTool.
Steps to switch to new iPhone via FoneTool
Step 1. Download and install FoneTool > Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to a computer > Tap Trust This Computer on the two iPhones.
Step 2. Click Phone Transfer > Go to iPhone to iPhone and click Start Transfer to continue.
Step 3. The source and target iPhone will be listed. You can enable Backup encryption to encrypt the data in your source iPhone.
Step 4. Click Start Transfer to begin the transfer > Wait for the transfer to complete, and the target iPhone will be restarted automatically.
After restarting, you can check whether all the contents have been copied to your new iPhone. Optionally, you can also transfer selective photos, contacts, etc. between two iPhones using FoneTool. If you don't need the old iPhone anymore, the iPhone Eraser function in FoneTool can offer you a professional service to deeply wipe your iPhone clean.
Apple’s Quick Start feature offers an automatic way to switch data to new iPhone which is using iOS 12.4 or later. You just have to make sure that the Apple ID is that you want to use. Then you can make use of Quick Start to directly transfer your data to new iPhone. Follow the steps below to know how to transfer everything from one iPhone to another with Quick Start.
Step 1. Place your two iPhones close to each other > Connect them to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2. Turn on the target iPhone > On the source 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.)
Step 3. Scan the swirling blue pattern on the target iPhone using the camera of your source iPhone > If asked, you need to enter the passcode on the target iPhone.
You will be asked to set up Touch ID or Face ID, which you can do now or wait until later. Then it’s time to transfer your data.
Step 4. On your target iPhone, 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 target iPhone or customize them yourself > Tap Continue.
Sometimes, Quick Start may not working due to poor connection between two iPhones or any other unknown errors, you may need this guide to help yourself out.
You can also choose to switch all data to new iPhone by restoring the iTunes or iCloud backup files. However, to some degree, your data may be at the risk of loss this way.
If you choose to restore iTunes backup to your new iPhone, it's suggested to backup the source iPhone first to avoid data loss. Follow the steps below to backup the previous iPhone and restore to new iPhone with iTunes.
Backup iPhone via iTunes
Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on computer > Connect the source iPhone to the computer.
Step 2. Click the Device tab > Select This Computer > Click Back Up Now to start the backup.
Restore iTunes backup to the target iPhone
Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone > Follow the steps until you see Apps & Data screen > Choose Restore from Mac or PC.
Step 2. Connect your new iPhone to the computer that you used to backup your old iPhone > Open iTunes or Finder (iTunes on Windows PC while Finder on Mac) > Select your iPhone > Select Restore Backup
Step 3. Pick the latest version of backup > Enter the password if asked > Click Restore and wait for the restore time to finish.
iCloud is another professional backup app issued by Apple. However, many users give up using it because of its limited storage space. If you have paid for extra space to backup iPhone to iCloud, you can try this way. If not, you may lose many data. The following are the specific tutorials.
Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone > Follow the steps until you see Apps & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.
Step 2. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID > Choose a backup then the transfer start.
That’s all about how to switch to new iPhone. In a nutshell, to save your time, you can choose to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone directly without backup using FoneTool or Quick Start. You can also restore iTunes or iCloud backup to your new iPhone if you don't mind some data losing. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.
FoneTool Runs Perfectly on
- iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
- iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
- 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