How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone After Setup

Want to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup? This guide will show you 4 methods on how to transfer data, including apps, photos, videos, messages, contacts, memos, etc. from iPhone to iPhone after setup.

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By Lena / Updated on June 14, 2024

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Can I transfer data to my new iPhone after it is set up completely?

How can I transfer my data from my old iPhone to my new iPhone?

- Question from Apple Community

Can You Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone After Setup?

After getting the new iPhone, the first thing is to set it up. Besides, Apple makes it easy for users to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone. You can choose to restore data from iCloud/iTunes backup, or directly transfer data with the Transfer from iPhone feature if both two devices are running on iOS 12.4 and later.

However, due to some reasons, you didn't transfer old iPhone data to the new one during the setup process. Now you have already set up your iPhone but find that you need some data stored on your old device.

So you may wonder: Can I transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after initial setup? The answer is YES! Keep on reading to learn how to finish the process.

Transfer iPhone to iPhone after Setup

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone Without Resetting

To move data from iPhone to iPhone after setup, there are two ways you can choose from.

● If there is no important data on your new device, you can choose to erase your iPhone and use the Quick Start feature to transfer.
● If you do not want to erase your iPhone or want to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud, then you can use a third-party tool to help you make it.

Method 1. The Best way to Transfer Data to New iPhone after Setup Without iCloud

If you do not want to erase your iPhone, a third-party iPhone-to-iPhone transfer app named FoneTool can help you transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone after initial setup. With its powerful features, you can efficiently finish the transfer process.

Highlights:
Fast transfer speed helps you easily transfer 1000+ photos within minutes.
You can choose to transfer everything or only partial old iPhone data to new iPhone.
The easy-to-use interface allows you to finish all transfer tasks within a few clicks.
Various iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch models and iOS versions are supported, including the latest iPhone 15 and iOS 17.

Now you can free download FoneTool to finish the iPhone-to-iPhone transfer. If needed, you can also use this tool to transfer data from iPhone to iPad after setup.

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Part 1. How to Transfer Everything from iPhone to iPhone After Setup

You can let the iPhone to iPhone Transfer feature help you transfer all data and info from old iPhone to new iPhone with one click. 

enlightened Video Tutorial of How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone After Setup:

Step 1: Connect two iPhones to the computer and run FoneTool.

enlightened Notes:

1. This transfer process will overwrite the current data on your new iPhone. You can use FoneTool's backup feature to back up your important data first (Phone Backup > Full Backup/Selective Backup).
2. If there is only one USB data cable, you can also use the Full Backup function to back up the old iPhone to a PC, and then restore the backup to the new iPhone to realize the transfer. This function also will erase existing data on your new iPhone.

Step 2: Click Phone Transfer > Choose the iPhone to iPhone option > Click Get Started.

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

Step 3Enable backup encryption to encrypt data in the source device > Click Start Transfer to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone.

Start Transfer

Part 2. Selectively Transfer Data to New iPhone After Setup without iCloud

Two steps are needed to selectively transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after set up: back up data on old iPhone and then restore the data to new iPhone.

It can help you transfer selected contacts, messages, photos, videos, and songs. You can preview and choose the needed items before the backup and restore.

1. Backup Data on Old iPhone

Step 1: Launch freeware phone tools FoneTool and plug in your old iPhone > Click Phone Backup > Choose Selective Backup and select the data you want to backup.

Choose Backup File Type

Step 2:  Click each icon to select the items you want to transfer and click OK to confirm > Choose the storage path > Click Start Backup.

Start Backup

2. Transfer Data to New iPhone

Step 1: Unplug your old iPhone and connect your new iPhone > Choose My Backups > Click the three-dots icon > Choose Restore to move it to new iPhone.

Restore to Device

Step 2: Click the icon to preview and select the data that will be restored to your new iPhone > If everything is OK, click Start Restore to transfer data to the new iPhone after setup.

start restore backup

Part 3. Transfer Data to New iPhone After Setup from Android

If you want to transfer data to new iPhone from Android after setup, you can first export Android files to the computer and then add data to the iPhone via the Transfer to iPhone feature.

Step 1: Choose Phone Transfer > Find PC to iPhone and click Get Started.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 2: Click the Photos, Videos, Music, or Contacts icon and choose the files exported from Android or you can drag and drop files to the box > Click Start Transfer to begin the task.

Select Files

Method 2. Transfer Data to New iPhone After Setup via Setup Process

If you do not mind erasing your iPhone, you can first reset your iPhone and restart the setup to access the data transfer option. Generally, you can back up your iPhone using iCloud and restore it to the new iPhone. Or if both two iPhones are running on iOS 12.4 or later, you can transfer data from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly without backup.

  • Erase your iPhone: Go to Settings > General > Reset (Transfer or Reset iPhone in iOS 15 and later)> Erase All Content and Settings to erase your device and restart the setup process.
  • You'll then see "Hello" in many languages > Choose your language > Select your location.
  • Use Quick Start or not.

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

Step 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 > Follow the onscreen steps to set up your device.

Step 2: 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

Restore iTunes Backup to iPhone

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.

Step 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.

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

Restore iTunes Backup

Method 3. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone After Setup with iCloud

You may also have questions: How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud? Although iCloud is extremely dependent on the network and the cloud space is expensive, it is still a good choice for many users to choose to transfer data to their new iPhone. Read on to learn the specific steps.

Step 1: Tap the Set Up Manually option.

Step 2: Join the Wi-Fi network > Set up Face ID or Touch ID > Set your passcode.

Step 3: Then you will come to the App & Data screen. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup or choose Restore from Mac or PC according to your situation.

Choose Restore Option

Restore iCloud Backup to iPhone

Step 1: Sign in to iCloud and choose the right backup.

Step 2: If you have purchased iTunes or App Store content using multiple Apple IDs, you will need to sign in to each or you can skip this step.

Step 3: Keep your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi and it’s recommended to plug the device to the power until the restore process is done.

Method 4. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone After Setup Wirelessly

FoneTool for iOS client provides a swift solution for transferring your data, encompassing photos, videos, music, contacts, and more, from an old iOS device like iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to a new one seamlessly. Get the app directly by scanning the QR code below or go to this page to download it to your iPhones and following the steps below to easily transfer data.

Download FoneTool for iPhone

Step 1: Position your two iPhones in proximity > Activate Wi-Fi on both devices but don't need to connect to Wi-Fi.

Step 2: In the FoneTool app, navigate to Connect Device > Tap the device name of your iPhone to establish a connection.

Step 3: On your old iPhone, select File Transfer to preview and choose the desired files to transfer >Tap Send to share the selected files with the target iPhone.

Send Files

Step 4: On your new iPhone, tap Confirm to receive the files.

enlightened Note:

With this mobile app, you can also transfer data from Android to iPhone after setup.

Conclusion

That’s all about how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup. If you do not mind data erasing, you can reset your iPhone and restore from iCloud or iTunes backup.

If you want to transfer data to new iPhone after setup without iCloud/iTunes, try FoneTool to help you transfer all data or selected data without data erasing.

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Lena
Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.