Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone Without Quick Start

Whether the Quick Start performance is not satisfactory? If you are looking for a way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without Quick Start, this guide must be worth reading.


By Demi / Updated on May 30, 2023

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How do I transfer without Quick Start?

Quick Start doesn’t work, makes my new iPhone stuck and not update. I have wasted hours trying to get it. So how do I transfer data without Quick Start?

- Question from Apple Community

Just like its name, Quick Start is widely used to switch data to new iPhone, iPad from the old one in a quick and simple way. Since the transfer process takes place during the setup process of the new iPhone, it is favored by many users.

Quick Start

However, more and more iPhone users start to looking for a better way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without Quick Start because the wireless process makes the transfer unstable and time-consuming. What’s more, sometimes some glitches lead to Quick Start not working.

If you are one of them, this guide is worth reading for you, which provides you with effective ways to transfer iPhone data to new iPhone without Quick Start.

One-click to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without Quick Start

If you wonder how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup, the professional iOS data transfer tool - FoneTool can do you a favor. As a Quick Start alternative, you just need to connect iPhone to computer and let it help you transfer data from iPhone to iPhone in one-click.

There are not many things to do for you if you want to switch data from the old iPhone to a new iPhone. Besides, there is no Apple ID limitation. You can finish the transfer task no matter whether you are using the same Apple ID on two iPhone or not.

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One-click to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone
To transfer all data from old iPhone to new iPhone without Quick Start, you can try the iPhone to iPhone function in FoneTool. It helps transfer all media files, system settings, applications (data files, preference), calendars etc. to new iPhone.

Note: One of the crucial prerequisites is that you need to prepare two Apple Lightning USB cables to connect your two iPhones. If not, it is suggested to try Full Backup your old iPhone and then Restore it to the new one.

Step 1. Connect both old and new iPhone to computer and run FoneTool > Click Phone Transfer > Click Start Transfer under iPhone to iPhone.

iPhone To iPhone Transfer

Step 2. Enable backup encryption to encrypt your data > Click Start Transfer to begin the task.

Start Transfer

When it is finished, the new iPhone will restart automatically. Now, you will find all data has been imported to the new iPhone.

The feature-rich FoneTool also enables you to transfer selective files, like messages, photos, videos, contacts from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to computer, and vice versa.

Transfer data between iPhone without Quick Start via setup process

If you have utilized Quick Start but quit later, you may find that during the setup process, you are given not only Quick Start option to get data transferred to new iPhone, but also an option to restore an iCloud or iTunes backup.

While if you have finished the setup process, you can choose to erase the new iPhone by going to Settings > General > Reset > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings to erase your device and restart the setup process.

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Now, setup the new iPhone until you see the Apps & Data screen. Follow the steps below to restore iCloud or iTunes backup as per your need.

Option 1. Restore iCloud backup to new iPhone
Step 1. Go through the setup process until you see Apps & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

Choose Restore Option

Step 2. Sign in with your iCloud account and password > Choose a backup then the transfer start.

• Make sure your old iPhone have recent iCloud backup and the Wi-Fi on your new iPhone is enabled.
• Your apps, photos, music, and other content will continue to restore in the background in hours or days, depending on the amount of data.

Option 2. Restore iTunes backup to new iPhone
If you choose to transfer iPhone data to new iPhone without Quick Start but via restoring iTunes backup, it is suggested to backup the old iPhone first to avoid data loss. Here are the detailed steps.

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

Step 2. Click the device tab > Select This Computer > Click Back Up Now to start the backup.

Backup Using iTunes

Step 3.Unplug the old iPhone > On the new iPhone, choose Restore from Mac or PC from the setup screen.

Restore From Mac Or PC

Step 4. Connect your new iPhone > Open iTunes and select Restore Backup > Pick the latest version of backup > Finally, click Restore and wait for the restore time to finish.

Click Restore iTunes

Just in case, if you encounter iTunes problem and fail to restore iTunes backup, you can rely on FoneTool, which has been introduced in the first part to restore iTunes backup to new iPhone.


That’s all for the ways to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without Quick Start. You can choose to restore iCloud or iTunes backup during the setup process. If you prefer a more straightforward way, you can try the transfer tool - FoneTool to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without backup or Quick Start. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

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.