By Dylan / Last update March 6, 2023

Need to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone?

It is so exciting to have a new iPhone, especially the latest iPhone 14 that comes with amazing new features. For the Pro models, a number of new features are expected, including as an always-on display with a replacement notch in the form of a pill, an improved 48-megapixel Wide lens, quicker RAM, and more.

Iphone 14

 When you switch to a new iPhone, you don't want to lose everything on the old one, like photos, videos, messages, contacts, app data, settings, and so on. Next, we will list 4 common ways to help you get data from old iPhone to new iPhone without losing a thing. 

How to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone 14/13/12/11

Generally, there are 4 most commonly used ways to perform this operation. You can directly transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with FoneTool or quick start, or backup and restore data using iCloud and iTunes.


You should know that The iPhone 14 in the USA has removed the SIM card slot and replaced the SIM with an eSIM (Embedded-SIM). eSIM turns the pluggable physical SIM card into a virtual SIM card, which is directly embedded on the device chip. 

So if you are a new iPhone 14 user, and save contacts in the SIM card, before converting the SIM card to eSIM, it is recommended to backup/transfer Contacts to PC. Then contacts can be restored or transferred to the new iPhone after the switch. For more information, please refer to how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone safely.

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Way 1. Transfer data to new iPhone via FoneTool (after setup)

If you have complete the setup process, FoneTool is the best way to transfer data to new iPhone. FoneTool is a professional iOS transfer tool enabling you to quickly and easily transfer all data, including photos, videos, messages, contacts, music, app data, call history, system settings, and other data from your old iPhone to the new iPhone 14/13/12.

Compared with other tools, it comes with more features making it to be the best choice to transfer old iPhone data to new iPhone with a USB cable.

√ Fully or manually transfer: You can completely transfer data to new iPhone without losing a thing, or selectively migrate photos, videos, messages, contacts from old iPhone to the new one.
√ iPhone migration with one click: This easy-to-use interface simplifies the iPhone transfer operation. With just one click, you can easily complete the iPhone migration.
√ Fast iPhone transfer: FoneTool provides much faster speed helping you quickly switch to a new iPhone.
√ Completely support iOS version: It supports all iOS versions, including iOS 16, 15,14, and it also helps you transfer data from iPad to iPad, iPhone to iPad, iPad to iPhone.

Next, download and install this software, then refer to the guide below to see how to use it.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Part 1. How to transfer everything  from iPhone to iPhone

Step 1. Connect both iPhones to your computer with USB cables. Run FoneTool, and choose "Phone Transfer" > Choose "iPhone to iPhone" and click "Start Transfer". 

Iphone To Iphone Transfer

Step 2. The target iPhone the destination iPhone will be listed here, you can encrypt the transfer option if you need.

Backup Encryption Not Enabled

Step 3. Click "Start Transfer" to execute it. 

Start Transfer

• Please make sure the iOS version of the targeted iPhone is no lower than the source iPhone.
• The available space of the targeted iPhone should be bigger than the data
• If you only have one USB cable, you can turn to the Phone Backup > Full Backup feature to backup your old iPhone to computer, and restore to your new iPhone to complete the switch.

Part 2. How to manually transfer data from iPhone to iPhone

FoneTool is a professional backup and restore tool enabling you to selectively backup data and restore to another iPhone. So with its help, you can partially transfer data to new iPhone.

Step 1. Connect the old iPhone to the computer. Run FoneTool, and click "Phone Backup" > Chose "Selective Backup".

Custom Backup

Step 2. Check the file type you want to transfer, and you can click the icon to choose the specific files. For example, here we choose Photos and Videos.

Select Photos Videos

Step  3. Choose the specific items, and click "OK".

Select Photos Manually

Step 4. Choose a location to save the backup. Then click "Start Backup".

Change Path

Step 5. When the backup is completed, disconnect the old iPhone and connect the new iPhone to the computer. 

Step 6. In Backup History page, choose the backup you just created, and click "Restore" to the new iPhone.

Way 2. Transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone using  QuickStart

Quick Start is an official way to set up a new iPhone quickly. Before iOS 12.4 was released, Quick Start just lets you transfer a few settings, like WIFI and Apple ID. Apple has just made it easier for full iPhone migration. After iOS 12.4, you can transfer data like photos, contacts to your new phone without special preparation. You just need to position your old iPhone next to your new iPhone when activating it.

All the data on your iPhone will be copied to your new iPhone. The apps would be downloaded later. It is convenient but sometimes you will find iPhone migration not working or it just failed, because wireless data migration can be affected by too many factors. You can try method 1 to stably transfer iPhone data.

1. Put your old iPhone near your new iPhone and toggle on the Bluetooth of your old iPhone.

2. Choose Continue when your old iPhone asks you to set up your new iPhone with your Apple ID.

3. Scan the image on your new iPhone with your old iPhone.

4. Input your current password on your new iPhone.

5. Set up Touch ID on your new iPhone.

6. Choose to transfer from iPhone and connect the iPhones to the same Wi-Fi network.

Utilize Quick Start

Way 3: Backup and restore data from old iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud

iCloud is a way to sync iPhone to iPhone data provided by Apple. It provides each user 5GB of free space to backup iPhone photos, videos, messages, and other data. With this tool, you can make a backup in your iCloud, and restore the backup to your new iPhone 14/13/12/11.

According to the Apple official website, the iCloud backup includes

• App data
• Apple Watch backups
• iPhone settings
• Home screen and app organization
• iMessage, SMS
• Photos, and videos
• Purchased history from Apple services
• Ringtones
• Visual Voice mail password

If you want to transfer data from one iPhone to another, follow the steps below.

Backup iPhone to iCloud

Step 1. Go to "Settings" on the old iPhone.

Step 2. Tap "Your Name" banner, and tap "iCloud Backup".

Step 3. Make sure the "iCloud Backup" is enabled, and click "Back Up Now".

Backup Now

Restore to new iPhone

Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone, follow the setup guide to choose your language, region, network, and so on.

Step 2. When it asks you to choose a way to restore data, choose "Restore from iCloud backup".

Step 3. Select the latest backup your made, then follow the guide to complete the setup.

Restore From Icloud


Way 4: Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

You can use iTunes to transfer app data, but you can’t preview the data old iPhone, also have no chance to select iPhone data but you can know what iPhone backup includes in advance. Data like pictures, videos, music, and messages stored in iCloud, and Touch ID settings, and information about Apple Pay can’t be backed up. 

Step 1. Download iTunes and connect old iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner and then click Back Up Now. It will take minutes. After the backup is completed, disconnect old iPhone and connect new iPhone to computer.

Step 3. Connect the new iPhone to the computer, and click the device icon and then click Restore Backup.



The data on your old iPhone might be still useful, and this guide tells you how to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone 14/13/12/11 easily. You can choose a method according to your need. You can backup and restore with iCloud or iTunes, or directly transfer data using QuickStart.

But by contrast, FoneTool is a better choice, it allows you manually or wholly transfer iPhone data. Besides, it also supports wipe iPhone data clean after wiping to protect personal data if you want to sell the old iPhone.

FoneTool Runs Perfectly on

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