How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone

Whenever you plan on purchasing a new iPhone, the first thing that comes in your mind is how to transfer your old data from the old iPhone. Well, there are two procedures by which you can transfer all of your data from your old to new iPhone. One way of getting it done is through iTunes and the other is iCloud.

As said, both the ways are ideal for transferring data, the choice is yours. If you want to get over with this hassle fast, try iCloud. The procedure doesn’t involve any complicated process.

Before you start, make sure to unpair your Apple Watch from your old iPhone before transferring data into the new one.

How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X

Method #1: Transfer Data from One iPhone/iPad to Another using iCloud

Backup Your Previous iPhone to iCloud

Make sure that you have stored all the necessary data in iCloud.

Step #1. Connect your old iPhone to Wi-Fi.

Step #2. Go to ‘Settings’→ Apple ID bar→ iCloud→ Backup.

Step #3. Turn on ‘iCloud Backup’.

Wait for the backup process to complete.

Transfer iCloud Backup to New iPhone

Do note to insert a SIM card in your new iPhone before continuing with the backup restore. Don’t set up your new phone cause it is needed in its basic state. If you have already set it up, undo all those things by deleting it. Go to ‘Settings’→ General→ Reset→ Erase all contents and settings. Ensure that your Wi-Fi network is stable and phone is charged full to avoid any interruption during the transfer process. Now you are ready to transfer your files.

Step #1. On turning on your iPhone, a “Hello” screen will show up.

Step #2. Press ‘Home’ button.

Step #3. Follow the on-screen steps till the Wi-Fi screen turns up.

Step #4. Join a Wi-Fi network.

Step #5. Again follow the on-screen instructions till you reach ‘Apps & Data Screen’.

Step #6.Tap on ‘Restore from iCloud Backup’.

Step #7. Use your Apple id and password to sign in to iCloud.

Step #8. Select the backup which you want transfer. Verify the date and size to be certain of which backup you are transferring.

Method #2: How to Transfer Data from One iPhone to another Using iTunes

Make an iTunes backup of your old iOS device

Step #1. Connect your Apple device to your computer via Lightning cable. (Check this guide if your iTunes don’t show your iPhone)

Step #2. Open iTunes and select your device.

Step #3. Click on check box ‘Encrypt [device] backup’ and create a password. Encrypting your backup saves Health and Activity data from your iOS device. If these data ain’t necessary, don’t follow.

Step #4. Click ‘Back Up Now’ to create unencrypted backup.

Step #5. To ensure that the backup process is successful, go to iTunes menu→ Preferences → Devices. Analyse the device name, date and size of the backup.

Transfer iTunes Backup to Your New iPhone

Insert a SIM card in your new iPhone.

Step #1. On turning on your iPhone, a “Hello” screen will show up.

Step #2. Press ‘Home’ button.

Step #3. Follow the steps till the Wi-Fi screen turns up.

Step #4. Again follow the on-screen instructions till you reach ‘Apps & Data Screen’.

Step #5. Tap on ‘Restore from iTunes’.

Step #6. Connect your new iPhone to the computer where you had taken backup from your old device.

Step #7. Select your device.

Step #8. Click on ‘Restore Backup’. Select the backup by verifying its size and date.

If you are transferring any encrypted backup, you will be prompted to give the password which you have created earlier. Otherwise, the backup restore will be completed successfully without any need for passwords.

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This is where iCloud and iTunes comes in handy. It is hassle free and time consuming at the same time. From now on, always keep important files saved in either of these two storage options. Hope these steps helped you.

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