How Do I Transfer Everything to My New iPhone XR/XS/XS Max

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Hi there! How do I transfer everything to my new iPhone XS Max? Actually, I recently bought it and I'm pretty excited to get all my stuff transferred from my old iPhone 6. Please let me know the easiest way to get this done and that too without any data loss.

New iPhones come and again it's time to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone. We have tailored this post that will guide you on how to transfer everything to new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. We're going to discuss both the conventional ways and a recommended way to serve the purpose. Let's explore.

Step 1: Backup Your Old iPhone

First, you need to make backup of your data from your old iPhone. For this, you can either opt for any of the ways mentioned below.

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iMyFone iTransor

iTunes

iCloud

Backup the Entire iPhone

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yes
yes

Backup Only Contacts

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no
no

Backup Only WhatsApp

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no
no

Backup Only WeChat

yes
no
no

Backup Only Messages/iMessages

yes
no
no

Backup Contacts , WhatsApp, WeChat, and Messages

yes
no
no

1. Back Up Old iPhone via iMyFone iTransor -- Selectively Backup

Here we bring you a powerful, efficient and free way, iMyFone iTransor, with which you can backup all your data in just a matter of few clicks. Moreover, if you wish to backup your data selectively, this powerful tool can also get this done easily and in a hassle free way. Let's uncover the step by step process to backup your data with iMyFone iTransor.

Step 1. Download and install iMyFone iTransor application. Launch it on your computer. Now, get your old iPhone connected to it.

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Next, select the 'Acquire Backup from Device & iCloud' tab from left panel. Then, tap on 'Back Up Device' option

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From the next upcoming window, either tap on 'Make a Full Backup' or you can select one or more data types to perform partial backup depending upon your need. Hit 'Backup' afterwards and you're done

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After a short while, you will be notified that your data has been backed up successfully.

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2. Back Up Old iPhone via iTunes

Pre-requisite: Ensure to launch only the latest version of iTunes or you may end up with several unknown errors.

  1. Get your old iPhone connected with your computer and hit on the device icon over iTunes application.
  2. Move into the 'Summary' section and hit on the 'Back Up Now' button to perform the backup of all your data.

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3. Back Up Old iPhone via iTunes

Pre-requisite: Make sure that you have an active and stable internet connection to perform backup over iCloud storage. Moreover, depending upon your data over your old iPhone, you must have an active subscription of sufficient data storage over iCloud.

  1. Head over to 'Settings', then tap on 'Apple ID/[your name]' at the top. Now, get into the iCloud section.
  2. Next, you need to select the 'iCloud Backup' option and then toggle on 'iCloud Backup' switch. Finally, hit the 'Back Up Now' button.

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Step 2: Restore the Backup to Your iPhone XR/XS/XS Max

Now that you've learned the detailed tutorials on how to backup your old iPhone via iMyFone iTransor, iTunes, and iCloud. It's now time to uncover the step by step tutorials on how to restore your data to new iPhone XR/XS/XS Max.

Features

iMyFone iTransor

iTunes

iCloud

Restore the Entire Backup

yes
yes
yes

Restore Only Contacts

yes
no
no

Restore Only WhatsApp

yes
no
no

Restore Only WeChat

yes
no
no

Restore Only Messages/iMessages

yes
no
no

Restore Contacts , WhatsApp, WeChat, and Messages

yes
no
no

1. Restore iPhone XR/XS/XS Max via iMyFone iTransor -- Selectively Restore

Unlike the conventional ways, iTunes and iCloud, you have muc more control over the restore operations with iMyFone iTransor. You are allowed to preview your backed up data prior to restore. Not only this, you also have the flexibility to restore your data selectively depending upon your needs. Therefore you don't have to restore all the data, but restore certain types of data. Let's understand the step by step tutotrial.

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Launch the iMyFone iTransor over your PC and make connection of your iPhone with your PC using a genuine lightning cable.

Step 1. Next, you need to hit the 'Restore Backup to Device' tab from the left panel. Then, opt for the recently performed backup of your old iPhone from the list and hit 'Next' afterwards.

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Step 2. Now, either select 'Restore Full Backup' or 'Restore Partial Backup' depending upon your needs.

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If you choose 'Restore Partial Backup' you can preview the data in your backup. If you opt for 'Directly Restore' button skip the next step and jump over to Step 4.

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Step 3.Thereafter, you can preview all your data prior to restoring your files. Once done, hit on 'Restore' afterwards.

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Step 4. Lastly, you'll have 2 options on your screen, 'Merge' and 'Replace'. Opt for 'Replace' option if you wish to overwrite the data from the backup over the data present on your device already. Or, you can opt for 'Merge' if you merge your data present already on your device with the new data from backup.

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2. Restore iPhone XR/XS/XS Max via iTunes

Get your new iPhone connected to your computer and launch the latest iTunes version over your computer.

  1. Tap the device icon over iTunes application and then get into the 'Summary' section.
  2. Hit on the 'Restore Backup' button and then select the recently performed iTunes backup of your old iPhone from the drop down menu. Hit 'Restore' afterwards.

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3. Restore iPhone XR/XS/XS Max via iCloud

In case you've already set up your new iPhone, you need to first erase your new iPhone entirely in order to perform restore backup of your iPhone from iCloud. Here's what you need to do.

  1. Get into 'Settings' > tap 'General' > select 'Reset' > hit on 'Erase all content and settings'.
  2. Let your device reboot on its own. Now, set up your device like normal. Make sure to hit the 'Restore from iCloud backup' option when you reach the 'Apps & Data' screen.
  3. You now need to sign in to your iCloud account to which you backed up your old iPhone. Once done, select the recent iCloud backup from the list.

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