There are many ways to transfer data and files from one iPhone to another. It does not matter whether you are transferring data to a friend’s iPhone or to your new iPhone. All that matters is that these methods are proven methods of transferring iOS data, and they are straight forward and easy to follow – but I’ll walk you through them.
#1. Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone using iCloud
iCloud is one of the world’s most acknowledged cloud backup services. It’s exclusive for Apple device users and service subscribers. For iOS users, iCloud helps them in file backup and restoration. Hence, you can use iCloud to back up your old iPhone and restore your backup to your new iPhone using the same iCloud account. Here are the steps to follow:
First, make an iCloud backup of your old device.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi internet.
Step 2: Go to Settings > Name > iCloud > iCloud Backup.
Step 3: Click on “Back up Now”. Ensure that your iPhone is connected to the Wi-Fi network until the backup is completed.
Now, Transfer your iCloud backup to your new iPhone
Step 1: Turn on your new iPhone. You’ll see a “Hello” screen, then press the Home button and follow the screen prompts to set up the Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Click on the Wi-Fi network and add the credentials, follow the onscreen prompts to the App & Data screen. Then tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Next.
Step 3: Sign in to iCloud account with your Apple ID and passcode.
#2. Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes
iTunes is Apple’s file management software for iOS users. It can be used to transfer files from one iPhone to another. To transfer data from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes, here is what to do.
First, make an iTunes backup of your old device.
Step 1: Connect your old iPhone to your PC.
Step 2: Launch iTunes on your PC, and select your device.
Step 3: If you need to save Health and Activity data from your iPhone, you may need to follow the prompts to encrypt your backup, but if not, you can proceed to step 4.
Step 4: Click “Back Up Now”.
Step 5: Go to iTunes Preferences > Devices to ensure that your device backed up completely.
Secondly, transfer your iTunes backup to your new iPhone
Step 1: Turn on your new iPhone, and you’ll see the “Hello” screen.
Step 2: Press the Home button once you see the “Hello” screen, and follow the screen prompts until you see the App & Data screen, then click on Restore from iTunes Backup > Next.
Step 3: Connect your new iPhone to your PC, open iTunes, and select your device.
Step 4: Click on “Restore Backup” then choose the most recent backup. Wait for backup to complete before unplugging your iPhone.
#3. Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone using an iPhone Data Transfer
There are iPhone Data Transfer tools to transfer old data to new iPhone. iMyFone TunesMate is a PC based software for managing and transferring iOS files. Hence, you can conveniently transfer data from iPhone to iPhone using TunesMate.
iMyFone TunesMate iPhone Transfer
- Free 2-way transfer between iOS device and iTunes or between iOS device and PC: All these can be done with TunesMate without any restrictions from iTunes.
- Both free and paid music/movies are supported to be transferred: this operation is a hitch-free process with no possibility of data loss.
- Will not erase old data in your iPhone while transferring: sync media files securely and efficiently to iPhone with no chances of data loss.
- Transfer data from unlimited iDevices and unlimited iTunes libraries: TunesMate can transfer iOS data to and from unlimited devices or iTunes libraries.
- Received lots of positive media reviews and is full compatible with iOS 11.
Option 1: Transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone by Syncing iTunes Library
Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to PC with USB cable, and launch iMyFone TunesMate.
Step 2: Click on “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice”. Your device will be scanned and your media library contents displayed.
Step 3: You can now click on “Transfer” to start transferring your media library contents.
Option 2: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone via PC
The methods we have discussed especially TunesMate is not only for transferring old data to new iPhone, it can also be used to transfer data from Android, Windows or Blackberry devices to iPhones.
Here are some steps on your to transfer files from one mobile to another iPhone, iPod or iPad.
Step 1: Transfer data to PC from your old phone.
Step 2: Add these data to new iPhone using Tunesmate.