If you’ve just bought a newer model of the iPhone or you’re planning to, the thought of transferring your data to it must have crossed your mind at least once.
Every new iPhone user’s primary concern is how they will transfer everything from their older iPhone to their new iPhone.
If you’re a long-term user of iOS, moving, customizing, and personalizing essential data that you’ve been using all these years to a new device can make you a little overwhelmed.
While it’s a fact that the excitement of getting a new iPhone tops everything, and you want to tear the box off to start using it right away, there are some minor challenges that we face when we migrate to a newer model and transfer data are one of them.
We also fear and think, “what if there’s some data loss in the process?”, but fortunately there are various ways you can transfer data to your new iPhone safely without worrying about losing any of your data.
Types of data that are usually transferred to the new iPhone
Different kinds of data might be on your old iPhone, and you must ensure you don’t forget any of it while migrating to the new one. Some of the most common types of data are:
- Contacts 👥
- Photos 📷
- Videos 📹
- Documents 📃
- Messages ✉️
- Apps 📲
- Chats 💬
- Settings ⚙️
While the above are essential, the “settings” are important and shouldn’t be left behind. It’s the core of your old device’s preferences, so once you transfer that to the new one, you’ll instantly be familiar with things.
Now, let’s dive into the different ways of transferring data to your new iPhone.
You can quickly transfer data from numerous devices and operating systems using MobileTrans, including iPhone to iPhone.
It takes a few minutes to transfer your device’s data, such as bookmarks, photos, videos, memos, voicemails, alarms, ringtones, wallpapers, etc.
It’s a tool from Wondershare, so you can trust it because they’re known for providing the best solutions since 2003.
It’s super secure and requires no technical knowledge to go on with the process, so if you’re not very good with technology, you won’t have a hard time using MobileTrans.
It’s available to download on Windows and Mac devices, and you can get started for free.
Dr.Fone – Phone Manager
An all-in-one solution, Dr.Fone – Phone Manager will handle all the data migration from your old device to your new one without needing to use iTunes.
It can transfer photos, contacts, videos, SMS, and other types of data from iPhone to iPhone and to and from other Apple devices.
A very cool feature of this solution is that it can convert your iPhone’s default HEIC format photos to JPG to make it more compatible. You’re also allowed to delete bulk images if you want to before migrating them to the new iPhone.
Few other features that stood out to me include:
- Make a ringtone out of your favorite songs by intercepting a certain part
- Edit and manage playlist without iTunes
- Sync all media files to iTunes if needed
- Batch install/uninstall apps with one click
To begin the process, you can try this tool out for free.
AnyTrans makes it super simple to move all your data to the new device within a few minutes. You can either clone the entire device or cherry-pick the ones you want to transfer.
Also, when you move apps like WhatsApp, LINE, and Viber with this solution, all of their chat data will come in just one tap.
An impressive feature of AnyTrans is that it can detect existing data on your new iPhone and avoid overriding it with the new transfer so that you don’t lose any important data in the process.
Using the Quick Start feature on the new iPhone
As the name suggests, the process is super quick when you use the Quick Start feature to transfer your data from your old iPhone to the new one. There are a few steps involved to get it done, which are as follows:
Step 1: Turn on your new iPhone and keep it near your old one. On the new device, you should see a prompt appear with instructions. If it disappears, you can restart both devices, and it should appear again.
Step 2: Next, you need to connect your new device to the WiFi or mobile data. You might also be asked to activate your phone network service.
Step 3: You can set up your Face ID if needed.
Step 4: Finally, you’ll be asked to choose how you want to transfer your data. You can either do it from your iCloud if you have a backup or transfer it directly from your old device.
For the latter option, you’d have to let both devices finish downloading everything before you can use them.
Make sure to keep both devices next to each other until the transfer process is complete. Mostly, it’s finished within a short time, but it might take a while if you had a lot of data on the old iPhone.
A very useful feature on Apple devices, AirDrop lets you transfer files with ease.
You can select the files you wish to transfer; for example, if it’s one of the videos, then you’d tap and hold on to it until this popup appears. You need to tap on “Share.”
From the sharing options, tap on “AirDrop.”
And now you’d be able to share files with nearby devices.
Don’t forget to turn on AirDrop and Bluetooth on both devices for this to work.
Learn more about how to use AirDrop.
Keeping a backup of your data on iCloud is always a safe bet and a wise move, so if you’ve done that for the data on your old device, you can restore it on your new device easily.
When you’re in the Quick Start screen after you turn on your new iPhone, you can choose the “Restore from iCloud Backup” option.
This will restore all the data backed up on your iCloud straight into the new device. Make sure to complete the rest of the steps, and once you’re on the home screen of your new device, check if all the data were transferred successfully.
There’s always a slight worry about data transfer after purchasing a new device, but this post showed you how to move your data to it in multiple ways safely. All of them are easy to do, even for people with little to no technical knowledge.
Next, learn how to recover your lost data on your iPhone.