Four Ways To Transfer Content From Your Previous iOS Device To New Device

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Method one: Use Quick Start

  1. Transfer your SIM card or contact your carrier
  2. Turn on your new device and place it near your current device running iOS 11 or later.
  3. Wait for an animation to appear on your new device.
  4. When prompted, enter your current device’s passcode on the device that you’re setting up.
  5. Follow the instructions to set up Face ID or Touch ID on your new device.
  6. When prompted, enter your Apple ID password on your new device.
  7. Keep the two devices close to each other while your information, settings, and passwords are transferred.
  8. If possible, keep your new device connected to Wi-Fi and plugged into power after setup. This allows content like your photos, music, and apps stored in iCloud to automatically download to your device.

Method two: Use iCloud

  1. Make an iCloud backup on your old device.
  2. Turn on your new device. A “Hello” screen should appear.
  3. Tap a Wi-Fi network to join, then tap Restore from iCloud Backup.
  4. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password.
  5. When asked, choose a backup.
  6. Stay connected and wait for the restore process to finish.

Method three: Use iTunes

  1. Make an iTunes backup of your previous device.
  2. Turn on your new device. A “Hello” screen should appear.
  3. Connect your new device to the computer that you used to back up your previous device.
  4. Open iTunes on your computer and select your device.
  5. Select Restore Backup. Then choose a backup.
  6. Wait for the restore process to finish.

Method four: Transfer data between two different iOS devices selectively via iFonebox

As a professional and handy iOS backup tool, iFonebox is aimed to help you transfer 17 file types of data such as contacts, notes, text messages, safari bookmarks, call history, photos, voice memos, events in calendar, reminders, WeChat data, WhatsApp data and more. Compared with iTunes and iCloud, it’s quite easy to use and highly effective. Furthermore, under the help of iFonebox, you’re allowed to transfer only contacts/notes/texts from an iOS device to the new one.


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