Several solutions to be able to transfer data from one iPhone to another

It is possible that it has crossed your mind to buy an iPhone or, perhaps you already have it in your hands, and surely you want to know how to transfer the data from your old device to the new one in the most agile and simple way and, if possible, one time, right? Well, you should know that Apple has made substantial improvements in data transfer and, in addition, we will tell you about other ways to do it with the help of external software in case you prefer it. Go for it.

Quick start to pass data and configure the new device

quick start on iPhone

As we told you, Apple has improved the transfer of data between its devices, so that, to do it through Quick start you just need to have both devices available. To use wirelessly, it is required that both use iOS 12.4 or later. Turn on the new device and have it near the old one, with Bluetooth turned on.

The old device will display a screen with the option to use apple id what do you want to use Attention! If you want data to be transferred, you'll need to use the same Apple ID you had on your old device.

An animation will appear on the new device, just center the image in the viewer on the old device (or manually authenticate, if you couldn't use the viewer) and follow the steps that appear on the screen. Easy peasy!

Mobile Trans Software: Wondershare

Now imagine that you have your new iPhone already configured and that, at the moment of reading this post, you no longer have the option to Quick start, which is only accessible while setting up the new device. Do not panic! There is a tool with which you can transfer the data to your new iPhone in a simple way and without using iCloud, we are talking about Mobile Trans, Developed by Wondershare.

This application will come in handy if you can't make use of Quick start, which is only available while setting up a new device. With MobileTrans you can transfer your data at any time. You will only have to download the tool on your computer, start MobileTrans, and connect the two devices, which will appear on the screen automatically. Checks that the source and destination device are correctly determined and use the button flip if you need to modify their positions.

Then simply sselect the data you want to be migrated to the new iPhone and click Start, which will start the transfer. Once complete, it safely removes both iOS devices from the system. And ready!

Iphone Transfer Software: EaseUS MobiMover

Another option, if you need to transfer data without using iCloud in a simple way, would be this tool, which could be very helpful. You'll need your devices to be running iOS 8 or later, and you'll be able to use the EaseUS MobiMover to transfer compatible data from one iPhone to another, without having to rely on iCloud or iTunes.

To start, download the tool on your computer (PC or MAC) and connect both devices to it. Choose From Mobile to Mobile and determine the source device (the old iPhone) and the destination device (your new iPhone) and hit next. Then select the files you want to transfer and click the button To transfer to import files from the old to your new iPhone. When the process is finished, you already have it! This tool will also allow you to import files from your computer or download videos to your iPhone, transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone, or backup any iOS data you want to your computer.

iTunes to transfer data

You have to know, before you start, that the backup of iTunes encompasses almost all device data and settings, although it does not include all of them. There are some features that you will not be able to transfer, such as data already stored in iCloud, iTunes and App Store content, etc. To transfer data between iPhone devices using iTunes, you'll need to have a backup of your old iPhone so you can restore it to your new one while setting up your new phone.

Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes on your computer, and connect your old device to it, so you can make a backup. click on Device, after in Your Order and finally in Backup now. When the process is complete, you can turn on your new device and follow the setup steps until you reach the option to Restore from Mac or PC, on the screen of Applications and Data. Now connect your new iPhone to the computer, click on the tab Device, and restore the backup you made of the old phone using the option Restore backup.

Finder to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone

If you are a Mac user, you will already imagine that Finder it is a good option to transfer the data between your iPhone devices safely. iTunes has been replaced by Finder on computers since macOS Catalina. Well, the steps, as you will see, they are very similar to using iTunes.

Connect your old iPhone to the computer and launch the Finder, when you have recognized the device in the program, click on backup now. Then connect your new iPhone and start the setup until you get to the setup screen. Applications and data where you should choose Restore from Mac or PC, and follow the instructions.

iCloud to transfer the data

Very similar to using iTunes or Finder, with iCloud we can do the backup restore of our old iPhone to move the data to our new device.  This option would only be available while configuring a new device. The dynamics are the same and from the device itself, the old one, we can activate the iCloud backup option and select the files that we want to synchronize. Then turn on the new iPhone and go through the initial setup by choosing to restore it from an iCloud backup. Finally, sign in to the same iCloud account where the copy you want to restore is stored and select the copy in question that you want to move to be installed on your new device.

Apple offers free iCloud storage up to 5GB, and generally, the data of an iPhone exceeds this amount. Users have to purchase additional cloud storage, so it might not be the best option for migrating data to your new device.

We hope this post will be useful to you. when migrating data between your iPhone devices. With this small guide, you will be able to choose the option that best suits your needs.


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  1.   Gatsu said

    One question, does the first option pass everything as it is on the original iPhone to the new iPhone? I ask this more than anything because on the original iPhone I have some apps that are no longer in the AppStore and that I have tried to download on other devices (such as iPad) and there has been no way, and I would like not to lose them on the new iPhone.

    Thanks and regards.

    1.    Luis Padilla said

      Well, I've never tried it but I would say no, because the apps are downloaded from the App Store, so if they are not available, they will not be installed. Another thing is that they do not appear but are still available. You can check it within your App Store account, in the Purchased apps. Sometimes they are not available in the App Store but they are within your purchases.

      1.    Gatsu said

        Thanks Luis for the answer.

        The fact is that one of the apps in question is ┬źGSE IPTV┬╗ and it is no longer available in the Store (I tried to download it on my last iPad and it didn't let me), hence my doubt about transferring everything from one iPhone to another leaving it the same on both devices, since the app cost me ÔéČ5 back in the day.

        1.    Luis Padilla said

          Well, by chance I also have that app purchased and no, it cannot be downloaded in any way or by accessing your purchased apps.