By AOMEI / Last Updated January 21, 2020

How do I transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 7?

“Recently, I bought a new iPhone7, but there are many important data on my old iPhone 5. So, is there an easy way to transfer data from my iPhone 5 to iPhone 7 directly? Any kindly reply will be appreciated!”

Nowadays, you may change your mobile phone frequently. When you get a new iPhone, you'll likely want to move data including contacts, photos, music, documents, and more from your old iPhone over to your new device as you can. If you are seeking for an easy way to complete this iPhone transfer task, you can read on to learn how to transfer data from iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 7/7 Plus in the following.

3 ways to transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 7

There are 3 ways to show you how to transfer data from iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 7/7 Plus with iCloud, iTunes, and AOMEI MBackupper. But you must be careful when you use iTunes and iCloud in the last two ways, or you may lose important data during transfer. It is recommended that you use AOMEI MBackupper in first way because it can help you transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 7 safely and quickly.

Way 1. Transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 7 with AOMEI MBackupper [recommend]

To transfer data from iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 7/7 Plus, the best way is using the professional iPhone data transfer software like AOMEI MBackupper. This free software allows you to back up your data including photos, videos, music, contacts, and messages to PC, and then you can restore these files to your new iPhone.

In addition, when you back up data, you can select just some of them rather than the entire folder and you can also do this when restoring your phone. Furthermore, it works perfectly with all iOS devices such as iPhone 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPad, iPod Touch and so on. You can read on to seek out how to transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 7 with AOMEI MBackupper.

1. Download and launch AOMEI MBackupper. Then, connect iPhone 5 and iPhone 7 to computer with USB.

2. Click Custom Backup on the main page.

Custom Backup

3. Then, click an icon to enter Selection.

Select Backup Files

4. Select the needed files and click the orange button OK.

Select Files

5. Click Start Backup to execute the operation.

6. When Backup is completed, click Back button to go to the Backup Management page.

7. Choose the backup files and click the Arrow icon to restore to device. It also allows you to preview backup files by clicking on the Eye icon.

Restore to iPhone 7

Way 2. Transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 7 with iTunes

iPhone users should be familiar with iTunes, which can help you transfer data by backing up the iPhone 5 and then restoring the whole backup to your iPhone 7. The drawback of this method is that the whole backup of your iPhone 5 will be restored, meaning that the existing data on iPhone 7 will be erased and replaced with the data from the backup. If you are okay with restoring the whole backup on your iPhone 7, let’s get going:

1. Download and install iTunes of the latest version. Then, connect iPhone 5 to computer via USB cable.

2. Run iTunes, click Device tab > click Summary > click This Computer in Backups column > click Back Up Now.

Backup iPhone on iTunes

Note: If asked whether or not to backup apps, you can choose Skip, because it is very likely that they will re-download anyway.

3. Wait for the backup to finish, then unplug your iPhone 5 and connect the iPhone 7 to the computer.

4. Run iTunes, click Device tab > click Summary > click This Computer in Backups column > click Restore Backup. Then, choose a backup to start the restore process.


If you have more than one iTunes backup, please make sure the backup version is the correct one by looking at the date and size of each.

If the backup file was encrypted, enter your password and unlock it when asked.

5. Wait for the restore process to finish, then complete the rest of the setup steps on your iOS device.

Actually, iTunes is not a professional iPhone backup tool. It could backup most data including settings on iPhone, but some media files (like Apps, music, ringtones, movies, iBooks, etc.) won’t be transferred during this process. In addition, it doesn't allow you to view or select files when backup and restore data. Therefore, when you restore backup to iPhone 7, all the content in the iTunes backup will be restored to the iPhone no matter whether you want to restore all of them or not.

Way 3. Transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 7 with iCloud

Besides the above two methods, you can also use iCloud to transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 7 without computer. You can follow the steps below to transfer data with iCloud.

1. Make sure that both of your iPhones are connected to Wi-Fi.

2. Back up iPhone 5 manually with iCloud by opening “Settings", tap “iCloud”, navigate to the bottom and tap on “Storage & Backup”, then tap “Back Up Now

3. Restore the backup you made above to iPhone 7: on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Erase iPhone > Set up your iPhone again > Select Restore from iCloud > Select the backup you just created.

Restore from iCloud Backup

4. Wait until the iPhone 7 restore task finished, then, your iPhone 7 will have everything from the iPhone 5.

Like iTunes, iCloud also doesn't allow to preview files or select files. And it just provides 5GB of free storage, so, if your data is huge, you may need to pay for more storage. In addition, it will take you 30 to 60 minutes to make it and requires your Wi-Fi network is fast enough. What’s more, media files like Films, Apps, Music, Ringtones, iBooks, etc. can’t be transferred.


From 3 ways above, you may already know how to transfer iPhone 5 to iPhone 7. If you are familiar with iCloud and iTunes, you can choose any of the ways to follow. If not, you’d better use AOMEI MBackupper, which can help you easily transfer data between iPhones without missing any files.