By Nick / Last Updated September 27, 2020

Need to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone

When Apple releases a new series of products, it’s time for you to experience the latest style of iPhone. After your new iPhone arrives, you want to activate it and use it right away, while you might have some data on the old iPhone that you still need. Transferring the data to new iPhone can be easily and it really helps you to get used to the new device.

You can directly migrate old iPhone with QuickStart, or backup your old iPhone first and then transfer data to the new iPhone. Usually, full iPhone migration will take 15 minutes. Settings, photos, contacts, app data, etc. can be copied to new iPhone. If you just want to transfer some data like photos or contacts, you just need several minutes to complete that.

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Method 1: Migrate data from iPhone to iPhone via Quick Start

How to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone? Apple has allowed users to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone with official tool Quick Start. Before iOS 12.4 was released, Quick Start just lets you transfer a few settings, like WIFI and Apple ID. Apple has just made it easier for full iPhone migration. After iOS 12.4, you can transfer data like photos, contacts to your new phone without special preparation. You just need to position your old iPhone next to your new iPhone when activating it.

All the data on your iPhone will be copied to your new iPhone. The apps would be download later. It is convenient but sometimes you will find iPhone migration not working or it just failed, because wireless data migration can be affected by too many factors. You can try method 2 to stably transfer iPhone data.

1. Put your old iPhone near your new iPhone and toggle on Bluetooth of your old iPhone.

2. Choose Continue when your old iPhone asks you to set up your new iPhone with your Apple ID.

3. Scan the image on your new iPhone with your old iPhone.

4. Input your current password on your new iPhone.

5. Set up Touch ID on your new iPhone.

6. Choose to transfer from iPhone and connect the iPhones to the same Wi-Fi network.

Utilize Quick Start

Method 2: Import data to new iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper

If you want to transfer the selected data like pictures and videos to your new iPhone, AOMEI MBackupper would be a better choice.

It is a free application with no advertisements embedded and allows you to leave a copy of iPhone data including photos, videos, music, contacts, and messages to computer and then transfer the data to another iOS device.

  • Select Data: You can preview and select the data to transfer to new iPhone.

  • Widely Compatible: AOMEI MBackupper supports the latest iPhone 12/11, iPad 8/Air 4, and also supports iOS 14.

Step 1. Download mBackupper to computer for free. Connect old iPhone to computer with USB cable and trust this computer.

Step 2. Select Custom Backup save all the important data. Preview and select data on old iPhone, and then click OK.

Select iPhone Data

Step 3. Click Start Backup to save iPhone data. Disconnect old iPhone and then connect your new iPhone to mBackupper.

Click Start Backup

Step 4. Select the right backup in Backup Management and click Restore.

Restore to Device

Step 5. Click Start Restore to transfer everything in that backup to new iPhone.


P.S. You’d better back up our phone in advance because data disasters had led to uncountable loss in recent years. There is the likelihood that if our device got lost or damaged and there were the photos about your old memory, we lost it, too, and what if there were the contacts and messages of our business partners so that backing up our phone in advance is necessary.

Method 3: Restore data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

Can you transfer apps from iPhone to iPhone? You can use iTunes to transfer app data, but you can’t preview the data old iPhone, also have no chance to select iPhone data but you can know what iPhone backup includes in advance. Data like pictures, videos, music, and messages stored in iCloud, and Touch ID settings and information about Apple Pay can’t be backed up. You also need to save app data in a full iPhone backup and then restore the new device from that backup.

1. Download iTunes and connect old iPhone to computer with USB cable.

2. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner and then click Back Up Now. It will take minutes. After the backup is completed, disconnect old iPhone and connect new iPhone to computer.

3. Click the device icon and then click Restore Backup.



The data on your old iPhone might be still useful, and this guide tells you how to easily migrate iPhone data. To transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone, you can use Quick Start, mBackupper or iTunes. The safest solution is to use mBackupper because you can permanently store data of old iPhone on your PC.

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