How to Transfer Backup to New iPhone with 4 Ways

If you have bought a new iPhone and want all of your content restored on it, the following guide should teach you how you can transfer your content backup to your newly bought iPhone. Read on to learn the best available method to do the task.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Apr. 03, 2019, Last Updated: Apr. 03, 2019

If you have shelled out a few hundred bucks out of your pocket and have purchased a shiny new iPhone, the first thing you will probably want to do is transfer all the content from your older device over to your new iPhone.

How to Transfer Backup to New iPhone

Actually, there are lots of ways for transferring data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone. And in the following guide, we will share you all the available ways, with detailed steps to help you transfer backup to new iPhone. You can go through all the ways firstly, and then choose the one you prefer to complete the job.

How to Transfer iPhone Backup to New iPhone with AnyTrans [Simplest]

The simplest way shares first. While iTunes and iCloud require complicated steps and a long time to upload backup to new iPhone, many iOS users are seeking for another way to do the task.

Fortunately, there is a method – AnyTrans for iOS that makes the tedious steps as plain as just 1 click. It comes bundled with tons of features to help you move content between your devices, and following are the features:

If you think AnyTrans for iOS is a convenient mode of transferring backups from an old iPhone to a newer iPhone, the following shows how you can transfer backups from one iPhone to another.

Step 1: Connect your two iPhones.

Free Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer firstly, install and open it > Connect both your iPhones to the computer with USB cables.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2: Choose transfer mode.

Clone Device – Suits for those users whose new iPhone is totally new, and doesn’t have any data on it. Clone Device will clone all the data and files from old iPhone to new iPhone.

Merge Device – Suits for those users whose iPhone already has been used. Merge Device will transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone wholly, and the existing data on the new iPhone will also remain.

Here we take Clone Device for an example.

Access the Clone Device option in the AnyTrans

Access the Clone Device option in the AnyTrans

Step 3: Choose your target device.

On the screen that follows, you will be asked to choose the target device. The target device is the device where the backup will be transferred so it should be the new iPhone.

Select your new iPhone to transfer your backup to

Select your new iPhone to transfer your backup to

Step 4: Check files to transfer to new iPhone.

The following screen will ask you to select the content you want to copy to your new iPhone. Select all that you want to be copied and click on the right arrow icon.

Select the file types to transfer to your new iPhone

Select the file types to transfer to your new iPhone

When it is done, you will see the following message on your screen. It confirms data is successfully copied.

Backup successfully transferred from old iPhone to new iPhone

Backup successfully transferred from old iPhone to new iPhone

Method 2. How to Transfer Backup to New iPhone via iCloud

Transferring iPhone backup to new iPhone using iCloud is one of the official ways you can have a try. However, it will be a blind full restore process, which means if you choose a wrong iCloud backup, you will need to try the below steps again and again.

Since Apple offers no way for users to check the iCloud backup files in advance, you’d better choose carefully.

Step 1 Turn on your new iPhone. If you’ve already set up your new device, you need to erase it before you can use these steps. To erase your iPhone, tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. After you erase it, your device restarts and the “Hello” screen appears.

Transfer iPhone Backup to New iPhone - Erase iPhone

Transfer iPhone Backup to New iPhone – Erase iPhone

Step 2 Join a Wi-Fi network when you see the Wi-Fi screen > Follow the steps until you see the Apps & Data screen.

Transfer iPhone Backup to New iPhone - Apps & Data Screen

Transfer iPhone Backup to New iPhone – Apps & Data Screen

Step 3 Choose “Restore from iCloud Backup” > Sign in your iCloud account (Apple ID).

Step 4 Choose a backup you would like to transfer. Keep your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi network and plugged into power after setup.

Method 3. How to Transfer Backup to New iPhone via iTunes

iTunes is also an official way that Apple offers for users to transfer files. Just like iCloud, it will also overwritten your current data on new iPhone. So, this way is not recommended for these users who have stored some info on their new device.

Step 1 Open your new iPhone and you will see a “Hello” screen if you haven’t set it up yet. If you’ve set up your new device already, you have to erase it firstly. To erase your iPhone, tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 2 Follow the steps until you see the Apps & Data screen, and then tap Restore from iTunes Backup > Tap next to continue.

Step 3 Connect your new iPhone to a computer that keeps the backup you want to transfer to your new iPhone.

Step 4 Open iTunes on your computer and Click the Device icon. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.

Step 5 Choose Restore Backup option, and then select the backup contains the files you want to transfer.

Choose Restore Backup in iTunes

Choose Restore Backup in iTunes

Step 6 Click on Restore button to confirm the process.

Click on Restore Button to Confirm

Click on Restore Button to Confirm

Method 4. How to Transfer Backup to New iPhone via Quick Start

If your old iPhone is running iOS 11 or later, then you can transfer all your content to new iPhone with Quick Start. The process need both your iPhones, so you’d better choose a time when you won’t need to use the two devices.

Step 1 Transfer your SIM card from the old iPhone to the new iPhone > Place your new iPhone near your old iPhone.

Step 2 Then the Quick Start screen will appear on your old iPhone automatically and offer the option of using your Apple ID to set up your new iPhone > Tap Continue. Please turn your Bluetooth on.

How to Transfer Backup to New iPhone via Quick Start

How to Transfer Backup to New iPhone via Quick Start

Step 3 Wait for an animation to appear on your new iPhone > Hold your old iPhone above the new iPhone > Use the camera viewfinder to centre the animation.

Step 4 Wait for a message that says Finish on New [Device] > Tap the button and follow the instructions to transfer your data to the new iPhone.

The Bottom Line

The most stressful thing once you have purchased a new iPhone is transferring your old content over to your new device. With the four methods above, you may have got the main point on transferring iPhone backup to new iPhone. And just as you can see, Method 1 can be the most ideal methods to let you copy content between your devices without any hassle at all. We hope the guide helps you out with your backup transfer tasks.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.