How to Switch to New iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR Smoothly

You’ll find everything you need in this article to upgrade to new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR, no matter you use iPhone or Android phone before. Four main parts are included. Follow the guide to back up old phone, set up and activate new iPhone, transfer data to new iPhone, and learn some common tips & tricks to maintain your new iPhone.

By iMobie | Posted on: Sep. 07, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2018
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Get the new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR? Now follow the guide to know how to make a smooth upgrade to new iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

The iPhone season arrives! In addition to the regular iPhone XS, which seems to be similar to the existing iPhone X, Apple has been also working on a bigger iPhone XS, which proves to be the biggest display on an iPhone yet. Traditionally, Apple use “Plus” to identify the larger, more feature-rich variant. But in order to highlight the biggest phone display, Apple revealed an iPhone XS Max this year. What a surprise! And for those who have a limited budget, an iPhone XR is an extra choice as well.

Can’t wait to have a bite of the new iPhone? After getting the new iPhone, you’ll need the guide on how to switch to new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR. Details in our article will help you make a smooth upgrade to new iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. Have a check right now.

Part 1. Back Up Old iPhone or Android Phone

In case the unexpected upgrade failure or restore error causes any data loss, you’d better make a full backup for your old iPhone. Compared with an iCloud backup, iTunes helps you back up old iPhone content more completely.

Connect your old iPhone to computer with USB cable > Run iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically > Click Device button at the upper right corner of iTunes > Click Backup Now in Backups column.

If you have logged in Google account on your Android phone already, you can back up Android phone using Google. This helps you sync your Android phone data to Google’s servers. But photos or videos are not included. To back up more files, refer to the guide about Android phone backup.

Part 2. Set Up and Activate New iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

It seems that the process of setting up new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR changes compared with the previous iPhones. Just follow the step-by-step guide to set up and activate iPhone X/Xs (Plus) correctly and smoothly.

Part 3. Transfer Data to New iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

After activating your new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR, the next step is to transfer all content from old phone to the new iPhone.

Now you can restore the iTunes or iCloud backup you created before to your new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR. Here a reliable iOS content manager – AnyTrans for iOS is strongly recommended. The tool not only allows you to transfer all content on old iPhone to the new one in one click, also you can selectively choose what you really want to transfer to new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR. Just refer to: How to Transfer Data/Files/Info/Everything from One iPhone to Another >

For those who intend to switch to new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR from Android phone, you can use the Move to iOS app designed by Apple. But this way seems not to work very well according to piles of user report. That’s why AnyTrans for iOS comes again. The built-in iOS Mover feature enables you to transfer data from Android to iPhone with a higher secure guarantee.

Part 4. Common Tips to Maintain iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

We collect some common tips here to help you better maintain your iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR.

The Bottom Line

Hope our article will help you make a smooth upgrade to new iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR. If you meet any problem, welcome to discuss with us in the comment section below.


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