How to Sync iPhone to iPhone (iPhone 11 Supported) in 4 Ways

Still perplexed about how to sync one iPhone to another? Still consider it as something troublesome? Get ready to read this guide which will eliminate all your worries about syncing iPhone to iPhone with several great methods!

Roger Smith Posted on: Jun. 08, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 24, 2019

AnyTrans for iOS – Full-way iPhone Data Transfer Tool

Free download AnyTrans to sync your old iPhone files and data to the new one. There would be no information leakage or data erasing during the syncing process.

Considering syncing, you may want to transfer your data of old iPhone to your brand new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. Moreover, you may try to have a backup on another iPhone, or just share something funny or important with the one who has an iPhone, too. With all these needs, syncing is a really vital process in transferring your data. So how can we achieve it simply and correctly? This guide will display several ways on how to sync iPhone to iPhone with detailed steps.

Method 1. Sync iPhone to iPhone Easily and Quickly

Traditionally, syncing iPhone to iPhone requires restoring from your iTunes or iCloud backup. Moreover, it only allows you to sync a few types of files. The sync will unavoidably erase certain data on your current iPhone and takes a lot of time in the process.

So can we get a better way on how to sync iPhone to iPhone? Well, here it is – AnyTrans for iOS, an efficient and useful professional tool for iOS data transfer and management. More than transferring files from iPhone to iPhone, it can meet all your needs for transferring and managing data between iDevices with these features:

AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone Data Transfer

  • Sync iPhone to iPhone with one click.
  • Transfer photos, music, contacts etc. from iPhone to iPhone .
  • No data will be erased on your iPhone.
  • Work well with iPhone 11 models as well as iOS 13.

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Free Download100% Clean & Safe

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AnyTrans for iOS is available both for Mac and Windows PC, now download it and follow the under-mentioned steps to know how to sync iPhone to iPhone!

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer (PC and Mac) > Click Phone Switcher > Choose Phone to iPhone.

Enter Phone Switch Part on the Main Interface

Enter Phone Switch Part on the Main Interface

Step 2. Choose the source phone and the target phone.

Confirm Target Device and Source Device

Confirm Target Device and Source Device

Step 3. All available categories will be listed below, select the categories you need and click the Next button to continue.

Choose the Categories You Want to Sync

Choose the Categories You Want to Sync

If you want to selectively transfer certain files in a category, you can follow these steps:

Step 4. Enter Category Management on the right side > Click more to see all the categories.

All categories able to manage

All categories able to manage

Step 5. Preview the files and then choose those you need to transfer > Click Send to Device > Start Transfer.

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

Method 2. Sync iPhone to iPhone with Setup Tool on iOS 13/12/11

Automatic Setup is a new feature on iOS 11, which is designed to quickly transfer data, settings, and content from the old iPhone to a brand new one.

Things you need to know about this tool:

It is available only if your two iPhones are running iOS 11  or later and placed in a close distance. If your two iPhones both have been set or are not both running iOS 11 or later, Method 1 could be a better option for you.

Step 1. Put your new iPhone in a close distance with your old one. The notification of setting your new iPhone with the Apple ID of your old iPhone will pop up on your new iPhone. If not, please turn on your Bluetooth.

Image Credit: Apple.com

Image Credit: APPLE.COM

Step 2. Scan the image on the new iPhone by using the old one and then enter the password of your Apple ID.

Step 3. Set up your Touch ID or Face ID on the new iPhone.

Step 4. Choose to restore from your iTunes or iCloud backup; set as new iPhone or move data from Android.

Method 3. Sync iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

iCloud is a great service for you to backup iPhone. This method on how to sync iPhone to iPhone requires you to backup and restore iPhone by using iCloud. You may need to have a new backup to make sure your data will be up to date.

Syncing iPhone to iPhone with iCloud requires a stable network and takes a lot of time to back up. Also, it would be impossible for you to preview files and selectively choose some to transfer. In this case, you can try the Method 1 which can help you get out of these problems.

Step 1. Both you two iPhone should be logged in the same Apple ID.

Step 2. Open Settings on your old iPhone > Tap your Apple ID > Enter iCloud.

Step 3. Turn on the switch of the types of data you need to sync.

Step 4. Repeat this process on another iPhone > Select Merge > Your selected categories of data will sync from one iPhone to another.

Sync iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

Sync iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

Method 4. Sync iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

Before transferring data by iTunes, you need to make sure it’s the latest version.

The types of files which can be transferred by iTunes are limited, and data on your current iPhone would be erased during syncing with iTunes. So if you just want to transfer all your files and keep them safe, you can go back to Method 1.

Step 1. Plug your old iPhone into computer > Click your device > Choose summary > Click this computer and backup now.

Step 2. After finishing backup, plug your new iPhone to the computer. If it’s a new one without setting up, then this page will show up on iTunes. Choose restore from iTunes backup > Select the one from your old iPhone.

Sync iPhone to iPhone 8/X with iTunes - Step 2

Sync iPhone to iPhone 8/X with iTunes – Step 2

If your iPhone has already been set, Click device > Choose summary > Click to restore the backup.

Sync iPhone to iPhone with iTunes - Step 2

Sync iPhone to iPhone with iTunes – Step 2

The Bottom Line

As you can see in this guide, using AnyTrans for iOS is more efficient than others once you have tried. Aside from syncing between iPhones, AnyTrans for iOS can be used to transfer data from iPhone to iPad, from iPhone to iPod, or from Android to iPhone. Now come download it and give a try!

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.