How to Sync iPhone to iPhone

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!

By Hay Alexis | Posted: Jun. 08, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 08, 2018
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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 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:

  1. Directly transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without backup. Without the time-consuming process of backing up and restoring, you can preview the data in your iPhone and directly transfer it from one iPhone to another in AnyTrans for iOS.
  2. Super fast transferring speed. For instance, thousands of songs can be transferred in minutes by using AnyTrans for iOS.
  3. Different transferring modes to choose. By using AnyTrans for iOS, all your iOS data can be transferred selectively or wholly as needed from iPhone to iPhone.
  4. Manage all kinds of iOS data. Various types of iOS data like music, photo, messages, contacts, calendars and so on can be managed on AnyTrans for iOS from iPhone to iPhone with ease.

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

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Step 1Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer (PC and Mac) > Click Device Manager > Choose the old iPhone as the source device.

Step 2Switch to 1-Click management > Choose Clone Device or Merge Device.

Clone Device will erase the data on your target iPhone. Thus, it would be preferable if you want to transfer files from the old iPhone to a new iPhone.

Merge Device can help you transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without erasing your data on the target iPhone. However, it can’t help you merge photos on the two devices. If you have the need to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, you can make it in the Category Management on AnyTrans for iOS.

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3 Select the target device > Choose the categories of data you need to transfer > Start transfer.

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

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

Step 4Enter Category Management > Choose the category you want.

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 4

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 4

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

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 5

Sync iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 5

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

Automatic Setup is a new feature on iOS11, 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 and placed in a close distance. If your two iPhones both have been set or are not both running iOS 11, Method 1 could be a better option for you.

Step 1Put 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 2Scan the image on the new iPhone by using the old one and then enter the password of your Apple ID.

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

Step 4Choose 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 1Both you two iPhone should be logged in the same Apple ID.

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

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

Step 4Repeat 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 1Plug your old iPhone into computer > Click your device > Choose summary > Click this computer and backup now.

Step 2After 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 restore 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!

Hay Alexis

Member of iMobie team, a great lover of iDevices. Always enjoy helping to solve all kinds of iOS and Android problems.

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