How to Transfer Content from iPhone to iPhone

Want to know how you can transfer content from previous iOS device to new iPhone? In this article, we are providing you various ways that can help you get content of your old iPhone to the new iPhone.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Sep. 13, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2018
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Most of the people want that as soon as they bought the new iPhone, they can transfer the old iPhone content to the new iPhone. It is quite easy to transfer the photos, videos, music files, reminders, contacts, and messages. All this data can be transferred with the help of iTunes and iCloud. It sounds really easy, but you can also miss some steps while transferring the data that could result in data loss. So, to prevent the data loss, we are offering you a little help. We are providing detailed steps to allow you to transfer iPhone content to the new iPhone.

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Want to transfer content from iPhone to iPhone? This article is intended to show you several methods to make it easily. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

Part 1: How to Transfer Content from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

While getting content from your old iPhone to new iPhone, you have two options. The first one is that you get all your content in between the setup process or you complete the setup first and then later transfer the data from the backup. Here in this section, we are mentioning the methods on how to transfer content from iPhone to iPhone.

Method 1: How to Transfer Content to a new iPhone via Set Up new iPhone from iTunes

While you are setting up the new iPhone, you will be prompted to restore the data from iTunes backup. To get the content to perform the below steps:

Step 1. Switch on your new iPhone and swipe right when you see the Hello screen. In the next screen choose language and country and you’ll see the Apps & Data screen.

 How to Transfer Content to a New iPhone via Set Up New iPhone from iTunes-Step 1

How to Transfer Content to a New iPhone via Set Up New iPhone from iTunes-Step 1

Step 2. From the screen choose the option “Restore from iTunes Backup” and connect your Phone to the computer where you have backed up the content of your old iPhone.

Step 3. Launch iTunes and select the Device tab and click on Restore Backup option and choose a backup. If you have an encrypted backup then enter the password, if not then continue as it is and wait for the restore to be finished.

Then continue with the setup process and when you will have completed the setup all your contents of the old iPhone will be present on the new iPhone.

Method 2: How to Transfer Content to New iPhone via restoring iPhone from iTunes Backup

One thing that users must know is that restoring data from iTunes backup will delete all your present data. So, make sure that you haven’t added any new content in your new iPhone if you want to avoid the deletion of current data. So, to transfer content from old iPhone’s backup, connect your new iPhone to the computer where you keep the backup and follow the steps below:

Step 1. Ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes, plug your old iPhone and create the latest backup of your iPhone content and when the backup completes, close iTunes.

Step 2. Then connect your new iPhone with the computer and launch iTunes again.

Step 3. Now, click on the Summary option and then select the Restore Backup option and choose the most recent backup file.

How to Transfer Content to new iPhone via Restoring iPhone from iTunes Backup-Step 3

How to Transfer Content to new iPhone via Restoring iPhone from iTunes Backup-Step 3

Wait for some time as the iTunes restore the content on your new iPhone. While you perform the backup, ensure that you switch off your old iPhone.

Part 2: How to Transfer content from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

Along with iTunes, you have another method that can help you to transfer content from previous iOS device to new iPhone without using a computer. You can either restore the backup during the setup process or you can do it later after you have completed the setup. It is totally up to you how you want to get the content of your old iPhone to the new one.

Method 1: How to transfer content to a new iPhone via Set Up new iPhone from iCloud:

Transferring the content while you are performing the setup is the ideal option as you will save up some time going through the restoration. But at first, ensure that you created a backup of your content on your old iPhone. Then to transfer content in the new iPhone, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Switch on the new iPhone and start the setup process. Keep moving on to the next step until you see the Apps & Data screen.

How to Transfer Content to a New iPhone via Set Up New iPhone from iCloud-Step 1

How to Transfer Content to a New iPhone via Set Up New iPhone from iCloud-Step 1

Step 2. In the Apps & Data screen, choose the Restore from iCloud backup and log in with your iCloud Apple ID and password and then select the backup file to restore the content of your old iPhone to the new iPhone.

How to Transfer Content to a New iPhone via Set Up New iPhone from iCloud-Step 2

How to Transfer Content to a New iPhone via Set Up New iPhone from iCloud-Step 2

Then you can further continue with the setup process and you will have all your backup content in the new iPhone.

Method 2: How to Transfer content to new iPhone via restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup

To restore iPhone from the iCloud backup, you have to carry out the simplest process as:

Step 1. After you have completed the setup of your new iPhone, go to Settings and open General Settings.

Step 2. In General settings menu, select the Reset option and erase all content and settings.

How to Transfer Content to New iPhone via Restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup-Step 2

How to Transfer Content to New iPhone via Restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup-Step 2

Step 3. Then in the Apps & Data screen, select the Restore from iCloud backup and select the most recent backup file.

 How to Transfer Content to New iPhone via Restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup-Step 3

How to Transfer Content to New iPhone via Restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup-Step 3

This will help you to get all the content that is present on your backup file from your previous iPhone to new iPhone.

The Bottom Line

Now, you know how to transfer content from iPhone to iPhone using various methods which are all effective. You can choose according to your preferences that which method you want to opt for the transfer of the content.

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.