How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

If you’re moving from an iPhone to the latest iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, you will probably want to get all of your data transferred from your old iPhone over to your new one so you can have access to your data. It’s quite easy to move data between iOS devices and the following guide shows three methods to do so.

By Alexis Hay | Posted on: Sep. 06, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2018
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Apple releases a new model of iPhone every year and that entices its loyal users to switch to the new iPhone as soon as it is available. While getting a new iPhone is an easy task, what’s not easy is getting all of your data transferred to your new iPhone. Many would argue that people can use iTunes to get their data transferred but iTunes does have its own shortcomings as we all know.

In the following guide, you will learn various ways of transferring data from an iPhone to the iPhone XS (Max)/XR. Each method uses a unique way to transfer data so let’s get onto it and start filling-up your empty iPhone XS (Max)/XR with your existing data stored on your old one.

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Method 1. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes

iTunes has long been used to transfer data between iOS devices and computers and it does allow you to transfer all the content from one iPhone to another. The following shows how you can use it to move all your data to newly bought iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

The types of files which can be transferred by iTunes are limited, and data and settings on your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR would be erased during syncing with iTunes. So if you just want to transfer all your files and keep them safe, method 3 can be a better choice.

Step 1 Connect your old iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes(make sure it is the latest version) > Click Device button > Click on Summary in the left sidebar > Choose This computer under the Backups section > Click on Back Up Now.

Step 2If you have already set up your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, you may want to erase it from Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 3Plug your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to the computer > Head to Summary  > Click Restore Backup and choose your old iPhone’s backup to be restored on your new iPhone.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes

Method 2. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iCloud Syncing

Some of the files that you can transfer with iCloud syncing include Photo Stream photos, emails, contacts, and so on. You cannot transfer items like ringtones, messages, and apps.

For the limitations on file types being the biggie, if you want more flexibility and easiness while transferring data fully from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, then skip to the Method 3 which will certainly help you out.

Step 1Ensure that both your old iPhone and iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR use the same iCloud account. Also, make sure they are both connected to a strong WiFi network.

Step 2 On your old iPhone, go to Settings > Your Apple ID > iCloud  >Toggle on all the data types that you wish to transfer to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iCloud

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iCloud

Step 3Repeat the process on another iPhone > Select Merge > Your selected categories of data will be transferred from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

Method 3. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with AnyTrans for iOS

As you can see, transfer data from iPhone to iPhone XS (Max)/XR with iTunes or iCloud can only allow you to transfer limited types of files. And during the syncing process, it will unavoidably erase certain data on your iPhone XS (Max)/XR and takes a lot of time.

In this case, you should seek help from some quick and efficient alternatives. AnyTrans for iOS is the one, which has helped thousands of users transfer data between their devices. With the help of AnyTrans, you can add content to your iOS device, remove content from it, transfer content from one device to another in a simple way.

AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone to iPhone Transfer

Want to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR quickly? AnyTrans can assist you to achieve all tasks on iPhone to iPhone transfer. Download it now and get the quick way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone directly and seamlessly!

Here’s how to use the app to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR:

Step 1Download and launch AnyTrans for iOS on your PC/Mac > Connect both your iPhone and iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to your computer.

Step 2Under Device Manager, switch to 1-Click Management > Choose Merge Device.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR with AnyTrans - Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3Select a source and destination device > Checkbox the data category you would like to transfer > Click on the arrow icon.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR with AnyTrans - Step 3

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR with AnyTrans – Step 3

If you want to selectively transfer data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, just follow the below two steps:

Step 4Enter Category Management > Choose one category.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR with AnyTrans - Step 4

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR with AnyTrans – Step 4

Step 5Preview and select files you would like to transfer > Click Send to Device.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR with AnyTrans - Step 5

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR with AnyTrans – Step 5

The Bottom Line

We hope the above guide teaches you how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR using the simplest ways available. Even though all the methods work great and help transfer data, you won’t find the flexibility that AnyTrans for iOS app offers in any other methods. Download it now and enjoy your free trial!

Alexis Hay

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