How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone from Old iPhone or Android Phone

Got a new iPhone and don’t want to lose your game data on old device? Then, you have come to the right page. It doesn’t matter if you had an Android phone or iPhone, here you will get to know how to transfer game data to a new iPhone.

By Vicky Carter | Posted on: Sep. 07, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 07, 2018
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For many Android or iPhone users, their game data is most important and they never want to lose. That’s why whenever they switch from either Android  or iPhone to new iPhone; the first thing that comes to their mind is how to transfer game data to a new iPhone. The main aim of posting this guide is to help you in transferring your old phone game data to new iPhone seamlessly.

Part 1: How to Transfer Game Data from iPhone to New iPhone

To move game data from iPhone to new iPhone, there are two ways to do it. Here, we are going to discuss both ways in detail and you can use any of them according to your choice.

Method 1: Transfer Game Data to New iPhone Using iCloud:

You know iCloud backup contains almost all the contents on your iPhone, although your games App is not included, but it contains its game data and progress.  This means you can transfer game data to new iPhone by making up a backup of your old iPhone, and then restore your new iPhone with this backup. Next, we will show you how to transfer game data to new iPhone via iCloud backup.

Step 1: On your old iPhone, open “Settings” and then, tap “Apple ID banner”.

Step 2: Then, tap “iCloud”, and again click on the “iCloud backup”. Finally, tap “Back up Now”.

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iCloud - Step 2

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iCloud – Step 2

Step 3: After completion of backup on your old iPhone, switch off your iPhone and remove SIM card and insert into the new iPhone. If your new iPhone has already been activated, you need to rest your iPhone firstly with the steps:

Step 4: Now, switch on your new iPhone. Press the home button to activate your new iPhone and follow all the instructions until “App & Data” screen shows.

Note: If your new iPhone has already been activated, you need to rest it firstly by the steps: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings, and then follow the instructions from Step 4.

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iCloud - Step 4

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iCloud – Step 4

Step 5: Now, choose “Restore from iCloud”, enter your Apple ID. Press “Next” and follow all the instructions to complete the backup process. After a few minutes, all old iPhone data including game data will be transferred to the new iPhone.

Method 2: Transfer Game Data to New iPhone through iTunes:

Like iCloud, iTunes also allows you to back up all your iPhone contents, including the game data and progress. This makes you can transfer game data to new iPhone by creating an iTunes backup of old iPhone, and then restoring new iPhone. So, below is the complete guide for backup and restoring game data from old iPhone to new iPhone.

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your old iPhone to your computer.

Step 2: From the menu bar, tap iPhone icon. After that, choose “Encrypt iPhone Backup”. If you are doing this first time, then you need to make a password. Then, tap “Back up Now”. By doing this, all iPhone data including game data will be saved in the iTunes backup.

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iTunes - Step 2

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iTunes – Step 2

Step 3: After the backup process, unplug your old iPhone from your computer. Then, remove SIM card and insert into your new iPhone.

Step 4: Now, switch on your new iPhone and attach with your computer. Then, activate your iPhone by pressing the home button. Follow the instructions for setting up Wi-Fi which is necessary for restoring game data and then, choose “Restore from iTunes”.

Note: If your iPhone is activated, you can skip this step to go to Step 5 to restore your new iPhone.

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iTunes - Step 4

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iTunes – Step 4

Step 5: Then, connect your new iPhone to your computer and choose “Restore from this backup” on your iTunes which is open on your computer. From the list, select recent backup and tap “Continue”.

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iTunes - Step 5

How to Transfer Game Data to New iPhone via iTunes – Step 5

Step 6: If you select restore from encrypted iPhone backup, then type the password that you have created while encrypting the backup. After a few minutes, your old iPhone data including game data will be moved to the new iPhone.

Part 2: How to Transfer Game Data from Android Phone to a New iPhone

 

You know, Android and iOS are totally different platform, it is not easy to transfer data among the devices that are running different OS. To change this and help Android users make a smooth switch to iPhone, Apple developed Move to iOS to transfer the contents like, Contacts, Messages, Camera Photos, Videos, web bookmarks, etc., from Android device to iPhone, iPad. However, the App data, including your game data and game progress are not in the supported list.

Therefore, if you are looking for methods on how to transfer game data from Android to iPhone, we are sorry to tell you that you can’t make it directly. Fortunately, some of apps’ or games’ data and progress are stored in the cloud server. Only if you are using the same account, all the game app and progress will be synced to another device. About the game you want to transfer, if it has this feature, we can’t give you an exact answer here. You need to check this App or game’s Settings and see if it has.

Here we just take Candy Crush as an example, and show you how to transfer game data from Android to iPhone.

Step 1: Log in your Facebook account on your old Android phone, then it will sync your game progress to server automatically.

Step 2: Leave enough time to  sync your game data to cloud sever.

Step 3: Log in this Facebook account on your new iPhone, and then your iPhone will load all your game data from cloud sever so that you have the game progress that you have on Android phone.

How to Transfer Candy Crush from Android to iPhone

How to Transfer Candy Crush from Android to iPhone

Conclusion

That’s all on how to transfer game data to new iPhone. We hope that the tutorial helps you in moving your game data to your new iPhone. If you are able to transfer game data either from Android or iPhone to new iPhone with this guide, share it with your friends also.

 

Vicky Carter

Member of iMobie Inc., is also a more than 3-year user of iPhone, iPad and iMac, like to fix all kinds of iOS and Mac OS problems.