How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS by 3 Methods

Want to transfer data from iOS to iOS but don’t know how? Keep reading this guide and pick the best way for transferring.

By Spencer Hee | Posted: Apr. 10, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 11, 2018
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We all know that the update process of iOS products such as iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is frequent, and many iOS users will change their old iOS devices into those new ones as fast as they can. It can be really excited for them to get the newest iOS product, isn’t it? However, the data transfer issue between those iOS devices will be annoying sometimes.

So here comes the problem: how to transfer data from iOS to iOS (including iOS 8/9/10/11) completely and safely? Perhaps you will think about using iTunes backup or iCloud. Or is there a better way to make it?

Don’t worry, here in this tutorial, we will share you 3 methods to transfer data from iOS to iOS. Check them now to pick the best one for you! (The following passages will take transferring from iOS device A to iOS device B as an example.)

Method 1.  Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with AnyTrans for iOS

What will come up to your mind if you need to transfer data from iOS to iOS? Maybe with iTunes, or iCloud? Yes, they are the original ways, but they will cause data erasing. Obviously, it’s too risky! So is there a securer way to transfer data from iOS to iOS including iOS 8,9,10,11 quickly and with no data loss? Yes, there is! Follow the steps below to start!

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AnyTrans for iOS is a full-way data transfer and management tool for iOS devices, which allows transferring almost all contents between iOS devices.

Step 1Free download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on your computer > Run it > Connect both iOS device A and iOS device B via USB cables.

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Step 2If you need to transfer all data with one click, you need to click Device Manager > Click Content to Device to transfer all data from iOS device A to iOS device B. If you need to transfer some specific data, please go to Step 3.

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3Click Device Manager > Scroll down to category management > Select the data you need to transfer. (Here we take Music as an example.)

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Step 4Click Music > Click Send to Device in the upper right corner.

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 4

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 4

Method 2.  Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iTunes

Speaking of transferring data between iOS devices, many iOS users will use iTunes to restore backup. Definitely, it is an original and easy way. But meanwhile, iTunes will erase your data while transferring; besides, iTunes can only restore the contacts, calendars, notes, text messages, and settings. If you prefer a safer way, please try Method 1. Following are steps for Method 2.

Step 1Connect your iOS device A to computer > Run iTunes > Click the phone icon in the upper left side.

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iTunes – Step 1

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iTunes – Step 1

Step 2Click Backup Now to make a new backup of iOS device A.

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iTunes – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iTunes – Step 2

Step 3Connect your iOS device B to computer > Click the phone icon on the left upper side > Click Restore Backup, and then choose the latest backup of iOS device A > Click Restore to start.

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iTunes – Step 3

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iTunes – Step 3

Method 3.  Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iCloud

Transferring data from iOS to iOS with iCloud is also an original way. If your iOS device B is new with no data on it, then iCloud will be a good choice for you. But if you have important files on it, transferring by iCloud will erase all of them. So if you want a safer way with no data losing, please try Method 1. Following are steps for Method 3.

Step 1On iOS device A: go Settings > iCloud > Turn on iCloud Backup > Back Up Now. (If the version of your iOS device is iOS 10.2 or lower, you need to go Settings > iCloud > Back Up Now.)

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iCloud – Step 1

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iCloud – Step 1

Step 2On your iOS device B: log in the same iCloud account as iOS device A > Go Settings > Go General > Click Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. (If your iOS device B is brand new, all you need is to start up the device and follow the instructions.)

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iCloud – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iCloud – Step 2

Step 3Start up your iOS device B > Follow the instructions until you see Apps & Data page > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup > Choose one backup you need to transfer to your iOS device B.

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iCloud – Step 3

How to Transfer Data from iOS to iOS with iCloud – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With the help of AnyTrans for iOS, you can easily and safely transfer data from iOS to iOS. Why not download it and have a try? By the way, which method is your best choice? Please leave a comment below and let us know!

Spencer Hee

Member of iMobie team, a big fan of Apple products, and willing to find and solve Apple-related problems, as well as Android's

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