How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes & iCloud

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By Spencer Hee | Posted: Apr. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 17, 2018
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You are ready to upgrade your old iPhone to the new iPhone 8/X, and you want to transfer some important data such as precious photos, sweet messages, or private notes to iPhone 8/x. Or perhaps you just want to transfer some data between your iPhones. What would you do to make it?

Maybe Airdrop? It will be a good choice if you just need to transfer photos or videos from iPhone to iPhone. However, how to manage to transfer all data like messages, photos, music, call logs, notes, safari history from iPhone to iPhone? Here in this article, we will share 2 free ways to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone.

Part1. Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

 If your iPhone B is brand new with no data on it, then iTunes won’t erase any data of it; if there are important data on iPhone B, iTunes will erase your data. Try AnyTrans for iOS to transfer data safely.

Transferring data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes is a primary way. All you need is to download iTunes on your computer. Here we take transferring from iPhone A to iPhone B as an example. Following are steps for Part 1:

Step 1Connect iPhone A to the computer via USB cable > Run iTunes > Click the phone icon on the upper left side > Choose Summary on the left column.

Step 2Choose This computer in Backups area > Click Back Up Now > Click Apply to start making a backup of iPhone A.

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

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

Step 3Connect iPhone B to the computer via USB cable > Run iTunes > Click the phone icon on the upper left side > Choose Summary on the left column.

Step 4Click Restore Backup, then choose the latest backup of iPhone A > Click Restore to start transferring.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes – Step 4

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes – Step 4

Part 2. Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

This is also an original and free way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone. But before transferring, iCloud needs to erase all of your data and settings on iPhone B. So if there are important data on iPhone B, you need to be careful before trying this way. Try AnyTrans for iOS to protect your data and transfer them as well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step 3Start up your iPhone B > Follow the instructions until you see Apps & Data page > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup > Choose the latest backup of iPhone A to transfer to your iPhone B.

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

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

Both methods above are aimed at transferring data from iPhone to iPhone freely. It is convenient indeed. However, iTunes and iCloud are so risky that they will easily cause data loss problems.

Please read the 3rd method below to help you transfer and protect data from iPhone to iPhone easily and safely! While using AnyTrans for iOS, you will find the following outstanding features:

Step 1Free download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on computer > Connect your 2 iPhones to computer with USB cables > Run AnyTrans for iOS, and make sure your computer can identify iPhones.

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Step 2If you want to transfer all data with one click, you need to click Device Manager > Click Content to Device to start. If you need to transfer specific data, please move to Step 3.

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

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

Step 3Click Device Manager > Scroll down to category management page > Choose the data you need, and you can preview them as well. (Here we take Photos as an example.)

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

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

Step 4Select the data you need to transfer > Click Send to Device button to start.

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The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes and iCloud. Besides, we provide a safer and easier way – AnyTrans for iOS, why not give it a shot? If you have any other question, please leave comments below, and we will solve your problems as soon as we can!

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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