Want to transfer everything (contacts, messages, notes, photos and more) from old iPhone to your new iPhone 7? Read to get three easy solutions.
AnyTrans is the most effective tool to transfer everything from old iPhone to new iPhone 7 without tedious restore. Download the free trial to have a try.
Compared to iPhone 8 and iPhone X, iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus isn’t the latest iPhone, while with its top features, like dual camera system, Force Touch Home button, a space black color option, and higher storage capacities (start at 32GB), etc., it is still the most-cost-effective iPhone.
If you have picked up your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus from box, and already activated it successfully, you will definitely want to know how to transfer data to the new iPhone 7 from an old iPhone (like iPhone 5/5s/6/6s) or from an Android phone. This article is specially prepared for fresh iPhone users and offers you 3 common methods to move everything (saved messages, notes, contacts, photos, music, ringtones and more) from an old iPhone 5/5s/6/6s to new iPhone 7/7 Plus.
For those who don't plan to replace their "old" iPhone, upgrading to new iOS 10 is a good way to enjoy new iOS features just as iPhone 7 users do. In case of something goes wrong when getting new iOS, we provide you with The Most Common iOS 10 Updating Problems & Fixes >>
When it comes to transferring content from one iPhone to another, pro iPhone users will recommend you with Apple's iTunes and iCloud (we will talk about later in Part 2 and Part 3). Besides the typical and old iTunes/iCloud way, is there any NEW and EASIER option to go? YES, and AnyTrans is here for you.
AnyTrans is an approachable and powerful iOS content management tool works on both PC and Mac computer, and is compatible with all iPhones, iPads and iPods including the newest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
2. The Phone Clone and Phone Merge feature allow you to transfer almost Everything from old iPhone 5/5s/6/6s to new iPhone 7 in just one click, no need to backup and restore, greatly saves time.
3. You are also allowed to Selectively transfer only songs, photos, contacts, messages, notes and other types of data to new iPhone 7/7 Plus.
4. It enables you to transfer data from iPhone 7/7 Plus to iTunes or to computer hard drive, and vice versa, and no existing content will be wiped.
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Detailed Steps to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 7 with AnyTrans
Step 1. Download AnyTrans for Mac or PC, and follow the instructions to install it. Run AnyTrans and connect both your old iPhone and your new iPhone 7 via two USB cables.
Step 2. Go to the main page of your old iPhone. You will see six Transfer Buttons, and you can click the Phone Merge or Phone Clone button to transfer data from iPhone to new iPhone 7 in bulk.
Step 3. For example, click on Phone Merge button and confirm your target iPhone (iPhone 7). Click the next button.
Step 4. Choose data you want to transfer to new iPhone, and start transfer. You will need to turn off Find My iPhone.
After transferring iOS contents to new iPhone 7 (Plus), if you also own an Apple Watch, you need to set up and pair your Apple Watch with new iPhone again. Here is a detailed tutorial: How to Set Up and Pair Apple Watch with iPhone >
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AnyTrans also allows you to transfer a small part of iOS data to new iPhone 7 like selected songs, several pictures or a special note. You just need to select a specific data type under the 6 Transfer Buttons and start transferring.
For instance, to transfer part of songs from iPhone to iPhone 7/7 Plus: Click on Audio option > Music > Choose songs you need > Click the Send to Device button.
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With iTunes, you can back up your old iPhone and then restore the backup to your new iPhone so that data will be transferred. But with iTunes, you are not allowed to decide what to be restored or transferred. For those who want more control on transferring, please refer to Part 1.
Step 1. Firstly, make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
Step 2. Connect both your iPhones to computer via two USB cables. Then choose your old iPhone and backup it: click the device button > Summary > Back Up Now.
Step 3. After the backup is over, go to your new iPhone's control panel, and click Restore iPhone…, and choose the backup you just created to continue.
Restoring from iCloud is also a way to transfer data to new iPhone 7, but in general, this way is quite time consuming especially when you get a huge backup to restore. That's because the time to restore with iCloud mainly depends on your Wi-Fi speed as well as the backup size. If you want to quickly transfer data to iPhone 7 in few minutes, try Part 1.
Step 1. First, connect your old iPhone to Wi-Fi. Back up your old iPhone with iCloud: Go to Settings on your old iPhone > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Back up Now. Wait for iCloud to finish the backup.
Step 2. Then open your new iPhone 7, and follow the instructions to complete the setup. On the App & Data setting page, choose" Restore from iCloud Backup". Choose an iCloud backup to continue.
If you have already set up your new iPhone, you can try: Settings > General > Reset > Erase All content and Setting. Then, restart and follow the setup steps like above to restore from iCloud backup.
Here is a table that will help you choose which method to go when transfer data to new iPhone 7 from an old iPhone 4s/5/5s/6/6s. Choose the way that suits your needs.
|Time Needed||5-10 Minutes||15-20 Minutes||30-60 Minutes|
|Price||$ 39.99 (with Free Trial)||Free||Free for 5GB Storage|
iPhone 7 comes with the new iOS, and if you plan to update your old iPhone to new iOS 10 and here are some iOS 10 problems and solutions you may meed, hope it is helpful. What's more, if you lose some vital data on your iPhone 7 or old iPhone when update to iOS 10, please check out 3 methods to recover data from iPhone/iPad.