How to Transfer Data/Files/Info/Everything to New iPhone 6s/7/8/X

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How do I transfer everything from my old iPhone to my new one? The iPhone to iPhone transfer guide will offer you various ways to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, using or not using iTunes and iCloud.

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May 17, 2018

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If you upgraded to new iPhone 7 (Plus)/8/X from an old Android phone, and you are looking for solutions to transfer content (like Contacts, Messages, Photos, Videos, etc.) from Android to new iPhone, you can move to Part 5 to know more details.

Full-screen without home button, OLED display screen, wireless charging, A11 processor, Face ID, etc. all these wonderful features attract us to upgrade to the new iPhone X. However, it is the most expensive iPhone, and starts from $999. For a limited budget, it is also a nice choice to upgrade to iPhone 8 (Plus)/7 (Plus).

No matter what iPhone you have got and which old iPhone you upgraded from, you may have some common questions, like: How can I switch to a new iPhone? Or, how do I transfer all my data and information from my old iPhone to my new iPhone?

To help you go through a smooth and pleasant "Upgrade to New iPhone" journey, Here in the post, we will show you how to transfer data to new iPhone using iTunes or iCloud. And an excellent iPhone to iPhone transfer app is offered to help you transfer data from one iPhone to another. All data, like photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, etc. are supported. Let’s get started!

Part 1: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes/iCloud (Fast & No Data Erasing & Selectively Transfer) Method 1: 1-Click Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another Wholly Method 2: Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another Selectively Part 2: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes (Unstable & Data Loss Risk) Part 3: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone Using iCloud (Slow & Blind Full Restore) Method 1: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud Backup Method 2: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud Syncing

Part 1: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes/iCloud (Fast & No Data Erasing & Selectively Transfer)

Normally, as for transferring data to new iPhone, for most of users, iTunes or iCloud is the first solution that comes to mind. If everything goes well, no unexpected restore error, no data loss situation, transferring data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes/iCloud is not a bad choice.

However, you can’t choose what to transfer. All you can do is to back up the old iPhone content and restore them all to the new one. And the iTunes and iCloud restore will inevitably erase the current data on your target iPhone. Moreover, both iTunes and iCloud can’t help you backup all data, let alone transferring data from one iPhone to another wholly.

Therefore, before showing how to transfer data to new iPhone using iTunes or iCloud, we recommend you a wonderful iPhone to iPhone transfer app – AnyTrans for iOS , which is an emphasized and complete iPhone transfer software, and fits effortlessly into your iPhone Upgrade and iOS Data Migration program. When transferring data from iPhone to iPhone, AnyTrans for iOS is fitted with the following top features, like:

What's more, AnyTrans for iOS supports both of Windows and Mac operating system. And it is also compatible with all the models of iPhone, like iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6/6s/SE/7 and the latest iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X. Follow steps below to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone wholly or selectively.

Method 1: 1-Click Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another Wholly

Step 1: Free download AnyTrans for iOS, install and run it on your computer > Connect both of your old and new iPhone to computer with USB cables.

Step 2: Click on the Device tab of old iPhone, and then on homepage of AnyTrans for iOS click Clone Device or Merge Device.

Clone Device - suits for those whose new iPhone is totally new, and doesn't have any data on it. Clone Device will clone all the data and files from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/X/7/6s/SE, and the data on new iPhone will be erased during transferring.

Merge Device - suits for those whose iPhone already has been used. Merge Device will transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/X/7/6s/SE wholly, and the existing data on new iPhone will remain intact during content merging.

Transfer Data to New iPhone 8/X/7 in 1 Click - Step 2

Transfer Data to New iPhone 8/X/7 in 1 Click - Step 2

Step 3: Here we take the Clone Device mode as an example: Click Clone Device > Select the target device > Click Right Arrow to go next step.

Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another in 1 Click - Step 3

Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another in 1 Click - Step 3

Step 4: Select the categories you want to transfer to new iPhone, like Photos, Messages, Contents, Notes, Apps, etc., and click the Right Arrow. Then wait for the process to finish.

Transfer Data to New iPhone 8/X/7 in 1 Click - Step 4

Transfer Data to New iPhone 8/X/7 in 1 Click - Step 4

Method 2: Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another Selectively

We have talked about how to transfer data, files, information and everything from one iPhone to another above, if you just want to some category of content to new iPhone 8/X/7/6s, like Contacts, Messages, Photos, Ringtones, etc., you can also make it with AnyTrans for iOS. Next, we will take Photos as an example to show you how to transfer photos from iPhone new iPhone directly.

Step 1: Free download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, install and run it. And then connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to computer with USB cables.

Step 2: On homepage of AnyTrans for iOS, click Device tab, select your old iPhone, and then click to transfer data and files to new iPhone by category.

How to Selectively Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another – Step 2

How to Selectively Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another – Step 2

Step 3: Click Photos category, select the albums with photos you want to transfer, like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, etc.

How to Selectively Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another – Step 3

How to Selectively Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another – Step 3

Step 4: Select the photos you want to transfer, then click To Device button transfer selected photos from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/X/7/6s/SE directly.

How to Selectively Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another – Step 4

How to Selectively Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another – Step 4

We just showed you how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS above. Except photos, some other iPhone contents also are supported by it, they are listed below (Click to View Detailed Tutorial):

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Part 2: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes (Unstable & Data Loss Risk)

Transfer data to new iPhone isn't a mystery with iTunes. That's because before iCloud featured on iOS 5, iTunes was the only way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone. But the story changed as many products and services offer more straightforward and convenient iPhone to iPhone data transfer solutions, which may turn this tedious job into a simple process.

When transferring data from one iPhone to another with iTunes, all the content in the iTunes backup will be restored to the new iPhone no matter whether you want to restore all of them; all the existing contents on your new iPhone also will be erased and can’t recoverable; and some media files (like Apps, music, ringtones, movies, iBooks, etc.) won’t be transferred during this process. If you want to transfer all the contents to new iPhone (even media files), and keep all contents safe, you can move to Part 1 to make it.

Step 1. Make a backup of your old iPhone: Open iTunes > Connect your old iPhone to the computer > Click Device tab > Click Summary > Click This Computer in Backups column > Click Back Up Now:

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/6s/SE with iTunes – Step 1

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/6s/SE with iTunes – Step 1

Step 2. Restore your new iPhone 8/X/7 (Plus) from the backup you just made: Connect your iPhone 8/X/7 to computer > Open iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

At this point, the situation varies according to if your new iPhone 8/X, or iPhone 7 (Plus) has been used before. If it's new, unused and without activation yet, choose the Restore from this backup option to copy data from your old iPhone backup to the new one:

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/6s with iTunes – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/6s with iTunes – Step 2

Otherwise, if your iPhone has been activated, click Device tab > Summary > Restore Backup in Backups column > Select the backup you just make > Click Restore Backup:

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/6s/SE with iTunes – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/6s/SE with iTunes – Step 2

Part 3: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone Using iCloud (Slow & Blind Full Restore)

We notice that most of you are visiting this guide on iPhone or iPad, and you may want to find a method to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without computer. To be honest, you indeed can transfer data from one iPhone to another without computer, but the only way is using iCloud backup and iCloud syncing.

However, it has several shortcomings like: takes you 30 to 60 minutes to make it; requires your Wi-Fi network is enough fast; you may lose important data during transferring; media files (like Films, Apps, Music, Ringtones, iBooks, etc.) can’t be transferred, etc. Therefore, we recommend you to transfer data new iPhone with computer as Part 1 does, all the contents will be transferred to new iPhone, and all the contents on both of your two iPhones will keep safe.

Method 1: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud Backup

Step 1. Make a backup of your old iPhone if you haven't make one in advance.

Step 2. Restore your new iPhone with the backup you made above: on your new iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Erase iPhone > Set up your iPhone again > Select Restore from iCloud > Select the backup you just created.

How to Transfer Everything from One iPhone to Another with iCloud Backup - Step 2

How to Transfer Everything from One iPhone to Another with iCloud Backup - Step 2

Method 2: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud Syncing

Transferring data from one iPhone to another with iCloud syncing only supports several kinds of iOS data, like Photos (only Photo Stream), Email, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, etc. Other files like Photos not in Photo Stream, Messages, Music, Ringtones, Apps, are not in the supported list. If you want to transfer more iOS content to your new iPhone 8/X/7/6s/SE, please move to Part 1.

Before moving data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud syncing, there are three things you need to know firstly:

1) Both of your iPhones can be connected to Wi-Fi network.

2) You need to log in the same Apple ID on both of your devices.

3) You need to repeat the steps on both of your iPhones.

Then follow the steps below to transfer data to new iPhone with iCloud syncing.

Step 1: On your iPhone, tap on Settings apps > Click your Apple ID’s profile > Select iCloud.

Step 2: Select the categories you want to transfer like, Photos, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes, etc., and then tap on it to turn it on one by one. And then wait for the process to finish. How long this process will last depends on the size of the data you want to transfer to new iPhone 8/X/7 (Plus) and the speed of your network.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/6s with iCloud Syncing

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 8/X/7/6s with iCloud Syncing

Part 4: Best iPhone to iPhone Transfer Solution – Comparison Chart

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Part 5: How to Transfer Data to New iPhone from Android Phone

Through our users' recent feedback, some of them just upgraded to new iPhone 8/X/7/6s from an old Android phone, and are looking for methods to transfer data, files like Contacts, Messages, Photos, etc., from Android to iPhone. If you are one of them, you can move to this guide – How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone, which offers you 2 ways to get android contents to new iPhone. If you just want to transfer some content or files to new iPhone, you can read the following tutorials to make it:

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to New iPhone >

How to Transfer Photos from Android to New iPhone >

How to Transfer Messages from Android to New iPhone >

How to Transfer Music from Android to New iPhone >

How to Transfer Videos from Android to iPhone >

The Bottom Line

With the help of the full guide on how to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone, you must have transferred everything you want to your new iPhone from old iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you have any question, be free to message us by clicking the Chat Window in bottom right corner. Download AnyTrans for iOS to Explore More Now >

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