3 Ways | How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

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Myra Updated on Sep 14, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR

Whenever you get a new iPhone, the first thing you want to do is probably to transfer all your data from your previous device to the new one. Thus, this article is written to present three methods to transfer files (contacts, photos, music, ringtones, and more) from one iPhone to another, either with or without iCloud/iTunes. Read on to get the details.

How can you transfer data from iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR?

FREE - How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone in 3 ways

Method 1: Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes/iCloud

If you are looking for the 100% FREE tip to copy photos, contacts, music, ringtones, voice memos, audiobooks, books, and more from your old iPhone to your new iPhone XS/XS Plus/XR without iTunes or iCloud, using EaseUS MobiMover Free, the tool for free iOS data transfer, file management, and video download, is a wise choice for you. With MobiMover installed on your computer, either Mac or PC, you can safely and quickly transfer all the supported files from iPhone to iPhone in only 4 steps.

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What Can EaseUS MobiMover Do for You?

Transfer data from one iPhone to another     Whether you want to transfer all data from iPhone to iPhone at once or copy specific category/item from one iOS device to another, you can do it using MobiMover. Besides data transfer between two iOS device, MobiMover also supports the data transfer between an iOS device and a computer. For example, you can transfer photos from PC to iPhone or save iPhone text messages to computer with this tool.

Note: The file types you can transfer depend on which feature you will use.

Manage iPhone content from computer     Want to delete iPhone photos from PC? Want to add contacts to iPhone? You can use the file management feature of MobiMover to get things done.

Video download feature     It's a great enjoyment to watch the videos you like on your device offline. With the video download feature, you can save videos from websites, like YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Break, and Dailymotion, to your computer or iPhone/iPad using the URL. For example, you can download Vimeo videos to your iPhone for offline viewing.


With such a versatile tool, you can freely transfer data to or from your iPhone without any cost or limitation and enjoy the convenience it brings in situations related to iOS data transfer, file management, and video download. Give it a try now.

How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover in four steps

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Step 1: Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to your computer with compatible USB cables and tap on Trust This Computer on the devices to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free and choose iDevice to iDevice mode on the main screen.

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Step 2: MobiMover allows you to transfer the whole data from old iPhone to new iPhone with one click. If you want to copy particular items flexibly, you can click your iPhone device next to 1-Click Transfer on the main screen and use the custom transfer feature. If you find the source/target device isn’t correct, you can click the drop-down arrow next to your iPhone device to set it correctly.

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Step 3: Now, click Transfer to begin to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone at a fast speed. MobiMover will send the data to its corresponding application, such as pictures to Photos, songs to Music, movies to Videos, etc..

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In some cases, you may want to copy specific categories from one iPhone to another. For example:

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Method 2: Transfer content from previous iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud

You can transfer all data to your new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR by backing up your old device and then restoring the new one with its backup.

Step 1: Connect your previous iPhone to a stable and reliable Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.

Step 3: Turn on iCloud Backup, click Back Up Now, and wait for the process to finish. (This requires you to have enough iCloud storage to save the content of your old iPhone. If not, learn how to free up space on iCloud or buy more iCloud storage from Apple.)

Step 4: Put a new SIM card into your new iPhone or transfer your old SIM card from your previous iPhone to the new one.

Step 5: Start your source iPhone to set it up. (You will need to wipe out the iPhone if you have set it up.)

Step 6: When you see the Wi-Fi screen, choose a network to join.

Step 7: Follow the instructions until you see the Apps & Data screen.

Step 8: Choose Restore from iCloud Backup and sign in to iCloud with the Apple ID that you have used on your old iPhone.

Step 9: Choose the backup you have made just now and wait for the restore process to complete.

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Method 3: Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes

Similarly, you can transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR by backing up your old iPhone and then restoring your new iPhone with the backup.

Step 1:  Connect your old iPhone to your computer and run iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2: Tap the device icon, click Summary, and then choose Back Up Now. (You can choose to encrypt the backup. If you do, you will be asked to enter the password when restoring your new iPhone with the backup.)

Step 3: When the backup is over, unplug your old iPhone.

Step 4: Put your SIM card to your new iPhone. (You can get a new SIM card on your device or transfer your old SIM card to your new iPhone.)

Step 5: Turn on your new iPhone to set it up. (If you have set up the target device, you need to erase your iPhone and to set it up again.)

Step 6: Follow the steps until you see the Apps & Data screen.

Step 7: Choose Restore from iTunes Backup > Next.

Step 8: Connect your new iPhone to your computer that has the backup of your old iPhone and run iTunes.

Step 9: Tap the device icon and select Restore Backup. Choose the correct backup and click Restore.

How to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone using iTunes

The Final Words

As you can see from the details above, using iCloud or iTunes to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone is a more time-consuming and complicated process compared to using EaseUS MobiMover in Method 1. In addition, MobiMover gives you more freedom in choosing the files to copy. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

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