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5 Ways to Transfer Everything from iPhone to iPhone Without iCloud

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There are many reasons why you want to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone without using iCloud. Some of these reasons include:

  • You are not a fan of the iCloud sync/backup feature.
  • Your iPhone's screen no longer works and you never turned on iCloud, but now you buy a new iPhone and want to transfer your data from the old iPhone to the new one. 
  • You've limited iCloud storage and it's already full, and now you want to transfer everything from the old iPhone to the new one.

If you've encountered or are experiencing one of these situations mentioned above, here are some plausible solutions to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud.

Method 1. How to Transfer Everything from iPhone to iPhone with iPhone Transfer Software

Applies To: Photos, videos, contacts, audio files (music, ringtones, voice memos, audiobooks), books...

As long as your iOS devices are running iOS 8 or later, you can use the iOS data transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover to transfer the supported files from one iPhone to another without iCloud or iTunes. With this software, you are able to transfer multiple or all files to your new device without syncing. Apart from that, this tool can also help you do things like:

If you want to own these functions, don't hesitate to download this powerful tool on your computer to have a try. 

Step 1. Connect both of the iPhones to the computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Then click "Phone to Phone", check the transfer direction, and click "Next" to continue.

how to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone - step 1

Step 2. Select one category or multiple categories that you want to copy, and click "Transfer".

how to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone - step 2

Step 3. Wait for the tool to transfer selected files from one iPhone to another. When the process finishes, go to the corresponding apps to check the newly added files. 

how to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone - step 3

With EaseUS MobiMover, you can also enrich the content of your iOS device by importing files from the computer (Mac or PC) to the iOS device or downloading videos from any site using URL to your iPhone/iPad.

Method 2. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone Without iCloud

Applies To: All of your iPhone data

Quick Start provides one of the best ways to set up and transfer your data from one iPhone to another without using iCloud. If both the source and the destination iPhone are using iOS 12.4 or later versions, QuickStart will allow you to transfer your data using the iPhone Migration option.

Now, put both devices together, switch on Bluetooth on your old iPhone, and then follow these steps to set up your new iPhone and transfer all data to your new device wirelessly.

Step 1. Switch on Bluetooth on your previous iPhone and turn on your new iPhone.

Step 2. Place the new iPhone near your old iPhone and then you will see the Quick Start screen pops up on your source iPhone showing the option of using your Apple ID to set up your new iPhone.

Step 3. Make sure that's the Apple ID you want to use and click "Continue."

Step 4. Afterward, you can see an animation on the new iPhone. Hold the old iPhone over the new one, center the animation in the viewfinder, then you can see a message saying "Finish on New iPhone".

Step 5. Enter the passcode of the previous iPhone on the new iPhone.

Step 6. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up FaceID or Touch ID on the new device.

Step 7. Now click "Transfer from iPhone" to start transferring all data from one iPhone to another.

How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud - use Quick Start

Method 3. Transfer Everything from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes Backup

Applies To: Almost all data and settings

An iTunes backup almost includes all the data and setting on the iOS device. But there are some exclusions, including content from iTunes and App Stores, content synced from iTunes, data already stored in iCloud, and more. (You can check the details from Apple here.)

Using iTunes backup is quite similar to using iCloud backup: To transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes, you need to back up the old device first, and then restore the new phone data from the iTunes backup while setting up the new device. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Then follow to transfer data to your new iPhone/iPad via iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your previous device to the computer using USB.

Step 2. In iTunes, click the "Device" button and click "Summary." 

Step 3. Click "Back Up Now" to start backing up your old iPhone.

Step 4. Turn on your new device and follow the setup steps until you see the Apps & Data screen.

Step 5. Choose "Restore from Mac or PC" and connect your new iPhone to the computer which you used to back up your old iPhone. 

Step 6. In iTunes, click the "Device" tab and select "Restore Backup".

Step 7. Choose the correct backup and wait for the process to finish. (If you have encrypted the backup, you will need to enter the password before the restoring process.)

Step 8. Finish the rest of the setup steps.

How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud - Use iTunes

Method 4. Transfer Data to New iPhone via Finder

Applies To: All data and settings

As we all know, iTunes is dead and Apple has replaced it with Finder on macOS Catalina computers. If you're a Mac user, using Finder is a nice option. The steps are similar to using iTunes, which are detailed below.

Step 1. Plug your old iPhone into your Mac running macOS Catalina and launch Finder. 

Step 2. Under the Locations section, click on your iPhone icon.

Step 3. Click "Trust" if you're asked to trust this computer.

Step 4. Click on "Back Up Now."

Back up iPhone with Finder

Step 5. Unplug your old iPhone and plug your new iPhone into the computer.

Step 6. Set up your new iPhone until you reach the "App & Data" page.

Step 7. From this page, select "Restore from Mac or PC."

Step 8. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to finish the rest of the setup steps.

How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud - Use iTunes

Method 5. Transfer Data from iPhone to Another via AirDrop

Applies To: Photos, Videos, Websites, Locations, and More

AirDrop is another convenient option that allows you to share files between two AirDrop-supported iOS devices. If what you want is to transfer some photos, contacts, or other files from one iOS device to another, using AirDrop is a good choice.

Step 1. Make sure the two iPhones are within the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.

Step 2. Enable both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and make sure Personal Hotspot is off on the iPhones. Afterward, turn on AirDrop. (Set to transfer files to "Contacts Only" or "Everyone" accordingly.)

Step 3. Select the files you want to send, for example, photos, and click the "Share" button.

Step 4. Click "AirDrop" and select the target device.

Step 5. On the target iPhone, click "Accept" to receive the items.

How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud - use AirDrop

It happens that AirDrop is not working on an iPhone/iPad. If you encounter this issue, learn how to fix it first or try one of the other workable ways instead.

The two methods above are more suitable for users who want to copy data to a used iPhone. If you are going to transfer data from an old iPhone to a brand new iPhone that hasn't been set up yet, either using QuickStart and iTunes/Finder is advisable. 

The Bottom Line

As long as you want to copy data from one iPhone/iPad to another, you can follow this guide to get things done. After commanding the methods here, you will know how to do it whenever you need to transfer photos, videos, contacts, and other file types. 

I hope this guide can help you as I expect.

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