3 Methods to Transfer Data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus

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Nathalie Updated on Jun 04, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Apple introduced three brand new iPhones on September 12th. They include the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. No matter what new iPhone you have, the first thing you need to consider is to transfer your data. So, how do you transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus? In this post, we offer you three methods to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus using iTunes, iCloud, and a free iPhone data transfer program. It covers all your content, including Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts, Messages, Notes, etc. Let's get it started! 

Method 1. Transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus with MobiMover Free

As we mentioned before, using EaseUS MobiMover Free, a free iPhone data transfer tool can quickly cover all your content, including Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts, Messages, Notes, etc.. from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus.

Click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the guide to transfer data from your iPhone 6/iPhone 7 to iPhone 8/8 Plus.

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Step 1: Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone X/8 to your computer with compatible USB cables and tap on Trust This Computer on the devices to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free and go to the 1-Click-Transfer interface. 

MobiMover main screen

Step 2: Click the box on the left side to set your old iPhone as the source device. And click the right one to choose iPhone X or iPhone 8 as the target device. 

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Step 3: Click Next to move to data loading page. With MobiMover, you can transfer all the compatible data from iPhone to iPhone X or iPhone 8 with one-click. You can uncheck Select all, and just choose the data category you want to copy. 

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Step 4: Now, click Transfer to begin to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone X/8. Please don't disconnect your devices until the process has finished. 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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If you don't want to transfer all the files at once, you can tick one or two, such as only transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone

Method 2. Transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus with iTunes

The precondition for using iTunes to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus is having an iTunes backup from the old iPhone. Different from MobiMover Free, iTunes syncing will send all the old iPhone data to your new iPhone and erase the existing data on the iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus.

1. Back up the old iPhone with iTunes by connecting it to the computer via USB cable.

2. Run iTunes, and right-click on the iPhone in the iTunes sidebar and choose Back Up. Wait for the backup to finish, then unplug your old iPhone.

3. Now turn on the new iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus, and at the “Set Up iPhone” screen, select “Restore from iTunes Backup”, tap Next, then connect the new iPhone to the computer.

4. Select the most recent backup you just made from the restore menu in iTunes, then click “Continue”.

5. After the transfer has finished, the iPhone will reboot itself and everything from the old iPhone will be on the new one.

Transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 plus/iPhone X with iTunes

Method 3. Transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus with iCloud

Besides the above two methods, you can also use iCloud Backup to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus. This is a very simple way, and it doesn't require a PC or Mac.

1. Back up the old iPhone manually with iCloud by opening “Settings", tap “iCloud”, navigate to the bottom and tap on “Storage & Backup”, then tap “Back Up Now

2. Reboot the new iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus and walk through the easy setup, choose either “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

3. Wait until the new iPhone restores from your old iPhone backup. When finished, your new iPhone will have everything from the old iPhone.

Transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 plus/iPhone X with iCloud

With the above three free methods, you can easily and quickly transfer data from iPhone 6 to iPhone 8. And after the transfer, everything from the old iPhone will be on the new one.