How to Transfer Data from old iPhone to New iPhone with/without iCloud

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iCloud offers you a wireless way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without any external application to help. For transferring data from old iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud, you just need two steps to reach the goal, the first is backing up the photos, mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, Safari bookmarks and more on the old iPhone with iCloud and the second will be data restoring with the iCloud backup on new device by signing in the same iCloud account. While, for some other users, the free 5GB iCloud storage and limited iOS data categories can't fulfill the data backup requirement. And then, how to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone without iCloud? Try this iCloud alternative, EaseUS MobiMover Free, the all-in-one and 100% free iPhone data transfer tool to transfer data between the iOS device and Windows computer or between two iOS devices in one-click.

How to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud

As said in the first paragraph, in order to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud, you can back up files on old iPhone and restore from iCloud backup on the new device. And please note that iCloud won't allow you to back up the whole iPhone files but photos, mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, Safari bookmarks and data in game center. If you need to transfer everything from old iPhone to new iPhone, directly skip to how to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone without iCloud.

Step 1: Back up files on old iPhone with iCloud

Go to "Settings" > Tap the "Apple ID" at the top of screen > click "iCloud" > "iCloud Backup" > click "Back Up Now".

Step 2: Restore the new iPhone with iCloud backup

  • Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings" > "Erase iPhone".
  • Set up your iPhone from the start with language/date & time and more > select "Restore from iCloud Backup" on the "App & Data" screen > choose the backup you just created.

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How to transfer data from new iPhone to new iPhone without iCloud

As you may have noticed that, iCloud backup and restore won’t allow you to transfer everything from old iPhone to new iPhone, and what if you want to transfer music, videos, ringtones, playlists, and books between two iPhones? How to make it possible? Here comes the solution by using EaseUS MobiMover Free, the most comprehensive and completely free iPhone data transfer software in the world enables you to transfer whatever you want to from old iPhone to new iPhone without any file quantity and size limitation each time. Meanwhile, if you want to add contents from computer to your new iPhone, such as add ringtones to iPhone 8/8 Plus or put music to iPhone X, MobiMover Free is also available to you with the feature of transferring files from PC to iPhone.

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Step 1: Connect two iPhones to your computer (PC/Mac/laptop) with compatible USB cables and tap on Trust This Computer on the devices to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free and select iDevice to iDevice model on the 1-Click Transfer screen.

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Step 2: With MobiMover, you can sync all the files listed below from one iPhone to another without using iCloud. Or selectively, you can choose some certain items to be moved via the custom transfer by clicking your iPhone device next to 1-Click Transfer in the main interface.

Note: You can click the drop-down arrow beside the iPhone device to set the source/target device properly.

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Step 3: Now, click Transfer to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud. If you find some data types, such as Contacts, Notes, or Messages are not allowed to be moved, please turn off the iCloud service for these apps at first. Then the syncing process finishes, go to the related applications to check the content.

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