4 Tips | How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone for Free

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Myra Updated on Jun 25, 2019 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus

Whenever you buy a new iPhone, the first thing that comes into your mind probably is--how to transfer everything, including photos, videos, music, contacts and more, from your old iPhone to the new one. When it comes to transferring data from iPhone to iPhone, there are generally three ways to do it, either with iTunes, iCloud, or third-party iPhone data transfer software like EaseUS MobiMover Free. In this article, all the practical methods are detailed. Choose the one that you think is the best to help you copy files from your old iPhone to your new iPhone within minutes.

How to import data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

Advantages: no third-party software installation

Using iTunes to transfer everything from one iPhone to another requires you to back up your old iPhone first before the data transfer. After you have backed up your old iPhone with iTunes on your computer, follow the next steps to transfer the data to your new iPhone.

If your new iPhone hasn't been activated yet, you should:

Step 1: Connect your new iPhone to the computer that has the backup of your old iPhone and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Click the Device tab.

Step 3: In the "Welcome to Your New iPhone" window, choose "Restore from this backup" below and select the backup of your old iPhone you recently made. Then click "Continue".

Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

If your new iPhone has been activated, you can follow the steps below to continue. If it hasn't been activated yet, learn how to set up a new iPhone according to the way to set up iPhone 7.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and run iTunes.

Step 2: Tap on Device tab and choose "Summary" under "Settings" section.

Step 3: Choose "Restore Backup".

Step 4: Select a backup and click "Restore".

How to sync everything to a new iPhone with iCloud

Advantages: no software installation, no cable connection

You can transfer data to your new iPhone with iCloud in 2 ways. One is using iCloud backup, the other is using iCloud Syncing. Using iCloud for data transfer also requires you to back your iPhone up first with iCloud. In addition, you need to get your iPhones under Wi-Fi connection and sign in the two iPhones with the same Apple ID. (If you find your iCloud backup slow, there are the ways to make iCloud backup faster.)

Method 1: Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud backup

Back up your old iPhone first:

Step 1: Go to "Settings" and Choose "iCloud" (In iOS 10.3 or later, tap on your name and then choose "iCloud"). 

Step 2: Select "Backup" and switch on "iCloud Backup".

Step 3: Tap on "Back Up Now".

Transfer data from iPhone to iPhone - Back up old iPhone

Transfer the backup to your new iPhone:

Step 1: Go to "Settings" and tap on "General".

Step 2: Choose "Reset" and click "Erase All Content and Settings".

Step 3: Tap on "Erase iPhone" and choose "Restore from iCloud Backup".

Step 4: Choose the recent backup of your old iPhone.

Method 2: Transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud syncing

You should perform the following steps on both of your iPhones.

Step 1: Go to "Settings" and Choose "iCloud" (In iOS 10.3 or later, tap on your name and then choose "iCloud").

Step 2: Turn on the categories you want to transfer, including Mail, Contacts, Reminders, Safari, and Notes.

Transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud syncing

 

How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

Advantages: time-saving, easy-to-use, free, good integration with latest iPhones

As you may know, iTunes backup and iCloud backup could be extremely slow. If you want to skip the backup process and transfer data from one iPhone to another directly, using EaseUS MobiMover Free could be the best choice for you. With MobiMover, you can migrate all your photos, videos, music, ringtones, voice memos, audiobooks, contacts, and more from your previous iPhone to your new one with simple clicks at no cost. What's more, in addition to the iPhone to iPhone transfer, the file sharing between an iOS device (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 and later) and computer (Mac or PC) is also supported. Thus, you can also put music to your iPhone or save iPhone text messages to the computer using MobiMover if you need to.

MobiMover can also serve as an iPhone content manager and a video downloader. You will need it when you want to manage multiple items on your iOS device from computer and download videos from websites, like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, Break, Metacafe, Dailymotion, MySpace, and more to your computer or iPhone/iPad.

Now, follow the steps below to quickly and easily transfer all files from iPhone to iPhone via MobiMover.

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Step 1: Connect the two iPhones to your computer with compatible USB cables and tap on Trust This Computer on the devices if you are required. Launch EaseUS MobiMover Free and select iDevice to iDevice model on the main screen as the image displays below.

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Step 2: MobiMover enables you to transfer the whole or specific iPhone data files directly without using iTunes anymore. You can check the boxes to sync whatever data you need with ease.

Note: You can click the drop-down arrow next to your iPhone device to set the source/target device directly.

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Step 3: Now, click Transfer to begin to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. Please don't disconnect your devices until the process has finished. When it has done, go to open the corresponding applications to check the synced items. 

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