Apple iPhone is among the most-wanted smartphones on the market. This year, Apple debuted three iPhones including iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR at its September event. Two of this year’s three models are now available in more than 30 countries, with the second wave expected to hit on September 28.
Last week, thousands of people lined up in front of Apple Stores and tried to be first to buy iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Apple iPhone has become an international phenomenon for more than 10 years, with hundreds of millions of units shipped every year. Apple is expecting to ship around $15 million iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max units in September in the hope of beating out the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
If you just got an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, then you will want to move your data from your old iPhone to the new one. In reality, Apple now has its own tools that make the data transfer easier and quicker than before. However, the process might not be known to some users. With that in mind, we can help you out.
In this guide, we are going to walk you through the steps on how to transfer old data from your old iPhone to the new one. Before we begin, make sure that you now have the latest version of iOS software update on your device.
In iOS 11 or later, Apple introduced Automatic Setup, a handy feature that allows you to quickly set up your new iPhone. Basically, Automatic Setup transfers Apple ID, preferred settings, iCloud keychain passwords, and Wi-Fi info between Apple devices. In this case, you can use the feature to quickly migrate data from your old iPhone to a new one.
However, keep in mind that Automatic Setup does not offer device-to-device content transfer, meaning that you need to restore it from a backup. So, it’s a good idea to create a backup of your new iPhone before moving.
Step one: First off, power on your new iPhone and select the language. After that, you should see the “Set Up Your iPhone (or iPad)” screen and then place your old iPhone near your new one to start the Automatic Setup
Step two: Next up, hit Continue when you see a pop-up menu saying that you set up your iPhone with your Apple ID
Step three: Launch the Camera app on your existing phone and then use it to scan the image that shows up on your new device
Step four: Enter the passcode on your new iPhone model to start the pairing process. Now, select how you want to restore your data and then hit Continue to proceed
Step five: Hit Agree to agree to the terms and conditions and tap Continue on the next screen. Once you are done, set up your new iPhone as usual.
iCloud serves as a perfect tool that allows you to transfer your old data to your new iPhone. Following this method, your data make the switch with you in a secure manner. Before proceeding, we recommend that you back up your device to make sure something goes wrong during the process.
Step one: First off, launch the Settings app on your old iPhone and then tap the Apple ID at the top of the Settings page
Step two: Next up, hit iCloud and then tap iCloud Backup. After that, hit Back Up Now at the bottom of the display
Step three: The backup process might take a couple of minutes. Once done, pick your new iPhone and go through the initial setup
Step four: Tap Restore from iCloud backup and then sign in with your Apple ID
Step five: Follow the on-instructions and select the backup you made earlier.
If you already have an iTunes backup of your iPhone, then you can restore it to your new iPhone. This method requires a Lightning to USB Cable and a computer. The process is simple and you can follow our step-by-step guide below.
Step one: Plug your old iPhone to a PC or a Mac and then launch iTunes (make sure that you now have the latest version of iTunes on your computer)
Step two: Next up, select your iPhone when it shows up in iTunes and then hit Encrypt Backup (you may be asked to enter the passcode)
Step three: Click on Back Up Now and then let the backup process begin. Once done, unplug your old iPhone model and then power on your new iPhone
Step four: Plug your new iPhone to your computer and then set up your new iPhone. Once you reach the Restore screen, select Restore from iTunes backup
Step five: Select Restore from iTunes backup in iTunes and then select the backup you created earlier
Step six: Hit Continue and provide your passcode if asked.
These are 3 methods for you to move your data from old iPhone to the new one. If you come across any issues during the process, make sure that you let us know in the comments below.