Ready for upgrading to the new iPhone6s/7 (Plus) or the latest iPhone 8? This iPhone data transferring guideline offers you 3 methods to transfer data, files, information and everything from old iPhone to another.
Download this iPhone to iPhone transfer tool on your computer firstly, then follow us to transfer contacts, messages, photos, and everything from old iPhone to new iPhone 7 (plus) or iPhone 8.
If you upgraded to new iPhone 7 (Plus)/8 from an old Android phone, and you are looking for solutions to transfer content (like Contacts, Messages, Photos, Videos, etc.) from Android to new iPhone, you can move to Part 5 to know more details.
At this moment, there is no doubt that the 10th anniversary iPhone is the hottest mobile Phone in the market. All kinds of news, rumors about iPhone’s name, functions, released date, pre-order date, etc. are reported or spread everyday. Full-screen without home button, OLED display screen, wireless charging, A11 processor, fingerprint scanner within screen, etc., any of them can become a reason we want to upgrade to the latest iPhone 8. However, not all of users will upgrade to the latest iPhone models, some may upgrade to iPhone 6s (Plus) or iPhone 7 (Plus).
No matter what iPhone you have got and which old iPhone you upgraded from, at this moment, you may have some common questions, like: How can I switch to a new iPhone? Or, how do I transfer all my data and information from my old iPhone to my new iPhone?
To help you go through with a smooth and pleasant "Upgrade to New iPhone" journey, we will show you how to transfer your data, files, information and everything from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 6s/7 (Plus) or iPhone 8, in this guide we will offer you 3 ways to transfer data, files, information and everything from one iPhone to another, through iTunes, iCloud, and other third party solutions. And it covers all your content, including Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts, Messages, Notes, etc. Now let’s get it started!
According to our statics show most of you are visiting this page on mobile devices, so you may want to find a solution to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without computer. To be honest, the only way to transfer data between iPhones without computer is using iCloud backup and iCloud syncing, and the two methods are also covered in Part 3 of this guide.
However, the iCloud methods also have some shortcomings, like, takes a long time (normally it lasts 30 to 60 minutes), and have high requirement to the stability and speed of Wi-Fi network, and some unexpected situations also occurred randomly, like data loss, restore failed. Therefore, even if you can make it without computer, we still suggest you that you should transfer data from iPhone to iPhone on computer with iTunes or other desktop software for 100% safe and smooth.
Part 1: How to Transfer Data to New iPhone 8/7/6s/SE without Restoring iDevice
When it comes to transferring data, files from old iPhone to new iPhone, for most of us, iTunes or iCloud is the first option, even the only option. Normally, if everything goes well, no unexpected restore error, no data loss or disappeared situation, restoring iDevice with iTunes or iCloud backup is not a bad choice. However, nobody can guarantee you that this transferring process is 100% smooth and trouble-free, and you also can’t choose what to transfer or not.
Therefore, before showing how to transfer data, file, info from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes or iCloud, we will recommend you a wonderful iPhone to iPhone transfer tool – AnyTrans, which allows you to selectively transfer the content what you want. And during this process, you needn’t restore your iPhone, won’t erase any existing data on both of your old iPhone and new iPhone. Next, we will make a brief introduction to AnyTrans.
AnyTrans is an emphasized and complete iPhone transfer software, which fits effortlessly into your iPhone Upgrade and iOS Data Migration program. With clean interface and blazing fast speed, you'll feel no hassle to migrate your photos, music, messages, contacts and all your iOS data from one iPhone to another. The most distinguish iPhone Data Transfer features in AnyTrans include:
- As an all-in-one iOS content manager tool, AnyTrans supports transferring and managing 20 + types of iOS files and data, like Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts, Messages, Voice Memos, Voice Mails, Ringtones, Notes, etc.
- Allows you to extract what you want from iTunes and iCloud backup without performing full restoration on your new iPhone 8/7 (Plus). Also won’t replace the existing content on your new iPhone with content in backups.
- Fitted with two fantastic iPhone to iPhone Data Transfer features – Clone Device and Merge Device. It helps you move photos, contacts, messages, notes, calendar events, and everything to new iPhone 8/7/6s /SE.
- Super fast transferring speed. It only takes you about 10 minutes to transfer all the content to new iPhone.
What's more, AnyTrans supports both of Windows and Mac operating system. And it is also compatible with all the models of iPhone, like iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6/6s/SE/7 and the latest iPhone 8. Follow steps below to transfer data, files, info and everything from old iPhone to new iPhone at one click, or transfer specific categories of content to new iPhone.
Method 1: Transfer All Data/Files/Information from Old iPhone to New iPhone with AnyTrans:
Step 1: Free download AnyTrans, install and run it on your computer > Connect both of your old and new iPhone to computer with USB cables.
Step 2: Click on the Device tab of old iPhone, and then on homepage of AnyTrans click Clone Device or Merge Device.
Clone Device - suits for those whose new iPhone is totally new, and doesn't have any data on it. Clone Device will clone all the data and files from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/7/6s/SE, and the data on new iPhone will be erased during transferring.
Merge Device - suits for those whose iPhone already has been used. Merge Device will transfer all the data from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/7/6s/SE, and the existing data on new iPhone will remain intact during content merging.
Step 3: Here we take the Clone Device as an example: Click Clone Device > Select the target device > Click Right Arrow to go next step.
Step 4: Select the categories you want to transfer to new iPhone 7 (Plus), like Photos, Messages, Contents, Notes, Apps, etc., and click the Right Arrow. Then wait for the process to finish.
Method 2: Transfer Some or Part of Content from Old iPhone to New iPhone with AnyTrans
We have talked about how to transfer data, files, information and everything from one iPhone to another above, if you just want to some category of content to new iPhone 8/7/6s, like Contacts, Messages, Photos, Ringtones, etc., you can also make it with AnyTrans. Next, we will take Photos as an example to show you how to transfer photos from iPhone new iPhone directly.
Step 1: Download AnyTrans on your computer, install and run it. And then connect both of your two iPhones to computer with USB cables.
Step 2: On homepage of AnyTrans, click Device tab, select your old iPhone, and then click to transfer data and files to new iPhone by category.
Step 3: Click Photos category, select the albums with photos you want to transfer, like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, etc.
Step 4: Select the photos you want to transfer, then click To Device button transfer selected photos from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/7/6s/SE directly.
We just showed you how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans above. Except photos, some other iPhone contents also are supported by AnyTrans, they are listed below (Click to View Detailed Tutorial):
- Photos to New iPhone >
- Messages/iMessages to New iPhone >
- Contacts to New iPhone >
- Apps to New iPhone >
- Music/Songs to New iPhone >
- Ringtones to New iPhone >
- Notes to New iPhone >
- Videos to New iPhone >
- Voice Memos to New iPhone >
- Calendar to New iPhone >
- Call History to New iPhone >
- Playlist to New iPhone >
Download AnyTrans to Transfer Data, File or Information to New iPhone 8/7/6s/SE Now:
Part 2: How to Transfer Data/Files/Info from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/7/6s/SE with iTunes
Transferring files from your old iPhone to a new iPhone 8/7(Plus)/6s isn't a mystery with iTunes. That's because before iCloud featured on iOS 5, iTunes was the only way to transfer your iPhone content from one to another. But the story changed as many products and services offer more straightforward and convenient iPhone to iPhone data transfer solutions, which may turn this tedious job into a simple process.
When iTunes is Good to Transfer iPhone Data to a New One
- If you'd like to quickly transfer your purchased content to a new iPhone, like your apps, music, movies, and books, which were downloaded from the App, iTunes, and iBook stores, it's suggested to use iTunes;
- If you have frequent access to your computer, and you'd like to save your iPhone data as solid iTunes backup (taking up space on your hard drive), choose iTunes;
- If your iCloud storage is running low and you are out of budget to upgrade your iCloud storage plan, iTunes is also good to go;
- Although iTunes backup helps migrate almost all data and settings from one iPhone to another, the media files saved on your local computer won't be covered, like music ripped from CDs, photos that aren't stored in the local camera roll, your call history, homescreen arrangement, etc. Jump to this guide to sync iTunes Library to new iPhone >
How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone 8/7/6s/SE with iTunes
When transferring data from an old iPhone to new iPhone 8/7 (Plus) with iTunes, all the content in the iTunes backup will be restored to the new iPhone no matter whether you want to restore all of them. And if you have already used your new iPhone, and store some files on it, all of them and other existing content and settings will be erased.
If you just want to transfer part of content from old iPhone to new iPhone or keep all existing data and settings intact, you can move to Part 1 to make it. If you want to get specific data or files from iTunes backup to new iPhone without restoring iDevice, you can move to this guide: How to Restore iTunes Backup Files to New iPhone without Restoring >
Step 1. Make a backup of your old iPhone: Open iTunes > Connect your old iPhone to the computer > Click Device tab > Click Summary > Click This Computer in Backups column > Click Back Up Now:
Step 2. Restore your new iPhone 8/7 (Plus) from the backup you just made: Connect your iPhone 8/7 to computer > Open iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.
At this point, the situation varies according to if your new iPhone 8 or 7 (Plus) has been used before. If it's new, unused and without activation yet, choose the Restore from this backup option to copy data from your old iPhone backup to the new one:
Otherwise, if your iPhone has been activated, click Device tab > Summary > Restore Backup in Backups column > Select the backup you just make > Click Restore Backup:
Part 3: How to Transfer Data from iPhone to New iPhone 8/7/6s/SE with iCloud
Transferring data between iPhones with iCloud, it needs your new iPhone 8/7/6s/SE can get access to a Wi-Fi network, and the network is fast enough. During this process, all the content in iCloud backup will be restored to your new iPhone, and the files and settings already on your new iPhone will be erased. If you just want to transfer part of content or specific categories of files from old iPhone to new iPhone, or finish this transferring process in minutes, you can move to Part 1 to make it.
Method 1: Transfer iPhone Data to New iPhone 8/7/6s/SE with iCloud Backup
Step 1. Make a backup of your old iPhone if you haven't make one in advance.
- For iPhones running with iOS 10 and later: go to Settings App > Tap on your Apple ID’s profile > Click iCloud > iCloud Backup > Click Back Up Now.
- For iPhones running with iOS 9 or older: go to Settings App > iCloud > Backup > Turn on "iCloud Backup" if it is closed > Tap on Back Up Now.
Step 2. Restore your new iPhone with the backup you made above: on your new iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Erase iPhone > Set up your iPhone again > Select Restore from iCloud > Select the backup you just created.
Method 2: Transfer Data/File/Information from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud Syncing
Transferring data from one iPhone to another with iCloud syncing only supports several kinds of iOS data, like Photos (only Photo Stream), Email, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, etc. Other files like Photos not in Photo Stream, Messages, Music, Ringtones, Apps, are not in the supported list. If you want to transfer more iOS content to your new iPhone 8/7/6s/SE, please move to Part 1.
Before moving data, files, information from old iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud syncing, there are three things you need to know firstly:
1) Both of your iPhones can be connected to Wi-Fi network.
2) You need to log in the same Apple ID on both of your devices.
3) You need to repeat the steps on both of your iPhones.
Then follow the steps below to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud syncing.
Step 1: On your iPhone, tap on Settings apps > Click your Apple ID’s profile > Select iCloud.
Step 2: Select the categories you want to transfer like, Photos, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes, etc., and then tap on it to turn it on one by one. And then wait for the process to finish. How long this process will last depends how many data you want transfer to new iPhone 8/7 (Plus) and the speed of your network.
Part 4: Best iPhone to iPhone Transfer Solution – Comparison Chart
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Part 5: How to Transfer Data to New iPhone from Android Phone
Through our users' recent feedback, some of them just upgraded to new iPhone 8/7/6s from an old Android phone, and are looking for methods to transfer data, files like Contacts, Messages, Photos, etc., from Android to iPhone. If you are one of them, you can move to this guide – How to Switch Android to iPhone, which offers you 3 ways to get android contents to new iPhone. If you just want to transfer some content or files to new iPhone, you can read the following tutorials to make it:
The Bottom Line
After reading the guides on how to transfer data, files, info and everything from one iPhone to another, you must have transferred everything you want to your new iPhone from old iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you have any question, be free to message us by clicking the Chat Window in bottom right corner. Download AnyTrans to Explore More Now >
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