How to Transfer Data From iPhone to iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Transferring data from one iPhone to another is a common task that many iPhone users need to perform. Whether you’re upgrading to a new iPhone or simply want to share data with a friend, it’s important to know how to transfer your data easily and efficiently. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring data from iPhone to iPhone, step by step.

Step 1: Backup Your Old iPhone

Before transferring your data, it’s always a good idea to create a backup of your old iPhone. This ensures that even if something goes wrong during the transfer process, you won’t lose any important data.

To create a backup, follow these steps:

  • Connect your old iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Go to Settings on your old iPhone.
  • Select your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
  • Tap on iCloud.
  • Scroll down and tap on iCloud Backup.
  • Toggle on iCloud Backup if it’s not already enabled.
  • Tap Back Up Now and wait for the backup process to complete.

Step 2: Set Up Your New iPhone

Once you have created a backup of your old iPhone, it’s time to set up your new iPhone. Follow these steps:

  • Turn on your new iPhone by pressing and holding the power button until the Apple logo appears.
  • Select your preferred language and region.
  • Connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the Apps & Data screen.
  • Select Restore from iCloud Backup.
  • Sign in to your Apple ID.
  • Select the backup you created earlier and wait for the restore process to complete.

Step 3: Transfer Data Using Quick Start

If you have both your old and new iPhones running iOS 12.4 or later, you can use Quick Start to transfer data wirelessly. Here’s how:

  • Place your old iPhone next to your new iPhone.
  • Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on both devices.
  • A popup will appear on your new iPhone asking if you want to set up a new device or transfer data.

    Tap Continue.

  • Snap a photo of the animation that appears on your old iPhone using your new iPhone’s camera.
  • Type in your old iPhone’s passcode on your new iPhone when prompted.
  • Select the apps and data you want to transfer to your new iPhone and tap Continue.
  • Wait for the transfer process to complete. This may take some time depending on the amount of data being transferred.


You have successfully transferred all your important data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone. Now you can enjoy your new device without worrying about losing any valuable data.

Remember, it’s always a good practice to regularly back up your iPhone to avoid any potential data loss in the future. With the right tools and knowledge, transferring data between iPhones can be a hassle-free process.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Enjoy your new iPhone!

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