Those who have upgraded – or will upgrade – to Apple’s new iPhone 13 are to be congratulated! Open that box, and you’ll be looking forward to using your snazzy new phone immediately. Before switching your old iPhone over to the new one, you must get all the data and apps from it onto the new one. Let’s learn How to move all your data to your new iPhone.
Getting a new operating system installed is very simple -if you haven’t upgraded for a bit, it will be easier than ever. Using an iTunes or iCloud Backup used to be the only option for moving your data. That Backup is no longer necessary (although it is always a good idea to Backup your stuff). It is possible to seamlessly migrate your apps, data, and ID to the new phone when you use the iPhone migration feature from Apple.
Here’s how to do it.
MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR PHONE
Even if you transfer your data via iCloud, your laptop, or any other local or cloud storage solution, it’s good to have a current backup of your data. I suppose the easiest way to Backup your phone is with iCloud Backup. It may have been a while since you activated iCloud Backup on your phone. Here are the steps you need to take:
- You can access iCloud by tapping the “Settings” button > then “iCloud”> “ICloud Backup.”
- Flip the switch to enable iCloud Backup if it is turned off. You may want to back up your old iPhone before wiping it if it’s toggled on and you’re about to wipe it.
In addition to backing up your iPhone, you can back it up to your Mac via Finder (if your Mac runs macOS less than 10.15, you’ll need iTunes) or your computer via iTunes (again, using a Windows PC).
There are several things you need to do before you begin:
- Remove the Apple Watch pairing from your older phone. You will get your data transferred to your new phone.
- Also, we will transfer your SIM card.
We’re ready to move your data now that we’ve finished backing up and everything else is in place.
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WIRELESSLY FROM A DIRECT CONNECTION
- There’s a reason why Quick Start transfers are called this. Let’s get started. There’s a choice to enter your Apple ID, and if you don’t, you’ll be prompted to enter a few of your details (such as the language you want) and then asked whether you’d like to transfer information from another device.
QUICK START IS CALLED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS WHEN IT IS A PHONE-TO-PHONE TRANSFER
- Stack your old and new phones together. You don’t want your phones to run out of power during the data move, so make sure they are both plugged in.
- If you connect your old phone with the new one, you will see a blank circle in the middle of your old phone’s screen, and your new phone will display an animation. For the animation to be centered on the circle on the old phone, you’ll need to hold the new one up to the old one’s camera.
- After setting up your new phone, you will be invited to move to it.
- Depending on the setup process, you may also need to enter your passcode and Apple ID.
- A couple of screens will need to be completed before the transfer begins, including FaceTime, iMessage, and Siri, and the usual terms and conditions.
- Also, if you have a backup of your iCloud account, you will be able to bring your data over from your previous phone. Under “Other Options,” you will find the option to back up your computer.
- The transfer is then initiated when all your selections are complete.
- All you need to do now is sign into your new iPhone.
PHONES CONNECTED DIRECTLY BY WIRE
You can also transfer data using a cable with Apple’s updated migration feature. It could be a good alternative if you have issues with the wireless transfer.
The Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter and the Lightning to USB cable is required for a wired connection. As a reminder: before you begin, please ensure that both smartphones are fully charged.
- Starting up your new phone and answering the opening questions should get you the invite to transfer data from another phone, as with the wireless method.
- Connect both phones to the same outlet as before, and make sure your old phone is next to your new one.
- Connect it to the computer using the Lightning-to-USB camera adapter on your old phone. Then connect your new phone with a Lightning to USB 3 cable. With the adapter, connect both cords.
- Once you have found the pattern, you need to answer all the setup questions, using the camera to determine the pattern if necessary.
- There will be a small “cable” between the two phone icons on the screen once the transfer indicates the phones are using wired connections.