How to Transfer iCloud into a New iPhone in 3 Ways? [Updated]

Brandon Wood
Sep 18, 2022

Pre-ordered an iPhone 14 after watching Apple's fall event this year? Furnished with a new super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, a bigger battery capacity, and higher camera performance, iPhone 14 series does attract Apple fans' attention. However, have you considered the old iPhone data, which occupies tons of storage on your device? How to transfer iCloud to a new iPhone 14/13/12?

Take it easy! A few ways can make it. Here, we will introduce the top three methods to transfer iCloud data to a new iPhone.

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Way 1. How to Transfer Data from iCloud to iPhone via iCloud Syncing

First of all, you can transfer data from iCloud to a new iPhone via iCloud syncing. All you need is to sign in to both iDevices with the same Apple ID and password.

How to transfer from iCloud to iPhone directly?

01Connect both iPhones to the Wi-Fi network and log in to both devices with the same Apple ID credentials.

02Go to the old iPhone's Settings > tap your name > click iCloud > turn on the file types you want to sync > hit Sync now.

03Open Settings on the new iPhone and repeat the above process. Once done, it will automatically sync the iCloud content to your new iPhone.

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Way 2. How to Import iCloud to a New iPhone with iCloud Backup

If you have backed up your old iPhone data to your iCloud account, you can restore the iCloud backup to the new iPhone during setting up the new device. Note that if you have set up your new iPhone before, it will erase the existing iPhone data during the erasing process.

01Open Settings on your new iPhone > tap General > Reset (or Transfer or Reset iPhone in iOS 15 and above) > Erase All Content and Settings > Erase. When the erasing process is complete, it will automatically restart your device and enter the setup process.

02Choose the language and pick your location. Then, select the Set Up Manually option.

03Join in the Wi-Fi network. After that, set up your Face ID or Touch ID and follow the on-screen prompts to set up a passcode.

04When you reach the Apps & Data screen, select the Restore from iCloud Backup option and pick the latest iCloud backup file. Next, hit Restore to transfer iCloud content to your new iPhone.

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Way 3. How to Download iCloud to New iPhone with iPhone Data Transfer

Wonder how to transfer iCloud to a new iPhone without the old phone? You can use iPhone Data Transfer. This powerful software allows you to selectively import content from your computer to an iOS device without running iTunes.

The highlights of iPhone Data Transfer:

  • Sync files from your computer to your new iPhone with one click.
  • Preview and select desired data before syncing.
  • Support photos, ringtones, audiobooks, music, contacts, movies, iTunes U/Podcasts data, voice memos, TV shows, music videos, playlists, etc.
  • Work with iOS 6 to iOS 16, such as iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max/SE/13 Pro Max/13 Pro/13/13 mini/12 Pro Max/12 Pro/12/12 mini/11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6, etc.

How to upload from iCloud to a new iPhone?

01Open iCloud.com from a computer browser and sign in to iCloud with the Apple ID credentials you use to back up the old iPhone. Later, tap the Photos tab, pick the photos you wish to transfer, and download them to your computer.

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02Install and run iPhone Data Transfer on your computer, and plug your new iPhone into the PC via a USB cable. Then, it will automatically detect your iPhone.

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03Click Photos on the left panel, hit the Add + button on the top, and select the photos you downloaded from iCloud. Finally, hit the Open button to import them to your iPhone.

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Wrapping Up

That's how to transfer iCloud to a new iPhone. If you can access the old iPhone or haven't set up your new one yet, you can use the iCloud backup to complete the data migration. Otherwise, iPhone Data Transfer is the optimal choice to make the switch. It is easy, fast, and secure to use.

If you have other demands regarding iOS data transfer, please tell us in the comments.

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