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How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone after Setup in Four Dependable Ways?

Keisha Alice
Aug 31, 2022
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"Hi, I failed with device-to-device data transfer when I set up my new iPhone since the option did not work and didn't show up. Can I do the device-to-device transfer after the new phone setup is done?"

- Posted by someone in Apple Discussions Community

Get a shiny new iPhone 13 in your hands and can't wait to finish setting it up? Now, the only thing in front of you is how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup. Don't fret! A few simple ways can accomplish it, including Apple and non-Apple ways. Let's do a quick check of them.

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Part 1. How to Set Up New iPhone from Old iPhone with Quick Start
Part 2. How to Transfer Everything from iPhone to iPhone after Setup via Coolmuster (One-click)
Part 3. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud Backup
Part 4. How to Transfer iPhone to New iPhone via iTunes Backup

Part 1. How to Set Up New iPhone from Old iPhone with Quick Start

Most active iPhone models nowadays run iOS 12.4 and later versions. Therefore, you can use Quick Start to set up the new iPhone from the old one and move data to your new device as long as both iPhones fulfill the minimum system requirements. As an official solution from Apple, it is the safest and most trustworthy.

How to transfer apps to a new iPhone after the initial setup?

1. Turn on your new iPhone and place it near the old one. When the Quick Start screen appears on your new iPhone and shows it will use your Apple ID to set up your new iPhone, ensure the Apple ID and tap Continue.

2. Wait for an animation to show up on the new iPhone. Then hold your old iPhone over the new one and center the animation in the viewfinder.

3. Wait for a message that reads Finish on New iPhone and enter the old device's password on the new iPhone if asked. Next, follow the on-screen instructions to set up the Face ID or Touch ID for your new iPhone.

4. When you see the Transfer Data from the iPhone screen, click Continue to start the transfer process. Or, tap Other Options to transfer apps, settings, and data from the most recent iCloud or computer to your new iPhone.

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Part 2. How to Transfer Everything from iPhone to iPhone after Setup via Coolmuster (One-click)

Consider it too complicated to set up your new iPhone and move data from the old one to it with Quick Start? Or, do you have an old iPhone that runs iOS 11 or lower versions? At this moment, Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is a much easier and more suitable way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup.

It sends contacts, bookmarks, calendars, eBooks (PDFs & ePubs), and notes (not supported in iOS 11 or later) from iPhone to iPhone without data loss in one click. Moreover, it is widely compatible with all iPhone models (iOS 5 to iOS 15), such as iPhone 13 Pro Max/13 Pro/13/13 mini/12 Pro Max/12 Pro/12/12 mini/SE/11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4, etc.

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To migrate from old iPhone to new iPhone after setup in one click:

1. After installing the app on your computer, open it and enter the Mobile Transfer module.

2. Connect both iPhones to the computer via two working USB cables. If asked, tap Trust on your iPhone to trust this computer. When the program recognizes your devices, it will show Connected under the device images.

Note: The old iPhone must be in the Source position. If needed, tap Flip to switch their positions.

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3. Check the files you want to transfer from the old iPhone to the new one and click the Start Copy button below to begin the syncing process.

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Part 3. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud Backup

You can also transfer from the old iPhone to the new iPhone by enabling auto-syncing files to iCloud on your old iPhone and restoring iCloud backups to your new iPhone. It supports various files like Photo Stream photos, emails, notes, calendars, contacts, reminders, etc., and does not support files such as messages, ringtones, photos not in Photo Stream, music, and apps.

Before migrating data from iPhone to iPhone, you should:

  • Connect both iPhones to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Sign in on both devices with the same Apple ID.

Then, you get two ways to transfer from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud:

1. Back up your old iPhone to iCloud.

  • On iPhone running iOS 10 and later: Open Settings > tap your name > iCloud > iCloud Backup > tap Back Up Now.
  • On iPhone running iOS 9 and earlier: Open Settings > iCloud > Backup > iCloud Backup > tap Back Up Now.

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2. Transfer from iPhone to iPhone during setup:

  • Turn on your new iPhone > select a language > Connect to Wi-Fi network > Set up your Face ID or Touch ID and create a password.
  • Tap Restore from iCloud Backup on the Apps & Data screen and select the latest backup file.
  • Hit Restore.

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3. Migrate from old iPhone to new iPhone after setup:

  • On your new iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Choose Erase iPhone and wait for the erasing process to complete.
  • Set up your iPhone as a new one by following the on-screen prompts.
  • Choose Restore from iCloud > pick a backup file and hit Restore.

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Part 4. How to Transfer iPhone to New iPhone via iTunes Backup

Another Apple's way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone is using iTunes. You can back up the old iPhone with iTunes and restore the backup to the new iPhone later. However, the syncing process will erase the existing data on your new iPhone, and it won't restore some files, like music, apps, ringtones, iBooks, movies, etc.

How to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes?

1. Back up your old iPhone via iTunes.

  • Connect your old iPhone to the computer and launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
  • Once detected, tap the iPhone icon under Devices > choose Summary on the left panel > select This Computer under the Backups section > hit Back Up Now.

2. Restore iTunes backup to new iPhone during setup:

  • Turn on your new iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your iPhone until you reach the Apps & Data screen.
  • Choose Restore from iTunes Backup and plug your new iPhone into the computer using a USB cable.
  • Run iTunes on your computer and click the iPhone icon at the upper-left corner.
  • Tap Restore Backup and select the latest backup file.
  • Keep your iPhone connected until the restoring process is over.

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3. Restore iTunes backup to new iPhone after setup:

  • Plug your new iPhone into the computer with a USB cable and open iTunes.
  • Tap the iPhone icon at the top-left corner when detected and hit Summary.
  • Click Restore Backup and pick the most recent backup file.
  • Wait for the restoring process to complete.

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Final Verdict

Now you must have understood how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup. Although Apple's solutions (like Quick Start, iCloud, iTunes) are credible and safe to use, the operation process is rather complicated, and they even cause data loss on the new device. In comparison, Coolmuster Mobile Transfer offers you an easy, fast, and secure way to transfer from iPhone to iPhone after setup without data loss.

Thus, I will recommend you select Coolmuster Mobile Transfer.

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