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How do you transfer data to your new iPhone?

You want to start using your brand-new iPhone as quickly as possible. But first, you'll have to transfer the data from your old iPhone to your new one. There are 3 easy ways to do this. In this article, we explain step by step how you transfer the data from your old device to your new one.

1. Transfer via Quick Start

Transfer Apple iPhone data via Quick Start
  1. Turn on your new iPhone and make sure your old device has iOS 11 or a more recent update.
  2. Place your old and new device next to each other and turn on Bluetooth on both devices.
  3. The screen will indicate Quick Start. After you've checked your Apple ID, you tap Continue.
  4. A moving blue cloud will appear on the screen of the new device. Take your old iPhone and hold it above the animation until you've positioned it in the middle of the screen.
  5. Your iPhone may ask for your old access code. Enter it on the new device if that's the case.
  6. Follow the instructions to set up Face ID or Touch ID for your new iPhone.
  7. Enter your Apple ID password on the new device if prompted.
  8. Finally, you can choose to restore apps, data, and settings from an iCloud backup. Choose this option if you want to set up your new iPhone exactly the same as your old iPhone.

2. Transfer backup via iCloud

Make an iCloud backup

Make an iCloud backup

  1. Connect your old iPhone to the WiFi.
  2. Go to Settings, tap your name, and then iCloud and iCloud backup.
  3. Choose Back Up Now.
  4. Wait until the backup is complete.
Transfer iCloud backup

Transfer the iCloud backup

  1. Turn on your new iPhone and follow the steps until you reach the Apps & Data screen.
  2. In this screen, you tap Restore iCloud Backup.
  3. Make sure you select the most recent iCloud backup.
  4. Log in with your Apple ID if prompted.
  5. Finally, wait until the backup has been transfered.

3. Transfer via Finder to Mac

Make a backup via iTunes

Make a backup in Finder

  1. Connect your old iPhone to your MacBook with macOS Catalina.
  2. Open your Finder. This is installed on iMac and MacBook by default.
  3. In Finder, you select your iPhone. You can find it on the left in the navigation, below Locations.
  4. In the General tab, you tap Back Up Data.
  5. Wait until the backup is finished.
Transfer iTunes backup

Transfer the Finder backup

  1. Turn on your new iPhone and follow the steps until you reach the Apps & Data screen.
  2. In this screen, tap Restore from Mac or PC and Next.
  3. Connect your new iPhone to the computer that you've just created the backup on.
  4. Now open your Finder and select your new iPhone.
  5. Next, you select Restore Backup. Make sure you choose the most recent iCloud backup.
  6. Finally, wait until the backup has been transferred. Make sure your new iPhone stays connected to the WiFi and a charger.

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