This guide will you how to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone in 4 ways. You will find the exact method no matter you want to move all old iPhone data or only want to transfer some important data that you care about. 

Transfer iPhone to New iPhone with iPhone Migration

Since iOS 11, Apple adds a new feature called Quick Start to help users set up new iPhone from old iPhone quickly. Later, a new option called iPhone Migration comes out with iOS 12.4 to make it possible to sync iPhone to iPhone directly without backup.

Note: If you have already set up your new iPhone, you should erase your iPhone to restart: go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to make it.
  1. Turn on your new iPhone and place it near your old iPhone > The Quick Start screen appears on your old iPhone and offers the option of using your Apple ID to set up your new iPhone.
  2. If that’s the correct Apple ID, tap Continue. (If you do not see the option, please make sure you have turned on the Bluetooth.)
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Face ID or Touch ID.
  4. On the “Transfer Your Data” screen, tap Transfer from iPhone option and it will start transferring all old iPhone data to new iPhone. (Or you can choose the Donwload from iCloud to restore from an iCloud backup.)

Note: Please keep your devices near each other until the migration process is complete.
Transfer iPhone to New iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper

Although the iPhone Migration utility offers a direct way to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone, it will transfer all data no matter you want it or not. What if you just want to transfer some really important data? Let one free iPhone data transfer tool - AOMEI MBackupper to help you.
  • It can help you transfer your most important iPhone data: contacts, messages, photos, videos, songs, etc.
  • You can preview and select the data you want to transfer to new iPhone.
  • There is no need to reset your new iPhone if you have already used it for a while.
Two steps are needed to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper, backup data on old iPhone to computer > Restore the backup files to new iPhone.

Step 1. Backup Old iPhone

  • Download, install and run AOMEI MBackupper > Connect your old iPhone to computer via USB cable.
  • Click Custom Backup and you can select the data you want to backup. (You can click each icon to choose the items you want to transfer.)
  • Select a path to save the files > Click Start Backup.

Step 2. Transfer Files to New iPhone

  • Unplug your old iPhone and then connect your new iPhone to computer > Go to the Backup Management screen by clicking the back button.
  • Choose the right backup task > Choose Restore.
  • Before clicking the Start Restore button, you can click the icon to preview the data you will be transferred to your new iPhone.

Transfer iPhone to New iPhone with iCloud

Every iPhone user is familiar with iCloud. Which offers an easy way to let us share iOS data among iDevices. To transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud, there are two workable methods: Restoring old iPhone backup new iPhone & Turn on the sync of iCloud.

Transfer iPhone to iPhone via iCloud Restore

  • Go to Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Turn on iCloud Backup > Tap Back Up Now to run an backup immediately.
  • Set up your new iPhone and choose to restore from iCloud backup.

Sync Data from iPhone to iPhone

  • On your old iPhone: Open Settings app > Tap your name > Tap iCloud > Toggle on the switch of the data you want to sync.
On your new iPhone: Do the same to turn on the sync.

Note: It may take a while to finish the sync, please connect your iPhone to a stable Wi-Fi network.

Transfer iPhone to New iPhone with iTunes

iTunes also can help you transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone. You should first make a backup of your old iPhone and then restore that backup to your new iPhone. Almost all old iPhone data and settings will be transferred to new iPhone.

1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on computer.
2. Connect your old iPhone to computer via the USB cable.
3. Click the Device tab > Select This Computer > Click Back Up Now to start the backup.
4. Unplug your old iPhone and connect your new iPhone > Go to the Summary page and click Restore Backup...