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It is so excited to unbox a new iPhone 12/11/X/SE because of the new features or great experience. When you have a new iPhone, it is very important to transfer photos, music, contacts, videos, and other important data to the new device if you want to lose your data on the old device. In this post, we will guide you through 3 ways of transferring data from iPhone to iPhone.

How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone?

To transfer data, we can turn to 3 different tools, which are iCloud, iTunes, and AOMEI MBackupper. iCloud and iTunes are official methods of backing up data and restore to the new device. AOMEI MBackupper is third-party software allowing directly transfer data from one iPhone to another. You can choose one according to your need.

Method 1. Restore iPhone via iCloud

iCloud is an official backup service. It can help you to transfer data to another iPhone by creating a backup on your old iPhone and use it to setup your new iPhone. But Apple initially offer 5GB of free space for each user. If your iCloud is running out of space, you can buy more storage or use another method.

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone with stable Wi-Fi. And go to the “Settings” app on the iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the “[Your Name]” banner > “iCloud” > “iCloud Backup” to enter iCloud settings.

Step 3. Enable the “iCloud Backup”, and tap “Back Up Now”.

After the backup is complete, follow the steps to restore iCloud backup to the new iPhone.

Step 4. On the new iPhone, follow the on-screen setup. Choose your region and language and connect to Wi-Fi and sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 5. When it asks you to choose a way of transfer Apps & Data, choose “Restore from iCloud backup”.

Step 6. Select the iCloud Backup you just create, you can choose it according to the time.

Method 2. Transfer data using iTunes

iTunes is another official iPhone backup tool. It is able to create a local backup file on your PC depending on USB connection, then you can restore the back image to the new iPhone. Follow the detailed steps below.

Step 1. Connect the old iPhone with computer.

Step 2. Download, install, and launch the latest iTunes. Click the phone-lick icon on the top of iTunes.

Step 3. You will enter the Summary tab, and choose “This Computer” as the screenshot shows. Then click “Back Up Now”.

Note: Considering data security, you will need to choose the “Encrypt Backup“ to backup Health and Activity data

Step 4. Power on your new iPhone, and follow the setup guide.

Step 5. Once you enter the “App & Data” screen, tap “Restore from iTunes Backup”.

Step 6. Plugin the new iPhone with the computer, and enter the passcode.

Step 7. Run iTunes, select “Restore from this backup”. Then select the backup you created. Click “Continue”.

Then complete the reset steps. iTunes will move data to the new iPhone.

Method 3. Transfer data to another iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper

AOMEI MBackupper is a professional iPhone transfer tool. With its “iPhone to iPhone Transfer” feature, you can easily transfer data from one iPhone to a new iPhone. This tool comes with an easy-to-use interface, and anyone can easily complete iPhone data migration with one click.

Besides, this tool also comes with custom backup enabling users to selectively transfer data between different iPhones. For example, you can backup photos to a PC from the old iPhone and restore them to another iPhone.


  1. Please make sure the remaining space of the target iPhone is bigger than the used space of the source iPhone.
  2. The iOS version of the target iPhone can’t be lower than the source iPhone.

Step 1. Connect both of your iPhones with your computer via USB cables.

Step 2. Run AOMEI MBackupper on your computer, and click “iPhone to iPhone Transfer”.

Step 3. Check if the source and target devices are listed in the correct places. Then click “Start Transfer”.

Then just wait for the transfer to get finished. After that, the target device will be restarted automatically. You will find all the data have been copied to the target iPhone.


This post showed the 3 most commonly used methods of transferring data from iPhone to iPhone. Not all methods are suitable for everyone, you can choose one based on your condition. In addition, when you switch to a new iPhone, please reset your old device if you want to discard or sell it to protect your personal data.

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