How to transfer backup to new iPhone

So, you've got a shiny new iPhone and you're eager to start using it. But, before you can give your new iPhone a spin, you'll need to transfer all your data from your old iPhone. This guide will walk you through the process step by step, ensuring you don't lose any precious photos, messages or apps along the way. Here's how to transfer backup to new iPhone!


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Before you transfer

Before transferring your data to your new iPhone, you need to create a backup of your current iPhone. There are a few ways to do this, including via iCloud and your computer. Check out our blog on how to backup your iPhone to find the best method.

How to transfer your backup data

There are a few ways to transfer your backup data to your new iPhone, and which one you pick will depend on how you have backed up your old iPhone.

Using a computer

For those who have used a computer to backup their iPhone data, here's how to transfer that data to your new iPhone:

  1. Press the power button to start your new iPhone.
  2. Choose your language, country, and connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  3. When you reach Apps & Data, select Restore from Mac or PC.
  4. Use a USB cable to connect your new iPhone to the computer you used to back up your old iPhone.
  5. Open Finder or iTunes on your computer.
  6. Find and select your new iPhone.
  7. Select the backup you just created from the list and click Restore.
  8. Wait for the process to complete before disconnecting your iPhone.

Using iCloud

For those who have used iCloud to backup their iPhone data, here's how to transfer that data to your new iPhone:

  1. Press the power button to start your new iPhone.
  2. Choose your language, country, and connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  3. When you reach Apps & Data, select Restore from iCloud Backup.
  4. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  5. Choose the most recent backup from the list and wait for the transfer to complete.
  6. Ensure your iPhone stays connected to Wi-Fi during this process.

Once the restore process is complete, your new iPhone will restart. Make sure to check that all your data, including photos, messages, and apps, have been transferred correctly.


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