Top 4 Ways To Transfer Data From Old iPhone To iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

How To Transfer Data From iPhone X, XS Max, XR

Set Up Your New iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR From A Backup Of Your Old iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch!

Got a new iPhone XS/XS Max or iPhone XR? Excited or can’t wait to use your new iPhone?

Just wait! Before using your new device, it is important that you must set-up your new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR properly without losing any data or Apps data from your previously used iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

In this guide we are going to discuss about top 4 ways to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR and then you can use your device without any data loss.

tip Expert Tip: One of the best ways to switch/transfer/move data to new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR from any iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) is to restore data from iCloud/iTunes backup of your old iOS device to your new iPhone, and this can be done very easily with the help of professional iOS Data Backup & Restore software.

With the help of iOS Backup & Restore software, you can:

  • Easily restore data from old iOS device’s iCloud or iTunes backup to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR.
  • Restore files types such as photos, videos, music, contacts, text SMS, iMessages, WhatsApp/LINE/Kik/Viber chat history, voice memos, notes, calendar, documents, Safari bookmarks and more.
  • Selectively preview and restore any file types you want.
  • Support all models of iPhone, including iPhone X/X Plus/XS Max/XS/XR/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus, etc running on iOS 12, 11, 10, 9 or earlier version.
  • 100% secure and easy to operate.

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Congratulations on getting a brand new iPhone!

You must be really excited to use new and amazing features alongside the new iOS 12. But before you start using your new iPhone, the very first that you must probably want to do is transfer data from your old iOS device to new iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR.

It may surprise you, but there are several ways through which you can transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone. You can do it by yourself without any experience and without any data loss or spending hours of time.

Here follow the 4 tips on how to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR.

Also Read: How Can I Recover Deleted or Lost Data From iPhone XS?

Way 1: Use Quick Start To Transfer Data From Old iPhone To iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

You can use the feature of “Quick Start” to transfer data from iPhone or iPad that is already running on iOS 11 or later to automatically set-up your new iPhone X/XS Max/XR. This process will require both of your old and new devices.

Also note that this process helps you to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR without iTunes backup.

So, here follow the steps mentioned-below:

Note: Please keep both the devices close enough to begin the transfer process.

Step 1: Turn ON your new iPhone XS/XS or XR and keep it new to your old device running on iOS 11 or later. The Quick Start menu will show up on your old device and provide the option to use your Apple ID to set-up your new iPhone. Make sure that it is your Apple ID that you want to use and then tap on “Continue”. If you don’t see the option on your old iPhone, then please make sure that Bluetooth is ON.iOS 12 Quick Start To Transfer Data From iPhone to iPhone

Pic Credit: Apple

Step 2: On your new iPhone you will see the animation. Hold your old iOS device over the new iPhone, then center the animation in the viewfinder. On the new device a message will appear that says “Finish”. If you are not able to use your old phone camera, then simply tap on “Authenticate Manually”, then follow the steps that appear on your screen.

Step 3: Once prompted, enter the old device’s passcode on the new device that you want to set.

Step 4: Simply follow the steps and set-up Touch ID or Face ID on your new iPhone.

Step 5: Once prompted, simply enter your Apple ID password on your new iPhone. If you are using multiple iOS device, then you have to enter each passcodes.

Step 6: Now, on your new iPhone, you will get the option to restore apps, data and device settings from your recent iCloud backup or updating your old iOS device’s backup and then restore. Once, you select a backup file to restore, you will be given the option whether you want to transfer some settings associated to privacy, locations, Siri and Apple Pay. If you select to update the backup on your device, then make sure that Wi-Fi is turned ON, on your device.

Step 7: If you own Apple Watch, then you will also get the option whether you would like transfer your Apple Watch data and settings while you are setting up your new iPhone.

Important Notes:

  • While you are transferring your information, data, settings and password to your new iPhone, please keep both your device close to each other.
  • If you can, then please keep your new iPhone connected to Wi-Fi and keep plugged into power after setup. This will automatically download data like apps, photos and music on your new iPhone from iCloud backup.

Also Read: How To Recover Deleted or Lost Data From iPhone XS Max

Way 2: Use iCloud Backup To Restore Data From Old iPhone To iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

This is another free way to transfer data from old iOS device to new iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR via iCloud backup. Also note that this solution helps you to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR without iTunes backup.

Below follow the steps to back up your old iOS device in iCloud and then transfer the backup to your new iPhone. Additionally, by this way you can easily transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone without computer.

Steps To Make An iCloud Backup of Your Previous iOS Device

Step 1: First of all, connect your old device to Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Now go to Settings > Tap [Your Name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.

Step 3: Please ensure that iCloud Backup is enabled.

Step 4: Tap on “Back Up Now”.

Backup iPhone To iCloud

Step 5: The backup process will start. Please keep your device connected to Wi-Fi, until the process finishes.

Once, your old device gets backed-up to iCloud, you can then follow the steps mentioned-below to transfer iCloud backup of your iOS device to new iPhone for free.

Also Read: [Fixed] iPhone Stuck At ‘Attempting Data Recovery’ On iOS 11/10

Steps To Transfer iCloud Backup of Your Old Device To New iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

Step 1: Power ON your new iPhone. You will be welcomed with “Hello” screen. If you have already set-up your new iPhone, then you have to erase it by performing factory reset (go to Settings > General > Erase All Content and Settings), only then you can follow these steps to restore from iCloud backup.

Step 2: After your iPhone gets turned ON, follow the onscreen steps to set-up your device until you see the Wi-Fi screen. Simply tap a Wi-Fi network to connect.

Step 3: Next, continue to follow the onscreen steps until you reach “Apps & Data” screen. Here, tap on “Restore From iCloud Backup”.

Step 4: Sign-in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

Restore iPhone From iCloud Backup

Step 5: You will be then asked to select an iCloud backup file to restore from. Make sure to select the correct backup file by looking the size and date of each backup file. If asked to update your device to new iOS version, then simply follow the onscreen steps to update.

Step 6: If you have purchases any App store or iTunes content, then you need to sign-in with Apple ID and password. If you have used multiple accounts to purchase, then you have to log-in to each account. If you don’t remember each ID and password, then you can skip this step by simply tapping on “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it”. Don’t worry; later you can restore your purchased item.

Step 7: The transfer or restore process starts, so please make sure that your new iPhone is connected during the transfer process until and unless the transfer process finishes. If possible, keep your iPhone plugged to power after set-up. This will automatically download data like apps, photos and music on your new iPhone from iCloud backup.

Also Read: [Problem Fixed]: iPhone Deleting Photos By Itself

Way 3: Use iTunes Backup To Restore Data From Old iPhone To iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

You can also use iTunes backup of your old iOS device to transfer data to your new iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR. Please note that this solution helps you to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR without iCloud backup.

But before that you have to make a backup of your old device in iTunes and then you easily restore data from iTunes backup to new iOS device. Also note that this solution is absolutely free.

So, let’s follow the steps to backup old iOS device to iTunes!

Steps To Make An iTunes Backup of Your Previous iOS Device

Step 1: Connect your old iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) to your computer.

Step 2: Launch iTunes on your computer. Make sure that you have latest version of iTunes.

Step 3: Select your iOS device icon and go to “Summary” tab.

Step 4: Select the box “Encrypt [device] backup”, if you want to backup Health and Activity data. Please create a memorable password and write down somewhere else safe. It is because there is no option to restore your iTunes backup without this password.

Step 5: If you do not want to backup Health and Activity data, then simply click on “Back Up Now”.

iOS 12 Backup iPhone to iTunes

Step 6: Now you have to simply wait for the backup process to get complete. Once the backup process finishes, you can check the backup file to make sure process have successfully competed in iTunes Preferences > Devices. You can see the backup file with your device name with date and time that iTunes backup is created. If you have created the encrypted backup, then you will also see the “Lock” icon beside device’s name.

Checking iTunes Backup

Pic Credit: Apple

 

Now that’s you have created the backup of your old iOS device in iTunes, you can now follow the below steps to restore/transfer data from old iOS device’s iTunes backup to new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR.

Also Read: How To Recover Deleted or Lost Data From iPhone 6/6 Plus

Steps To Transfer iTunes Backup of Your Old Device To New iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

Step 1: Power ON your new iPhone XS/XS Max or XR. You will see “Hello” screen. If you have already set-up your new iPhone, then you have to erase it by performing factory reset (go to Settings > General > Erase All Content and Settings), only then you can follow these steps to restore from iTunes backup.

Step 2: Follow the onscreen steps to set-up your new iPhone, once you reach “Apps & Data” screen, simply tap on “Restore from iTunes backup” and then tap on “Next”.

Step 3: Now connect your new iPhone to the computer in which you have just take iTunes backup of your old iOS device.

Step 4: Launch iTunes and select your iPhone icon and go to “Summary” tab.

Step 5: Click on “Restore Backup”. Now select the appropriate backup file by looking the size and date of each backup file. If asked to update to new version of iOS, then simply update it.

Restore iPhone From iTunes Backup

Step 6: If you have to restore from encrypted backup, then simply enter the password when asked.

Step 7:  Now just wait for the restore process to get complete. Once the restore process gets complete, you can then follow the rest of the steps to set-up your new iPhone.

Also Read: [Issue Solved]: Unsupported Video Format Error On iPhone/iPad

Way 4: Use iOS Backup & Restore Software To Selectively Transfer Data From iTunes/iCloud Backup To iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

You should know that transferring data of old iOS device’s iTunes or iCloud backup to ne iPhone is free but it erases the current data on your new iPhone (if you have already set-up your new iPhone) and completely restore data from backup.

So, how do you transfer only selected files and not complete data from iTunes or iCloud backup of your old iOS device to new iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR?

Just Relax!

In this case, you can use World’s most trusted and professional iOS Data Backup and Restore software to selectively transfer iTunes/iCloud data from old iOS device to new iPhone XS/XS Max or XR.

The best part about this iOS Backup & Restore Tool is that it is available for both Windows and Mac computer.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

Below follow the steps to restore/transfer data selectively from iTunes or iCloud backup of your old iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) to new iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR by using iOS Backup and Restore software.

Also Read: How To Recover Deleted SHAREit App Files From iPhone

Steps To Selectively Transfer Data From iTunes Backup To New iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

Step 1: Connect Your iOS Device To Computer

First of all download, install and launch iOS Backup & Restore software on your computer and then select the “Backup & Restore” module among the available options.

Next, connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer with the help of USB/Lightning cable. Then click on “Restore” option from the program.

Step 2: Analyse The Files From The iTunes Backup

From the left panel, click on “Restore From iTunes Backup”. The software will list all the iTunes backup files from the default iTunes backup file location. Select the iTunes backup file that you want to restore and then click on “View” or “Next” button located at the bottom of the program.

Step 3: Preview And Restore The Files From The iTunes Backup To iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch

iOS Backup & Restore will retrieve all data from the iTunes backup and it will show up in different file types categories.

You can now preview each file types and select the ones that you want back and then click on “Restore to Device” to restore the files from iTunes backup to you iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.

Also Read: iPhone Security: Tips To Protect Your iPhone From Hackers Or Theft

Steps To Selectively Transfer Data From iCloud Backup To New iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

Step 1: Connect Your iOS Device To Computer

Download, install and launch iOS Backup & Restore software on your computer and select “Backup & Restore” among the available modules.

Now connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer with the use of Lightning/USB cable. Then click on “Restore” option on the program.

Step 2: Log-in To Your iCloud Account

From the left panel, click on “Restore from iCloud Backup”, then log-in to your iCloud account.

If two-factor authentication is turned on for your iCloud account, then you will receive the verification code. Simply, enter the verification code to the program and click “Verify”.

Step 3: Download The iCloud Backup File

After logging to your iCloud account, the software will display the all the backup files on your iCloud account. Simply click on “Download” button to download the backup file.

Step 4: Preview And Restore The Data From iCloud Backup To iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

Once you download the backup file, the software will show all the iCloud backup files in different data type categories. You can now preview each iCloud backup files.

Now, select the files that you want back and then click on “Restore to Device”. At present, the software supports to restore photos, videos, music, contacts, notes, call history, voice memos, messages, calendar, Safari bookmarks from iCloud backup to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.


*Trial version only scans and previews files.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

Conclusion

So, those were the four easy ways to transfer data from old iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) to new iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR. You can follow any one method as per your requirement. However, if you want to transfer only selected files from iTunes or iCloud backup of your old iOS device to new iPhone, then it is highly recommended that you must try iOS Backup & Restore software.

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Max Field is a founder of ios-datarecovery.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.

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