3 Methods to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to iPhone X/8/7

Just upgrade your old iPhone to iPhone X/8/8 Plus, only to find that your valuable data, including contacts, music, video, photos and others are still stuck on the old iPhone? Don't worry. It's a no-brainer to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone X/8/8 Plus. You can make it simply by using iTunes, iCloud or some third party tool.

Method 1: Transfer Files from Old iPhone to New iPhone iPhone X/8/8 Plus with dr.fone

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Step 1. Run dr.fone and choose "Switch"

Install dr.fone on your computer. Connect the two iPhones with your computer via 2 USB cables. After running the program, you will see the primary window as follows. In the main window, you can see the "Phone to Phone Transfer" feature. Click it and you'll see the window below.

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Step 2. Select transfer contents

Apart from transferring data from iPhone to iPhone, this software also lets you transfer content between different iOS and Android devices, and more. As long as your two iPhones are supported, you can use this software to transfer photos, music, video, calendar, messages and contacts from one iPhone (iOS 11 supported) to another.

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Step 3. Start the old iPhone to iPhone Data Transfer

Just start the data transfer by clicking "Start Transfer". In the pop-up dialog, you can check the transfer progress. It takes you a few minutes. When it's finished, the data on your old iPhone will be transferred to your new iPhone.

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Method 2: Move Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone with iTunes

Step 1: Install the latest iTunes on the computer. Launch it.

Step 2: Use an Apple USB cable to connect your old iPhone to the computer. iTunes will detect it and shows it under DEVICES.

Step 3: Click your old iPhone's name to show its control panel on the right. Click Back Up Now to backup data on your old iPhone.

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Step 4: When the backup progress ends, you should disconnect your old iPhone. Then, connect your new iPhone.

Step 5: In your new iPhone control panel, click Restore Backup.... Choose your old iPhone's backup file and restore it to your new iPhone.

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Method 3: Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

If you have set up your new iPhone before, you need to tap Setting > General > Reset > Erase All content and Setting. Then, restart and recover the iPhone (iOS 11 supported). After that, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Turn on the WiFi network on your old iPhone.

Step 2: Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > turn on iCloud Backup > OK > Back up Now.

Step 3: Enter the password of your Apple ID. Click Back Up Now.

Step 4: Wait until the backup process finished. Ensure the exact time that you made the backup.

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Step 5: On your new iPhone 7 (Plus)/6s (Plus), follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup. You should select one language and country, and choose whether to enable Location Services or not. Don't forget to choose a Wi-Fi network too.

Step 6: When reaching the screen that says Set Up iPhone, you ought to tap Restore from iCloud Backup and select the backup file of your old phone. Remember the Apple ID and password that you used just now.

Step 7: When you finish the restoring process, your new iPhone 7 (Plus)/6s (Plus) will restart.

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Comparison among dr.fone - Switch, iTunes and iCloud

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