How to transfer your data from old to new iPhone

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If you just got a new shiny iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, the first thing that you need to do is to transfer your data from old to new iPhone. If you don’t know how to do it, don’t worry because we are here to help.

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In this tutorial, we will show you steps to transfer your data from old to new iPhone. Before we begin, make sure that you have a recent backup of your old iPhone, so you can restore it later.

Steps to transfer your data from old to a new iPhone using iTunes

Ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your device before we proceed with step-by-step instructions.

Step one: Now, you are supposed to plug your old iPhone to a Mac or Windows PC

Step two: Open iTunes on your device and select the iPhone icon in the menu bar

Step three: You are now supposed to click on Back Up Now. Once you are done, click on Encrypt Backup and add a password

Step four: Skip Backup Apps and unplug your old iPhone when you are done

Step five: Switch off your old iPhone by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until you see the red slider appear. After that, drag the slider to turn off your device

Step six: Take out your SIM card out of your old iPhone and wait until the backup process is done.

Once the backup process is complete, let’s proceed with how to transfer your data from old to new iPhone

Step one: Put that SIM card into your new iPhone, turn on your new iPhone and plug your new iPhone to a Mac or Windows PC

Step two: You are now supposed to set up your new iPhone. Follow the on-screen instructions to select your language and set up Wi-Fi network

Step three: Next up, choose Restore from iTunes backup. On your Mac or Windows PC, select Restore from this backup on iTunes

Step four: All you have to do now to select your recent backup from the list and enter the password if asked

Step five: Wait until the transfer is complete. It may take a while depending on how much data you have to re-download

Steps to transfer your data from old to new iPhone using iCloud

Before we begin, make sure that you have your most recent backup of your old iPhone. We will show you how to create a backup of your old iPhone

Step one: Make sure that your iPhone is now connected to a Wi-Fi. After that, open the Settings app from your Home screen.

Step two: Scroll down to iCloud and tap on it. Once you are done, tap on Back Up and then Back Up Now

Step three: Wait until the Backup is complete and turn off your iPhone

Once the backup process is complete, you now can transfer your old data from old to new iPhone

Step one: You now need to set up your new iPhone. Once you are done, select Restore from iCloud backup

Step two: Enter your Apple ID username and password. Once you are done, follow the on-screen instructions and choose recent backup

Step three: Enter your iCloud password when requested

Make sure that you keep your iPhone connected to a Wi-Fi network until the transfer is complete. It may take a while.

Read next: Check out steps to transfer data from Windows PC to MacBook Pro

That’s it! The process is pretty simple, so make sure that you follow along and share with us if our guide works best for you

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