Previously, transferring the data from your current iPhone to the new iPhone was not as easy as it required a lengthy procedure. But with the release of iOS 12.4 in July, it is now possible to transfer data directly to the new iPhone wirelessly or through a lightning cable as well. Take a BOW!
It all starts with a quick launch that was introduced in iOS 11! The overall process does not need your iCloud backup or iTunes backup to transfer the data. It actually feels like transferring the data via AirDrop from one iPhone to another as you normally do. So let's see how you can transfer the data directly to your new iPhone!
How to use iOS 1
2.4's new wireless data migration feature
Before you begin to transfer your data using the wireless data transfer feature, you need to take care of certain things! You have to be careful about these, otherwise you may end up losing your data!
- Make sure both devices (old and new iPhone) run on iOS 12.4 or later. (Not on beta versions, but create iOS versions)
- Transfer the SIM card to the new iPhone before starting this process. If you wish to change cards, you must contact the operator before doing so.
- Disconnect the Apple Watch with your old iPhone if any. You can pair it with a new device later when the process is complete.
- If you are using a wired method, make sure that both devices are fully charged as you will not be able to charge during the data transfer process. .
- Make sure your new iPhone has enough space over the old iPhone so all data can be transferred without any interruption.
- It is always recommended to back up iTunes or iCloud before you get started!
When all these things are taken care of, you are ready to transfer the data from an old iPhone to a new one!
Transfer data directly to new iPhone wirelessly
To start with, get ready with your iPhone password as you need to enter it in the new iPhone.
Step 1. Insert the SIM card from the old iPhone to the new one and turn on the new device by placing it near your old iPhone.
Step 2. When you are finished, you will now see a popup on your current iPhone asking you to set up a new iPhone . Press continue . Meanwhile, on your new iPhone select preferred languages and continue to the next step.
Step # 3. You will now notice a popup animation; swirling dots on your new iPhone . Scan it from your old iPhone to get started with the process.
Step 4. Enter the current iPhone password on the new iPhone when prompted, and then configure Touch ID or Face ID as needed. your new iPhone.
Step # 5. You will now see brand new data transfer screen giving you two options. The first transfers the data wirelessly and the second restores the data from the iCloud backup. Select the option Transfer from iPhone .
Now you will be asked to complete with few settings. Once done, the data will now be transmitted wirelessly, the new iPhone will restart and will be a carbon copy of your old iPhone.
The total time it takes in this process depends on the data size you transfer from your current iPhone to a new one. So this is how easy it is to transfer the data wirelessly using the data transfer feature added in iOS 12.4 stock version. Now let's see how you can transfer the data with wired cables.
Transfer data directly from a new iPhone with a cable
To complete this process, you need lightning to USB3 camera adapter and lightning to USB-C cable as we like. This allows you to transfer data directly using this adapter and cable together.
Step 1. Insert the lightning of the USB3 camera adapter into your new iPhone and use the lightning of the USB-c cable to connect both devices. Insert the USB end of the cable into the camera adapter and lightning port of the old iPhone .
Step # 2. When both devices are done, both devices are wirelessly connected, and the rest of the process is the same as above from step 1 of wireless method.
The only difference here is that the data will be transmitted through the lightning cable and it would be faster compared to the wireless method. Please note that the apps will not download as they are downloaded from the App Store on the new device. The rest of all the data will be transferred in minutes.
Summing Up …
If you follow this method, there is no need for a mobile network or WiFi (other than downloading apps) to transfer the data from the current iPhone to a new one. This is by far the best feature I've seen in iOS 12. Stay tuned with us for the latest iOS updates.
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