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How to Transfer content from your previous iPhone to your new iPhone

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Hi folks… picture this scenario

You have an iPhone that got stolen or misplaced, and then you got another one. But you’re finding it difficult to transfer contents from your previous device to this new one.

I’m here to give you a solution for that. This post will guide you on the processes you need to take to successfully transfer contents from one iOS device to another.

I’ll talk about two methods. Let me start with the first.

Method 1: Using Quick Start

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Firstly, you can use an iPhone that’s already running iOS 11 to automatically set up a new device. This process occupies both devices, make sure you choose a time when you won’t need to use your current device for some minutes.

Transfer your SIM or contact your carrier

Your new device may require a SIM card, here’s what you will do:

  • Your carrier gives you a new SIM card, put it on your new device.
  • If the new device uses the same kind of SIM as your previous device, transfer the SIM to your new device.
  • If your new device needs a different kind of SIM than what you have, or if you’re not sure, contact your carrier.

Bring the two devices closer to begin

  1. Turn on your new device and place it close to your current device running iOS 11. The Quick Start screen will appear on your current device. And it’ll offer the option of using your Apple ID to set up your new device.
  2. Make sure it’s the Apple ID that you want to use, then tap Continue. If you don’t see the option to continue on your current device, turn on the Bluetooth.
  3. Wait, an animation will appear on your new device. Hold your current device on the new device, and center the animation in the viewfinder. Wait for a message that’ll say Finish on New [Device]. If you can’t use the camera on your current device, tap Authenticate Manually and follow the steps that appear.
  4. When prompted, input your current device’s passcode on the device you’re setting up.
  5. Follow the instructions carefully to set up Touch ID or Face ID on your new device.
  6. When asked, input your Apple ID password on your new device.
  7. Your new device will offer the choice of restoring apps, data, and settings from your most recent iCloud backup or updating your current device’s backup and then restoring. After you’ve selected a backup, you can choose whether to transfer some settings related to location, privacy, Apple Pay, and Siri. If you want to update the backup on your device, ensure that Wi-Fi is enabled on your device.

Finish up

  • Keep the two devices always close to each other as your information, settings, and passwords are transferred.
  • If possible, ensure your new device is connected to Wi-Fi and plugged into power after setup. This enables content like your photos, music, and apps stored in iCloud to automatically download to your device.

Method 2: Using iCloud

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Use the following steps to back up your previous device in iCloud and to transfer the backup to your new device.

Perform an iCloud backup

  1. Connect your previous device to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  2. Move to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. If you make use of iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup.
  3. Ensure that iCloud Backup is turned on.
  4. Tap “Back Up Now”.
  5. Stay connected to Wi-Fi till the process finishes.

Transfer your SIM or contact your carrier

If your new device requires a SIM card, here’s what you need to do:

  • Your carrier gives you a new SIM card, put it on your new device.
  • If the new device uses the same kind of SIM as your previous device, transfer the SIM to your new device.
  • If your new device needs a different kind of SIM than what you have, or if you’re not sure, contact your carrier.

Hence, follow the steps below to transfer your iCloud backup to your new device.

Move your iCloud backup to your new device

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  1. Put on your new device. A “Hello” screen will appear. If your new device is already set up, you’ll need to erase it before you can use these steps.*
  2. Follow the next set of  steps until you see the Wi-Fi screen.
  3. Select a Wi-Fi network to join. Follow the next steps until you see the Apps & Data screen, then tap Restore from iCloud Backup.
  4. Sign in to iCloud, with your Apple ID and password.
  5. When prompted, choose a backup. Ensure it’s the correct one by checking the date and size of each. If you’re asked to update to a newer version of iOS, learn what to do.
  6. If you purchased iTunes or App Store content using different Apple IDs, you’ll be asked to sign in to each. In case you can’t remember these passwords, then skip this step by tapping “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it.”
  7. Remain connected and wait for the restore process to finish, then finish the rest of the onscreen setup steps. Keep your device connected to Wi-Fi and plugged into power after setup. This will allow content like your photos, music, and apps stored in iCloud to automatically download back to your device.

To erase your device, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. This’ll erase any data that’s currently on your device. After erasing, your device restarts and the “Hello” screen appears.

Finish up

Lastly, If you normally use iTunes to sync content to your iOS device, connect your device to your computer and use iTunes to sync the additional content.

That’s all for now folks… if you have any question, use the comment section. And i’ll give you a swift reply.

Happy transferring!!

Precious Okafor

I am Precious Okafor (White Angelis) a passionate entrepreneur and digital marketer.

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