There are several reasons why iPhone users continue to show their steadfast loyalty to the brand. One of them is switching iPhones and setting it up exactly like their old iPhone without hassle. Thanks to iCloud and iOS, users can now switch iPhones without losing data. Whether your phone is damaged and you need a new one or simply want to upgrade, you can promptly make a decision and not miss your old phone.
The question of switching iPhones without losing data might always be on your mind, but more so after the release of the iPhone 13. After all, users are always looking to upgrade to the next big release, and iPhone 13 doesn’t disappoint. The phone is available in red, pink, blue, midnight, and starlight. Apple has given this series a huge camera upgrade, and it is resistant to dust, water, and splash under lab conditions. If you’ve been thinking of swapping your old iPhone for a new iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini, go ahead.
Worried about your data? Continue reading to learn how to move contacts from iPhone to iPhone, transfer photos or applications, etc.
- Create a backup of your old iPhone
Backup of your old iPhone can be created in any of the following ways:
- via iTunes
iTunes is used when you’re running a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier. All you need to do is plug your iPhone into your Mac > open iTunes > click Continue when you see ‘Do you want to allow this computer to access information on (your name) iPhone?’ and enter your passcode >click the iPhone icon beside the music dropdown menu >click Backup Now under the Backups section and select This Computer.
- via Finder
Backup using Finder if you’re running a Mac with macOS Catalina or later. Plug your iPhone into the Mac > open Finder > search for your device under Locations and click it > click the General tab > select the option of backing up your device data to the Mac in the Backups section > choose Backup Now.
- via iCloud
Backing up your iPhone to iCloud is a great option if you need to set up your new iPhone without a Mac. Open Settings on your iPhone > tap on your name or picture at the top > tap iCloud > check the list of applications using iCloud and ensure all the apps with data are backed up > scroll down to iCloud Backup and select it.
- Switch on your new iPhone
Once your data is backed up, switch on your new iPhone. Here, you need to follow the instructions on the screen and set up your new device.
- Restore data from your backup
Log into your new iPhone using your Apple ID and password. Then, you’ll be asked if you wish to restore data from iCloud or iTunes or set up your phone as a brand new device.
You need to select Backup and wait while the data is being restored. The time taken to restore data depends on the Wi-Fi speed and the size of the backup.
So, this is how you can switch iPhones without losing your data. Additionally, if you’ve already started using a new iPhone and don’t want to restore from a backup, there’s a way to transfer some data. You can use Apple’s iCloud to transfer all notes, photos, contacts, Safari passwords, and calendars from your old phone to your new one. All you need to do is enable iCloud on your old iPhone and new iPhone. Let both of your devices sync data, and then you can transfer all the required data to your new iPhone. You need to ensure you are logged in to both devices with the same Apple account. Then, you have to head to the App Store to access the downloaded and purchased applications. You have to tap the Updates app and look for the Purchased page, where all the apps you’ve downloaded will be listed. You can easily access those apps without having to purchase them again.
There’s no need to get anxious about losing your data when it’s time to change iPhones. No matter the reason for getting a new iPhone, all of your information is safe, and it can be quickly transferred to your new phone. Furthermore, your new iPhone can even look like your old one. For instance, the same wallpaper and arrangement of the applications. You’ll find everything in your new iPhone just the way you like it.