How do I transfer everything to my new iPhone?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

I can help you with that! Transferring data to a new iPhone is actually quite simple and convenient thanks to a feature called Quick Start. I recently went through this process myself, so I can share my personal experience with you.

To begin, you’ll need to turn on your new iPhone and place it near your current device, which could be an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Make sure both devices are powered on and have Bluetooth enabled. Once you’ve done that, a screen will appear on your current device, offering the option of using your Apple ID to set up your new device.

When I did this, I was prompted to enter my Apple ID and password on my old iPhone. After doing so, I proceeded to the next step. At this point, I received a notification on my new iPhone asking if I wanted to set it up using my Apple ID. I selected “Continue” and verified my identity using Touch ID or Face ID.

After that, it’s just a matter of waiting for an animation to appear on your new device. This animation serves as a sort of QR code that your current device will scan. Once the scan is complete, your new iPhone will display a message saying “Finish on New [Device].” Tap on that message to continue the setup process.

At this stage, you may be prompted to enter your current device’s passcode on your new iPhone. This is a security measure to ensure that only you can transfer your data. Once you’ve entered the passcode, you’ll be given the option to transfer your data from your current device to your new one.

In my case, I chose to transfer everything, including my apps, settings, and even my home screen layout. This made the transition to my new iPhone seamless and hassle-free. However, you can also choose to manually select which data you want to transfer if you prefer.

Once you’ve made your selection, the data transfer process will begin. Depending on the amount of data you have, this may take a while. In my experience, it took approximately 10-15 minutes to transfer everything to my new iPhone.

During the transfer, both devices need to stay near each other and connected to Wi-Fi. It’s important not to interrupt the process or disconnect either device. Once the transfer is complete, your new iPhone will restart, and you’ll be prompted to set up Face ID or Touch ID, depending on your device model.

After completing the setup process, you’ll find that all your apps, data, and settings have been transferred to your new iPhone, making it feel just like your old device. It’s important to note that some app data, such as login credentials, may require you to sign in again on your new device.

I found the Quick Start feature to be incredibly convenient and efficient when transferring data to my new iPhone. It saved me a lot of time and effort in manually setting up my new device and ensured that everything was seamlessly transferred. I hope this guide helps you with your data transfer process as well!