The 3 Easiest Ways to Transfer Phone Data to a New iPhone

Transferring data to a new iPhone has become easier and faster than ever before. Now, most methods involve a few clicks and a short wait. After that, the new iPhone will have all the familiar apps and data. Take a moment to find out the methods you can use to transfer phone data to a new iPhone.

The Three Top Ways to Transfer Phone Data to a New iPhone

The best way to transfer phone data to a new iPhone depends upon circumstances. Here are the top three most popular methods.

1. Use iCloud

According to TechRadar, iCloud offers the simplest solution for moving data and apps to a new device. Sadly, iCloud only provides 5GB of free storage. Since many phones hold 64GB or more, the transfer might require a $0.99 per month investment in extra capacity.
Of course, the most frugal iPhone owners can simply subscribe for a month and then cancel the upgrade after a successful transfer. But, on the other hand, paying less than one dollar a month to keep a phone backed up may provide good value.
After ensuring storage capacity, take these two steps:
  • Old iPhone: Navigate to Settings > User Name > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Make sure to check that the iCloud backup switch is set to on, and then choose "Back Up Now."
  • New iPhone: Start setting up the new phone, including ensuring a WiFi connection. Skip the Quick Start step and look for the Apps & Data screen. Choose the "Restore From iCloud Backup" option.

2. Use Quick Start

Using Quick Start won't incur any extra charges. According to Apple's own instructions, the Quick Start screen will appear on the new device during setup. Just make certain it displays the correct Apple ID. The old phone must have Bluetooth enabled and run on at least iOS 12.4. For a smoother process, update the phone to iOS 14.5 if possible.

3. Use a Cable

This method requires the Lightning-to-USB cable and the USB camera adapter. The cable comes with the phone, and the adapter costs $29. This method works rapidly, but it requires buying the adapter for people who don't already own one.

Other Ways to Transfer Phone Data to a New iPhone

Most users will choose one of the three methods listed above to transfer data and apps from an old iPhone to a new one. Additionally, those who also own an Apple PC can use that device to transfer information through a USB-C to Lightning cable. Another option is to transfer selected data using iCloud, AirDrop, or an Apple PC connection.
Some folks might need to transfer Android data to a new iPhone. In that case, an Apple support page suggests a handy app and offers instructions to move from an Android phone to an iPhone.

What's the Best New iPhone Warranty Plan?

After transferring your data to a new iPhone, you will need to purchase an iPhone warranty plan to protect the phone from damage. As covered in a previous post, Apple+ might not offer the best choice for iPhone warranty protection. It's expensive and in many cases, also requires a fairly high deductible for services. In contrast, an Upsie iPhone warranty costs just $9.99 per month and covers a wide range of potential phone issues.
With Upsie, customers can use mail-in or certified local services, including Apple's Genius Bar. They can also call claim assistance 24-7. Besides, Upsie offers comprehensive protection against all sorts of iPhone issues. These include manufacturing defects, accidents, and problems with screens, connections and components.
Apple ensures that users will have an easy time upgrading their new phone. Likewise, Upsie makes it easy to purchase affordable and high-quality iPhone protection plans. Upsie also offers warranties for laptops, household appliances, and more.

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