So, you've been waiting for the iPhone 14 series launch, and it's finally out. But, before you rush to purchase it, you must know what to do before getting a new iPhone.
As we all know, it's new iPhone season, and there's no doubt many of us will be looking to upgrade to a new iPhone. So, whether you're looking to switch from an Android to iPhone or iPhone to iPhone, this article will walk you through all you need to do to get ready for your new device. So, let's dive in to find out more.
Part 1: Backup Your Old Phone
Anyone looking to switch to a new iPhone would surely want to transfer data from his/her old mobile device to the new iPhone. So, to make data transfer from your old phone to your new iPhone possible, it's essential you back up your old phone data. We've explained how you can employ these tools to back up your phone.
Method 1: Back up any phone with MobileTrans
MobileTrans is the best choice to back up an old phone if you want to get a new iPhone. If you ask why? Because it allows you to back up your old phone to a computer for free. You don't need to purchase extra cloud storage to back up your phone data.
Unlike Google Drive and iCloud, which give you only limited storage space to store data, MobileTrans saves you from worrying about storage space and allows you to quickly perform data backups of any device. Besides, its simple interface makes navigation so easy that even tech illiterate can utilize the tool without having problems.
Easy to Backup to PC and Best Way to Restore iTunes Backup in 1 Click!
- • Backup and restore data on your device to a computer with one click.
- • Easily restore photos, videos, calendar, contacts, messages and music from iTunes to iPhone/iPad.
- • Takes less than 10 minutes to finish.
- • Fully compatible with major providers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.
- • Fully compatible with Windows 11 or Mac 12.
- • Fully compatible with iOS 16 and Android 12.
Here is how to use MobileTrans to back up data on Android or iPhone to a computer.
Step 1: Install MobileTrans software on your Mac or Windows computer and launch it. Select Backup & Restore and click Backup from Phone Backup & Restore.
Step 2: Connect your Android or iPhone to the PC using a compatible USB cable. The screenshot below displays the supported files for iPhone;
Step 3: Select the type of data you intend to back up to your computer and click Start to begin the transfer process.
Step 4: The backup process will take only a few minutes to finish. Afterward, you can disconnect the phone from the PC.
Method 2: Back up iPhone to iCloud
The iCloud backup is Apple's traditional method to back up iPhone data. It's a great way to back up iPhone. However, it only offers free 5G cloud storage space. So, if the data you're looking to back up is more than 5G, you'll have to purchase extra storage space.
See the steps to backup an iPhone to iCloud below;
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on your Apple ID profile.
Step 2: Select iCloud. Then, from the iCloud page, locate iCloud Backup and tap on it.
Step 3: Turn On the toggle next to Back Up This iPhone and tap Backup Now to begin the backup process.
Method 3: Back up Android phone to Google Drive
If you're looking to switch from an Android phone to an iPhone, Google Drive can come in handy to help you execute the Android backup operation. However, keep in mind that Google Drive backup on Android can only save the following data;
- Call History
Step 1: Open the Google Drive app on your Android.
Step 2: Tap the Menu Bar at the top left corner and select Backups from the menu list.
Step 3: Select Backup Settings.
Step 4: Read through the details for backing up your Android to Google Drive and tap Turn On at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Now, tap Back Up Now to begin your Android phone data backup to Google Drive.
Step 6: Wait for the backup process to complete—afterward, the details of your backup display on your phone screen.
Part 2: Update to the Latest OS version
Another thing that you must do before you get a new iPhone is to update the OS version of the old phone you're using. This will reduce the chances of encountering any kind of data transfer error when migrating data from your old phone to the new iPhone.
Since the process of updating Android and iPhone OS version is different, we've discussed the step-by-step instruction for upgrading Android and iPhone to the OS version.
Method 1: Upgrade to the latest OS version on iPhone
To upgrade iPhone to its latest version is pretty simple. Just turn ON the WiFi on your iPhone and do the following;
Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPhone and scroll down to select General.
Step 2: In the General section, select Software Update. Then, tap on Download and Install to upgrade your iPhone to its latest OS version.
Method 2: Upgrade to the latest OS version on Android
Step 1: Turn on Wifi on your Android phone and open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select About Phone. Then find and select Software update.
Step 3: Tap Check Now for Update. If there's an update, tap Download and Install Now to update your Android phone OS version.
Part 3: More Things To Do Before Getting a New iPhone [iPhone Users]
Besides backing up your phone data and upgrading it to its latest OS version, there are more things you must do before getting a new iPhone to make data restoration smooth and consistent, especially if you're switching from an old iPhone.
1. Sync photos to iCloud
Syncing photos on your old iPhone to iCloud is crucial before you switch to a new iPhone, as it'll prevent your photos from getting backed up to iCloud. This will reduce the size of the files you want to back up, and the time it will take for your data to be restored from the iCloud backup to your new iPhone will be reduced.
Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on the Apple ID banner.
Step 2: Tap iCloud.
Step 3: Scroll down and select Photos. Then, turn ON the toggle next to Sync this iPhone.
2. Disable Two-Factor Authentication
Enabling two-factor authentication is a great way to secure your iPhone. However, the truth is it'll compromise data transfer from iPhone to iPhone, thus making the process more complicated. To prevent such a problem, you should disable two-factor authentication on your old iPhone.
Step 1: Open a Web browser on your PC or iPhone and visit the Apple ID Page.
Step 2: Sign in to your Apple account using the correct Apple ID and password.
Step 3: Navigate to the left side of the screen and click on Sign-in and Security, then select Account Security.
Step 4: Click on Two-Factor Authentication and turn it Off
After reading the article on this page, you should already know the essentials of what to do before getting a new iPhone. It doesn't matter if you're switching from Android to iPhone or iPhone to iPhone. Ensure you do everything mentioned on this page before acquiring that iPhone you have in mind.