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Hello,I finally decided to get the latest iPhone 15. But, during set up on my new device, I got an option to transfer data from my old iPhone via Quick Start. Please, how does iPhone data transfer using Quick Start work? I'll be anticipating your response. Thanks.
It's always a different vibe when you get your hands on a new iPhone, but one thing we're sure you don't want to forget during your iPhone setup operation is migrating your data from the old iPhone. This is where Quick Start comes into the game.
Quick Start allows users to set up a new iPhone using their old iPhone. Yes, it facilitates device-to-device migration via USB cable transfer or wireless transfer.
If you don't know how to use Quick Start to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, this tutorial is for you. Let's read on.
Part 1: What to Do Before Using Quick Start
Part 2: How to Use Quick Start to Transfer Data during Setup
Part 3: How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to the New One After Setup
Part 4: FAQs
Before you begin iPhone to iPhone data transfer using Quick Start, there are vital requirements you must complete to ensure the operation goes smoothly. Below is a list of things you must do;
The first thing you must do before you use Quick Start is to enable Bluetooth on both devices. Yes, this is because Bluetooth will establish the connection between the two iPhones to facilitate the transfer process.
If any of the iPhones you're looking to transfer data between is not running the latest iOS version, the transfer process will not be smooth, or the Quick Start transfer option will not even show at all. So, to prevent such a scenario, check the iOS version of the iPhones and update it to the latest version if needed.
Truth be told, anything can happen when you're trying to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone via Quick Start. So, for that reason, you should always ensure to backup up your old iPhone data. You can either back up iPhone data via iCloud backup or by using MobileTrans.
We've explained the process to backup an iPhone using iCloud or MobilleTrans below;
Backup iPhone with iCloud
To backup your iPhone to iCloud, you just have to do the following;
Backup iPhone With MobileTrans [Free]
Unlike iCloud Backup, which requires you to purchase extra cloud storage space if you don't have enough, MobileTrans will help you create a backup of your iPhone data to your computer for free.
Backup all content on your phone to PC quickly and easily. You can restore the backup to any iOS/Android devices whenever you need.
Since data transfer from iPhone to iPhone with Quick Start might require you to use a USB cable, it's advisable to charge the iPhones you want to transfer data above 50% to ensure none of the devices switch off during the data transfer operation.
If you've completed the above requirements to transfer iPhone data via Quick Start, you can proceed to the following steps below to begin the data transfer operation with Quick Start.
Step 1: Bring your old iPhone close to the new one. Turn ON the new iPhone and complete the setup process until the Quick Start option appears on the screen.
Step 2: Once you place the old iPhone next to the new one, a pop-up will appear saying 'Set Up New iPhone'. Tap Continue to proceed.
Step 3: An Animated image will appear on the screen of your new iPhone. Pick up the old iPhone and hold it above the new one to authorize the Quick Start transfer.
Step 4: Next, you'll be asked to enter your old iPhone passcode on the new one.
Step 5: Select Transfer from iPhone from the new screen. Then, agree to terms and conditions.
Step 6: Connect both iPhones using a USB lightning cable. Then, after a few seconds, the data transfer process will begin.
Unfortunately, Quick Start only supports data transfer from an iPhone to another during the setup of the new iPhone. So, if you want to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup, you need a data transfer tool like MobileTrans to carry out the operation.
MobileTrans is a multi-functional data management software that allows users at all levels to transfer data in more than 6000 types of mobile devices fast without data loss. It can transfer various types of iPhone data like Voice Memos, MMS, SMS, contacts, files, photos, videos, and more. Besides, its data privacy protection makes the data transfer safe and secured without giving third-party access to the transferred data.
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Step 1: Download and install the MobileTrans software on your computer.
Step 2: Connect the two iPhones to your computer using their respective USB cable. By doing so, MobileTrans will instantly detect one as Source while the other as the Destination.
Step 3: A loading bar will appear on your screen, showing you the progress of the data transfer. Please wait for it to full completion. Then you can disconnect the iPhones from the PC afterward.
You can transfer data from Android to iPhone using MobileTrans software or Move to iOS. However, Move to Ios can only transfer data to a brand-new iPhone. And it may not work correctly in some situations.
iPhone to iPhone transfer via Quick Start might not work if the two iPhones are running outdated iOS versions or are not close enough.
There are different ways to fix the unable to activate iPhone error. You can either restart your iPhone, reinsert your SIM card, reactivate your iPhone via iTunes, or put your iPhone into recovery mode.
Congratulations on transferring your iPhone data with Quick Start. Transferring iPhone data with Quick Start is not as difficult as you would have thought. All thanks to Apple for providing users with such a seamless iPhone-to-iPhone data transfer method.
However, the problem is Quick Start can only be used to transfer data to an iPhone that has not been set up. Therefore, you need MobileTrans if you want to transfer data to your iPhone after setup.