Transfer to A New iPhone 12: Ultimate Guide

Get a new iPhone 12 recently? This guide helps you transfer everything from an old iPhone or Android phone to a new iPhone 12.
Guide to Transfer to A New iPhone 12
If you have also got a new iPhone, then you can also have a similar thing in mind. Recently released, iPhone 12 is packed with tons of features and is already bought by many. Though, when we get a new smartphone, the first thing that we like to do is the transfer of our data. In this post, I’m going to teach you how to set up a new iPhone from an old iPhone so that you can easily transfer data to the new iPhone 12 like a pro.

Chapter 1 Transfer Data from Old Phone to A New iPhone 12

It doesn’t matter if you are moving from an existing iOS or Android device, you can easily learn how to transfer everything to a new iPhone 12. There are native and third-party solutions to transfer your photos, videos, contacts, music, call logs, and more that we will discuss here.

Method 1: Transfer Data to A New iPhone 12 via MobileTrans – Phone Transfer

The easiest solution to transfer data to a new iPhone is by using a dedicated tool like MobileTrans – Phone Transfer. The application is extremely easy to use and can move your files from a source Android/iOS device to your iPhone.

  • With just a single click, you can transfer your photos, videos, music, documents, contacts, messages, and more.
  • Since it is compatible with 6000+ smartphone models, you can transfer to a new iPhone all your data from an existing Android or iOS device.
  • Apart from iPhone to iPhone transfer, it can also do a cross-platform Android to iOS transfer.
  • The transfer process is extremely fast, easy to implement, and won’t cause any data loss on your device.

You can follow these simple steps to learn how to transfer all data to a new iPhone with the help of MobileTrans – Phone Transfer.

Step 1: Install and launch the application first on your computer. From the welcome screen of MobileTrans, pick the “Phone Transfer” feature.

Step 2: Connect your source Android/iOS device and the new iPhone to the system. Let the application detect them and mark them correctly as source/destination.

Step 3: Select the different types of data you wish to move and click on the “Start” button to transfer data to the new iPhone. Disconnect the devices when the transfer is completed.

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Method 2: Transfer Data to A New iPhone 12 from An Old iPhone via iCloud

If you wish to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, then iCloud can be another feasible solution. Please note that only 5 GB of free space is given to every iCloud user and thus you need enough free storage on the cloud beforehand. With this feature, you can first take a backup of your old iPhone using iCloud and can later restore this backup to your new iPhone. Here's how to set up a new iPhone from an old iPhone using iCloud.

Step 1: Unlock your old iPhone and go to Settings > iCloud > Backup. Turn on the option for iCloud Backup and take an immediate backup of your data.


Step 2: While setting up your new iPhone, choose to restore it from an iCloud backup. Enter the iCloud account details and select the recently taken backup to extract it on the device.



  • Slow transfer process
  • Only 5 GB of space is given for free on iCloud storage

Method 3: Transfer Data to A New iPhone 12 with Move to iOS

If you wish to learn how to transfer data to a new iPhone from an Android, then the Move to iOS app can also be used. The application is developed by Apple for Android devices, letting us switch from Android to iOS without any data loss. While the solution is available for free, it can be a bit complicated to implement. Also, it can only move selected data types from your Android to iPhone and is often not used by experts.

Step 1: Connect both the devices to a WiFi network and place them nearby. Go to the Play Store on your Android to install the Move to iOS app for free.


Step 2: While setting up your iPhone, choose to restore it from an Android device. Launch the Move to iOS app on your Android and tap on the “Continue” button.


Step 3: A unique one-time generated code would be displayed on your iPhone that you need to enter on your Android to connect both the devices securely.


Step 4: Once both the devices are connected, you can select what you wish to move, and transfer data to the new iPhone from your Android device wirelessly.



  • A bit complicated to implement
  • Does not support the transfer of all data types
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Chapter 2 Transfer WhatsApp Data to A New iPhone 12

Now when you know you how to transfer your media, contacts, and other data types to a new iPhone, let's have a look at how to do WhatsApp transfer. WhatsApp is one of the most popular IM apps out there that can be used on every leading platform. Though, sometimes when we move to a new iPhone, we end up losing our chats in the process. If you don't want to encounter the same issue, then follow these suggestions instead.

Method 1: Transfer WhatsApp data to a new iPhone 12 via MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer

MobileTrans has also come up with a dedicated application to transfer WhatsApp data from one smartphone to another. With the help of this user-friendly application, you can move your chats, attachments, group info, and so much more.

  • MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer can move your WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPhone or Android to iPhone.
  • It is compatible with thousands of smartphones and can transfer WhatsApp data between different platforms as well.
  • You can move your WhatsApp chats, contacts, attachments, voice notes, shared files, group information, and every other app detail.
  • The application is extremely easy to use and does not require any root/jailbreak access as well.

If you like to transfer your WhatsApp data to a new iPhone 12 , then you can install MobileTrans, and follow these steps:

Step 1: At first, just launch the MobileTrans application and select the “WhatsApp Transfer” feature from its home. Now, go to the WhatsApp section and choose to transfer WhatsApp messages.

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Step 2: Afterward, you can connect your old iOS/Android device and the new iPhone 12 to the system. Let the application detect them and use the “Flip” button to correct their placement.

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Step 3: Click on the “Start” button and wait as the application would move your WhatsApp data to iPhone 12. Once your data is extracted, you will be notified, and can remove your devices.

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Method 2: Transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to a new iPhone 12 via iCloud backup

If you are simply moving from one iOS device to another, then you can just give iCloud a try. You might already know that we can back up our WhatsApp data to iCloud. Therefore, you can use the same iCloud account to restore your data to your iPhone 12 as well.

Step 1: Firstly, go to WhatsApp on your iPhone and visit its Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. Connect your iCloud account and tap on the “Back up now” button.


Tip: You can also enable the Auto Backup feature here to automatically take a backup of your data daily, weekly, or monthly.

Step 2: Launch WhatsApp on iPhone 12 and connect it with the same iCloud account. Enter the linked phone number while setting up and choose to restore the existing backup.



  • Can only do iPhone-to-iPhone transfer
  • Consumes a lot of time and storage
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Chapter 3 Pro Tips on Transferring to A New iPhone 12

By now, you would be able to transfer data to new iPhone without any trouble. Besides that, you can also follow these tips to move your passwords and SIM card to your new iPhone 12.

Tip 1: How to Transfer Passwords to A New iPhone 12

In case you have saved your passwords on your old iPhone, then you can AirDrop them to your new iPhone 12. For this, the WiFi and Bluetooth features should be enabled on both the iOS models and they must be placed nearby.

Step 1: To start with, go to the Settings or Control Panel of your iPhone models and turn on the AirDrop feature. You can select the visibility of the AirDrop feature to everyone.


Step 2: On your old iPhone, go to its Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Website & App Passwords to view the stored passwords.


Step 3: Tap on any saved account and select the Passwords field. Long-press it to get different options and tap on the “AirDrop” feature to send it to your iPhone 12.


Tip 2: How to Transfer Google Authenticator to A New iPhone 12

If you have been using your Google account on your old Android/iPhone, then you must be familiar with the Authenticator app. It helps us manage our passwords and is an ideal alternative for two-step verification. To change your phone on Authenticator, you need to use your system and link your iPhone 12 to your account.

Step 1: Go to the App Store on your iPhone 12 and install the Google Authenticator app at first.


Step 2: Now, go to your Google Authenticator settings on your system to browse to its Settings > Security > Two-factor Authentication feature.


Step 3: After clicking on the “Get Started” button, you can follow a simple wizard and find the connected devices. From here, you can choose to change your phone and select if it is an Android/iPhone.


Step 4: As a QR code would be displayed on the screen, you can use the Authenticator app on your iPhone 12 to scan it. This will further send an OTP that you can use to connect your iPhone 12 with your Authenticator account.


Tip 3: Move SIM Card to A New iPhone 12

Last, but most importantly, make sure that you also move your SIM card from your old device to a new iPhone 12. Presently, iPhone 12 supports a nano SIM that you can insert by using a SIM ejector tool. Simply take out the SIM from your old device and use the ejector tool to place it correctly on iPhone's SIM tray. If your SIM has a different size, then you can use a SIM cutter tool to make it a proper nano-sized SIM.


There you go! I'm sure that after reading this post, you would be able to transfer data to a new iPhone 12 from your old iOS or Android device. As you can see from all these solutions, MobileTrans - Phone Transfer provides the fastest way to transfer to new iPhone all kinds of data. Besides that, you can also use MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer to move your WhatsApp data from Android/iPhone to your iPhone 12. Go ahead - try some of these solutions and share this guide with others to teach them how to transfer everything to new iPhone in a jiffy.

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