Phone Transfer

How to Transfer Old iPhone to New iPhone without iCloud/iTunes

"Hi. My iPhone's screen no longer works. I never turned on iCloud, and my dad just ordered a new phone for me. My question is, is there a way I can transfer my old contacts, pictures, music, and apps without iCloud? If you can please help me, it'd be appreciated. Thank you!"

If you are also looking a way to transfer data from old iPhone to new one without iClould or iTunes, here is the right place. In this post I will introduce you two recommended ways to transfer photos, contacts, music, and other data from one iPhone to another without needing iCloud.

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Way 1: Copy Data from iPhone to iPhone using Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer – No iTunes or iCloud Needed.

Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer –Best "iPhone to iPhone Data Transfer" Tool that clone contents between iPhone and iPad/iPod touch with lightning speed.

When you bought a new stunningiPhone Xs/Xs Max/ XR, the next step is to transfer old Contacts, Photos, Music, Apps (game data, app settings), etc. to the new device. Or you switch from iPad to iPhone, you'd like to move data from iPad to iPhone, Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer empowers you to transfer data between any two iOS devices with least effort. No iCloud or iTunes needed.

 

Steps to Move Contents from iPhone X/8/8Plus/7/6 to iPhone Xs/Xs Max/ XR without iCloud and iTunes

Install this iPhone transfer tool to a PC/Mac, and connect your source and target device to computer. Let's start transferring data from iPhone to iPhone (iPhone Xs/Xs Max/ XR) without iCloud.

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Prior transferring data between iPhone, you can select specific files to copy or copy full contents to new iPhone from old one.

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Click "Start Transfer" to move selected files to target device.

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With simple clicks, you have transferred data between iPhone successfully. Here is a straightforward video demo.

Way 2. Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another with iTunes

Another way to copy everything from one iPhone to another is by using iTunes. To complete this process, you have two steps to go.

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone with iTunes and create a backup file for this device. Go to Summary > This Computer > Back Up Now.

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Step 2. Set up your new iPhone firstly. Select "Restore from iTunes Backup" option and connect it to iTunes.

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In iTunes > Summary > Backups, choose "Restore Backup…" and select the target backup file to restore.

This method is somewhat complex, and Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer is recommended as preferred way when comes to transfer data between iPhone/iPad without iCloud or iTunes.

Way 3. Transfer Data to New iPhone without iCloud Wirelessly (iOS 12.4 or Later)

From iOS 12.4 or later, Apple introduce a new feature which allows to transfer data from your previous iOS device to new iPhone/iPad directly. To use this feature, there are some preconditions.

  • Both old iPhone and new iPhone should run iOS 12.4 or later.
  • Both iPhones are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Keep your devices near each other and plugged into power until the data migration completes.
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Let's see how to migrate data from old iPhone to new iPhone wirelessly.

Step 1. Turn on your new iPhone and place it near the old iPhone. The quick start screen will appear. Tap on Continue button to proceed.

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Step 2. Log in your Apple ID account in the new phone.

Step 3. You'll see an animation on your new iPhone. Hold your new iPhone up to the Camera. Or you can tap Authenticate Manually. You'll receive an authentication code on your new iPhone, enter that code to the old iPhone.

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Step 4. Enter the passcode of your old iPhone, this will also be set up as screen passcode on your new phone.

enter passcode of your other iPhone

Step 5. Follow the instructions to set up iMessage & FaceTime, Face ID or Touch ID.

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Step 6. Tap Start Transfer to start transferring. During the transfer process, follow the onscreen instructions to enter Apple ID password.

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And you can customize the settings such as location, Apple Pay and Siri to transfer from old iPhone.

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Here is a video guide to show you how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly.

 
   
 
   

Wrap It Up

In this article we introduce three different ways to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud. If you'd like to transfer all data to new iPhone, you can use any of the three ways you like; while if you only want to transfer some of the data, like transfer contacts to new iPhone only, then Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer is the best way as it offers more flesible transfer options.

 
Update 2019-07-25 iOS File Transfer
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