2 Ways to Copy Everything from iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/7 to iPhone X without iTunes

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-07-15 / Update for  iOS File Transfer

As a revolutionary device designed by Apple , iPhone XS/XS Max/XR draw the world's public attention and a multitude of Apple fans rush to purchase it. Once they get new iPhone, they have no way but to sync content from old iPhone in order to employ it. But is there only iTunes can copy data? Of course not! In that circumstance, how to transfer everything from iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR without iTunes is the main discussion here.

Method 1. Move Everything from Old iPhone to iPhone X with Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer

Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer is a piece of software specifically designed for data transfer among iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. With this powerful yet professional tool, you have no troubles about when, where and how to sync full content (messages, contacts, call history, notes, calendar, voice memos, safari bookmarks, photos, videos, music, iBooks, apps, etc.) on Apple mobile devices. Now let's scroll down and see how to migrate everything from old iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR via Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer.

Step 1. Free download and install this data clone program to an available Windows/Mac PC.

Step 2. Launch it and connect both of the two phones to the computer. Click on Next and go ahead.

iPhone 7 to iPhone X

Step 3. In the next screen you need to select all content in the old phone and hit on Start Transfer button in the bottom right side.

select all data

Step 4. It will pop up a message prompts that "Transferring App data will erase all data in the destination device. Are you sure you want to erase iPhone data?". Just tap on OK and continue to the next window, it will begin transferring until it is accomplished.

transferring data from iPhone to iPhone

Video Demo of Transferring Data from Old iPhone to iPhone X

Method 2. Sync Content from Old iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR using iCloud

iCloud is the cloud service to backup and restore data of all Apple devices. In this way, iCloud enables you to back up content in iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/7/8/8 Plus/X and transfer the backup to new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR. To make it come true, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Connect old iPhone to Internet with wireless connection.

Step 2. For iOS 10.3 or later, tap on Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup;

backup iCloud in iPhone

for iOS 10.2 or earlier, navigate to Settings > iCloud > Backup.

iCloud backup

Step 3. After that, enable "iCloud Backup" and hit on "Back Up Now".

Step 4. Keep on the WLAN and wait until the backup process is completed.

Step 5. Move SIM card to the new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR.

Step 6. Power on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR until you see the Wi-Fi screen.

Step 7. Choose a wireless network and join it.

choose a network

Step 8. Follow the steps until the Apps & Data screen appears and then hit on "Restore from iCloud Backup".

restore from iCloud backup

Step 9. Login to iCloud with Apple ID and password.

Step 10. Choose the backup from previous old iPhone.

choose iCloud backup

Step 11. Wait until the backup is successfully synced from iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/7 to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR.

Step 12. Prepare to set up and activate iPhone X at last.

Extra Tips: Why We Don't Recommend iTunes?

Even though Apple iTunes is known to backup iPhone data feasibly, we don't suggest to import data from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes for four reasons:

  • 1. There are always corruptions during the iTunes backup and restore.
  • 2. iTunes errors are frequently taken place during upgrading or restoring.
  • 3. You can't share purchased music in different Apple ID through iTunes.
  • 4. What's even worse, you are about to be in risk of data loss via iTunes.

Now you have mastered how to migrate everything from old iPhone to new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR without traditional iTunes easily and rapidly. If you have any other questions on the above mentioned methods or a brand new idea on this issue, welcome to join the comment section and leave your opinion.