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How to Move iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8/8P?

Nov. 29, 2017 11:21 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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People cannot wait to switch the newly launched iPhone after the Apple Event 2017. Once you got your new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, the first problem is how to move all data from old iPhone to new iPhone, including contacts, texts, apps, photos etc. Take it easy. We will share 3 ways to transfer everything from iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. You can use these methods to migrate data between iPhone 6s/6s Plus/7/7 Plus and iPad Pro/Air/Mini as well.

1. 1-Click to Sync iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8 without iTunes

Generally, people choose iTunes/iCloud to restore data on your new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. However, it requires backup all the time and your whole device will be restored. Here is a more simple and efficient way to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone without iTunes or iCloud – using Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer. It breaks the transferring limitation, allowing you to selectively migrate either all or part of data from source iDevice to target iPhone/iPad. It’s fully compatible with any iOS device and any iOS system. Just start to sync iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8 without backup.

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Step 1. Run Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer after installation. Connect both old and new iPhone to PC/Mac with lighting cable. Make sure your source device and target device are in the right place. (Click “Flip” if you want to switch their position.) Click “Next”.

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Step 2. All the data on both devices will be demonstrated by category. Click “Select all” or select the items you’d like to move to the target device. (Note: if you choose to migrate all data, the existing data in target device will be fully erased.)

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Step 3. Click “Start Transfer”. Once the process is over, all the data will be transferred to your new iPhone.

2. Move iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8 Using iTunes

If you still prefer using iTunes for data transferring, here is detailed guidance. You need to know that if you transfer iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8 with iTunes, the whole iPhone 8 will be restored and all the existing data on it will be wiped off.

Step 1. Connect iPhone 5/5s to PC/Mac via lighting cable. Launch iTunes of the latest version.

Step 2. Once iTunes detects your old iPhone. Click your device> Summary>tick This Computer. Click “Back Up Now”.

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Step 3. After backing up is done, disconnect iPhone 5/5s. Then connect iPhone 8 to PC/Mac with lighting cable.

Step 4. Click your iPhone 8>Summary. Click “Restore Backup”. Choose the recent backup file.

restore iPhone 8 with iTunes

After finishing restoring, you will get all your data on the new iPhone.

3. Copy All Data from iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8 with iCloud

Another way to transfer iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8 is to restore all data from iCloud backup files. You need to get an iPhone 5/5s iCloud backup file first and restore your new iPhone with it.

Step 1. On your old iPhone, go Settings>tap on your name>select iCloud>iCloud Backup>tap Backup Now. (Note: you need to connect to WLAN network to start a backup.)

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Step 2. On your New iPhone, go Settings>General>Reset>select Erase all content and settings.

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Step 3. Now you can choose to “Restore from iCloud Backup” on the new iPhone. Be sure that you have connected to Wi-Fi network and login with the same Apple ID.

restore from iCloud backup

Bottom Line

With the three ways, you can successfully migrate all data from iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. If you don’t want to bother so much to back up or you just need to transfer part contents of your old iPhone, Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer can perfectly meet your needs and finish transferring at lighting speed. If you get other trouble with iOS device, feel free to leave a message.

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