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

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-05-11 / Update for  iOS File Transfer

People cannot wait to switch the newly launched iPhone after the Apple Event 2020. Once you got your new iPhone SE 2020/iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/11/11 Pro, 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/11/iPhone SE 2020. You can use these methods to migrate data between iPhone 6s/6s Plus/7/7 Plus/X/11 and iPad Pro/Air/Mini as well.

1-Click to Sync iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/11iPhone SE 2020 without iTunes

Generally, people choose iTunes/iCloud to restore data on your new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/11. 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 Mobile Trans. 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 8/8 Plus/X/11 without backup.

  • Download and install this phone transfer tool then run it on your computer. Then press "Phone Transfer".

    phone transfer
  • 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.) After you have selected the file types you want to transfer, hit "Start".

    phone to phone
  • Once the process is over, all the data will be transferred to your new iPhone.

    successfully transfer

Move iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8/SE 2020/11 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.

  • Connect iPhone 5/5s to PC/Mac via lighting cable. Launch iTunes of the latest version.
  • Once iTunes detects your old iPhone. Click your device> Summary>tick "This Computer". Click “Back Up Now”.

    back up iPhone via iTunes
  • After backing up is done, disconnect iPhone 5/5s. Then connect iPhone 8 to PC/Mac with lighting cable.
  • 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.

Alternative Free Backup & Restore Tool: Tenorshare iCareFone

Here, we recommend another Backup & Restore Tool, that is Tenorshare iCareFone. Compared with iTunes, this tool is much easier, faster, more slective than your imagine which does highly meet with your need. Just with 3 steps you can complete Backup & Restore.

Copy All Data from iPhone 5/5s to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/11 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.

  • 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.)

    icloud back up
  • On your New iPhone, go "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > select "Erase all content and settings".

    erase iPhone 8
  • 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/11. If you don’t want to bother so much to back up or you just need to transfer part contents of your old iPhone, Mobile Trans 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.

  Updated on 2020-05-11 / Update for  iOS File Transfer

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