How to transfer data from old iPhone to the new iPhone X

Changing mobiles have become a trend among smartphone users today. When manufacturers come up hitting the market with new and better models people do tend to own the new best one in the market. Like the iPhone lovers who own the new iPhone every year, it is about iPhone x this time. But the biggest problem faced by most of the users is about transferring the data between the old and new device. As smartphones hold most of the important data feeding each one for the first time again is not practical. If you have owned the new iPhone and wondering how to transfer from the old iPhone we are here to help. Read through this article to find out steps to transfer data from old iPhone to the new iPhone X.

How to transfer data from old iPhone to the new iPhone X

Ways to transfer data from old iPhone to the new iPhone X

You can adopt two ways to transfer data from old iPhone to the new iPhone X:

  1. Using iTunes
  2. Using iCloud

How to transfer data using iTunes

For doing the data transfer using iTunes you will have to need a computer with iTunes software installed. The steps you should follow are:

  1. Connect your old iPhone to the computer
  2. Open iTunes on your computer
  3. Click on the device icon
  4. Click on Back Up now option
  5. Select Encrypt Back Up and give a password
  6. Disconnect the old iPhone from computer after the Back Up is over
  7. Turn off the old iPhone
  8. Switch on your iPhone X
  9. Connect iPhone X to the computer
  10. Follow the instruction to set up by selecting preferred language and connecting to a Wi-Fi network
  11. On your iPhone X select restore from iTunes backup option
  12. From your iTunes select restore from this backup and select the most recent backup
  13. Enter the password you provided for encrypting the backup

This process will start the backup and wait until the process is completed. This might take some time, so keep your iPhone X plugged in.

How to transfer data using iCloud

Unlike iTunes, you don’t need a computer to do this data transfer. The steps to transfer using iCloud are:

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  1. Connect your old iPhone to a Wi-Fi network
  2. Open settings
  3. Click on iCloud
  4. Click on Backup
  5. Click on Backup now
  6. Wait until the process is completed
  7. Once completed power off your old iPhone
  8. Switch on the new iPhone X
  9. Follow setup instruction and select preferred language and connect to a Wi-Fi network
  10. Select the restore from iCloud backup option
  11. Sign in with your iCloud credentials used on your old iPhone
  12. Select the most recent backup
  13. Enter password when prompted

I hope this guide was useful in understanding how to transfer data from old iPhone to the new iPhone X. If you have any queries or feedback, please leave a comment below.

 

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