Apple iPhone is a great smartphone on the market. First debuted 11 years ago, iPhone has become an essential part of the technology world. Apple announces new iPhones every year and thousands of people line up in front of Apple’s retail stores to get new devices. iPhones have changed so much since then as they are now bigger and smarter than before.
At Apple’s September event, we saw the unveiling of three iPhones models including iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The 2018 iPhone lineup is attracting a lot of customers worldwide despite its small design changes. This year’s iPhones are expected to boost Apple’s smartphone sales after reports of slowdown. What sets the 2018 iPhone lineup apart from other competitors lies in the A12 Bionic chip, the world’s first mobile chip that’s built using 7nm process. The adoption of the new Bionic chip allows for a much-improved performance and better AR features. If you just grabbed a new iPhone, then you will need to make sure your personal files make the switch with you.
With that in mind, we will show you how to switch to the new iPhone. Before we begin, make sure you now have a modern version of iOS on your device. A new software update usually includes bug fixes and performance boost, so it’s a good idea to keep your device up to date.
How to transfer your apps and data from your old iPhone to the new one
Backing up your device serves as the best way for protecting your data from the prying eyes. In this case, you can create a backup of your old iPhone in case something goes wrong during the process. Fortunately, Apple is making backing up an iPhone much easier than before. Backing up requires a Mac or PC to work properly.
Step one: First off, connect your old iPhone to a Mac or PC and launch iTunes on your PC (make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes)
Step two: From the pop-up menu, click Continue to allow your computer to access your old iPhone (you may be asked to enter your passcode to proceed)
Step three: Once your iPhone shows up in iTunes, click on it and you should see all the information about your device. From the right-hand side, click Back Up Now button (don’t forget to check the boxes next to This Computer and Encrypt iPhone Backup)
Step four: The process might take several minutes depending on how much data you are backing up.
Alternatively, you can back up your iPhone using iCloud. To do this, open Settings on your iPhone, then tap your Apple ID at the top and tap iCloud. After that, turn on the switch for iCloud Backup and then tap Back Up Now.
If your old iPhone is now paired with the Apple Watch, then you need to reset your wearable before moving ahead. Following this method, your settings and apps will be backed up to the Watch app in iOS, so you simply restore them on your new iPhone.
Once you have backed up your data to iCloud or iTunes, you now can restore from a backup. To do this, power on your new iPhone and set up as you always do. After that, sign into your new iPhone with your Apple ID and select Restore from iTunes or iCloud backup.
How to transfer data from your old iPhone to the new one
If you don’t want to restore from a backup, then you can use Apple’s iCloud to transfer your data from an old iPhone to a new one. The process is pretty simple and we show you how in the section below.
Step one: First off, launch the Settings app on your iPhone on your old iPhone and click on your Apple ID at the top
Step two: Click on iCloud and toggle on everything you wish to transfer to your new iPhone (make sure you have a stable internet connection during the process)
Step three: Once you are done, open the Settings app on your new iPhone, and then open iCloud. After that, turn on the switch for everything you wish to download
Note that the above method won’t back up your apps to your new iPhone. This means that you need to download them to your new device. To do this, open the App Store, then locate your purchased apps and download them. If you have got any issues during the process, then reboot your device and start everything from scratch.
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