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How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone 6s/6s Plus

Since the announcement of Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, some of you may can’t wait to upgrade to the latest iPhone models. However, after setting up iPhone 6s/6s Plus, many iPhone owners wonder if they can transfer data from an old iOS device to a new one. Actually, it’s no-barrier to do that at all. Here we’ve gathered a couple of solutions to help you transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone 6s/6s Plus. You should really read the following tutorials through step by step if this is completely new to you.


Before we get started, let me briefly introduce iPhone Transfer to you. Well, iPhone Transfer is one of the most professional iOS data transfer tool in the market. It allows you to manage all kinds of data on iPhone such as photos, videos, contacts, SMS easily and flexibly. With the help of this program, you can directly copy any data you like from one iPhone to another in several clicks. It is compatible with iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5/5c/5s, iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and other iOS device models.


Note: When using iCloud to transfer data from old iPhone to the new one, make sure you’ve got a valid iCloud account and connected your device to Wi-Fi.

Tutorial 1: Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone 6s/6s Plus via iCloud

Step 1: Make a backup of your old iPhone via iCloud. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup on your iPhone, then turn on the iCloud Backup button, then you will see the "Start iCloud Backup" message pop up on the screen. Click on OK > tap on Back Up Now. After that, iCloud will start to back up your iPhone data.
back up old iphone data

Note: It will take some time to back up your iOS device data to iCloud. And it all depends on the amount of data stored in the backup and the speed of your Internet connection. Just wait patiently.


Step 2: When all content has been backed up and stored in iCloud, turn off the old iPhone to prevent potential backup conflicts.


Step 3: Now turn on your new iPhone 6s/6s Plus to set up your iPhone. On the welcome screen, you will see “Slide to set up”. Just slide your finger on it to move further. Now you can select language, country and enable location services. When it’s finished, choose an available Wi-Fi network.
set up new iphone

Note: You should know that it requires you to erase all content in iPhone before you can restore the device from iCloud backup, provided that your new iPhone is already in use for a while. If you have already finished the setup and stored some important new data in your iPhone 6s/6s Plus, you should back up all essential files from your new iPhone to PC via a tool like iPhone Transfer to avoid data loss. After you have restored iPhone from iCloud backup, you can use the iPhone Transfer program to transfer important files from PC to your new iPhone.


Step 4: Now you will see "Set Up iPhone" come out which asks you to choose to set up as a new iPhone or restore from a backup. Tap on "Restore from iCloud Backup". It will ask you to enter your Apple ID and password.


Step 5: Agree to Apple’s Terms and Conditions. And you will be asked to confirm that you agree the terms one more time.
choose backup

Step 6: After that, all backups created by you will be displayed on the interface. Select the latest backup of your old iPhone and tap on "Restore". Wait until the iPhone 6s/6s Plus has finished restoring from the iCloud backup. Then restart your iPhone.


After the setup is done, you’ve completed the data transfer process successfully. However, if you don’t have enough iCloud storage to back up your old iPhone, fear not, you can use iPhone Transfer to perform the task. Either of the solutions can be used to move contents from one iPhone to another smoothly.

Tutorial 2: Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone 6s/6s Plus via iPhone Transfer

Step 1.

Connect Both Old iPhone and New iPhone to PC


To start with, you need to download and install iPhone Transfer on computer. After that, launch the program on PC and connect both devices to your computer with USB cables. The program will recognize both devices within seconds, and you will see the name of the devices appear on the left sidebar of the main interface respectively.
connect iphone to pc

Step 2.

Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone 6s/6s Plus


Way 1: Transfer Old iPhone Data to New iPhone with One Click
Select the old iPhone in the left panel, and click on "To Device" then the program will start to scan the data on your old device. Once it finished scanning, click on "Start" to copy files from old iPhone to the new one.
transfer data to new iphone

Way 2: Copy files from Old iPhone to New iPhone Selectively
Go to the data categories displayed under the old iPhone in the left sidebar. Select Media, Playlist, Photos, Books, Contacts, SMS one by one to preview the files included. After previewing, you can select the items you would like to transfer to the old iPhone, and then go to “Export to” to move them to your new iPhone. For example, go to "Photos" > select photos you want > click on "Export to" > select your device to save the wanted files on your New iPhone. The process will be done within seconds.
transfer data to new iphone

As everything has been transferred to your new iPhone 6s/6s Plus, you should be able to use your new iPhone now. Compared with syncing data with iCloud, iPhone Transfer is easier, quicker and more efficient. The biggest advantage of using this program is that it allows you to selectively preview and backup data from old iPhone to new one which is not available in icloud.

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