if you have an iPhone 5s or newer that can have iOS 12.4 there’s a new way to transfer information so maybe you don’t have access to iTunes on a computer or maybe you don’t have access to a large iCloud backup this will allow you to transfer all of your settings.
and other data from your old phone to your new phone so I wanted to tell you how to do that you still will need a Wi-Fi connection, but you can also direct transfer from here to here depending on which device.
you have but it will still use Wi-Fi to download all of the apps and then it will move all of your data into that now first let’s go over what’s actually transferred and then we’ll move everything over so a direct transfer is a new way you can transfer.
it copies information such as your iTunes encrypted backup would so all of your photos media app data settings and more are sent over a peer-to-peer wireless connection or like I said you can wire them.
but you will need these two things to do that you will need a lightning to USB cable and then your lightning cable so you’ll plug into here and then plug each end into a device and then you can actually transfer the data you would only really want to do that if you had a very poor network connection at home.
otherwise the wireless waste and the wireless way is the way to go now let’s go ahead and set this up we’ll swipe up and you’ll see it pops up and says would you like to set up a new phone it’ll have your Apple ID there and everything.
so we’ll go ahead and hit continue now that this has popped up what we want to do is just put it in the camera of our phone and now it will start the transfer, so it’ll say just a moment and it’ll set everything up so now that it’s at this point.
we need to put in the password or the passcode from our old phone to unlock it to put it into here our new phone so let’s go ahead and do that it’ll say setting up your phone so we’ll set this one down here and it says it may take a few minutes to activate your phone.
so again you will need Wi-Fi to activate it and to transfer your data now wait for this a few minutes and then when this parts done we’ll go to the next step now it wants us to set up face ID, so I’ll go ahead and do that now you may have touch ID.
so if you have touch ID set that up with your thumb or fingerprint I’ll set up face ID quickly so face ID is now set up I’ll hit continue and this is the new part where it says transfer your data transfer from iPhone transfer directly so that this iPhone will be ready with your data.
when when you finish setting up so let’s go ahead and do that so we’ll go ahead and tap on this button here it’ll say setting up your Apple ID still and your old phone will be unusable for a little while while you do this so keep that in mind.
but we’ll give it just a moment now we have to agree to the terms and conditions and it says settings from your other phone we’ll just hit continue so we’ll bring everything over automatically and then Apple pay we can set that up later or continue you’ll have to set that up again.
because that’s a security issue so we’ll just hit setup later and then if you’re using an Apple watch and you want to move it from the old phone to the new one without having to set everything up again hit continue or you can set that up later.
now this is app analytics this allows developers to see you when there’s crashes and things it doesn’t necessarily let them see your personal data but it does let them see.
the crash information you can decide to share that or not share that it’s up to you and now it says transferring data from Aaron’s iPhone 8 plus and you’ll see there’s the transfer status and this will take a while and again you won’t be able to use the phone while it’s doing this.
so we’ll just let this run and hopefully it doesn’t take too long I think it took about 15 minutes before when I tried this but we’ll see it’ll tell us in just a moment now it’s saying we have about 23 minutes left this number started at 44 and rapidly decreased to 23 it just depends on your network.
and also if you want to go faster again you could use a direct connection like this cable if you really wanted to so keep that in mind but we’ll wait for this to finish and we’ll take a look at what it looks like when it’s done now that the transfer is complete.
it says transfer complete on the old phone you’ll hit continue and all of your information should match on this phone once it reboots it starts a reboot as soon as it finishes transferring.
so we’ll wait for this to reboot and when it does we’ll see what’s over or transferred over now the phone has rebooted and you can see the wallpaper now matches so let’s go ahead and unlock it there we go now they match completely all of the apps are going to install but all of the app data should also be there as well.
so it may take a little bit but if we go into music so in music you’ll have all of the same music but if you have iCloud music it will just redownload those since it’s easier to do that and we’ll hit OK here.
now everything is the same so all of your photos everything else should move by itself and it will move all of the app data into place and you’re ready to go so it may take a while to install all the different apps and things that you’re used to using but you no longer need to use your iCloud backup that’s only maybe five gigabytes.
if you don’t pay for extra storage and maybe you don’t have iTunes or a computer to transfer all of this information so it’s really simple but you will need I Oh s 12.4 or newer so that’s the catch with that so all of the exact same settings should be the same.
if we go into settings you’ll see it’s got my iCloud ID there if we go to display even the display settings are the same how I set them for a video so I turn off true tone and all of those different things for video and you’ll see even those settings have carried across.