How to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone using iCloud
Even if you’re not looking to immediately transfer data from one iPhone to another, having a backup of your device will give you peace of mind if your iPhone is ever lost or stolen. The bonus is that the data can be safely held in iCloud, ready for whenever you want to transfer it.
1. To begin, open the Settings app and tap on your name at the top, then tap iCloud.
2. Go through the list of services and decide which apps should and should not use iCloud. Either tap and select On or Off or tap a toggle, depending on the available option.
Bear in mind that free iCloud accounts only have 5GB worth of storage space. If you want more than that, tap Manage Storage. You can then select Change Storage Plan and choose a paid option for 50GB, 200GB or 2TB. You will have to increase the amount of space you use if you want to back up your whole iPhone to iCloud.
3. Backups can be made automatically. Just tap iCloud Backup and toggle it on. It’s also possible to immediately back up your iPhone to iCloud. To do this, tap Back Up Now.
4. If you’re now looking to move your data from one iPhone to another, you’ll have a huge bank of stuff to transfer.
When you fire up your new iPhone (or one that has been erased and reset), input your language and region and, on the Quick Start page, tap Set Up Manually. Choose a Wi-Fi network, tap Next and wait a few minutes while the iPhone is activated.