Transfer Everything from Your Old iPhone to Your New One with Quick Start

Apple is making the migration from an old phone to a new one even easier this time around with Quick Start. All you have to do is turn on the new iPhone and place it next to a current iPhone running iOS 12.4 or later.

When you see the prompt asking if you want to set up a new iPhone, tap Continue and scan the animation on the new iPhone using the current iPhone’s camera. Then you have to enter your current passcode on the new iPhone (and optionally set up Touch ID or Face ID), and tap Transfer from iPhone. Next, just wait a while for all the data to transfer.

(If you don’t see this Transfer Your Data screen for some reason, you’ll still be able to restore all your data from an iCloud or iTunes backup the old fashioned way.)

Read more about it on Apple’s support site here:
Use Quick Start to transfer data from your previous iOS device to your new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

(Featured image by Adam Engst)

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