Tech & Science How to move all your data to your new iPhone

19:22  20 september  2019
19:22  20 september  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Hands on: iPhone 11 Pro review

Hands on: iPhone 11 Pro review A much-improved camera and better battery, but did Apple need to do a little more to make this a ‘Pro’ phone?

How to use Quick Start. Turn on your new device and place it near your current device. Tap Transfer from [Device] to begin transferring your data from your previous iPhone or iPad to your new device. If you're using the wired method, the transfer icon indicates that your devices are connected.

Transfer your personal data and purchased content to your new device from a backup that you made with iTunes or in Finder. If asked to update to a newer version of iOS or iPadOS, learn what to do. If you have an Apple Watch, learn how to restore it from a backup and pair it with your new iPhone .

a close up of electronics © Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

If you’re one of the many who have just gotten Apple’s new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or Pro Max, congratulations! You’re going to want to try out your snazzy new phone as soon as you open that box. But first, you need to get all of the apps and data from your old iPhone onto your new one.

It’s actually very easy — in fact, if your current phone has iOS 12.4 or later, it’s easier than ever. (If your phone has a version of iOS earlier than that, don’t worry; just follow the instructions in the article we ran last March.)

Related slideshow: Key moments in the history of Apple Inc.

The difference between now and then is that the process of moving your data used to involve restoring it from an iCloud or iTunes backup. Now, you don’t have to bother with that backup (although backing up your stuff is always a good idea). You can move your apps, data, and ID over to the new phone directly with what Apple calls iPhone migration.

Here’s how.

Wireless connection

  • Start up your new phone. You’ll be asked a couple of initial questions (such as what language you want to use) and then you’ll be invited to transfer data from another phone, if you want.
  • Put your old phone near your new one. Make sure both phones are plugged in (you don’t want them running out of power in the middle of the data move).
  • When the connection is made, your new iPhone screen will display a pattern and your old phone will open its camera and display a blank circle in the middle of the screen. You’ll be asked to hold your new iPhone up to the camera of your old one so that the pattern is centered in the circle.
  • You’ll then be invited to move your attention to your new phone to finish the setup.
  • Enter your Apple ID when asked; you may also be asked whether you want to setup Face ID or Touch ID.
  • There will be several screens to go through before the transfer begins, including the usual terms and conditions, whether you want to share your location and your analytics, and whether you want to set up FaceTime, iMessage, and Siri.
  • Once you’ve made all your choices, the transfer will begin. The phone I was moving from in this test hadn’t been used much, so it only took about six minutes; a well-used iPhone with lots of apps and data on it will probably take much longer.
  • Sign in to your new iPhone again and you’re done!

Wired connection

One advantage of Apple’s updated migration feature is that you can also use a cable to transfer the data. If you’ve got especially slow Wi-Fi, a wired connection may make the transfer faster, although ironically, during my test, it increased the download time from a little under six minutes (using the wireless method) to nine minutes and 40 seconds. However, if you’re having any trouble with the wireless transfer, this could be a good alternative.

For a wired connection, you’ll need a Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter and a Lightning to USB cable.

  • As with the wireless method, start up your new phone and go through the initial questions until you get the invite to transfer data from another phone.
  • As before, put your old phone near your new one and make sure both phones are plugged in.
  • Connect the Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter to your old phone. Connect the Lightning to USB cable to your new phone. Join the two cables together using the adapter. Power the adaptor through its Lightning port.
  • After that, follow the same directions as above, including using the camera to find the pattern, and answering all the setup questions.
  • You’ll know that the phones are using the wired setup because once the transfer starts, there will be a small “cable” between the two phone icons on the screen.

Whichever method you choose, enjoy your new iPhone.

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.

Apple Will Keep On Making Mac Pros In Texas After Scoring U.S.-China Trade War Exemptions .
Apple will still be manufacturing Mac Pro computers at its facility in Austin, Texas after winning exemptions from federal tariffs imposed in the course of Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China, CNBC reported on Tuesday. The tech giant said that it had won exemptions allowing it to import some Chinese parts necessary to assemble its new line of $US6,000 ($AU8,825) Mac Pros without paying the heightened tariffs, which are slated to affect some $800 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S. by mid-December. If the trade war isn’t resolved by that date, the tariffs are expected to hit the US tech sector like a brick wall.

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!