Got a new iPhone or iPad and want to transfer data from your old device? You can use Quick Start to make the process as simple as possible.
This process will occur on both devices. You can use the following steps to complete the process:
Turn on your new iPad or iPhone and place it near your old device.
A screen should show on your old device that gives the option of using your Apple ID to set up your new device. Make sure it's the Apple ID that you want to use, then tap Continue. If you can't see the option to continue on your current device, make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
Wait for an animation to appear on your new device. Hold your current device over the new device, then centre the animation in the viewfinder.
Wait for a message that says Finish on New [Device]. If you can't use your current device's camera, tap Authenticate Manually, then follow the onscreen steps.
When asked, enter your current device's passcode on your new device. Then follow the instructions to set up Face ID or Touch ID on your new device.
When you see the Transfer Data from [Device] screen, tap Continue to begin transferring your data from your previous device to your new device.
If you have an Apple Watch and you're setting up a new device, you'll be asked if you'd like to transfer your Apple Watch data and settings.
Keep your devices near each other and plugged in to power until the migration process is complete. Transfer times can vary based on factors such as the connection type that you're using, network conditions, and the amount of data being transferred.
Keep your devices near each other and plugged into power until the data migration process is complete. Transfer times can vary based on factors such as network conditions and the amount of data being transferred.
After you transfer to your new iOS device, you can continue with setting up your iPhone or iPad.