Transferring your files from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 7 can be fast and easy if you know your way around these gadgets. One of the primary concerns that you need to address when getting a new phone, is learning how to safely and speedily transfer all the important information from your old gadget. These important information usually includes messages, photos, contacts and more. Here is a list of some ideas on how you can do your file transfer safely;
- First, update your old iPhone to iOS 10.The reason behind this is to make sure that you that you don’t run into any compatibility problems when you do the transfer later. To update your iOS go to the Settings, select General, then click on the Software Update option.
Backup with iTunes
- Get the most recent version of iTunes online. You can do this by opening the iTunes application on your computer. Select the word iTunes beside the Apple logo, and then choose Check Update.
- Connect your old iPhone to the computer with the latest iTunes.
- Click on the File tab and select your iPhone in the Devices.
- To save the applications you purchased from App Store or iTunes, select the Transfer Purchases from the drop down option in Devices.
- To include information such as passwords, health and activity data in the transfer, you must go to the Backups option, select “This Computer” and check the Encrypt Backups. Note that if you miss the encrypt check box then your back up won’t include your passwords and health data.
- Finallly, select the Back Up Now option.
Now that you’re done setting up a backup on your iTunes you can finally start transferring your files to your new iPhone 7;
- Start your new iPhone 7 device. Follow the set up prompts on the screen.
- Once you reach the “Apps & Data” screen, select Restore from iTunes Backup .
- Connect your iPhone 7 to iTunes using the same computer where you processed your backup.
- Click on the “Restore from this backup” option. Select the most recent backup file available from the dropdown menu. The restoration process may take some time, depending on the size of your backup.
- Once the process is complete your device will automatically restart and be ready for use in no time.
Aside from iTunes, you may also use iCloud to backup your files from your old iPhone. Unlike with iTunes, restoring from iCloud can be done without having to connect to your computer. All you need is a reliable Internet connection.
Choosing between the two usually depends on the size of your backup. Restoring big backup files using iCloud may take longer when compared to using iTunes, especially if you have slow Internet connection. However, if you’re only restoring minimal amount of backup data then its probably best to just restore from iCloud that way you don’t have to connect or use a computer when setting up your new iPhone 7.
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