How to Transfer Content from Old iPhone to New iPhone

Did you get the new iPhone? Do you want to move all the content from the old iPhone to the new one? When you want to do that, you first thought is certainly using iTunes or iCloud, which is the official method. And this article will show you easier way to transfer the data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone.

1. Transfer data to new iPhone using iCloud
2. Transfer data to new iPhone using iTunes
3. Try some other ways to transfer data to new iPhone

Use iCloud

Back up your current iPhone using iCloud

1. Connect your old iPhone to the Internet with Wi-Fi. Then tap Settings > iCloud > Backup.
2. Make sure that iCloud Backup is on.
3. Tap Back Up Now. Stay connected to Wi-Fi during the process.
4. Until it finishes, you can see the backup with the date and size in Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage. Learn What iCloud backs up.

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Transfer your iCloud backup to your new iPhone

1. Turn on your new iPhone. You will see a “Hello” screen.
Note: If you have finished setting up your new iPhone already, please tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. You iPhone will restart and you will see the “Hello” screen.
2. Swipe to follow the steps until you see the Wi-Fi screen. Make your new iPhone to join the Wi-Fi network.
3. Continue to follow the steps until you see the Apps & Data screen, then tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Next. You will be asked to enter your Apple ID and password.
4. Choose the backup you just made. Stay connected to Wi-Fi and wait the restore process to complete. It will take you some time, depends on the size of the backup file and the network speed.

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Using iTunes

Make a backup of your old iPhone using iTunes

1. Connect your current iPhone to your computer.
2. Open iTunes and make sure you have the latest version.
3. Select your device and click File >Devices > Transfer Purchases to save the content you have downloaded from the iTunes Store or App Store. Wait till the process finishes.
4. Click Back Up Now and wait for a while till the process completes. You can see the backup in iTunes Preferences > Devices.

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Transfer the iTunes backup to your new iPhone

1. Turn on your new iPhone and connect to the computer that you stored your iTunes backup on.
2. Follow the steps until you see the Wi-Fi screen. Then tap Connect to iTunes.
3. Follow the steps to until you see the Apps & Data screen, then tap Restore from iTunes Backup > Next.
4. Enter your Apple ID and password.
5. Choose the backup you made and wait the process completes. If your backup is encrypted, you will be asked to enter the password.
6. Sync any content that wasn’t in the backup to your iPhone using iTunes.

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Other ways to transfer data to new iPhone

Except iTunes and iCloud, we can use some other tools to transfer your data.

1. MobileTrans

MobileTrans is an easy-to-use data transfer tool. It can transfer everything from one device to another device in one click. And it supports Android, IOS, Windows Mobile and even BlackBerry. So if you just get a new smartphone, and this tool can help you to transfer contacts, text messages, call logs, calendar, photos, videos, music and apps from your old phone to your new one.

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2. AnyTrans

AnyTrans is an IOS content manager program that can transfer content between your IOS devices. It supports all types of data: contacts, photos, music, messages, notes, calendar, even customized settings like wallpaper, iCloud account, sounds, apps, even app data and game saves, etc.

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How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Galaxy S5

You would be happy when you pick up a new Galaxy S5, but be in a little trouble with copying your contacts, messages, calendars, pictures and other data from your iPhone to the Galaxy S5. Here will introduce you 2 ways to transfer data from your iPhone to Galaxy S5.

Method 1: Transfer data to Galaxy by using Samsung Smart Switch Mobile App

Samsung write a free app named Smart Switch Mobile to help people transfer critical information stored in your iCloud backups so that the iPhone users may be more willing to use the new Galaxy S5. It is software which makes it easy to transfer your contacts, messages, photos, music and other data from your old smartphone (Currently supports moving from most iPhone, BlackBerry, LG, Nokia (Symbian) and Samsung smartphones) to a Galaxy S4, S5 and other models.

1. Back up your iPhone by using iCloud. (See also: How to Back Up your iPhone Using iCloud)

2. Pick up your brand new Galaxy S5 and install the free Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app from the Google Play Store.

3. Launch the app, choose Import from iCloud. Then enter your Apple ID and password. After logging in, tap the most recent backup in the list and wait for the information to populate.

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4. The next page will list the content in the backup by category. Select which item you want to transfer or just tick Select All totransfer all the data. Then tap Import button at the bottom. A new message will appear onscreen, explaining how to transfer larger items like music and videos to your new Samsung Galaxy S5.

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5. Depending on your connection speed, and size of the backup, the import process would take a while. After the transfer finished, press the Done button to exit the app. Your contacts, messages and other data are in your Galaxy S5 now. Then you can delete the app.

Method 2: Transfer Data from iPhone to Galaxy S5 using MobileTrans software

Different with Smart Switch Mobile, MobileTrans is a shareware. It was developed by Wondershare Software. It will help you to transfer data between iPhone, Android, Nokia (Symbian) phones and BlackBerry in one-click. Absolutely, your Galaxy S5 is included. Actually, any other Android smartphones.

First, you need to download it here (For Windows and for Mac) . Then follow the steps.

1. Launch the MobileTrans after you installed it

Choose Phone to Phone Transfer mode. The software also supports Restore From Backups, Back Up your Phone and Erase Your Old phone if you want to sell it.

2. Conect both your iPhone and Galaxy S5 to your computer

Connect your old iPhone and new Galaxy S5 to your computer at a time. After the program recognize the devices, it will show the content on your iPhone like this. Tick the items you want to transfer. From iPhone to Android, you can transfer contacts, text messages, photos, music and videos.

Note: For successfully transfer the valuable data from iPhone, this program will need iTunes installed. And it will remind you that if you don’t have iTunes.

3. Transfer all you wanted data to your brand new Galaxy S5

Click Start Copy button to begin the transfer process. The software will ask you if you want to erase all the data on the Android phone by ticking Clear data before copy. This would reduce duplication of data on your new phone if you have entered some information before or it was previously used for a short time by a friend or family member. The transfer process will take a while depends on your connection speed and data size.

Note: Do not disconnect either the iPhone or the Android phone until the MobileTrans software alert you that the entire transfer process is complete.

How to Transfer Music from Android to iPod

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Is there a way to transfer music from my Android to iPod Touch 4G? I would like to know how to send mp3 files from android Samsung Galaxy to ipod.

iPod is a wonderful music player. The Apple has released the 5th generation iPod Touch. If you have many songs on your Android smartphone or tablet and want to transfer them to the iPod, how?

First, you can’t directly export the music without a softare such as iTunes. Second, for the different platform, you can’t transfer files from Android device to iOS device easily, either. But, with Wondershare MobileTrans, you can do it easy, transfer all your music from Android device to iPod with only 3 steps.

Download this Android to iPod transfer tool on the computer. It is compatible with thousands of Android devices and all iPods.

How to transfer music from Android to iPod

This part is a quick guide show the process of transferring music from the Android device to iPod. Lets’ check it out!

Step 1: Install and run the Android to iPod transfer tool

You should install and run MobileTrans on your computer. It is only compatible with Windows OS. You can see a primary window like this when you run it.

Step 2: Connect your iPod and Android device to the computer

Connect both of the Android device and iPod Touch to the computer using the USB cables. The program will detect the devices automatically. After that, you’ll see the Android device is shown on the left, and the iPod shows up on the right. The data will be transferred from the left device to the right device. And When you need to remove the music in your iPod to create room for the transfer, please tick off “Clear data before copy”.

Note: You’re able to change the position of the two devices by clicking “Flip”. After that, you can transfer music from iPod to Android device.

Step 3: Copy music from Android to iPod

The program can transfer music, contacts, videos and photos, etc. And we just want to copy music, tip “Music” and click “Start Copy”. The transfer progress will take a while. After finished, please click “OK” to comfirm. You music is all in iPod now.

Click to try MobileTrans to transfer music between Android and iPod.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S4

This guide will show how to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S4. You may encountered a big problem if you want to change your old iPhone to an excellent Samsung Galaxy S4. You can’t transfer the data (contacts, text messages, photos, etc.) from iPhone to Galaxy S4 because of their different platforms. Apple and Google doesn’t offer a solution for data transferring between iOS and Android.

Things we need

  • Your old iPhone and new Samsung Galaxy S4
  • The USB cables of iPhone and Galaxy S4
  • A computer with Windows system. For the transfer tool is based on Windows. It works on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000, both 32bit and 64bit.
  • A 3rd party phone data transfer tool – Mobile Trans. It can transfer your contacts, text messages, music, videos and photos from your old iPhone to Galaxy S4 with ease, even can convert music and videos files to Galaxy S4 compatible formats. It supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 running on iOS 5, iOS 6 and iOS 7.

Note: Before start, please back up your iPhone data first.

How to transfer data from iPhone to Galaxy S4

Step 1: Run the phone transfer tool

Install the phone transfer tool and run it. You will see the interface like this.

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Step 2: Connect your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S4 both to the computer

Use the USB cables to connect your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S4 both to the computer. The program will detect your two devices. After that, you will see the iPhone on the left, and Galaxy S4 on the right. The left is original phone, and the right is destination phone. The data will be transferred from left to right. And you can easily exchange them by clicking “Flip” in the center. And if you want to remove the original data on the Galaxy S4, Just tick “Clear Data before Copy” tab.

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Step 3: Transfer data from iPhone to Galaxy S4 With the Mobile Trans, you can transfer contacts, text messages, photos, music and videos on your iPhone to Galaxy S4 at one time. When you want to transfer part of data, just select what you want. Click “Start Copy” to begin the data transferring. When the transfer progress is completed, please click “OK” to finish.

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Now, the data on your iPhone are on your Galaxy S4. Mobile Trans, which is helpful and efficient , makes it so easy to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung S4.

How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to Computer

iPhone has a wonderful built-in camera, you can capture many beautiful photos and HD video with it. And you can also save good images from some applications to your phone. Here we show you how to transfer personal photos and videos to your computer.

First to know, you can transfer the only photos and videos taken by device’s camera or captured on the device(see Apple’s tutorial). But not those which synced from iTunes.

To Copy the photos and videos to your computer easily, you should have a iPhone Transfer software. It’s a easy-to-use and really workful tool, you can download this MobileGo for iOS Windows version here, and also for Mac users.

 

Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

Now we start to transfer photos from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad to PC, just follow the steps:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone with computer

Install and launch the program you just download above. Then connect your iPhone to your computer, the software will detect your device and display it in the program window automatically.

Note: As the software need to call some Apple’s technology, please install the latest iTunes First.

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Step 2: Copy pictures from iPhone to computer

Choose your device, and click “Photos” in the directory tree to open a photo management window. Select the photos or folders you want and click “Export to”. Then choose the saving path. And you can also drag and drop the photos directly to your computer.

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Note: MobileGo for iOS is fully compatible with all Apple devices, including the newest iPhone 5S. Click here to get info about all supported Apple devices.

 

MobileGo for iOS is really an easy-to-use and workful program. You can deal with your Camera Roll and collections easily now!

How to Transfer Music From iPod to Computer

As iTunes is designed to transfer music to the iPod. It’s difficult to transfer music from iPod to your computer. However, you may be eager to copy songs and playlists back to iTunes in the event that you lost files on your computer, computer crashes, or purchased a new computer.

You can use iTunes to copy songs and playlists to your computer, see Apple’s official tutorial here

You may found using iTunes to copy songs is very inconvenient.Here we will show you a easy way to transfer music from iPod to the computer using a must-have iPod Transfer.

Transfer music from iPod to computer

Download Wondershare MobileGo for iOS (Windows) or Wondershare MobileGo for iOS (Mac) first, and follow the steps:

 

Step 1: Connect your iPod with PC
After installed the program install and run it. Then connect your iPod to the computer. Wait for a while until the program detect the device.

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Note: Since the Wondershare MobileGo for iOS should call part of iTunes function modules, you need to install the latest iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Transfer music from iPod to computer
Select your device in the left directory tree, and click “Media” button, then click the “Music” button on the top line. Select the songs you want to copy from iPod, click “Exprot to” on the top, a drop-down list will shou up, choose “Export to My Computer”. Then select a path to save the songs.

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Note: MobileGo for iOS (Windows) is fully compatible with iPod touch 1-5 generation, also iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod classic.

If you want to copy the playlists from you iPod to the computer. Click “Playlist” and choose your wanted playlists and click “Export to”.

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Note: The Mac version doesn’t let you export playlists to Mac.

 

How to back up iPhone data before upgrading to iOS 7

Maybe you are now planning to upgrade your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 7, please make sure you have backed up the content on your device before you do that. Updating to iOS 7 will restore the iPhone settings to their factory defaults, and also delete the contacts, notes, messages, photos, songs, videos, and playlists, etc. And this tutorial is going to tell you how to back up iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch data before upgrading to iOS 7.

Method 1: Back up iPhone data via iCloud before upgrading to iOS 7
Method 2: Back up iPhone data via iTunes before iOS 7 upgrade


Back up iPhone data with iCloud before iOS 7 upgrade

Before upgrading to iOS 7, you can back up your iPhone data, settings and other content(excluding songs and videos) via iCloud if running iOS 5 or later. Following the steps and back up all your iPhone data via iCloud.

Step 1: Go to Settings > iCloud

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Step 2: Scroll the screen and tap the “Storage & Backup” at the bottom.

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Step 3: Then tap “Backup Up Now” at the bottom, and wait for a while until the backing up to your iCloud progress completes(What iCloud backs up and how to restore data from iCloud).

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Back up iPhone data via iTunes before iOS 7 upgrade

If you don’t want to use iCloud or don’t have a iCloud account, you can also use iTunes to back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch data to the computer. You can easily do this if you are used to manage your device via iTunes.

Note: If you want to avoid “Automatic synchronization” of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod by iTunes, just keep the Shift and Ctrl keys pressed while you open iTunes, which can prevent your iPhone from being automatically synced.

Connect your iDevice to the computer, and open iTunes. Once your iPhone appears on the left iTunes, right click your iPhone’s name and select “Back Up”. Then wait until the backup is over(See how to restore your iPhone from iTunes backup).

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Personally, I love iOS 7 and don’t understand why someone would want to delay the inevitable. But I don’t like Apple automatically pushing out the update to unsuspecting users. And, if you have upgrade to iOS 7 without any backup, maybe you would like this tutorial: How to restore lost iPhone data after upgrading to iOS 7.

How to Back Up Your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Using iTunes

Regular back up is a good habit. And you can take a backup of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using iCloud or iTunes easily. Here we will show you how to back up your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using iTunes.

First, you should have a iTunes, you can download the latest version from the Apple website(http://www.apple.com/itunes/).

Before backing up, you should know that iCloud and iTunes can back up most data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The backed-up information includes purchased music (backup of purchased music is not available in all countries), TV shows (US only), apps, and books; and also photos and video, which are in the Camera Roll; device settings (like Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes.

Every time you sync your iOS device with iTunes, it will back up automaticlly (disabled if you have iCloud backup turned on).

You can also manually backup your iOS device using iTunes. Follow these steps to manually backup your iOS device using iTunes:

  • Connect your iOS device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed
  • Click the device button in the upper right corner.
  • Click “Back Up Now” button below “Manually Back Up and Restore“.

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Or

  • You can also click the File menu and select Devices > Back Up.

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Note: If you are using iTunes 10.7 or earlier, just right-click (or Control-click) the device and choose Back Up.
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Source: Apple