How to Transfer All Data from an Old iPhone to a New iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

How to Transfer All Data from an Old iPhone to a New iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech
and if you have an iPhone 5s or newer that can have iOS 12.4 there’s a new way
to transfer information so maybe you don’t have access to iTunes on a
computer or maybe you don’t have access to a large iCloud backup this will allow
you to transfer all of your settings and other data from your old phone to your
new phone so I wanted to show you how to do that
you still will need a Wi-Fi connection but you can also direct transfer from
here to here depending on which device you have but it will still use Wi-Fi to
download all of the apps and then it will move all of your data into that now
first let’s go over what’s actually transferred and then we’ll move
everything over so a direct transfer is a new way you can transfer and it copies
information such as your iTunes encrypted backup would so all of your
photos media app data settings and more are sent over a peer-to-peer wireless
connection or like I said you can wire them but you will need these two things
to do that you will need a lightning to USB cable and then your lightning cable
so you’ll plug into here and then plug each end into a device and then you can
actually transfer the data you would only really want to do that if you had a
very poor network connection at home otherwise the wireless waste and the
wireless way is the way to go now let’s go ahead and set this up we’ll swipe up
and you’ll see it pops up and says would you like to set up a new phone it’ll
have your Apple ID there and everything so we’ll go ahead and hit continue now
that this has popped up what we want to do is just put it in the camera of our
phone and now it will start the transfer so it’ll say just a moment and it’ll set
everything up so now that it’s at this point we need to put in the password or
the passcode from our old phone to unlock it to put it into here our new
phone so let’s go ahead and do that it’ll say setting up your phone so we’ll
set this one down here and it says it may take a few minutes to activate your
phone so again you will need Wi-Fi to activate it and to transfer your data
now wait for this a few minutes and then when this parts done we’ll go to the
next step now it wants us to set up face ID so I’ll go ahead and do that now you
may have touch ID so if you have touch ID set that up with your thumb or
fingerprint I’ll set up face ID quickly so face ID
is now set up I’ll hit continue and this is the new part where it says transfer
your data transfer from iPhone transfer directly so that this iPhone will be
ready with your data when when you finish setting up so let’s go ahead and
do that so we’ll go ahead and tap on this button here it’ll say setting up
your Apple ID still and your old phone will be unusable for a little while
while you do this so keep that in mind but we’ll give it just a moment now we
have to agree to the terms and conditions and it says settings from
your other phone we’ll just hit continue so we’ll bring everything over
automatically and then Apple pay we can set that up later or continue you’ll
have to set that up again because that’s a security issue so we’ll just hit setup
later and then if you’re using an Apple watch and you want to move it from the
old phone to the new one without having to set everything up again hit continue
or you can set that up later now this is app analytics this allows developers to
see you when there’s crashes and things it doesn’t necessarily let them see your
personal data but it does let them see the crash information you can decide to
share that or not share that it’s up to you and now it says transferring data
from Aaron’s iPhone 8 plus and you’ll see there’s the transfer status and this
will take a while and again you won’t be able to use the phone while it’s doing
this so we’ll just let this run and hopefully it doesn’t take too long I
think it took about 15 minutes before when I tried this but we’ll see it’ll
tell us in just a moment now it’s saying we have about 23 minutes left this
number started at 44 and rapidly decreased to 23 it just depends on your
network and also if you want to go faster again you could use a direct
connection like this cable if you really wanted to so keep that in mind but we’ll
wait for this to finish and we’ll take a look at what it looks like when it’s
done now that the transfer is complete it says transfer complete on the old
phone you’ll hit continue and all of your information should match on this
phone once it reboots it starts a reboot as soon as it finishes transferring so
we’ll wait for this to reboot and when it does we’ll see what’s over or
transferred over now the phone has rebooted and you can see the wallpaper
now matches so let’s go ahead and unlock it there we go
now they match completely all of the apps are going
to install but all of the app data should also be there as well so it may
take a little bit but if we go into music so in music you’ll have all of the
same music but if you have iCloud music it will just redownload those since it’s
easier to do that and we’ll hit OK here and now everything is the same so all of
your photos everything else should move by itself and it will move all of the
app data into place and you’re ready to go so it may take a while to install all
the different apps and things that you’re used to using but you no longer
need to use your iCloud backup that’s only maybe five gigabytes if you don’t
pay for extra storage and maybe you don’t have iTunes or a computer to
transfer all of this information so it’s really simple but you will need I Oh s
12.4 or newer so that’s the catch with that so all of the exact same settings
should be the same if we go into settings you’ll see it’s got my iCloud
ID there if we go to display even the display settings are the same how I set
them for a video so I turn off true tone and all of those different things for
video and you’ll see even those settings have carried across so the only thing
you’ll need to set up new is your Apple wallet for security reasons and that’s
about it everything should be the same and
hopefully that helps let me know if you have any other questions in the comments
below though and of course I’ll link this wallpaper as I always do if you
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more of these videos as soon as they’re released as always thanks for watching
this is Aaron I’ll see you next time

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “How to Transfer All Data from an Old iPhone to a New iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

  1. Chibi’s Vlog fam says:


  2. Topu says:

    Probably will do this when Apple brings in their in-display touchscreen iPhone 😉

  3. UNI28Panther says:

    Can you transfer data without wifi? Example start a transfer direct at store then travel home and everything is downloaded but still needs to download via wifi? Almost as good as samsung smart switch.

  4. B Nav says:

    Would this transfer all my passwords saved on my apps?

  5. Prettyboy Jay says:

    Help me with my Apple Watch please

  6. Lokesh Kumar says:

    Do both phones require 12.4?

  7. Savindu Dinul says:

    Nice video. So useful.Thanks.

  8. littleBassist says:

    Does this also transfer all messages, photos and emails?

  9. R. Fortal says:

    Will I be able to copy my own old iTunes music library downloaded songs before synchronized with my privately digitized cd collection via iTunes on my computer? Apple always blocked that possibility without a computer.

  10. Shokhrukh Juraev says:

    I didn’t know it. Thank you 😊

  11. Lucas Testoni says:

    man this makes me even more want to upgrade but ill stay on 12.3 so i can wait for a jailbreak if theres gonna be one this year

  12. Cathy Cameron says:

    I did this using the wireless method 3 days ago. It worked like a charm!!

  13. Daniel Waun says:

    Zollo, I’m wondering if this method will work when transferring data from an iPhone on iOS 13 beta to a new iPad running 12.4?

  14. Jude Regorgo says:

    Will this feature also work with iPads? Like, transferring your data from iPhone to iPad, iPad to iPhone, or iPad to iPad?

  15. Curtis Smith says:


  16. Just Me says:

    Does this work on iPhone SE?

  17. Imran Ansari says:

    I am on ios 13.4. If I backup and downgrade to 12.4. Can I restore the 13.4 backed up data or will I not be able to and lose all of my data?

  18. Sibangi Singh says:

    Thanks sir

  19. Maria Perez says:

    Fuck you with iPhone. I'm done with this shit.

  20. MediSpring says:

    Thanks for the information. If I buy an iPhone 8, first do i have to install iOS 12.4?

  21. Paul Rodrigues says:

    All us mobile exports (store phone salesman) rejoice!!!

  22. Paul Martin says:

    Surely the wireless method uses a direct connection, rather than your WiFi network, so the statement about ‘using the cable when your network is slow’ seems redundant. I suspect the cable would be useful for a device where the WiFi is cactus.

  23. Vasilios Sotiropoulos says:

    Yes the days of waiting 18 hours for iTunes are over!!!

  24. Omar Master says:

    Why does is there a light flashing light on your phones

  25. Fitzroy Straker says:

    worked great nice information

  26. Trevor Dunne says:

    Do you need a sim card in new phone while transfer is taking place?

  27. Jonathan says:

    This is a brilliant feature, I can see it saving millions of people a lot of time and effort!👍🏻

  28. Handy Hu says:

    What dont get transferred?

  29. gaurav bhawsar says:

    Does this method uses your 4g data? Or it's just WiFi transfer?

  30. Abdel Eu says:

    Are the music too transferred?

  31. John Rolf Reigstad says:

    “… You no longer need to use your iCloud back up…“
    1. Don’t I still want to keep iCloud backing up my phone data?
    2. Again, what is it that enables this direct transfer? Is it the model of phone or/and the iOS system or what?
    It’s a little bit hard to believe or get comfortable with since we’ve been transferring data from phone to phone using the iCloud for so long….

  32. DjPansetas Zoulou says:

    do you need airdrop enabled for quickstart (1:16)

  33. Nurfarahnatasha Yusoff says:

    what about whatsapp chat ??

  34. t l a l l i says:

    is it safe to delete my old iphone without affecting the data transfered into the new one? or do i have to back it up like you’d normally do before the migration option was a thing? please answer

  35. Hogh308 says:

    Every time I do this it only transfers the most basic settings info; it does not transfer my data. Attempt 12 and counting. I never see the transfer your data screen. I have satellite internet with limited data usage and no cell service. I really wish this feature worked.

  36. Paddy Smuts says:

    Hi I had already started to fill in all the new data into my new iPhone. how do I now begin the transfer from my old iPhone to my new iPhone? must I clear the phone and start again?

  37. Marsha Rodriguez says:

    Will this work if I have an iPhone 6 & want to transfer to iPhone 7?

  38. Russell Smith says:

    Thank u, make easy for me to transfer my iPhone 7 to my IPhone XS Max, this is very helpful, I did subscribe when I 1st watch this video , just only now use ur video coz just got my new IPhone Max ☺️

  39. Cass says:

    Does this work on iPads too?

  40. borinkano says:

    Will this new method transfer old apps that no longer are supported/removed from the AppStore that are already installed on the old phone? Ive had issues before that iTunes will backup the old app with its data, but it wont install it on the new phone because apple removed it from the AppleStore.

  41. marbran7 says:

    when do you transfer sim card cheers

  42. Mahisha says:

    Will it work for ipad too!!??? Please answer

  43. Abhay Bhagat says:

    grt cloning

  44. ilham rhamadan says:

    will all of my WhatsApp chat history including videos and photos be transferred as well?

  45. OTH ON MOBILE says:

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  46. carl el murr says:

    at least say how many GB you have in your phone that have been transferred. if i have a 256 gb full iphone how long would it take?

  47. JC Mag says:

    I have a question: what i my old phone has 256GB and my new phone is 64GB what will happen?

  48. sazib ali says:

    Plz how can I same thing for Android

  49. Soong Chiang says:

    Thanks. That's a big help.

  50. Cameron Clark says:

    wow you've really run out of video ideas haven't you

  51. Garaud Laurius says:

    Doing this this right now

  52. Ultralagger R.E.V says:

    I just like that you have the Tesla app downloaded, which Model do you own?

  53. Dr- PRINCE says:

    It’s can’t work on iOS 13 ? Someone help

  54. Mohit Jain says:

    This is what you can achieve if you yourself manage both hardware and software. 🙂

  55. Joe zhifu says:

    Simply buy a Huawei. I am done with Iphone.

  56. bnder omar says:

    I tried and did not work

  57. Thapa’s Vlog says:

    I liked your videos and subscribed already, Hope you can do it back. can be iPhone6 to iPhone XS Max transfer all data sir

  58. TRUNKS says:

    Thats Why i prefer Samsung and micro sd card 😍😍

  59. Wendy Koek says:

    Wow that is so interesting that is very fascinating to watch as always great videos

  60. Jared Waite says:

    Will this same method work when transferring old phone data to an iPad? To set up iPad the same as the iPhone?

  61. kenji sobrevilla says:

    Hi! I have a question. Will the old iphone automatically detects the new iphone when you open it? I noticed the pop up “Set up New iPhone” on the old one (1:20) when you turn on the new iphone. Or did you turn on something from the old iPhone’s Setting?


  62. Emiliano Rabre says:

    Question: do both phones need a WI-FI connection or what phone?

  63. Peter Van Pelt says:

    Will this also sync all the contacts data from my iPhone 7 to the new phone?

  64. bigben2493 says:

    Does the notifications settings and data transfer over? Earlier in the year I got a new iPhone and transferred data from the iCloud and had to set up notifications on all my apps over again

  65. Neel Lohit says:

    Can I use this to transfer data from my old iPhone running iOS 12.4(iPhone 6) to a new one running iOS 13?

  66. Ᏼ r a v e says:

    I try 5 times and didn’t work for me why ?

  67. Brian W says:

    Will text messages on the old phone, come over to the new phone doing this data transfer method?

  68. Kayla Duncan says:

    Does this work for an iPad bc i have a iPad and I need to do this for my new iphone

  69. Edwind Mena says:

    Is the new iphone also in ios 12.4?

  70. Danny O’Neill says:

    Aaron, How can u stop using I cloud for your photos. Will you lose them if you turn it off..Thanks

  71. Hilary koh says:

    Will this actually transfer all your Photos as well

  72. kuncoro herlambang says:

    How come i turned on wifi and bluetooth, after unboxing the new one??

  73. Nishant Soni says:

    Wait people are still buying iPhones in 2019? Damn search for intelligence continues…

  74. SpotXfish says:

    I like a fresh install it’s like a hourder getting rid of the junk. How do I transfer just the photos from old phone that screen is smashed but still works without touch ?

  75. Mike Crabtree says:

    I tried doing this between my 7+ and Xr and it was setting up I acct for 15 min.
    I just turned the phone off and set it up as a new device. Took less than 5 min.
    Was disappointed.

  76. John M says:

    Aaron – do you need a SIM card in the new phone to transfare your data⁉️

  77. Jeremy Cush says:

    Just cant transfer apps directly without wifi , apple removes many apps so if the old app is gone so is the transfer , thats where android wins as you can copy the apks ( apps ) without any data

  78. Hallo Mi Bruda says:

    Does this work if your old phone is on iOS 13 and the new one is on 12.4?

  79. Matthew Bush says:

    I saw your face

  80. Oscar Diaz says:

    Very helpful thanks

  81. bunga pertiwi says:

    Aaron, quick question: should i re-log in all the apps on the new phone or it’s gonna be ready to use?

  82. AlbanianShroud - pubgmobile says:

    I have iOS 13 beta does it work in beta?

  83. Itx Shugal says:

    Just a quick question
    I am switching to iPhone X from 7plus
    But my whatsapp backup isn’t working on icloud so I am thinking of making backup in itunes and just restore it on X is it possible?
    Does the backup of itunes contain whatsapp chats?
    Please let me know ASAP.

  84. stu says:

    Does it transfers music that you DID NOT buy through iTunes like all the cds that I burned onto my pcs iTunes ?

  85. Amie Sowe says:

    If u delete something from your old phone will it also delete on your new phone

  86. Adamme Artistry says:

    5 stars . I had to first update my new iPhone operating system to 12.4 then did factory rest then it transferred all data it was awesome and Im so happy I read all the comments underneath because my 1st 2 attempts it didn't work … make sure both new and old devices are updated and using 12.4 IOS systems … yayyyyyy thank you … my iCloud is a mess and my iTunes is a mess too so transferring all data wirelessly direct iPhone to iPhone was my best solution and only solution thank you a million

  87. Love Shack Gamer says:

    Yes you are a genius I got a question? will it save the data from the new phone while u can remove everything from the old phone

  88. Chill says:

    Does it still work if your old iPhone is jail broken

  89. chocolate icecream says:

    I tried this, however when transferring data it says it cannot transfer data because there are no enough storage, although it is a new iPhone 245 gb

  90. Kayla Fiks says:

    What if you have photos on the new phone will they get deleted after this transfer ??

  91. LuLu9905 says:

    would it work to transfer data from an iPhone 6 plus to an iPhone XR?

  92. iikujo says:

    How do you restore it if you accidentally already went through the settings and set up the phone how do you get into the settings to do that again

  93. ƒαηηу says:

    Can I completely reset my old after the transfer without any problems?

  94. ƒαηηу says:

    What should I do if my phone doesn’t run iOS 12 but 11 instead ?

  95. Red Ross says:

    hi! i tried this several times but i don’t get to the new part where it’s saying transfer data. i don’t get the options that says transfer from iphone… all i get is the Apps & Data option where all the options i got is restore from i cloud, itunes, set up as new iphone, and move data from android…
    don’t know what i’m doing wrong

  96. Zain Chowdhury says:

    What is your new phone is a 7 will it still work

  97. Ies Korpershoek says:

    How can you connect to wifi on your new iphone. Would that be possible before the setup process. What about the Apple Watch ??

  98. Jaylin Morris says:

    What the app called?

  99. Ryanz TV says:

    hey zollotech!!! does your new iphone need to be reset factory default for this the work?? or can be the new phone be on the home screen?

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