How to move content from the old iPhone (or iPad) to the new

You just bought one new iPhone (or iPad)? Great! You must be very happy and crazy to use it as soon as possible, right? But how do you transfer all the content from the old to the new device?

This simple tutorial will guide you, so that you practically donā€™t even realize that you changed your phone.

On our iPhone (and iPad), we have a variety of personal information such as photos, contacts, documents, PDFs, notes and Safari favorites, as well as applications and their contents. For example, if you are enjoying a particular game, you will not want to lose all of its progress when reinstalling it on another device.

Thatā€™s why the so-called backups (ā€œBecapesā€), which are backup copies of all your data, to be reinstalled when you need it. They store the data of the applications, your contacts, messages, notes, documents, photos, passwords and several other important items.

There are two ways to back up on iOS: one is by a cloud (iCloud) and another is on computer (iTunes). Both fulfill the same task, with advantages and disadvantages. So, to be able to transfer all data to your new device, you must first back up the old one, in order to be recovered on the new one. In the links below, you can see tutorials for the type of backup you want to make.

Backup on iCloud Backup in iTunes

Transferring data to the new device

When you turn on a new iPhone or iPad, the system presents you with some configuration screens and one asks if you want to restore your data from a backup of the iCloud or the iTunes (or set up as a new iPhone). Choose one of them and start the transfer process.

New iPhone iOS

Once youā€™re done, youā€™ll have everything you had on the old device on the new, including screen backgrounds and registered Wi-Fi passwords. It will be practically a clone of the old one. But remember that there are things that the backup does not keep, such as photo albums, music and movies transferred to the device, that you will have to copy them manually.

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