It is very important to ensure continuity when switching phones so that none of your personal data is lost in the process. Anyone planning to upgrade to the new iPhone 14 should know that transferring data is very easy no matter what type or version of the operating system your old device was running. However, it is necessary to use the most suitable tool for the job, and this article presents you with several interesting possibilities.
Part 1 – Transfer data from old phone to iPhone
After the expected launch of the latest generation of iPhone in the third quarter of 2022, many users are scrambling to upgrade as soon as possible. As part of their transition to the iPhone 14, they will need to transfer their data, apps, and other personal content to a new device, preferably with minimal effort. While Apple has developed software tools specifically for this, official methods are not always the best, and in some cases it makes sense to use a third-party application.
Depending on the type of your old phone and the method you choose, this process may be more or less complicated and involve several steps. Users are well advised to carefully examine the possibilities available for the type of transfer they require, and to perform the recommended procedure without skipping any steps. If everything is done correctly, the transition to a new phone will be smooth and the new device will already have a familiar look and feel when you start using it.
Part 2 – Transfer Data from Android Phone to iPhone 14
It is not infrequent that Android smartphone owners decide to switch sides and get a new iPhone, especially after the release of a new model. While the two ecosystems are clearly separated, there is no real obstacle to making this switch without sacrificing legacy contacts and data. In fact, there are multiple ways to transfer different types of data between Android and iPhone 14, and each has its own unique set of advantages and shortcomings.
Method #1 – Use Move to iOS to Transfer Data
The official method of transferring data from an Android device to a new iPhone includes an app called Move to iOS developed and distributed by Apple. It is compatible with any device running Android 4.0 or later, and can successfully transfer the majority of personal content including photos, videos, messages, contacts, and more. This application effectively acts as a bridge and solves compatibility issues between the two operating systems, ensuring that there is no barrier for Android users preventing access to their data via iOS.
With this application, the transfer to a new phone can be done very easily and without the need to use a computer. Here’s how to use Move to iOS to quickly migrate your data to the new iPhone 14:
Step 1: Start the setup process for your new iPhone 14, and progress through the steps until you reach the Apps & Data screen
Step 2: On this screen, choose the option to transfer data from Android
Step 3: Open the Move to iOS app on your Android phone, having previously installed it from the Google Play Store, and tap Continue on both devices
Step 4: After clicking OK and then Next on your Android device, a 10- or 12-digit code will be displayed on your iPhone screen. Enter this code in the old phone to continue processing
Fifth step: Select the data to transfer to iPhone, and click Next
Step 6: Finish the iPhone setup process normally by following the on-screen instructions.
Moving to iOS may be a convenient solution in many cases, but it has certain limitations that users should be aware of. This tool only works if you are setting up a new iPhone and will not help you if you need to transfer data to an already working smartphone. Even if you can use it, the process can take a long time (especially if you have a lot of multimedia on your old device), which makes it vulnerable to random interruptions, such as losing your Internet connection.
Finally, there are some things that Move to iOS will not move at all, like saved ringtones, call logs, etc. That is why it makes sense to think of a more efficient solution for data transfer and avoid some of these issues.
Method #2 – Use AnyTrans to Transfer Data
AnyTrans from iMobie It is another software tool capable of transferring data across platforms, including between Android and iOS devices. This application works practically on every Android smartphone, and it can be used even if the target phone is already set up. Another reason why many users prefer AnyTrans to migrate to iOS is that you can only transfer parts of lost data on iPhone, without any content duplication. The transfer process is very simple and intuitive, especially since AnyTrans has a specialized phone exchange tool that handles everything for the user.
Here is how you can Transfer data from old Android phone to new iPhone 14 Via AnyTrans:
Step 1Install AnyTrans on your computer and launch it, then connect both phones to USB ports
Step 2: Select Phone Switch from the main menu, then choose the Phone to Phone option
Step 3: Set up the source and target device (old Android and new iPhone), and continue by clicking Next
Step 4: Manually select the files you want to transfer, and click Next when you are ready to start
In addition to being faster and less complicated, this method also gives you a broader choice when it comes to keeping more of your customization options. Choosing the data to include is a big advantage that can reduce the transfer time and give the user more flexibility. Moreover, AnyTrans does not erase any data on iPhone, but practically allows you to keep every bit of data from your Android device, and even arrange photos in the same albums you had before.
Part 3 – Transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 14
For those who are simply upgrading from an old iPhone model to the newly released iPhone 14, the data transfer issue is not a concern. Apple has prioritized data continuity as it encourages its users to get a new version of the iPhone, so data transfer is integrated into the setup process. Of course, if you prefer to use a third-party tool to manage your data, that is also possible. Here is an overview of the iPhone to iPhone transfer capabilities at your disposal.
Method #1 – Transfer Data Using Apple Quick Start
The most obvious way to this problem is to use the Apple Quick Start tool when formatting the new iPhone 14 and selecting your old iPhone as the data source. Since this method does not require any software downloads and allows the user to transfer data once the new phone is activated, it is often used by beginners. You should be physically in possession of both devices and connected to the same Wi-Fi network, but other than that, it takes very little for this method to work properly. Here are the actions you need to take to transfer everything from an old iPhone using Apple Quick Start:
Step 1: Put both phones close to each other and turn on your new iPhone 14, then connect them to a local Wi-Fi network
Step 2: When prompted which source to transfer data, choose “Transfer from iPhone”, then find your old phone as the source
Step 3: Keep devices close and allow time for Quick Start to perform the transfer. The exact time depends on the amount of data and broadband capacity of your Internet connection
Obviously, this method is only suitable if you intend to copy the entire content of your old device to an iPhone that has not yet been used. If you try to use Quick Start on a phone that’s already set up, it will erase all data saved on it. This method won’t transfer any unpurchased apps or music, so in some cases you might not be able to get everything you need on your new device.
Method #2 – Transfer data with AnyTrans
As mentioned earlier, AnyTrans allows full control of user data regardless of device type and operating system, so it is well suited for iPhone to iPhone transfers. Not only can it help you deal with the initial data transfer to new iPhone 14 with Phone Switcher, it can also be very valuable as a permanent data management utility. You can easily transfer selected data to a new phone at your convenience, including types of data that are not easily transferred by Quick Start, even including music that was not purchased. It will not erase data on iPhone 14 and skip duplicate content automatically.
Most notably, with AnyTrans, you can transfer all your installed apps, thus eliminating the need to download them again and allowing you to continue using the apps that are no longer available in the App Store. It is also possible to use AnyTrans as a backup solution for your iPhone 14, or to mirror screen content on a computer, upgrade your apps, and perform many other tasks.
Action Transfer content between two iPhone devices using AnyTrans It is identical to the one used to transfer from Android described above, just choose the old iPhone as the data source. All other steps are the same, and the time to complete the transfer is the same regardless of the operating system.
With excellent data transfer tools, moving to a new iPhone shouldn’t disrupt your usual routine. You can easily transfer almost everything from an old Android or iPhone, including custom details like ringtones, contacts, and installed apps. Even if the default tools for data transfer are not enough for your needs, AnyTrans can step in to fill the functional gaps. Thus, there is no reason to be afraid of losing any data on the move or that your new iPhone 14 will lose any custom item that you are used to.
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