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How to Transfer Data from iPhone 4s/5/6/6s to iPhone 7/ 7 Plus

Apple releases its new iPhone on the 2016 WWDC event on September 7th -the iPhone 7. The new iPhone 7 is smarter and faster than its previous iPhone 5/5 and iPhone 6/6s. More importantly the new iPhone runs on iOS 10. If you want to switch from iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6/6s, iPhone SE to the new iPhone 7, there are several ways to sync old iOS device to the new one. This article also apply to transferring data on old iPhone to the any newly released iPhone, as long as it is iOS 5 and above. If you have upgraded your old iPhone to the latest iOS devices, you can as well take this tutorial to help sync the important files.

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Solution 1: Setup iPhone 7 via iCloud

Turn on the WI-FI connection on your old iPhone and connect it to power source. Then, tap on Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup to enable iCloud Backup. By default, it backs up notes, photos, bookmarks, contacts, calendars, etc. Of course you can manually set what to be backup, but make sure that notes is checked!

Step 1: Restore iCloud Backup on your new iPhone 6s.

restore iCloud backup on iphoen 7

Now turn on your new iPhone 7, start to set up your new phone, navigate to "Restore from iCloud Backup", sign in your iCloud account, then choose backup.

Limitations: Apple offers only 5GB for free backup to iCloud. The restoring process might take long time it depends on the data size and network speed.

Solution 2: Sync iPhone 4/5/6 to iPhone 7 via iTunes

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  • Back up the older iPhone with iTunes by connecting it to the Mac/PC via USB, launching iTunes, then right-click on the iPhone in the iTunes sidebar and choose Back Up
  • Wait for the backup to finish, then disconnect the old iPhone from the computer
  • Now turn on the new iPhone 7, and at the "Set Up iPhone" screen, select "Restore from iTunes Backup", tap Next, then connect the new iPhone 7 to the computer
  • Select the most recent backup you just made from the restore menu in iTunes, then click "Continue".
  • Wait, and when the transfer is finished the iPhone 7 will reboot itself and everything from the old iPhone 4/4s, 5/5s/5c, 6/6s or iPhone SE will be on the new one and ready to go.
  • Limitations: If you are not restoring to a totally new iPhone, iTunes properly will clear thing that you need while restoring.

    Solution 3: One-click transfer old iPhone data to New iPhone 7

    These methods above are helpful for transferring data from old iPhone to new iPhone 7, but they won't help you transfer to the non-purchased files, like CD copies, ripped videos and so on. In this method, we will show you an easier way to transfer all data from old iPhone to iPhone 7, including the non-purchased files with Syncios Data Transfer. This software is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and computers with only one click.

    Step 1:Run the iPhone to iPhone Data Transfer Tool on your PC

    Launch the mobile data transfer. Connect your old iPhone and iPhone 7 to PC via USB cable. The program supports any iPhone on iOS 5 to iOS 13 and is available for macOS 10.15. To sync old iPhone to iPhone 7, click Transfer.

    iphone 7 Data Transfer interface

    Step 2:Transfer SMS, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Video, Ebooks and Music from iPhone 4/5/6 to iPhone 7

    The old phone will be showed on the left, and the iPhone 7 would be detected as target device on the right panel. Click "Flip" button to change the source device. Then, click on Next and select items on middle checkbox, including photos, music, video, contacts, bookmarks, notes, e-books, WhatsApp messages, etc.

    select data to transfer to iphone 7

    Step 3:Click to start copy

    During synchronizing process, never disconnect either phone. After a while, the data you chose will be transferred to your new iPhone.

    Copying data to iPhone 7

    Solution 4: Easiest way to restore iTunes and iCloud data to New iPhone 7

    Besides the phone data, there are still data stored on iTunes and iCloud. So to restore iTunes and iCloud backup to iPhone 7, check the following steps with Syncios Data Transfer. By this way, you can easily transfer your iTunes and iCloud backup to mobile phone. And you don't even worry about data loss or overwritten at all.

    Step 1:Connect iPhone 7 to Syncios Data Transfer

    Navigate to Restore module under Syncios Data Transfer. As usual, you are supposed to connect your phone in step 1. Here you just make sure you have installed iTunes on computer while you don't have to initiate it when working with Syncios Data Transfer.

    Step 2:Select iTunes backup folder to restore from

    Under Restore mode, users are provided to restore data from Syncios Backup, iTunes Backup, iCloud backup and iTunes Library. Tap one of them you actually want to restore the data. And here we choose iTunes backup. Following is to choose a iTunes Backup folder to further restore and transfer to iPhone 7.

    Copying iTunes data to iPhone 7
    Copying iTunes data to iPhone 7

    Step 3:Select certain data in iTunes to restore and transfer to iPhone 7

    Next, you are going to select which data you want to extract from iTunes and then send it to your iPhone 7. The files can be Camera Roll, Photo Library, Contacts, Messages Chats, WhatsApp, Note, Booksmark and more. And finally hit the Next button to get it work for the transfer.

    Copying data to iPhone 7

    Step 4:Restore iCloud backup to iPhone 7

    As you go through the process of restoring iTunes backup above, you can do the similar steps to simply restore iCloud backup to iPhone 7. What differentiates is to select iCloud backup instead of iTunes backup in the step 2. And if you are first time to work the iCloud with Syncios Data Transfer, you do need to log in your iCloud account. Then Syncios program will be able to read and extract your data to transfer.

    Copying iCloud data to iPhone 7

    Syncios Data Transfer is helpful for various kinds of data transfers for iPhone 7, iPad and iPod without quality loss, and users can take advantage of the programs to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod data, restore iTunes backup to handset selectively without erasing old data.

    In the future days, we will have to cope with this kind of data migration thing, a reliable mobile tool is always needed. Above, we lists 4 different ways to transfer the data from old iPhone to new iPhone by iCloud, iTunes and Syncios Data Transfer. But we have to mention that, Syncios Data Transfer lets you directly transfer from one to another, without necessity to backup and restore at all. It is absolutely time and effort saving.

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