This is specifically how to transfer from an iPhone 8 to an iPhone XS, without using a computer.
If you have another iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with IOS 11, iPadOS 13, or later, you can use Quick Start to automatically setup your new device.
Its been three years or more since we changed phones and you will know in the past, phone companies were very good at sending you an offer at about the 18 month mark into your 24 month contract, to try and entice you into locking you in for a further 24 months.
But now, with so much competition, it was easier to transfer to another phone company get more value for money, with a Bring Your Own Phone (BYOB) option, and there was essentially nothing wrong with the phone except for maybe the data was full, and you experienced that the battery seemed to not last as long.... We have still not yet figured out if this is a strategy of the phone creators, that if you updated your phone, some kind of bug entered it to manage your battery or if really it was just down to your phone was full, therefore the battery drained quicker...
Anyway fast forward we bit the bullet and took a month to month 12 monthly purchase of a new phone in anticipation of another new phone coming in 12 months time. But because we would normally rely on the phone company to do the transfer for us, this time, we did it on our own....
So let's go, first of all let's assume you have iOS 11 or later on your old phone and that you purchased a brand new phone with no previous owner. If it had a previous owner, you will want to make sure the phone is completely erased of the previous profile. To check this, refer to google.
We recommend that you back up your old iPhone before starting the transfer process. You do this by going to Settings on your iPhone (this is the Cog icon), then go to iCloud Drive and hit back up now, you will need to make sure the charging cord is in your phone and that you are connected to Wi-Fi.
Take your new phone, enjoy the unwrapping experience and turn it on.
Make sure both the old phone and the new phone are side by side, on and unlocked (Remembering, this will require the owners thumb or pincode to open the old phone and we have added this because sometimes there is a more technologically minded partner in the family than the other, who might be doing these steps for the other person).
The old phone will prompt you to set up the new phone and then hit continue.
Hover the new phone camera over the old phone screen, a circle will appear and this will then take the information and start the transfer process. You will know you are finished when the new phone prompts you to transfer your data.
You will have two options - transfer from iPhone or download from iCloud. The best option for you is if a) you are happy with content on your old iPhone choose transfer from iPhone or if b) referring back to the pre-step, did you back up your old phone via iCloud. We chose option a on this occasion.
Dont touch either phone while the transfer process is happening, This is where we made ourselves a cup of tea or cup of coffee.
The phone will let you know the process is complete. You might need to update item such as your apple pay if you previously had this set up.
You may need to sign in to each of your apps for the first time and verify it is you also.
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