Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote speech during the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center on June 3, 2019 in San Jose, California.
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Apple released iOS 12.4 on Tuesday. Among other things, the update makes it easier to move your data from an old to a new iPhone, especially if you do not have a current iCloud backup.
Prior to the update, Apple allowed you to quickly set up two iPhones or new iPads when placing one next to the other. However, only a few data were transmitted, e.g. For example, your Apple ID and Wi-Fi settings. Now you can transfer just about anything, including news, pictures, app settings, and more. However, apps continue to download after you complete the initial setup process. If you remember having a backup of iTunes restored, this is similar, except that it is much easier and uses only your old iPhone.
This feature has been available on Android for many years and is a great option for people who are looking for a recent iCloud backup, do not have enough iCloud space to store a new one, or just want data between two Move devices without creating any kind of backup in the cloud.
- When you set up your new iPhone with iOS 12.4, you are prompted to close it
- As long as iOS 12.4 or later is running on the old iPhone, a new "Transfer from iPhone" option will appear or "Download from iCloud".
- Select "Transfer from iPhone" and connect the iPhones to the same Wi-Fi network.
- All your settings, messages, pictures, videos, and more will be sent from the old to the new iPhone.
Done. Just sit back while everything is transferred to your new iPhone, and remember that you can still use an iCloud backup if you need it, just select "Download iCloud" on the home screen instead of " Transferring from the iPhone ".