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Know How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

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Maybe you are not left with enough iCloud storage, maybe you never turned on your iCloud for storage, or maybe you don’t like the iCloud sync/backup feature and that’s why you want to know how to transfer everything from iphone to iphone without icloud. Users can choose to transfer files iphone to iphone without icloud, using Quick Start, MobileTrans-Phone Transfer, AirDrop, iTunes, or Finder. Here are the simple and easy methods, explained step by step for you.

AirDrop method to transfer files iphone to iphone without icloud

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AirDrop is a quick and safe way to transfer data between iPhones if the user has an AirDrop-supported iOS device. Also, this method is applicable for contacts, photos, and other files. 

Note: The airDrop method is best suited to used iPhones. If your goal is to transfer data between an old and a new iPhone then prefer using other methods mentioned below.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to know how to transfer everything from iphone to iphone without icloud:

Step 1: Keep both the iPhones within the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.

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Step 2: Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and ensure that the personal hotspot is off on both iPhones > Now turn on AirDrop and set the destination of file transfer to ‘Everyone’ or ‘Contact Only’ accordingly.

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Step 3: Choose the data you wish to transfer then hit the ‘Share’ button.

Step 4: Tap on the ‘AirDrop’ then choose the target device.

Step 5: Tap on ‘Accept’ once it appears on the target iPhone.

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MobileTrans-Phone method 

To transfer files iphone to iphone without icloud

A user-friendly tool meant for not just iPhone but it transfers files across Android and Windows devices as well. An ideal platform for users who are searching for how to transfer everything from iphone to iphone without icloud. 

Some of its highlighted features are

  • It works on 6000+ devices including Android, iOS, and Windows.
  • Can transfer data from iPhone to Android, Android to Android, Android to iPhone, and iPhone to iPhone.
  • Can transfer almost every type of data including documents, messages, call logs, contacts, videos, photos, and more.
  • User friendly, anyone can use it without any professional experience.
  • Not just among mobile phones, it can transfer the phone to a computer, WhatsApp data, and phone backup and restore.

Follow further steps to know how to transfer everything from iphone to iphone without icloud:

Step 1: Download and install the MobileTrans-Phone application on your computer > Open the application on your computer > See the options given on the interface > tap on the ‘Phone Transfer’ option > Now, Tap on the ‘iPhone to iPhone’ feature.

Step 2: Use a USB cable to connect your new and old iPhone to the computer > Once done, the program will immediately display your two iPhones as ‘Source iPhone’ and ‘Destination iPhone.’ In case the two iPhones come out in the wrong places, users can click the ‘Flip’ button, and it will align them correctly.

Step 3: Choose the data you wish to transfer from one iPhone to another > Now, click on the ‘Start’ button and the transfer process will begin. 

Within a few minutes, the entire data will transfer. Now users should check the data on their new iPhone and then disconnect both phones. Wasn’t it so easy to transfer files iphone to iphone without icloud?

iTunes or Finder method 

To transfer files iphone to iphone without icloud

iTunes and Finder both are reliable platforms for users to help transfer their data between iPhones. Users can do it within a few simple steps. All of the processes are all about restoring your iTunes to your new device.

Note: If users have not yet encrypted their health and activity data, they can not transfer that data using iTunes.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to transfer data from iTunes to the new iPhone:

Step 1: Back up your data on your system > Turn on your new iPhone, and get rid of the setup, in case you have not done so yet. 

Step 2: Keep following the on-screen instructions until the screen shows ‘Apps and data.’ > Now, choose the ‘Restore from Mac or PC’ option.

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Step 3: Connect your new device to the PC, in which you backed up the data from the old iPhone > Now, launch iTunes and tap on your device.

Step 4: Tap on the ‘Restore Backup’ option > Choose the ‘correct backup.’ (Users can use the date and size aspects to decide which backup they should restore.)

Step 5: The system will ask for a password, (in case your data was encrypted with a password). If so, enter the password.

Step 6: Wait until the restore process completes > Once done, complete the final steps on your new iPhone. And this is how to transfer everything from iphone to iphone without icloud.

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Quick Start method 

To transfer files iphone to iphone without icloud

A wireless method to transfer data between iPhones. Quick Start is the best option for those users having iOS 12.4 or later versions. Quick Start uses an iPhone Migration tool to help the user transfer their data from one iPhone to another. As this process involves internet connectivity, data transfer will take comparatively more time, it also depends on the data transfer size and internet strength.

Note: Since both iPhones will be connected during the data transfer process, make sure none of them is occupied by multitasking.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to transfer everything between iPhones using Quick Start:

Step 1: Keep both iPhones nearby, switch on your new iPhone > Quick Start screen will appear on the old iPhone, to enable you to set up a new iPhone using Apple ID. 

Step 2: Enter the accurate Apple ID then click on the ‘Continue’ button. (If this does not appear then make sure your Bluetooth is turned on.)

Step 3: An animation will appear on your new iPhone. Keep your old iPhone above the new iPhone to adjust the animation in the center of the viewfinder.

Step 4: If the new iPhone asks for the password then enter the old iPhone’s password. Further, follow the instructions on your new iPhone (for Touch ID and Face ID).

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Step 5: Now, select the backup goal and convenient restore. You will be asked to choose between, restoring from iCloud backup or updating your present backup and restore > Prefer transferring settings or any other data when asked. (Make sure both iPhones are in close proximity until the data transfer is over.)

Wrap-Up

There are numerous ways to transfer files iphone to iphone without icloud. Be it between one old and one new iPhone or between two used iPhones, the above-mentioned article has covered every possible way to answer how to transfer everything from iphone to iphone without icloud. Choose wired or wireless, whatever method works for your data transfer between iPhones without iCloud.
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Palak Sharma
I am Palak, born and brought up in Himachal Pradesh. An introvert by nature who loves writing more than speaking. I do it often to express myself, to entrain myself, and to feel meaningful. While enjoying this world of words I ended up being part of a published anthology 'Blooming skies' with my poem 'On the day of devastation'. I love this concept of written words living on a paper till the end of time, they give me a sense eternity.
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