Quick Ways to Move Everything from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/X

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Most of Apple fans can’t wait to upgrade their iPhone 5s, 6/6s/6s Plus to iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus. When getting a new iPhone 8 or X, you may encounter several questions. How can I switch to a new iPhone? Or, how can I transfer all my files and information from my old iPhone to my new iPhone in a quick way?

Here we will show you some effective methods to transfer your everything from old iPhone to your new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in this guide.

Method 1. Transfer Data from Old iPhone to iPhone 8/X Without iCloud/iTunes

When it goes to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, plentiful iDevice users prefer iTunes or iCloud. However, selecting these two ways, the users need to backup files of old iPhone in advance. If you have already used your new iPhone, all the existing contents and settings should be erased, and the iPhone needs to be set up as new to restore the iTunes/iCloud backup.


We would like to introduce another easier way to move everything of old iPhone SE/5s/6/6s/6 Plus to new iPhone 7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X. FonePaw iOS Transfer is a useful tool to easily manage and transfer files from iPhone to iPhone 8/8s/X, including contacts, music, photos, videos, notes and others. Compared with iTunes / iCloud, iOS Transfer is faster and simpler:

  • Connect two devices to computer and transfer data directly. No backup is needed.

  • Transfer files between two iPhones via USB connection. It doesn’t require internet, which is faster.

  • Other than restoring the whole iTunes/iCloud backup, you can choose only the needed data to transfer to the new iPhone with iOS Transfer.

iPhone Home

Also, this program can use to edit, remove duplicated information directly. Download and install FonePaw iOS Transfer on your computer to have a trial right now.

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Launch FonePaw iOS Transfer and connect the old iPhone and new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to PC. There are two ways to move data.

Connecting Device

Plan A: Move all files to new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in one click

Step 1. Choose your old iPhone SE/6/6s/6s Plus/7 and click " To iDevice ".

Step 2. Choose your iPhone 8/X as the target device. The program will display all data on your old iPhone.

Copy Files From Device To Device

Step 3. Click Start, and all data will be transferred to new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X


Plan B: Transfer selected files to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

Step 1. Unfold the folder of your old iPhone to preview photos, contacts, etc. on your old iPhone before transferring.

Step 2. After selecting the items that you need to move, click "Export to", and then choose the name of your iPhone 8/X.

Export  Photos From iPhone To iPhone

Step 3. Wait for a few minutes, and the selected items will be copied to the iPhone 8/X

Method 2. Restore from Old iPhone Backup to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore is another effective way to move files to new iPhone. With the program, users can do a whole backup for your old iPhone data, like contacts, messages, photos, videos, podcasts, music, etc. and easily export data from backups partially or completely to the new iPhone. Let’s see the steps to extract files by FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore.

Tip: Before restoring files to new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, you need to backup all data of old iPhone at first by iOS Data Backup & Restore. Learn more how to backup iPhone/ iPad to an external drive

Step 1. Download FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore on PC, and launch it.

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iOS Data Backup Restore

Step 2. Connect your new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to computer 

Step 3. Click "More tools" > "iOS Data Backup & Restore" >" iOS Data Restore" to start. 

Step 4. Choose a backup you need from the list. 

Choose Backup File

Step 5. After selecting the backup, the software will analyze it by scanning, and then display the content of backup. 

Analyzing Backup

Step 6. Preview all items in the backup. 

Preview Backup File

Note: There are some black items and red items in the backup. The red ones are the deleted data that haven't been covered on old iPhone. When the program backup old iPhone, it will not only backup the existing data, but also those deleted data. 

Step 7. After having selected the ideal files, you click the button "Restore to Device" to restore those data to your new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. 

Step 8. Click "OK" to finish the restoring process. 

Restore Over

If you have any question after using our FonePaw program, you can leave it below and let us know. We welcome all of your comments!

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