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How to Clone an iPhone

author Emily Watson
date Friday, August 24, 2018

I need to clone everything on my old iPhone 6 onto my new iPhone SE. I was told this can be done. How do I do it?

-- Gavin Drury from Los Angeles

So, you just buy a new iPhone, like iPhone XS, yet you want to keep the old data on the new one. If you decide to sell or trade in your old iPhone, one of the important things you would consider is the data on the old device. To clone an iPhone, FonePaw DoTrans (opens new window) allows you to copy basically everything to from one iPhone to another. The data like contacts info, videos, photos, music, playlists, ringtones, podcasts, etc. on your iPhone XR/XS/X/7/8/6s/6/5s/5/4s can be migrated over.

Now download the trial version of FonePaw DoTrans and follow the instruction to clone your current iPhone to another one.

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# Step-by-step Guide to Clone an iPhone to New One

Step 1. Connect Two iPhones to Computer

To begin with, install FonePaw DoTrans and launch it directly. Then connect both iPhones to computer with the USB cables. The very first time you use DoTrans, you might be asked to tap "Trust" on both iPhones. Just tap "Trust", then you can have access to your data with DoTrans.

Connect Two iPhones to Computer

Then, you can click on "More Info" in the main pane to have a look at the detailed information of your device.

Check iPhone Information on Program

Step 2. Start to Clone Your iPhone

On the source iPhone, click "Toolbox" > "Device To Device" in the main window. Then FonePaw DoTrans would start to scan your old iPhone. When the scan is finished, you can see the number of each file types. Then click "Start" to clone your iPhone, moving everything to the new phone, including Music, Movies, TV shows, Music Videos, Podcasts, iTunes U, Ringtones, Audio Books and Voice Memos.

Start to Clone Your iPhone Data

Note: The cloning process can sometimes take a while, especially if you have plenty of data.

Time to enjoy your new iPhone! And after you make a clone of the original iPhone, you can safely erase it by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. If you need help to clone your iPhone, please contact FonePaw team or leave your comments below.

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