How to Backup Your Old iPhone and Restore to iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

How to Backup Your Old iPhone and Restore to iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and
I want to show you how to transfer from your current phone to a new iPhone 11
iPhone 11 pro or iPhone 11 Pro max now this will show you how to transfer
step-by-step from your device and bring everything along with you now this
method will bring over everything this is the official way to do this according
to Apple and as you can see here I have an iPhone XR which is the older one
and an iPhone 11 and I’ve already transferred information with this one
and you can see that it brings over everything even the app layout so not
only does it bring over the app layout but it brings over all data from your
messages from your mail it signs in your email accounts occasionally you’ll have
to put in your password but most of the time you will not it’s it carries over
all the data from almost every single application including music and
everything you’ve saved in here so you won’t lose any information including
your photos and there’s three different ways that you can backup and restore now
and the newest method is a direct data transfer so just make sure you’re on the
latest version and you can do the direct data transfer otherwise you’ll need to
use iTunes or iCloud now the direct transfer method is typically the fastest
especially if you have a slow internet connection so I recommend that to most
people and I’ll show you how to do that in a moment but if you have an older
phone that’s older than iOS 12 for example you’ll need to either use iCloud
or iTunes so if you use iTunes that’s pretty simple you just plug your phone
into a lightning port then into a Mac or Windows computer use iTunes to backup
and then restore however there’s two easier methods one is iCloud like I said
and make sure you have an iCloud backup first if you’re going to use iCloud so
go to settings then tap on your name then tap on iCloud and here you can see
how much storage you have and right now I have 2 terabytes available because I
pay for the top-tier if you have a full account where you can’t backup anymore
then you can either pay for more storage for the month use iTunes like I said or
use the direct data transfer which is the best but just make sure you have a
backup and you can check for a backup here if you’re going to use the iCloud
method and here it will tell you the last time
it was backed up so just make sure that its current so now let me show you how
to directly transfer from one phone to another so we’ll go to the new phone and
we’ll turn it off and back on unlock it and immediately on the left it should
pop up and say do you want to set up a new phone and it should have your Apple
ID in that so go ahead and click continue it will connect and now you’ll
have to hold your phone on the onion my left hand here which is the older phone
and just line it up with this little ball of whatever this is pixels here and
you’ll see it says connecting so now we’ll go ahead and put in the passcode
from our current phone on the new one so this is the same passcode if face ID
doesn’t work or touch ID doesn’t work once the passcode is in it’ll say
setting up your phone so just be patient it can take a little bit and then we’ll
go to the next step now we’ll activate your phone and many of you are going to
ask do I need to put my sim card in before or after really nowadays it
doesn’t matter you can put it in now you can put it in later it doesn’t matter
I’m going to put it in after everything’s transferred over and then
I’m going to tell you how to delete the phone because if you want to give away
your old phone sell it or trade it in do not delete the phone individually as far
as photos and things like that you want to wipe it all at once or you’ll lose
your information because they sync so go ahead and setup face ID on the new phone
we’ll hit get started and then all you need to do is put your face in the
camera and then move your head around it scans your face and recognizes only you
unless you have a twin then that can change then just try in the other
direction or the same direction it doesn’t really matter I just do it that
way it says it’s set up now so we’ll hit continue now I would suggest
transferring from iPhone now you can do an iCloud restore like I showed you with
that backup and that’s just a precaution or a different way to do it or other
options will allow you to transfer through iTunes but I suggest you hit
transfer from phone it says forty to fifty minutes but I find this to be
faster than that so we’ll tap on transfer from phone it’s
going to set up my Apple ID from my old to my new phone and it will carry all of
your Apple ID information with it including passwords if you have those
saved now as you can see it says keep this iPhone near your new phone while
your information is transferred so they talk directly to one another it
basically sets up a wireless connection between the two phones and transfers the
information from the old to the new so it can take a little bit of time now
here we need to accept the terms and conditions if we don’t agree we can’t
use it and then also we have some other settings as well that it wants us to set
up first so if you don’t want to use Siri you don’t have to I allow it to use
Siri and things like maps to use my locations and then also I share
analytics with Apple so that means they send information anonymously if you have
a crash maybe an application doesn’t work but we’ll hit continue then we can
install updates manually or continue I’d rather have them manually so I can check
for them I don’t want them to install in the background now here’s where we
update Apple pay this is the one thing where we will have to Rivera fie our
credit cards with our credit card company or bank accounts I’ll set this
up later and then if you have an Apple watch such as this one and you want to
move it over to the new phone go ahead and hit continue or you can set that up
later and then here’s app analytics and you can share this with developers or
you don’t have to I’m not going to share for now you can do it later if you want
to it’s really up to you either way doesn’t really matter now you can see it
says transferring data from Aaron’s iPhone XS Max and you’ll see it changed
over here and it says transferring data to iPhone so we’ll just let this
transfer and it may take a while but all of our information should move now what
it’s going to do is after it’s done transferring it will start installing
the apps so it moves all the information from the apps and then it downloads the
apps so I’ll show you what I mean once this parts done now as you can see here
it says time remaining about two hours I find this varies greatly it went to
three hours and came back to two hours it just depends what it’s doing normally
it’s about 20 to 30 minutes depending on how much data you have on your car
phone now as you can see it says transfer complete on the old phone and
then on the new phone it has rebooted and you’ll see we’ve got the Apple logo
so it’ll take just a minute and restart now it has taken about 40 minutes or so
to transfer everything but I did have almost 100 gigabytes of data and you’ll
see it says before you trade in or give away or sell this phone you should
completely erase it by going to settings and choosing erase all content and
settings this is like I showed you at the beginning you do not want to go into
photos and delete them individually that will actually transfer over to the new
phone if you have iCloud photos turned on you want to wipe this phone
completely and you won’t lose anything on the new phone but just make sure the
new phone is all set so let’s check it out
we’ll put in our passcode and now it’s going to reboot here or restore our
information and again after you’ve transferred everything over just make
sure that they look the same now at first your information will actually
transfer as you’re using it in real time for example if you’re using iMessage and
you message someone that message will show on the new phone so you don’t want
to delete them here as it will transfer over and delete it from your new phone
so just wipe this phone so once it’s wiped you can sell it whatever you want
turn off Find My Phone and you’re good to go now once the phone has rebooted it
will have the same wallpaper as it did before let’s go ahead and swipe up to
unlock here and there we go now it’s asking me if I want to use this device
when sharing your location and yes you do now that you have your old phone gone
you want to use this phone for your location and you’ll see all of the apps
are dimmed and waiting to install the actual information has moved over but
the apps themselves are not there so it will take a little bit it’s going to
move everything over and you’ll be good to go all the stock apps will be there
and all of the same information will be here so you’ll see all of the apps are
there in the same location all of the information is transferring and it takes
a little while and this depends on your internet connection so you can move your
SIM card now you’re ready to go and give it some time because if you have a lot
of photos and a lot of data it’s gonna take a while to go from here to here
with iCloud and everything depending how you’re using that but everything
should be there now if you’re nervous about that don’t wipe your phone yet
make sure everything transfers before you go ahead and erase the old phone and
get rid of it or give it away or sell it or whatever you’re doing it’s okay to
use both at the same time I use them at the same time all the time
and all of the information is on both so don’t worry about that it will all be
here that’s it as far as transferring all of your information hopefully that
helped you it’s pretty simple and straightforward once you’ve learned how
to do it it’s simple the next time but all of your information should be there
I’m still installing all the apps but all of your information will be there
when it’s done but let me know what you think in the comments below if you have
any other questions I do try and answer them if I can and hopefully I can help
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100 thoughts on “How to Backup Your Old iPhone and Restore to iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

  1. My iphone 11 just got delivered ealier today and my friend will travel back with it next week. This trick will help me a bunch as internet can be a bit slow in my country.

  2. Hi Aaron. I have just ordered an iPhone XR. My old iPhone is a water damaged iPhone 6S Plus. The rear camera on the old phone doesn't work. Will I still be able to do the direct transfer thing — using the front camera maybe?

  3. I need to do this for my iphone 11. Need to transfer from 6s. But this message never showed tha blue bubble and when i kept then near nothing happened. So i started the 11. Now I wanna try again. Do i reset the 11 to begin?

  4. I’m having problems to syncing my photos from my Mac with Catalina OS to my Iphone X, please advise what can I do

  5. I just did an iCloud back up from old iPhone X to new iPhone 11 Pro max. However not all the photos were restored Why? I had around 64k pix and only 24k got restored???.

  6. I wish I had seen this video before I deleted all my apps from my iPhone as it broke and there was no back up. But how do I use the icloud and itunes on the phone? If anyone knows how

  7. Thank you very much. This is very helpful!

  8. Thank you so much for doing this video! You totally helped me transferring my old phone with my new one! You are awesome!!

  9. Great video Aaron, very helpful

  10. Can anyone help me it keeps saying that it canceled and i’m not sure what to do

  11. Will it Transfer WhatsApp data also? Please reply.

  12. Do we need to be connected to wifi while doin this process

  13. Thanks for this

  14. I back up my phone from iPhone 10 to the 11 and I didn’t get my picture

  15. I have a question can you back up your iCloud without having other phone because I’m trading my phone in and I don’t know how to do it

  16. I have a question can you back up your iCloud without having other phone because I’m trading my phone in and I don’t know how to do it

  17. Thank you. Great and easy to follow video

  18. Very helpful. Thanks!

  19. what are the directions to completly erase the old phone

  20. Do you know a way to transfer to a new phone if your old one is messed up

  21. Hi Aaron, Thanks so much for this detailed and clear video tutorial. Just now I have purchased a new Iphone 11 and would like to transfer all the data from my old Iphone 6 to the new one using your procedure. But still there is a question on that: as you mentioned both phones should enable "Bluetooth" and be connected to the same WiFi network. How exactly to enable that on the new phone before it`s even setup? A prompt reply will be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Ady Grauer

  22. Great video content. Helped me out a lot.

    Thank you!!!

  23. wait so like instagram if I transfer everything will I have to sign in again

  24. my new iPhone 11 pro will arrive tomorrow
    You helped me a lot thank you sir

  25. You forgot to mention Bluetooth needs to be turned on

  26. Everything worked just as you showed that it would right up until my iphone 11 pro began to display the apple logo….for the last 8 hours. This started after I selected the direct transfer option. The screen showing the progress of the transfer never came up. The apple logo appeared and I thought because of the volume of pictures and music it might take a little extra time so I let it sit overnight. This morning the apple logo is still showing. What have I done?

  27. Omg get the point…. Talk too much…

  28. Very good video, keep it up thanks a lot!

  29. This is awesome and so easy, thank you.

  30. Will my service be switched over too?

  31. will i be able to do these exact steps even thought my iphone 7 is on ios 13.3 and i’m trying to transfer it to the 11 pro max?

  32. Very good video with details and live example of transfer, thank you for the useful instructions.

  33. so i just got the iphone 11 and it’s saying for my icloud backup and it won’t let me click on the one i recently backed up bc it’s the ios 13 update. can someone help me

  34. Thank you I needed this .. so much easier and quick

  35. If there are any words to describe your video presentation, these are, “You are a good teacher”. Direct, straightforward and accurate. Thanks for this.

  36. Do it move WhatsApp?

  37. I really appreciate this video. I purchased the iphone 11 pro at an AT&T store and while I was happy with the customer service, the sales rep/tech never mentioned the side by side syncing technique. He said to back up my old phone onto the cloud and download from the cloud onto the new phone. This process did not work as my old phone was deactivated before I could do the back up. I also zipped right through my new phone set up before syncing it which threw off the whole process. After watching this video, I reset the new phone and started over with these instructions and it went flawlessly. Thank you Aaron!

  38. Thank you for an easy explanation. What steps should I take if all of my messages didn’t transfer over?

  39. zollotech; I'd like to transfer my work iphone 6 to my personal iphone X how can I do that? My wifi is really slow!

  40. can I just transfer my Iphone 6 contact and photo to my desktop Itune?

  41. Very infromative.

  42. Will the iPhone migration tool transfer camera roll to new iPhone
    Does it transfer everything from old iPhone to new iPhone

  43. Very informative video… 👍

  44. Thanks. Super helpful.

  45. Will eSim be transferred also?

  46. Does it ask for 2 step verification?

  47. zollotech i stuck in Apple id setting loading, how to fix it

  48. What if I already unlocked the new one ?

  49. You just saved my day…Finding this info since afternoon and just then I found this video. Thank you!

  50. Thanks heaps for this Video. It made it so easy to transfer everything from my old 6S tony new 11

  51. Awesome instruction. Even I could transfer my data etc, and I am not all that techy inclined.

  52. Does this include WhatsApp chat history?

  53. Thank you, this was really helpful.

  54. Hello, I have an at&t carrier and everything transferred but I still don’t have data, etc. Help

  55. So much easier than iTunes back up – because I have no storage space on my laptop

  56. just watched your video and was able to transfer from Iphone6 to 11 within one hour without loosing anything thanks the direct way is very cool

  57. Hello! Tomorrow I’m upgrading from a 7 plus to a 11 pro max, I do have to give in my old phone since it’s kinda a trade. They will transfer EVERYTHING to the 11 meaning it will still have my apps pictures etc. I kinda don’t want that. I want to start from 0 but still have my contacts and pictures. Is there a way I can reset my phone completely but still stay with with contacts and pictures? Thanks!

  58. Thank you for your infromation, it really helped me, your so easy to understand and your tutorial was great!

  59. Upgrading from a 6 to the 11 pro max tomorrow, so this video was helpful

  60. If I use both phones at the same time, do they automatically sync going forward, or do they have to be synced occasionally going forward?

  61. Great Video. However, how long does it take to reboot the new iPhone? I have been waiting for over 90min now and the loading bar is almost completed but not entirely

  62. Watching video

  63. hello Zollotech, icant transfer the data from my sister iphone 7 to new 11, can u help me on that pls

  64. Thanks. Great video.

  65. What if i dont want to move over pics and vids

  66. Do u need to make sure ur phone is backed up if u want to use the new tool to transfer data automatically

  67. it gonna transfer my whatspp mess and images and vedio with this procces???

  68. Thank you sooo much!!!! 👌🙏
    [I used first iTunes and I thought it will be pretty straight forward but… I messed up as I forgot to back up the previous iPhone and was missing some data after the previous back up. So I connected it again after backing up my old iPhone. But it already had a new pro Max in and didn’t want to restore to 7Plus back up saying it’s not compatible, and was offering only to restore to what I already had in etc! I couldn’t get my head around it because I had no idea new iPhone won’t have software up to date…
    First go went ok even without the software update?!… but adding the additional data just didn’t go according to the plan even though I completely wiped it out a few times and started from the scratch 🙄]
    Such an easy method and went superb! But yep it was first getting the software in and then transferring so it took much longer but all is in! 🎉 Thank you again 🙏☀️

  69. My whats'app did not transferred from my old iPhone 7+ , I don't know why? can you help please?

  70. Can I use the same SIM card on my my new phone

  71. i dont know if i missed it, but dont forget that you have to turn off find me phone.
    This was very helpful. Thank you.

  72. That’s very good and useful it’s helps me .
    Thanks

  73. Hello, how do u use both at the same time?

  74. Thank you! Well done

  75. Nice video and informative. My new iPhone 11 Pro Max just arrived. I'm scared!! Yikes. I'll watch your video 3-4 times before I decide to either do it myself or go to Sprint.

  76. Nice and easy to follow instructions. No annoying filler just straight to the helpful point. Thank you!

  77. Hi I'm running on iOS 12.2. Can I do the procedure.

  78. What if my old phone was a iPhone 5s which is iOS 12 and my new phone was a 8 which is iOS 13 and how do I back it up?

  79. Did u have to re log into your email addedsss under the mail app?

  80. i could not figure out why this was not working. It requires Airdrop to be on

  81. how to backup iphone apple
    music plzz tell me

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  86. So what do you do if the transfer to new phone don’t pop up?

  87. I purchased a new iPhone 11Pro to replace my iPhone 7 from AT&T. I assume they both have simm cards. Why should I swap simm cards after transferring all my data?

  88. Scary that it says it's done, but the apps haven't loaded up yet. Bad design on Apple's part, since some folks might go ahead and erase their phone before its truly done.

  89. If you transferred your stuff can you factory reset will you lost data

  90. i need help for music back up to iphone 11

  91. Thank q so Much for this helpful information Finley I know how to transfer

  92. aaron my Iphone 6 didnt have update as no space before – interupted change over. I have since updated to. 13.3 via computer but transfer is stuck at "waiting for iphone"

  93. Thanks for sharing

  94. Thank you..very helpull

  95. Will this transfer your operating system ?

  96. Do u need to iCloud backup before doing it the way you mentioned it with the scan of the other phone trying to do a 6s to a 8

  97. Dooo et wook wef ipoon foo

  98. Hi, I'm trying to transfer my data from an iPhone 7 plus, running 13.3.1, to an Xs max but the phone to phone transfer won't work. I've followed the video and I get to a page asking if i want to backup from iCloud, iTunes or set up as a new phone instead of the phone to phone transfer. Help please, am I doing something wrong?

  99. Do you have to connect first to wifi with new phone?

  100. very Helpful. 🙂

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