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3 Ways to Transfer Data from Old iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c to New iPhone 6

Dec. 02, 2014 4:22 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Alternatives
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"I was so excited that I updated my old iPhone 4s to a new iPhone 6! Is there any easy but useful way to transfer contents, like messages, contacts from old iphone to the new one?"

Got a new iPhone 6 and wanna move data including music, photos, videos, contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone 6? It's a common thing to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone. The following content will give you more information about how to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone 6.

Part 1: Is It possible to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to iPhone 6 without Data Loss?

Surely you can. No matter your old iPhone is iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, or 5c, there are 3 ways to copy all data, including music, photos, videos, messages, contacts and more, to your new iPhone 6. You can use iTunes, iCloud to sync, or try iPhone 5 transfer to transfer old iPhone to new iPhone 6 without iTunes/iCloud.

Before you choose a method, you should know the following:

When you choose iTunes or iCloud to sync data in two iPhones, new and current files in iPhone 6 would be covered and deleted. Thus, if you have important files you don't want to lose in new iphone 6, you are recommended to directly choose iAny Transfer in case of data loss.

Download iAny Transfer Software:

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Part 2. How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c to New iPhone 6

Three methods are introduced in the following part about how to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 6.

Method 1: Transfer Data from Old iPhone to new iPhone 6 with iTunes (Not Recommended for Its Data Loss)

Please keep in mind that in the process of transferring, all the files on your new iPhone 6 would be replaced with old iPhone data. Since the new iPhone 6 runs the latest iOS 8, you'd better update your old iPhone to iOS 8 before data transfer in case compatibility issues. (Turn to method 3 without data loss)

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Method 2: Transfer Data from Old iPhone to iPhone 6 with iCloud (Not Recommended for Its Storage Limit)

One of the most obvious bugs of iCloud is that iCloud can be easily assaulted so that some of your private pictures, messages would be divulged. What's worse, iCloud would also cause data loss in new iPhone 6 during data sync. (Turn to method 3 for information security)

How to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone 6 with iTunes or using iCloud is similar to transferring from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5, turn to how to transfer data from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 for more information.

Method 3: How to Transfer Data from iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 5c to iPhone 6 with iAny Transfer

Because of the data loss by using iTunes, and limited storage or privacy divulgement by using iCloud, iPhone 5 transfer may be your best choice.

First of all, download iAny Transfer and install it on your computer.

Download iAny Transfer Software:

Free Trial
Size:24.1MB
Secure Download Windows
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