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2 Ways to Transfer Data from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5

Aug. 23, 2013 04:17 pm / Posted by Andrew Coffe to Tips
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Got a new iPhone 5 and want to transfer data from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5? This article revolves around how to transfer iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 without any data loss, including the steps to transfer purchased music, videos, apps, etc. on iPhone 4 to your new iPhone, as well as how to transfer iPhone 4 contacts, text messages, notes, etc. to iPhone 5.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5

You can easily move files from your old iPhone 4 to new iPhone 5 with 2 ways - iTunes and iCloud. Yet, there are some cautions you should note. To help you better transfer iPhone 4 data to iPhone 5, we'd like to specify the 2 ways in 2 parts.

Part 1. Transfer Data from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 Using iTunes

Part 2. Transfer iPhone 4 Data to iPhone 5 with iCloud

Part 1. Transfer Data from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 Using iTunes

Difficulty Level: Easy
Equipments Required: The latest version of iTunes on your computer, a USB cable
Important: When connecting iPhone to computer but iPhone does not show in iTunes, refer to How to Fix It when iPhone is Not in iTunes.

How:

Note:If you have encrypted your iTunes backup before, you need to enter password for restoring from iPhone 4 backup. If you forgot the password, you will not be able to restore the encrypted backup to any device and your data will be unrecoverable until you unlock iTunes backup file password. You can try iPhone Backup Unlocker to help you unlock the password-encrypted iPhone backup files.

Part 2. Transfer iPhone 4 Data to iPhone 5 with iCloud

Difficulty Level: Easy
Equipments Required: Good Wi-Fi connection, an iCloud account (Apple ID)
Important: Your iCloud account has only 5 GB of free storage and iCloud only backs up the purchased songs, movies, TV shows, apps, books, the taken photos and videos in your Camera Roll and some other data. For more information, visit Apple's official website about iCloud storage and backup.

How:

How to Deal with Your Old iPhone 4

Since you have the new iPhone 5 and have transferred all data to it from iPhone 4, you may want to leave away from the old one. You can either return it to Apple or resale it to other people. Before you do this, you need to completely delete all data on your old iPhone 4 to prevent your personal info from leaking out.

Here is how:

P.S.:When getting the new iPhone 5 at hand, you'd better secure your device and your personal info on it. You should learn more about top 10 iPhone security tips for your iPhone 5.
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