Did you just buy the new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro? It is beautiful, right? We all agree. More features include a cool camera, quicker performance, and longer battery life, but it does not end there, there are just so many things to be crazy about. However, when the time comes to transfer all your info from your old iOS device, you might find out that you have run out of iCloud storage or your smartphone has not been backed up for a while. This could be frustrating. In this article, we explore a comprehensive tutorial on how to set up a new iPhone 11 or 11 Pro device.
To simplify things for you, I bring you good news. Beginning with iOS 12.4, you can ignore all that iCloud crap and make use of the easy and fresh transfer tool that will transfer your data straight from one iPhone to another. Bear in mind that making use of an iCloud backup to restore your device is quicker, but if you do not want to pay for storage or your device has not been backed up for some time, this is the simplest way to set your brand new iPhone up.
Making use of the fresh data migration tool is easy, just ensure you take your time to note all the pictures, messages and other key information you want to transfer.
What Do I Need To Set Up My New iPhone 11 Or 11 Pro?
Two iPhones will be required here. Your old device and the new one you are setting up. They should both be running iOS 12.4 and you must have access to a Wi-Fi network.
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Head to Settings > General > Software Update to be certain that you are running the most recent version of iOS 12. If your fresh iPhone is not running iOS 12.4 yet, check the setup process on the device, but do not select the option to restore from any backup source. Rather, choose “Don’t transfer apps & data” and skip the other setup instructions. Immediately you get to the home screen, get it updated to iOS 12.4 and then factory reset it. This is stressful, but if you do not do it, the transfer cannot happen.
Using The New Transfer Feature
With your old and new iPhones powered on, unlocked and close to each other, your old device will display a prompt that will ask if you wish to set up a new phone. Click “Continue” and then point the old iPhone’s camera at your new device’s screen.
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Adhere to the instructions on your new device, completing tasks like typing in a passcode, setting up Face ID and accepting Apple’s terms and conditions. In the end, you will see a screen that will ask if you wish to transfer data directly from one phone to another, or if you wish to transfer via iCloud.
Choose “Transfer from iPhone” and adhere to the instructions on your screen. After that, your iPhone devices will do the rest. Ensure both devices are placed close to each other, else the transfer will be very slow.
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It will be a while for the transfer to complete, this will depend on the speed of your Wi-Fi network and the amount of data you’re transferring. Normally, two thousand pictures will take longer than two hundred photos. If you have several applications and pictures, get ready to have some patience because it will take a while.
What Is Transferred?
When are done setting up your new phone with the guidelines above, it will simply be a direct copy of your present phone. Applications will be in the exact spot on your home screens, settings will not be different, email accounts will be in the same place and so on.
There you have it – a comprehensive tutorial on how to set up a new iPhone 11 or 11 Pro device. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.