When you get a new iPhone the last thing that you want to do is spend hours setting it up and getting it ready to be used. Instead, you want to start playing around with it and checking out all of the new features that it has in comparison to your old iPhone! That being said, the first task that you have to get out of the way when you get the new iPhone X is to transfer data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X. It’s a boring task, but you need to get it done.
Fortunately, transferring your data to a new iPhone isn’t as difficult as it was previously. In the past, we would have to spend hours manually entering each of our contact’s information, but now, with the help of Dr.Fone Toolkit, you can have it transferred in a few seconds. So, with this in mind, let’s take a look at the different methods that you can use.
Part 1. How to Transfer Data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X by dr.fone – Switch
In this first method, we are going to be showing you how to transfer data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X with the help of dr.fone – Phone Transfer – a program that is perfect for transferring data between devices and managing your iOS devices. Follow the steps below, and in no time at all, your data will be on your iPhone X.
#1 – The first thing that you need to do is download dr.fone on your computer and install the program as instructed.
#2 – Once the program is installed, launch it and connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone X.
#3 – From the main menu, make sure that your old iPhone is selected at the top-left and click on the “Phone Transfer” feature from the menu.
#4 – Your devices will be shown side by side. Make sure that your iPhone X is under the “Target Device” heading and if necessary, use the drop-down menu to change the target device. Click “Next” to proceed.
#5 – On the following menu, you will be shown the different types of data that dr.fone can transfer. Select the types of data that you want to be transferred and click on “Start Transfer” to continue.
Note: if you have data on your iPhone X which you want to have deleted, check the “Clear data before Copy” box at the bottom.
#6 – You can track the process’s progress at the bottom of the display, and once it’s complete, you will see the “Transfer Complete!” message.
dr.fone – Phone Transfer makes this a quick and easy process. Rather than manually transferring your data there is no doubting that this is the method you should be using – try it out for yourself!
You can clearly see that if you want to transfer data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X, dr.fone – Switch is that program that you want to use. On top of doing that, you can use any of these features too!
Next on our list is Dr.Fone – iOS Data Backup & Restore – a program which is similar to dr.fone – Phone Transfer but gives you access to some different tools. By following the steps below, you will be able to transfer data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X in just a matter of minutes.
#1 – First download and install Dr.Fone Toolkit onto your computer.
#2 – Once installed, launch Dr.Fone Toolkit for iOS and connect your old iPhone.
#3 – From the main menu of Dr.Fone Toolkit for iOS, click on the “Backup & Restore” feature.
#4 – On the menu which is then shown, you’ll be able to select specific data types to have transferred or “Select all” to have everything transferred. After selecting the data types, click on “Backup“.
#5 – The backup will take a few minutes, and once it’s complete, you will be able to view all of the files which are in it. This is useful to make sure that everything has been backed up.
#6 – Disconnect your old iPhone and now connect your new iPhone X.
#7 – From the main menu of Dr.Fone Toolkit click on the “Backup & Restore” feature but this time, click on “View backup History” at the bottom of the display.
#8 – You will be shown all of the Dr.Fone Toolkit backups that you have taken. Click on the most recent and click on “View“.
#9 – The backup will be scanned, and you will be able to see all of the files stored inside of it. Select the data that you want to have restored, and click on “Restore to Device” followed by selecting the connected device.
Note: if you want all of the data in the backup to be restored then check the “iPhone” box at the top left of the display.
#10 – All of the selected data will now be restored to your iPhone X.
Again, this is a really easy method to use, and after you have Dr.Fone Toolkit installed on your computer, you get to use all of the other features which are included too!
Other Features of dr.fone toolkit for iOS
Just like how we showed you some of the features which dr.fone includes, below are some of the features in Dr.Fone Toolkit.
- iOS Data Recovery. Have you accidentally deleted data from your iPhone and want to recover it? Use Dr.Fone Toolkit to restore your device’s data before it is permanently deleted.
- iOS Data Eraser. One of the important things to do when you get rid of an old iPhone is to erase it completely. With Dr.Fone Toolkit, you can completely erase your iOS data so that it can’t be recovered by potential hackers.
As you can see, it’s incredibly worth getting your hands on a copy of Dr.Fone Toolkit. If you don’t already have it installed be sure to check it out!
Part 3. How to Transfer Data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X by iTunes
Next on our list is iTunes. This might seem like the best method for some people because iTunes is a free program, but anyone who has used iTunes will tell you that it’s full of bugs and that it isn’t a great program to use. Nonetheless, if you don’t use either of the programs above you can use this.
#1 – Start by downloading, installing and launching iTunes on your computer.
#2 – Connect your old iPhone and click on the device icon at the top of the program.
#3 – From the menu on the left, click on “Summary” and click on the “Back Up Now” button.
#4 – Once the backup has been taken, turn on your iPhone X for the first time and follow the setup steps until you reach “Set Up iPhone“.
#5 – From this display, tap on the “Restore from iTunes Backup” option and connect your new iPhone X to the computer with a USB cable.
#6 – Back to iTunes, you will be shown a backup restoration page. Check the “Restore from” option and select the most recent backup.
#7 – If prompted to enter a password to decrypt the backup go ahead and do so. After a few minutes, you will have successfully transfer data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X.
While iTunes is an inefficient program to use and takes significantly longer than the other methods that we have shown you so far, everyone has access to iTunes so that this method might be the best choice for some people.
Part 4. How to Transfer Data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X by iCloud
The final method that we are going to show you, which should only be used as a last resort, is with iCloud. While this is one of the options that you have, iCloud uses your internet connection, so this is the longest method to use. Thus, it’ll take longer for you to start exploring your iPhone X.
#1 – Start by taking your old iPhone, unlocking it, launching the “Settings” application, and tapping on “iCloud“.
#2 – Swipe down to the “Backup” option and tap on it. From this menu, make sure that “iCloud Backup” is enabled and tap on the “Back Up Now” button.
#3 – iCloud will now begin to take a backup of your device’s data. This should take a few minutes although it depends on your internet speeds.
#4 – Once iCloud has taken the backup, take your new iPhone X and turn it on.
#5 – Follow the setup steps which are shown until you reach the page entitled “Set Up iPhone“.
#6 – From this menu, tap on the “Restore from iCloud Backup” option.
#7 – A list of backups that are stored on your iCloud account will now be shown. Select the most recent backup, and your iPhone will begin to restore it.
#8 – After about 15 minutes of downloading the backup, it will be restored onto your iPhone X.
If you have slow broadband speeds, then it’s best to avoid this method altogether. Even though iCloud has its useful features, it’s not worth using iCloud to transfer data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X.
You don’t have to use the standard method of iTunes to transfer data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X. Take a look at all of the methods which we have shown you above and decide which is the easiest for you to use. We highly recommend using either dr.fone – Phone Transfer or dr.fone toolkit – iOS Data Backup & Restore as both are easy to use and come with a lot of other features too, meaning that you will continue to use them even after the transfer process is complete. That being said, feel free to use iTunes or iCloud too.