Transfer Content with Quick Start - Apple® iOS

What you need:

  • Your old and new iPhone/iPad devices, both running iOS 11 or later
  • Bluetooth enabled on both devices
  • Wi-Fi enabled on both devices


Note Notes:

  • Keep the two devices close to each other while your info, settings and passwords are transferred.
  • This method occupies both devices, so make sure to set a time when either won't be needed for several minutes.
  • Additional options and helpful info


Place the two devices close together

During initial setup on the new device, 'Quick Start' appears on the screen.

Bring the two iPhones close together


Set up the transfer

When the 'Set Up New iPhone / iPad' prompt appears on the old iPhone, tap Continue.
Note Make sure the Apple ID presented is the one you want to use.

Set up the transfer


Transfer data wirelessly

On the new device, an animation screen appears. Hold the old device over the new device to center the animation in the view finder.

Hover your old iPhone over the new iPhone


Enter the old iPhone's passcode

On the new device, enter the old device's passcode.

Enter the old iPhone


Set up a Wi-Fi Network

On the new device, tap the preferred Wi-Fi network, enter the Wi-Fi password then tap Join.

Add a Wi-Fi network


Data & Privacy

On the new device, tap Continue.

Data and Privacy


Set up Face ID or Touch ID

On the new device, tap 'Continue' or 'Set Up Later in Settings'.

Set up Face ID Or Touch ID


Enter Apple ID password

On the new device, enter your Apple ID Password then tap Sign in.
Note If you have multiple devices, you may need to enter their passcodes.

Enter your Apple ID password to Sign in


Restore Your Apps & Data

On the new device, tap 'Continue' or 'Choose Other Backup or Don't Restore'.

Restore Your Appas and data from previous backup


Review Terms and Conditions

On the new device, review the Terms and Conditions then tap Agree.

Review Terms and Conditions


Settings from Your Backup

On the new device, tap 'Continue' or 'Customize Settings'.

Restore settings from your backup


Set up Apple Pay

On the new device, tap 'Continue' or 'Set Up Later in Wallet'.

Final transfer screen with emphasis on DONE icon


App Analytics

On the new device, tap 'Share with App Developers' or 'Don't Share'.

App Analytics


True Tone Display

On the new device, tap 'Continue' or 'See Without True Tone Display'.

True Tone Display


Restore from iCloud

On the new device, a progress bar displays until the restore operation completes. Time to restore depends on amount of data being transferred.

Restore content from the iCloud

Helpful Info

  • Keep your new device connected to Wi-Fi and plugged into the charger to allow content like photos, music and apps stored in iCloud to automatically download to the device.
  • If any content is missing on your new device, check to see if content needs to be moved from other cloud services. (e.g., Verizon Cloud, Google, etc.) and/or use the Content Transfer app available in the App Store. For more info on missing content, visit this Apple support page.