Transfer data to iPhone 14 without data loss

New iPhones are now Officially Available. Let’s look at how to transfer data to iPhone 14 to make sure that you don’t lose any data. We will also look at what to do if you have already installed iOS 16.1 developer or public beta on your old iPhone.

Below are multiple options to seamlessly get all your data into your new iPhone. And in case you need a refresher, we also cover the whole process of resetting/wiping your old iPhone.

If you are upgrading at a carrier store or at another retailer – Don’t let the salesperson push you through the process or handle it for you. You’d better check by yourself that all your data is being transferred/transferred and that your old iPhone has been wiped before handing it over.

Also, Apple has warned that this could happen Problems activating iMessage and FaceTime With iOS 16 pre-installed on iPhone 14, so look for a prompt to install iOS 16.0.1 after turning on your device.

Transfer data to iPhone 14 without losing anything

Option 1: Direct Transfer

In most cases, Quick Start Direct Transfer will be the easiest way to upgrade to your new iPhone and transfer all your data seamlessly (requires WiFi or cellular and Bluetooth).

You can even check to see if your current iPhone is ready to quickly transfer to your new iPhone ahead of time (but it’s not required). On your current iPhone, head to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > and tap Get Started at the top.

Either way, when you’re ready to transfer all your data to your new iPhone:

  1. Play file The new iPhone and bring it along with your old iPhone
  2. Update to iOS 16.0.1 if prompted
  3. Search for Quick start option to appear on your old iPhone screen (after setting up Face ID)
  4. Make sure your Apple ID is correct and Follow the instructions To transfer all your data
  5. Keep both iPhones close to each other (and connect them to be safe) until the process is complete

Keep in mind that some apps may have their own processes to backup and restore data like Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, etc.

If you are having trouble transferring directly, you can go back to restoring from iCloud backup or Mac/PC.

Option 2: iCloud or Mac

  1. Make a new backup using iCloud or your Mac (Tutorial here)
  2. Turn on your new iPhone
  3. Update to iOS 16.0.1 if prompted
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions – skip the quick start option – then choose Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from Mac/PC Backup
  5. Sign in with iCloud and choose a backup, or connect your new iPhone to your Mac/PC with a Lightning cable to restore from a Mac/PC backup

Is iOS 16.1 beta already installed?

If you have installed iOS 16.1 beta on your current iPhone And the Already completed an iCloud or Mac backupYou will not be able to restore iOS 16 or 16.0.1. So the easiest option would be:

  1. Turn on your new iPhone and run setup – skip anything you can do
  2. Once activated and on the home screen, you will need to install iOS 16.1 developer or public beta (Tutorial here)
  3. After you install iOS 16.1, you can either restore from a Mac backup or erase your new iPhone and set it up as new to restore from an iCloud backup

How to reset your old iPhone

  1. open the Settings appthen press general
  2. Swipe down and tap Transfer or reset iPhone
  3. Choose Erase all content and settings
  4. Follow the instructions to completely wipe your iPhone
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