How to upgrade to your new iPhone without losing data Guides
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  • 11/10/2022
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How to upgrade to your new iPhone without losing data Guides

The new iPhone SE 3 and fresh green variants of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro are now officially available. Let’s look at how to transfer data to new iPhones with several different options to make sure you don’t lose any data.

No matter if you’re upgrading to the iPhone SE 3, iPhone 13, or a different iPhone, the options below will work. And in case you need a refresher, we’ll also cover the process to factory reset/fully erase your old iPhone.

And keep in mind if you’re upgrading in a carrier store or at another retailer – don’t let a salesperson rush you through the process or handle it for you. It’s best to verify for yourself that all your data is transferring/transferred and that your old iPhone is wiped before handing it in.

How to upgrade to your new iPhone without losing data Guides

How to transfer data to new iPhone without losing anything

For most, the Quick Start direct transfer will be the easiest way to upgrade to your new iPhone and get all your data moved over seamlessly (requires iOS 11 or later and Bluetooth turned on).

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.

In either case, when you’re ready to transfer all your data to your new iPhone:

If for some reason you’re having trouble with the direct transfer, you can fall back on restoring from an iCloud or Mac/PC backup.

How to factory reset your old iPhone

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