When upgrading to a new iPhone, it's common to transfer data at the time of setup. In case you haven't, using iCloud is a standard solution to back up your files. But in some scenarios, you won't be able to use iCloud. For example, you may not like the backup feature of iCloud or forget to turn on the iCloud sync option so you sadly find your previous iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud. Sometimes, the limited iCloud storage is already full, but you have no idea how to manage iCloud storage.

Whatever the reason is, you can effortlessly transfer data to a new iPhone after setup without iCloud. This article covers the top four solutions to help you in different scenarios. Let's dig into their details, one by one!

Transfer Data to New iPhone after Setup Without iCloud via EaseUS MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover is a quick and user-friendly solution to transfer data to a new iPhone after setup without iCloud. This popular iOS data transfer tool helps you move contacts, photos, music, messages, videos, and other files between an iPhone and a computer or two iOS devices.

Even you don't have to sync the data in any way; however, your devices must be running iOS 8 or later. Besides, it assists you in managing iOS data in the desired manner. Also, you can efficiently back up your complete iOS data to a computer system or vice versa.

Here is a detailed tutorial on how to transfer data to a new iPhone after setup without iCloud:

Step 1. Connect two iPhones to your computer (PC/Mac/laptop) with compatible USB cables and tap on "Trust This Computer" on the devices to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to "Phone to Phone". Next, you need to determine the direction, from the source iPhone [name] to the destination iPhone [name], and then click "Next" to continue.

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Step 2. With MobiMover, you can sync all the files listed below from one iPhone to the other without using iCloud. After choosing the desired data, click "Transfer" to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without any hassle. If you find some data types, such as Contacts, Notes, or Messages are not allowed to be moved, please turn off the iCloud service for these apps at first.

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Step 3. Wait patiently until the syncing process finished. Go to the related applications to check the content.

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Transfer Data to New iPhone after Setup Without iCloud via iTunes Backup

iTunes backup is a fantastic tool to transfer data to a new iPhone after setup effortlessly. This tool lets you store all of your iOS data and settings, which can be restored anytime using your computer. However, it doesn't include data from iTunes and App Store and content saved in the iCloud.

Moreover, its processing is similar to iCloud, i.e., backing up the previous device first and restoring the backup on the new device from Apps & Data screen during setup. However, if you have already set up your device, it is crucial to erase all the data at first.

Let's follow the procedure on how to transfer data to the new iPhone after setup without iCloud through iTunes Backup:

Step 1. The first step involves connecting your old device to the computer system using lightning or a USB cable. Now, launch iTunes, tap "Device," and then click the "Summary" tab. Next, press the "Back Up Now" to start your previous phone backup.

Step 2. The next step involves opening the new iPhone that has already been set up. Go the "Settings" and select "General." Tap "Transfer or Reset iPhone"> "Erase All Content and Settings," and enter your password to confirm. In addition, set up your iPhone until the "Apps & Data" screen appears, and select "Restore from Mac or PC."

Step 3. Lastly, connect your iPhone to the computer, and open the latest iTunes version. Tap the iPhone icon, expand the "Settings" section, and select "Summary." Now, hit the "Restore Backup" button, and select the iPhone backup to restore your data.

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Transfer Data to New iPhone after Setup Without iCloud via AirDroid

If you want to perform a flawless data transfer to a new iPhone after setup, AirDroid proves to be an efficient third-party file transfer tool. Besides moving the data, it offers complete control over a device to fulfill the required tasks. Even you can screen mirror and manage SMS & notifications. Moreover, this app's simple interface and easy-to-use controls make it an excellent option.

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to transfer data to a new iPhone after setup without iCloud via AirDroid:

Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install the correct version of the AirDroid app on your Mobile phone or PC by complying with the onscreen instructions.

Step 2. Now, launch the app and sign up for an account. Next, go toward the "Transfer" option, expand the "My Devices" section, and tap "Add Device." Follow the three-step instructions and select the desired iPhone from the list to connect.

Step 3. Once the connection is established and the conversation box gets opened, it's time to select all the files that you want to transfer to the new iPhone. Wait for a while to complete processing. That's all!

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Transfer Data to New iPhone after Setup Without iCloud via AirDrop (iPhone to iPhone)

Developed by Apple, AirDrop is an in-built transferring feature that helps iOS users to transfer different types of data from iPhone to iPhone after setup and without iCloud. Also, some factors should be considered, like putting both devices nearby, turning on the Bluetooth & WiFi on both devices and turning the Hotspot off. However, it takes a little extra time to make the transfer happen, so you can only transfer a small amount of data.

To transfer data to the new iPhone after setup without iCloud from using AirDrop:

Step 1. Firstly, turn on the AirDrop feature on both of your iPhones by swapping down the screen. You have to locate and click "AirDrop Receiving."

Step 2. Here, you will find two options, i.e., "Contacts Only" and "Everyone." Press the "Everyone" button. Also, repeat the same process on the other iPhone.

Step 3. Finally, find all the files you want to transfer to a new iPhone, click the "Share" icon, and hit the recipient's image to start transferring. You are all done!

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Conclusion

If you have always thought of iCloud as the only choice to move data, then it's a surprise now. You can transfer data to a new iPhone after setup without iCloud. However, the best method to complete this task depends on the iOS device you want to transfer data from and the data type you want to share. Plus, all these methods are credible enough for processing, so you can opt for the one that fits your needs.

FAQs on Transfer Data to New iPhone after Setup Without iCloud

Though the above content offers various methods to transfer data to a new iPhone after setup without iCloud, you may want to know in-depth information. So, here are a few FAQs to let you learn more information!

1. Can I transfer data to a new iPhone without using iCloud?

For sure, you can transfer to a new iPhone without using iCloud. For this purpose, you can try using iTunes backup, the AirDroid app, and EaseUS MobiMover software. However, the Airdrop feature is the best for iPhone-to-iPhone data transfer. Also, there are multiple other methods to try according to your demands.

2. Can I transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone without Apple ID?

Yes, it is possible to transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone without Apple ID. You can try different software or apps to get your task done. Some popular methods include using iTunes, AirDroid, Airdrop, MobileTrans, and EaseUS MobiMover. Opt for the desired one and make the transfer happen.

3. How do I transfer apps and data to a new iPhone after setup?

Though it's always better to transfer apps and data to a new iPhone during setup, you can also go for the solutions after setup if you did already. iCloud is considered a standard choice for users, but EaseUS MobiMover, Airdrop feature, and MobileTrans are the leading ones.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery. Rich experience in software companies helps her create a lot of popular articles.

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