500GB Data - Transfer Direct or via PC/iTunes/USB?

My current 512GB iPhone 13 Pro is almost full, which is part of the reason I got the 1TB 14 Pro. I usually back up my iPhone via iTunes and restore the backup file to the new iPhone. Still, I'm considering whether it would be wise to do a phone-to-phone transfer, where data is transferred directly from my old iPhone to the new one over WiFi and Bluetooth. Will it just take days or longer and be problematic? Can I use either phone while they're transferring data?

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Myra· Answered on Mar 27, 2024

Quick Start can be your choice to transfer 500 GB of data from your old iPhone to the new 1 TB iPhone 14 Pro. The whole process is estimated to take 4 - 6 hours, according to firsthand experience from forum users. The Quick Start feature is available on iOS 12.4 and supports data transfer between iOS devices directly over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Therefore, you can use this built-in feature to transfer files to your new iPhone or iPad:

Step 1. Ensure you have enabled Bluetooth on both your devices, connected to the same Wi-Fi, and charge your phones.

Step 2. Bring your phones close. Tap Set Up Mannually > Continue to set up your new iPhone 14/15.

Step 3. Use your old iPhone's camera to scan the animation on the new iPhone.

Step 4. When asked, enter the passcode (the one you use on your old iPhone) on your new iPhone.

Step 5. Then, your device will ask you how you want to transfer your data. Choose Transfer from iPhone.

Step 6. Do not use your iPhones until the data transfer process is completed.

However, the Quick Start feature is only available for new iPhones. If you have already set up your device, you should transfer data via PC and cables, which is faster and more stable than wireless. Compared with iTunes and USB, try EaseUS MobiMover, a powerful iOS data transfer tool that supports multiple kinds of data, and it is easier than iTunes:

Step 1. Download and install EaseUS MobiMover on your Windows or Mac computer.

Step 2. Connect both your iPhones to the computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover.

Step 3. Choose Phone to Phone transfer mode and select the data you want to transfer.

Step 4. Click Transfer and wait for the process to complete.

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