Restore from iCloud Backup VS iPhone to iPhone Transfer: Which One Is Recommended

I want to transfer data (1 TB) from my old iPhone to my new iPhone. But I'm not sure whether I choose to restore from iCloud backup or just transfer data from iPhone to iPhone using a third-party tool. What are the pros and cons of each method? Which method is faster to transfer iPhone data?

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Gorilla· Answered on Apr 01, 2024

Restore from iCloud vs Direct transfer from iPhone to iPhone:

Criteria Restore from iCloud iPhone to iPhone Transfer
1️⃣Data Selectivity Limited High
2️⃣One-click Transfer Yes Yes
3️⃣Time Required 20-40 mins 15 mins
4️⃣Internet Connection Required Yes No
5️⃣Need for Tool iCloud EaseUS MobiMover

In summary, if you prioritize convenience and ease of use, and have a recent iCloud backup available, using the "Restore from iCloud Backup" option is recommended. If you want more control over the transfer process, the ability to selectively transfer data, and shorten the transfer time, using an iPhone to iPhone transfer tool using comfuter without iCloud is recommended, which does not require a Wi-Fi connection.

Step 1. Connect both of the iPhones to the computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Then click "Phone to Phone", check the transfer direction, and click "Next" to continue.

Step 2. Select one data type or multiple categories that you want to copy, and click "Transfer".

Step 3. Wait fro the process to complete. When the process finishes, check all the files on your new iPhone.

Further Reading: How to Transfer iCloud Data to New iPhone

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