March 27, 2020

How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to the New iPhone using Smart Transfer App

Is it that time of the year again when you got a new iPhone? Amazing! But, you don’t want to end up losing any of your significant data. You want to feel native even in your new device. All you have to do now is to move all your data including contacts, pictures, reminders etc. from the old iPhone handset to the new one. 

Smart Transfer is a smart, secure and user-friendly application that provides support for cross-platforms and devices. The content transfer process is fast and wireless and is possible practically anywhere (as long as you have access to Wi-Fi or Hotspot). 

In this guide, we have elaborated the step-by-step process to transfer data from old iPhone to the new one using Smart Transfer app.

What Content Types can be Transferred from iOS to iOS?

  • Contacts
  • Pictures
  • Calendars
  • Videos
  • Reminders

Steps to Transfer Data From iOS to iOS

  1. Turn on your new iPhone. Download Smart Transfer app from iTunes store on your iPhones / iPads

  1. Open & Run the app on both old & new device

  1. From the dashboard, select “Sender” from which you wish to send the data & the “Receiver” on which you wish to receive data

  1. On the sender device, a “camera viewfinder” will appear. On the receiver device, you need to choose a connection network - Wi-Fi & Hotspot

  1. If you select Wi-Fi, make sure that both devices are connected to the same WiFi network. Scan the QR code generated on the receiver device & accept the connection request. If you choose a hotspot then, a password will appear on the receiver device. Copy the Password >> Select Settings >> Turn Off WiFi >> Paste the Password (WiFi Password field) >> and Enable the Hotspot

  1. Then, go back to the app & press “Continue”

  1. Now, a QR code will appear on the receiver device. Place this QR code within the frame of the sender device

  1. A Network Request to join Wi-Fi will be sent to the Sender. Press Join to proceed further

  1. Now, a Connection Request will be sent to the Receiver device. Click Yes 

  1. Now, Select the content types that you wish to transfer and Press Start. Wait for a while. transfer time may vary depending upon the size of content types. Meanwhile, you can also measure the transfer progress and stop the process at anytime

  1. Voila, your preferred content is successfully transferred to your new iPhone. Press Close

For iPhones running with iOS 11 and below, both devices can be manually connected using the hotspot and its password mentioned on the receiver's device. Follow simple steps for iOS transfer as below:

Simply go to Wi-Fi settings on the sender device and select Wi-Fi hotspot as appeared on the receiver screen. Enter the password mentioned on the receiver screen. 

Now, press continue on the receiver. By this, a QR code will appear on the receiver device. Use the sender device camera viewfinder to scan the code. The connection between two devices is established by sending a connection request from the sender to the receiver device. 

When prompted, accept the connection request on the receiver device to continue. Accepting the request would connect the two devices, and you can then proceed with the transfer process.

In Conclusion

In this article, we have walked you through a comprehensive and detailed guide on “how to transfer data from old iPhone to the new iPhone”. With Smart Transfer app, moving up your contacts, pictures, videos, reminders and calendars is an absolute breeze. It gets you going with your new iPhone/iPad securely, conveniently, without costing a single buck. Happy Transferring :) 

Enjoy your new phone with all your important data & drop us a note in case of any queries at

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