Sunday, September 26, 2021 15:00 PM (GMT+7)
Instead of restoring data from iCloud, you can follow the instructions of an Apple expert to transfer data to a new iPhone faster.
As expected, Apple has just sent the first iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro globally to consumers.
When installing a new iPhone, for example, iPhone 13, we often restore old data through iCloud backups. However, according to Apple expert John Gruber, it is best to use the device-to-device method of transferring data.
The reason is because when you restore data using iCloud, most of the accounts on the old iPhone will be signed out and you have to take time to log back in. Meanwhile, transferring data from an old device to a new device will keep all accounts signed in.
Of course, transferring data from one device to another will take longer than restoring from iCloud. However, this time is also much faster than the time you use to log in to your accounts. Not to mention, you most likely don’t even remember the login information of some apps and websites.
According to Gruber, Apple has made some significant improvements to the process of transferring data from one device to another in recent years, making things simpler and more consumer-friendly.
Another advantage that comes from this approach is that you do not need to unpair (unpair) your Apple Watch with your iPhone.
Apple has detailed instructions on how to transfer data from an old device to a new device on its support page here, and the process is relatively easy to follow.
First, you put the old device and the new device close to each other, turn on the Bluetooth connection on both devices, then click Continue to use the Apple account.
On the new iPhone screen, an animated image will appear, users just need to open the camera on the old phone and scan this animated image. The new iPhone will ask you to enter a passcode to unlock, finally click Continue on the Transfer Data from… screen to start the data transfer process.
Important note, you need to place both old iPhone and new iPhone close to each other during the data transfer process. This process will take quite a while, but it will save you a lot of time and effort compared to restoring from an iCloud backup.
Now, Apple has released iOS 12.5.5 for older iPhones and iPads with “important security updates”.