PC Doctor August 26, 2019

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Dear PC Doc,

Currently I have an iPhone 6 with 16gb. I take tons of photos and constantly have to empty my phone. If I wanted to upgrade to iPhone 6s or 6 with 32gb if I can find one through my provider is there a way to transfer EVERYTHING over to a new cell phone? I don't use iCloud because I think it is creepy. Or would I have to start from scratch?



Dear Anonymous:

Great question! The answer is ‘yes.’ This what Apple Support says:

If you are using iOS 12.4 or later, you can transfer over everything from your old phone to your new one. You will need your apple ID and password. It will use both devices for a period of time, so you want to do this at a time when you won’t need either.

If you're setting up a new iPhone using your current iPhone—and both devices are running iOS 12.4 or later—Quick Start offers the option of using iPhone migration. This allows you to transfer all your data wirelessly from your current iPhone to your new one. You could also choose the wired method if the wireless network that you're using is slow or congested. Full directions are here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210216

If you are willing to back up everything to the cloud, you could then transfer all your data back to the new iPhone and then delete your iCloud backup afterwards. Those instructions are here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210217

I hope this helps!
Until next time,
Happy Computing!

PC Doctor

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