How to configure a new iPhone?

In this tutorial, we explain how to set up your new iPhone and transfer your saved data to iCloud, iTunes and your old Android.

If you want to reset your old iPhone for resale or offer, check out this tutorial.

1- First parameters on ignition

Turn on your new iPhone, at the message Drag to configure, swipe the screen. Choose the display language, country and region.

If desired, enable the Location feature. This allows Apple and third-party applications to access your location.

Finally, connect your iPhone to the Wi-Fi network and create your pin code.

Now the Apps & Data screen appears and offers 4 types of configurations: Restore from iCloud, Restore from iTunes, Migrate data from Android and Like new iPhone. 

We explain below how to restore from iCloud, iTunes and migrate your data. 

1.1  Restore your new iPhone from an iTunes backup

Before restoring your iPhone with iTunes, make sure you have the latest version ( Menu  → iTunes → Check for Updates ).

Connect your old iPhone to your computer and select your device on iTunes, then click on Synchronize. At the end of the operation, your iPhone will restart with all the data you backed up on iTunes.

1.2  Restore your new iPhone from an I Cloud backup

Generally, iCloud backups are done automatically. To be sure, go to Settings → [User Account] →  iPhone of [Name]. Just below iCloud Backup is the date and time of the last automatic backup.

If you want to make a backup, follow this path: Settings →  [User Account]  →  iPhone of [Name] →  Save iCloud →  Save Now.

From the Apps & Data screen, select Restore from iCloud and tap Next. Enter your Apple ID and password.

Choose the most recent backup, then tap Restore.

1.3  Migrate from Android to iPhone

To migrate from an Android to an iPhone Apple has created the Migrate to iOS app, it can be downloaded from the Google Store.

To carry out this transfer, your Android must be connected to Wi-Fi.

Also, during this process, do not make any other use of your Android, this could strongly slow it down.

Here are some details on how you should proceed.

  • Install the  Migrate to the iOS app on your Android.
  • In parallel on your iPhone, select the option to Migrate data from Android.

  • Back on your Android, accept the terms and conditions. And, on the Find Your Code screen, tap Next. 

  • On your iPhone, tap Continue. A 6 or 10 digit code appears, enter it on your Android.
  • On your Android, from the Upload Data screen, choose the content to upload, and then tap Next.
  • All you have to do is follow the instructions on your iOS and finalize the configuration.

2- Transfer your multimedia files and your applications

To transfer movies, songs or photos from one iPhone to another, you have to go through iTunes  (on Mac and PC). Just plug your iPhone into your computer, open iTunes, select your device and the files to sync.

To sync from an Android to an iPhone, you will also need iTunes.

Connect your Android to your computer and copy and paste your files on it. Then, disconnect your Android and connect your iPhone. Open iTunes and sync your files to your new iPhone.

For more details, you can check out this tutorial from Apple.

Applications, meanwhile, are not transferable. In addition, there is a good chance that those you use on your Android are compatible with iOS.

3 –  Import your contacts and transfer your SMS and emails

If your old smartphone has a nano-sim card, insert it into the iPhone, then follow the path:  Settings  → Contacts →  Import SIM contacts.

Your SIM card can not fit into the iPhone? You can help yourself with the USB cable.

To transfer your SMS and MMS, use the program AnyTrans, it allows to export all types of data.