If you’re thinking of buying a new iPhone, you might be dreading the palaver of transferring everything over from your old iPhone to the new one. But all that’s changed with a new feature in iOS 11 called Quick Start. If your old phone is an iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, or 8 Plus, it supports iOS 11. It’s well worth updating to iOS 11 before you start using your new phone so that you can use Quick Start. As always, just remember to back up your iPhone to iCloud first. This will mean that your new iPhone will have all your music, photos and Apps straightaway.

Quick Start

Turn on your new iPhone and put it next to the old one. You’ll be asked whether you want to use your Apple ID to set up your new iPhone, tap Continue. An animation appears on the new iPhone for you to scan with the old iPhone. Once you’ve done that, follow the rest of the instructions to enable Touch ID or Face ID.



Restore Data

You can then restore your data and settings from your most recent iCloud backup. Leave the two iPhones next to each other while data is being transferred. Ideally, you want to keep your new iPhone plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi after setup. This will allow it to download your apps, photos, and music from Apple’s cloud-based services.

There’s a step-by-step guide from Apple here.

Centrally managing your company mobile devices

If you’d like to know how to centrally manage the iPhones across your business, then please get in touch with us to find out about mobile device management. You can find out more about the services we offer here.