Getting a new iPhone is exciting. New camera! Faster performance! Longer battery life! That is, until it’s time to transfer all of your information from your old iPhone, and you realize you are out of iCloud storage or your phone hasn’t been backed up in weeks. Ugh. Starting with iOS 12.4, you can forget all that iCloud nonsense and use the new, dead simple, transfer tool that moves your data directly from one iPhone to another. Keep in mind that using an iCloud backup to restore your phone is faster, but if you refuse to pay for storage or your phone hasn’t been backed up recently, this is the easiest way to get your new iPhone set up. Using the new data migration tool is simple, just make sure to set aside some time for all of your photos, messages, and other important info to transfer. Now playing: Watch this: Apple foldable is coming, but maybe not an iPhone 6:27 What you need You’ll need two iPhones — your old one and the new one you’re setting up — both running iOS 12.4, and access to a Wi-Fi network. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to make sure you’re running the latest version of iOS 12. If your new iPhone isn’t running iOS 12.4 yet, go through the setup process on the phone, but don’t select the option to restore from any backup source. Instead, select “Don’t transfer apps & data” and skip through the rest of the… [Read full story]
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