Navigating Quick Start: A Comprehensive Guide to Data Transfer

Quick Start can be used to automatically set up an iPhone or iPad using an iCloud back-up. The method is designed to tie up your existing device for a few minutes while the transfer happens.

Make sure both devices are charged throughout this process to avoid running out of power. Restart both devices, if you need to.

Data Transfer Guide

You should make sure the vendor of a secondhand iPhone, iPad, or iPod erased the settings and contents from it, and has removed the Apple ID. Otherwise, the device may remain linked to the account of the previous owner so you might end up moving apps and data to your new iPhone.

It’s a simple process which requires just two iPhone devices (preferably running iOS 12.4 or greater), a wireless Wi-Fi connection, a working data connection and only a few minutes of your time and go to the website After the transfer is completed, both devices will show an estimated amount of time the transfer should take before you’ll be able use the new iPhone. This method can be used to restore an iTunes backup.

Used Apple Device Setup

The warranty on the Apple refurb or certified used product is extended. However, you must follow a few steps in order to configure the device for use in business.

Ensure that you have copies of the original owner’s iCloud account and all settings and content. If they haven’t, request for them to sign out in a remote location before taking ownership.

Then, bring the old iPhone as well as the new iPhone to each other, then proceed with the directions to start setup. Quick Start transfers data and settings from one iPhone to another over Wi-Fi or Cellular.

If you’re setting up a used iPhone for use in business it is also possible to manually join it into your business with Apple Configurator. Apple Configurator has an option to “Prepare the device to enroll”. Select this before selecting the profile configuration with an WiFi payload.

iCloud Backup and Restore

If you restore from an iCloud backup, content like apps, photos, music and contacts continue to restore over a period of minutes or for days. Connect your device via Wi-Fi and/or cell data to complete the restoration process.

In the process of restoration it is necessary to login with your Apple ID on the Apps and Data page on the device. This will allow you to retrieve any old apps and purchases.

Pick a backup. Take a look at the dates and choose the one that closely matches the time you’re looking to restore. Then follow the onscreen steps to finish setup and start with the new device. The iCloud backup also includes data from apps it could take longer to transfer than other media.

Quick Start Data Transfer

It is easy to move the settings and contents of an older iPhone onto a new iPhone using Quick Start. The only requirement is that both phones run iOS 12.4.

Quick Start is available by activating your brand new iPhone after which you bring it up to your previous iPhone. You will see an animation on your newly-created iPhone screen. You can use the camera from the old iPhone to take a picture.

The phones need to be kept in close proximity and connected to power, until the transfer completes. This process takes some time according to the amount of data that is transferred and circumstances on the network. You can use FoneTools to retrieve data from iCloud in case you want to move more data onto your iPhone.

Migration Assistant

When the Mac is set up to your new Mac then you’ll be able to launch Migration Assistant from the menu of Utilities to copy your files and settings to the old Mac. Both Macs have to be running identical OS X version and be in the same Wi-Fi connection.

The same can be done to transfer data via your Time Machine backup or external drives that clone. In the Migration Assistant you can select from another Mac (or the cloned drive) and then follow the instructions on the screen.

Sometimes there are times when the Migration Assistant can become stuck or frozen. This can occur if security software, such as firewalls or antivirus programs are being run on both machines while the migration process is in progress. You can use these eight methods for overcoming the issue.