TRANSFERRING DATA TO AN iPHONE OR IPAD USING QUICK START
Use Quick Start to set up your new iOS device automatically using information from your existing iPhone or iPad. You can then restore the rest of your data and content to your new device from your iCloud backup.
If you're setting up a new device using your current device – and your current device is using iOS 12.4 or later or iPadOS – Quick Start allows device-to-device migration. This allows you to transfer all of your data wirelessly from your current device to your new one.
Using Quick Start occupies both devices, so best to choose a time when you won't need to use your current device for several minutes.
How to use Quick Start
Transfer data directly from one iPhone or iPad to another
If your current iPhone or iPad is using iOS 12.4 or later or iPadOS, you can use device-to-device migration to transfer data directly from your previous device to your new one. This can be done wirelessly, or with a cable.
Here’s how to use device-to-device migration:
Migrate data from your iPhone using a wired connection
If the wireless network you're using is slow or congested, choosing the wired method will be faster. To migrate data from one iPhone to another using a wired connection, get a Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adaptor and a Lightning to USB Cable and follow these steps:
When you transfer data to your new iOS or iPadOS device, you may need to complete a few more steps to finish the process. Make sure you set up and transfer your content to your new device before you sell or give away your previous iOS or iPadOS device.