3 Methods to Transfer Data from iPhone/iPad to iPhone 12 mini

November 24, 2020
Summary: The speed of mobile phone update is really too fast! The new iPhone 12 mini is already on the market. As an iPhone/iPad user, when you get a new iPhone 12 mini, do you know how to quickly transfer data from the  iPhone/iPad to the iPhone 12 mini? This article will introduce three methods for users to transfer data from iPhone/iPad to iPhone 12 mini.
In the core configuration, the iPhone 12 mini uses a powerful A14 chip and is equipped with a 5G baseband. The body of iPhone 12mini is only 5.4 inches. In the camera configuration, the main camera of the iPhone 12 mini is a 1/1.6-inch outsole 12-megapixel sensor, and is also equipped with a wide-angle lens, which is a dual-camera design. Through Apple's latest algorithm, the device has better night scene shooting and anti-shake capabilities, and supports Dolby Vision shooting. The 12mini uses an OLED screen, and the screen pixel density exceeds 400, which is nearly double the increase compared to the iPhone11, the display is more delicate, and the energy consumption is further reduced.
The small-screen iPhone 12 mini has attracted many customers to buy, and these users certainly include loyal iPhone users. When these iPhone users get the new iPhone 12 mini, how should they deal with the data in the original device? Or how to transfer important data from their iPad to iPhone 12 mini? This article will introduce three simple and efficient methods for users to transfer data from iPhone/iPad to iPhone 12 mini in detail.
Mobile Transfer is an all-in-one software that can help users complete data transfer with safe and efficient performance. It can help users copy text messages, call history, photos, music, videos, apps, app data, calendara, bookmarks and other data between devices with one click. It also has super compatibility. Compatible with more than 7000 devices including iPhone, iPad, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, Redmi, ZTE, OPPO, vivo, OnePlus, HTC, LG, Google, Nokia, Lenovo, Meizu, etc. Most importantly, its transmission is zero risk. Users do not have to worry about losing any data during the data transfer process. It is worth mentioning that Mobile Transfer also has a trial version. Users can decide whether to purchase this software after experiencing the trial version.

Supported iOS Devices: iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/7/8/X/XR/XS/11/12/12 mini, iPad mini 2/3/4/5/6, iPad Air 2/3/4, iPad Pro, iPod Touch, etc.


Method 1: Directly Transfer Data from iPhone/iPad to iPhone 12 mini

Step 1: Install Mobile Transfer on your computer and run it. Then select the powerful "Phone To Phone Transfer" mode on the homepage and tap "Start".

Step 2: Connect the previous iPhone/iPad and iPhone 12 mini to the computer with their USB cables. Then check the display of the device on the page. "Source" shows the previous iPhone/iPad, and "Destination" shows your new iPhone 12 mini. If the page display order is reversed, please click "Flip" to switch the order of the two phones.

Step 3: When the two devices are successfully connected to the computer, the user can view all the data that can be transferred on the page. The user selects the data as needed, and then clicks "Start Transfer" to transfer the iPhone/iPad data to the iPhone 12 mini.


Method 2: Restore Data from iTunes Backup to iPhone 12 mini

Step 1: Select "Restore from Backups"> "iTunes" mode on the software's homepage after running Mobile Transfer.

Step 2: Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone 12 mini to the computer, please don't forget to trust your computer on your phone's screen, the program will detects your phone soon and display it on the right panel of window.

Step 3: The program will automatically searchs and loads all the iTunes backup that are saved on your computer, and lists them on the left panel, of course, you can also manually specify the save path of the file. Please select the iTunes backup file according to your need.

All the transferable files from the selected backup will be extracted and lists on the middle panel, tick out the checkbox in front of the item what you need, click "Start Transfer" to restore the data from backup to iPhone 12 mini.

Method 3: Restore Data from iCloud Backup to iPhone 12 mini

Step 1: After enabling Mobile Transfer on the computer, select the "Restore from Backups" mode on the homepage. Then select "iCloud" among all the options.

Step 2: Enter your Apple ID and passcode to log into your iCloud account on the left side of the software page.

Step 3: After successfully logging in to iCloud, the files backed up from iPhone/iPad to this account will be displayed on the left side of the page. Select the backup file you need, and then click "Download" to download it to your computer.

Wait for the download is finish, the program will automatically extracts all the restoreable file inside and lists them on the middle panel. Mainwhile, use a USB cable to connect your iPhone 12 mini to the computer, after the connection is successful, your device will displayed on the right panel.
Step 4: Select the data to be transferred to iPhone 12 mini on the software page, and then click "Start Transfer" to complete the data transfer.


How to Backup Data from Your iPhone/iPad


Backup iPhone/iPad with Mobile Transfer

1. Launch Mobile Transfer and tap "Back Up Your Phone".

2. Connect your iPhone/iPad to computer via a USB cable.
3. Select the file types you need and tap "Start Transfer" to sync them to your computer.


Backup iPhone/iPad with iTunes

1. Open iTunes and connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer via a USB cable.
2. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.
3. From the list under "Settings" on the left side of the iTunes window, tap "Summary".

4. Tap "Back Up Now" to start backing up your data from device to computer.
Tips: If you need to encrypt the backup, please tick out the checkbox in front of "Encrypt local backup" and set a password for the iTunes backup file.

Bakcup iPhone/iPad with iCloud

1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to a Wi-Fi network.
2. Go to "Settings", click on your device(your Apple ID account), and tap "iCloud".
3. Enable the "iCloud Backup" button and press "Back Up Now" to start syncing your data to iCloud.

Tips: Please keep the WIFI network in good condition and the connection is not interrupted. The progress of data synchronization depends on the amount of data you want to back up.
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