Summary: Apple officially released the iPhone 12 mini which is Apple’s smallest and thinnest 5G mobile phone in Apple Park. Are you excited about the iPhone 12 mini? Then this article will introduce you how to transfer data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to iPhone 12 mini easily and safely.
The dimensions of the iPhone12mini body are: Height: 131.5 mm (5.18 inches) Width: 64.2 mm (2.53 inches) Thickness: 7.4 mm (0.29 inches) Weight: 133 grams (4.70 ounces). The iPhone12mini has a 5.4-inch screen, an A14 processor, a screen with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels, 476ppi, and also supports HDR, the camera also has dual cameras, battery life has also been improved, and it also supports 5G networks.
For those who like lightweight mobile phones, the iPhone 12 mini is definitely the best choice. Now, everyone’s biggest concern about changing phones is that they don’t know how to transfer data from the old phone to the new phone. I think the easiest and safest way is to buy a third-party software to transfer data. I believe everyone has heard of these software, but may not have much understanding. Please don’t worry, in this article we will introduce you some cost-effective data transfer method to help syncing your data between iOS devices, without delay, let’s begin now.
Why did we introduce this payment method in the first place? Because it is the most widely used and loved by users, let us get to know this software.
Mobile Transfer also well known as Phone to Phone Transfer, which is a functional data management software. Its functions are as follows: First, it can transfer many types of data, including contacts, text messages, photos, videos, audio, music, calls logs, calendar, applications, app data, etc. Then, it can transfer various data types between any two phones, such as from Android to Android, from Android to iOS, between iOS device and so on. In other words, it is perfectly compatible with almost all popular smartphones and tablets on the market. What’s more, it will not cause any harm to your phone during the transfer process, it is a secure and trustworthy software. Next, let’s see how it is used.
Step 1: Download, install and run Mobile Transfer on your computer. The tap “Phone To Phone Transfer” and press “Start” on the homepage.
Step 2: Please connect your iPhone/iPad and iPhone 12 mini to your computer with USB cables respectively. After the connection is successful, the right side of the panel should display your iPhone 12 mini, and the left side is iPhone/iPad.
Note: If the directions of the two devices are opposite, you need to click the “Flip” button to swap the positions of the two phones to ensure that the next steps can be completed.
Step 3: Immediately after that, the data type list will appear on the main interface, and now you can check the data to be transferred. If the preview is confirmed, then click “Start Transfer” to transfer the data to your iPhone 12 mini. At this time, you can see the transfer progress bar on the main interface.
Note: Please keep a good connection between your phone and computer during the transfer process. If you want to delete the existing data on iPhone 12 mini before transferring, you can select the “Clear data before copy” button. Please be patient, the transmission speed depends on the amount of data.
Mobile Transfer also allows user to backup and restore their iPhone/iPad data. So, if you ever backed up your iPhone/iPad via iTunes, iCloud or this Mobile Transfer software, then you can use the following two methods (Part 2 & Part 3) to restore data from backup to iPhone 12 mini.
Step 1: Run Mobile Transfer on your computer, then tap “Restore from Backups” and select “iTunes” in the primary interface.
Tips: If your backup was created by Mobile Transfer, then you can select “MobileTrans” here.
Step 2: Now, all the iTunes backup file will be loaded and be listed on the left panel. Choose the one as you like to extract all transferable files from the selected backup file.
Step 3: Now please connect your iPhone 12 mini to your computer via its USB cable, the program will automatically detects your deviec soon.
Step 4: When your iPhone 12 mini is recognized, it will be displayed on the right panel. Just tick out the checkbox in front of the file type you need, then tab “Start Transfer” to transfer them to your iPhone 12 mini.
Tips: As the same, you’re allowed to wipe all data on your iPhone 12 mini by ticking the “Clear data before copy” option before transferring.
Step 1: Return to the homepage of Mobile Transfer, tap “Restore from Backups” and choose “iCloud” option.
Step 2: Enter the Apple ID and passcode to login your iCloud account, and connect your iPhone 12 mini to the computer at the same time.
Step 3: Check an iCloud backup file according to your need, and then click on “Download” button in the pop-up dialog to download it to the computer. If you’ve downloaded, please ignore this action and skip to next step.
Step 4: After the download is complete, select those whatever you want and tap “Start Transfer” to transfer them to iPhone 12 mini. You need to be patient, the transmission speed depends on the amount of data. Please do not disconnect your phone until the whole transfer process is complete.
Quick Start also well-known as Device-to-Device Migration, which is specially developed by Apple to transfer data between all its smart iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch whose which running iOS 12.4 or later. Next, let’s show you how to use Quick Start.
Tips: To transfer your data wirelessly, keep your old iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch near your iPhone 12 mini throughout the process as you follow the steps below. Considering that some users need to transfer a large amount of data, make sure to keep both devices connected to power and their Bluetooth are turned on.
Step 1: When placing the iPhone 12 mini near your old device, the Quick Start interface will display on your old device and ask you to set up your iPhone 12 mini via your Apple ID, if the information has been verified, please press “Continue” to go on.
Step 2: As you can see, an animation will appear on your iPhone 12 mini, please bring up the viewfinder of your old iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to focus on this animation until you are told that “Finish on New iPhone”.
Step 3: Then enter the posscode and follow the prompt to set up the Face ID or Touch ID on your iPhone 12 mini.
Step 4: When skip to the next screen, please click on “Transfer from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch” to begin transferring your data from your current device to your iPhone 12 mini. You are allowed choosing to transfer some settings including Apple Pay and Siri and more to the new iPhone 12 mini.
Step 1: Set up your iPhone 12 mini as a fully new device, regardless of whether you have set up your phone.
Step 2: Follow the prompts to complete the settings step by step until a “Apps & Data” screen appears, then choose “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
Step 3: Enter your Apple ID and passcode to ign in your iCloud account.
Step 4: Choose an iCloud backup file to restore it to your iPhone 12 mini.
Tips: When start transferring, a progress bar to appear, please wait patiently and keep your device connected until it’s complete. Besides, when restoring your apps and purchases, you will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID again, just do it.
Step 1: Open “Finder” on your Mac which running macOS Catalina 10.15 or later, or open iTunes on your PC or Mac that running macOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier.
Step 2: Connect your 12 mini to your computer via its USB cable, you may need to enter your device’s passcode and tap “Trust This Computer” on your device.
Step 3: Once your device is detected, it will appears in the Finder window or iTunes, then select your device.
Step 4: Click on “Restore Backup” button which under the “General” option in the menu bar at the top of the page.
Step 5: Select the one you need based on the date of the backup file, and then click “Restore” to start restoring your backup to the new iPhone 12 mini.