Ready for iPhone Update: How to Backup iPhone X/8/7/6/Plus/6S/SE

By Alice Yang to iPhone Management | Last Updated on Dec 6, 2018

Getting ready for iPhone X/8 Upgrade from iPhone 6/7/Plus? You need to backup iPhone 6/Plus/6s/se/7 first. Here we will tell you how to backup iPhone 6/6S to computer, iTunes and iCloud and transfer data from iPhone 6 to iPhone X or iPhone 8 (Plus)..

If you plan to update from iOS 10 to iOS 11 on iPhone 6/6S for faster performance, or go iPhone 6 transfer to iPhone 8/X/Plus to enjoy more iPhone 8 pros based on iOS 11, make sure you have made a safe iPhone 6 data copy, including contacts, photos, songs, videos, playlists, messages. There are many ways to make an iPhone 6 copy on web or desktop and transfer to new iPhones. Here we will show you three ways on how to backup iPhone 6/6S/SE/7 for iOS 11 update/iPhone 6 transfer to iPhone X/8 via third- party iPhone 6 backup software, iTunes and iCloud.

To copy iPhone 6/6s/5s data using the backup and transfer app, you can get the fastest iPhone 6/Plus/6s/se/7 backup experience. iCloud backup can save important files on servers and iTunes offers a one-click backup on desktop. Backup and transfer iPhone 6/6S/SE/7 to iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus with the suitable method below.

Apple has launched iOS 12 in 2018 WWDC. Have you prepared well for your iOS upgrade? If not yet, just check our step-by-step guide to upgrade to iOS 12, covering tips about how to backup old iPhone 6/6S/7 and even speed up iPhone if it runs slowly on iOS.

How to Backup iPhone 6S/Plus/SE/6/7 and Transfer to iPhone X/8

MacX MediaTrans allows one-click iOS iPhone 6 backup of photos, music, playlists, videos, movies etc to computer and helps iPhone 6 transfer to iOS 11/iPhone X/8/Plus by drag and drop. No iTunes/iCloud limitations!

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Method 1: Backup iPhone 6/6S to Computer for iOS Update in One Click

If you have trouble dealing with iTune or iCloud backup, MacX MediaTrans offers a much easier yet faster iPhone 6 backup solution. This app allows iPhone 6/6S backup & transfer in batches on Mac (macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan and earlier) and Windows (10) via drag and drop. It will transfer photos, music, videos, playlists, iBooks, Podcast, iTunes purchases etc from iPhone 6 to update to iOS 11 iPhone X/8.

To note that it keeps the fastest speed to transfer and backup iPhone to Mac/PC. For example, it can backup 20 songs from iPhone 6 to Mac in 3s only, compared with about 20s required by other backup apps, and not to mention the clunky process of iTunes or iCloud.

How to Back Up iPhone /Plus/6S6/SE Files and Transfer to iPhone X/8

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Step 1: Free download the iPhone 6 copy software

First, free download the iPhone 6 backup software on computer. Get the Mac version or Windows version. Then launch the software and connect iPhone 6/6s/7/Plus/se/5s to computer and start to backup and transfer data from iPhone 7/6 to iPhone X/8.

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Step 2: Backup iPhone 6S/SE data to computer

To copy iPhone 6 data to computer, choose the backup option on the interface and click Export to backup data on iPhone 6. You can backup music, playlists, images, Live photos, pictures, videos, movies etc from iPhone 6 to computer.

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Step 3: Transfer data from iPhone 6 to New iPhone X/8

After iPhone 6 iOS 11/9 to iOS 11 update, and to backup iPhone 6 and transfer to iPhone X/8, connect your device to computer. Choose the transfer option and click Import to transfer data backed up from iPhone 6 to iPhone X/8 with iOS 11.

1. The above iPhone 6 backup method also applies to iPad transfer, iPod backup with any kind of mobile device.
2. The drag-and-drop backup guarantees fastest iPhone 6 transfer process, while keeping the transferred files remain untouched without any data loss problem.
3. This method works for iPhone 6/Plus/6s/se with jailbreak. To backup jailbroken iPhone 6/7 to iPhone X/8, you don't need to download extra apps from Cydia Store, simple follow the steps above.

Method 2: How to Backup iPhone 6 to iCloud

Using iCloud to backup and transfer iPhone 6 is convenient and allows you to restore data to iPhone 6 after iOS 11 update or transfer to iPhone 8 or iPhone X from anywhere. Bookmarks, calendars, messages, iCloud Photo Library, contacts etc stored on iCloud won't backup from iPhone 6. Backing up iPhone 6/6s/se/5s to iCloud requires an active account and be logged-in on their device. Then you can download how to download icloud backup to iOS 11 updated iPhone 6/6S or new iPhone X/8/8 Plus.

How to transfer all data from iPhone 6S to iPhone X/8

Step 1: Backup iPhone 6S/SE/6 to iCloud

On the iPhone 6S/plus/6/se/7/Plus etc, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup. Toggle "iCloud Backup" button on. Then click "Back Up Now" on the iCloud Backup screen. Now the iPhone 6 copy process will automatically start to backup data to iCloud.

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Step 2: Transfer iPhone 6 iCloud backup after iOS 11 update

To restore iPhone 6 after iOS 11 update, or to transfer data to new iPhone X/8 from iPhone 6/7, connect the device to Wi-Fi network. Select Restore from iCloud backup. Then iCloud will restore and transfer backup data to iPhone 6/7/Plus, including contacts, photos, images, files etc.

1. Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi network to speed up the backup process. You'd better charge your iPhone 6S/6 in case your device drains out during the backup, transfer or download photos and documents to iphone 6s/7.
2. Each Apple ID has 5GB of free storage which can be easily occupied by pictures, music and videos. To upgrade the storage, you can choose: 50GB for $0.99 a month, 200GB for $2.99 and 1TB for $9.99. If you don't want to pay monthly subscription fees, you can backup iPhone 6 data to computer via Method 1.
3. The iCloud iPhone 6 backup option do not include music and videos not purchased from iTunes. To backup those data, refer to Method 1.
4. iCloud performs not stably during the iPhone files uploading and backing up. Many a user complains that iCloud takes over a week for "uploading photos", iPhone photos uploading to iCloud failed and iCloud backup couldn't be completed now and then. In such case, you'd better to resort to Apple support for professional aids or try more solutions to backup iPhone files.

Method 3: How to Backup iPhone 6S/6/SE/7 Content to iTunes

iTunes offers the most comprehensive solution to iPhone 6 data copy. How to backup iPhone 6/6s/se on computer? You can have a local copy of contacts, messages, photos, app data, settings etc. Using iTunes, you can almost backup iPhone 6 all data and transfer to iPhone X or iPhone 8 iOS 11 in one click. As you copy iPhone 6 data to computer, the space limitations of iCloud backup is also free with iTunes.

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Step 1: Backup iPhone 6 data to computer with iTunes

Connect iPhone 6S/se/6/7 to computer via USB cable and turn off iCloud. Select your iPhone 6 in iTunes under Devices. Select "This computer" in the backup section and then click "Back Up Now". Wait to complete the iPhone 6 copy process and then update from iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 11 or transfer to iPhone X/8.

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Step 2: Transfer iPhone 6 backup to iPhone X/8

To restore iOS 11 updated iPhone 6S or transfer data to iPhone X/8/Plus, connect iDevice to computer, and click your device in iTunes under Devices. Click Summery tab and then Restore. Then the data backed up from iPhone 6/6s/se will be restored or transferred, including contacts, messages, photos etc.

1. iTunes will backup almost all data from iPhone 6/6s/se to computer, making the iPhone 6 transfer process pretty slow and frozen sometimes.
2. It will not backup any synced music, MP3s, CDs, videos, photos from your iTunes library, or any other media added through other means. To backup those data from iPhone 6S/SE for iOS 11 update or iPhone X/8 transfer, go to Method 1.
3. Some users have experiencing issues during iPhon 6 data backup or restore process, and some others may have trouble on how to backup iPhone 6 with the kinda complicated iTunes.

Backup iPhone 6/6S/SE to iPhone X/8 iOS 11 with Zero Errors

MacX MediaTrans can do it! Unlike the unstable iTunes 12, this iPhone backup tool will backup data from iPhone 6/6s/se, including music, photos, videos etc, and transfer data to iPhone 8/X iOS 11 within seconds in drag-drop. No half-crash, files sync not working issues!

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