How to Backup & Transfer Data to iPhone 7 from iPhone SE/6S/6

By Abby Poole to iPhone Management | Last Updated on Dec 14, 2018

This article shares ways for iPhone 7 data transfer. Now you can choose to sync iPhone 6/6S/SE to iPhone 7 on iOS 10 with a fast iPhone 7 backup app, or transfer data to iPhone 7 via iTunes/iCloud as per the simple guide below.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is going strong these days. I bet you have bought the stunning and cool space black model. Before you experience the improved performance on iPhone 7, you will need an iPhone 7 transfer to move contents from old iPhone 6/6S/SE to iPhone 7, including music, videos, photos, contacts and more.

The most common ways people used to backup, sync and restore to iPhone 7 are iTunes and iCloud. Sometimes, the two ways may be a little bit time consuming. In fact, they are not the only ways you can go. An extra method provides a faster and much efficient iPhone 7 file transfer & restore solution. Check the three ways to backup & restore iPhone 7 on iOS 11/10 one by one.

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Way 1: Backup & Restore iPhone Data with iPhone 7 Data Transfer App

This is probably the easiest and fastest way to backup & transfer data to iPhone 7: MacX MediaTrans. This is a professional transfer software designed to iOS 11/10/OS 9 powered iPhone X/8/7/SE/6S/6 etc. It works seamlessly on Mac (macOS High Sierra) to move all the videos, clips, photos, songs, music, playlists and other files from old iPhone iOS 9/10 to iPhone 7/7 Plus updating to iOS 11 by simply drag and drop. It keeps the No.1 fast speed to backup data and restore iPhone 7 without any data loss.

Guide: How to Transfer & Backup Old iPhone to New One

First of all, free download MacX MediaTrans on your computer. It supports the latest macOS Sierra and Windows 10. Get the Mac version or Windows version based on your computer.

Step 1: Backup Data of iPhone 6S/SE/6 First

1. For iPhone 7 data transfer from old iPhones, the superior thing is to make a digital backup of iPhone 6/Plus or older iPhone datas first. connect your old iPhone with computer via a USB cable, launch the software.

2. There are four modes for you: Photo Transfer, Music Manager, Video, Flash Drive. You can backup music, playlists, images, Live photos, pictures, videos, movies etc from old iPhone to computer for later iPhone 7 restore.

3. Select the file you'd like to transfer to iPhone 7/Plus and click Export on the interface. Then the selected files will be synced to Mac/PC.

iPhone 7 backup & transfer software

Step 2: Restore and Transfer Data to iPhone 7

1. Disconnect the old iPhone and connect iPhone 7 to computer.

2. Then, click Add Music/Add Video button to restore data to iPhone 7 from the backup on computer.

3. Click Sync to import music and videos to iPhone 7. This is extremely useful to transfer incompatible videos to iPhone 7 with its build-in converter.

Restore iPhone 7 data

1. This above method is also applicable to backup iPhone 7 - iOS 10/11 if your new device is too full of music, videos, photos to save new imports.
2. With up to 256GB storage, iPhone 7 is an ideal media device to watch 4K movies, enjoy music etc. In this case, MacX MediaTrans offers the perfect iPhone 7 data solution to allow you to download movies to iPhone 7/Plus by simply drag and drop.
3. MacX MediaTrans will sync large-size videos, music, photos library with fastest speed.

Way 2: iOS 10 iPhone 7 File Backup and Restore Using iTunes

How to backup iPhone 6 and transfer to iPhone 7/Plus? iTunes is the most common way to go. The process may be time-consuming, but it will transfer all the contacts, messages, email accounts, photos, notes, and other personal settings from iPhone 6S/Plus to new iPhone 7/Plus. Below is how to do this:

Step 1: Backup iPhone 6S/6/SE/5s to iTunes

1. Connect old iPhone to Mac or PC and launch iTunes. Make sure you're running the latest iTunes.

2. Open iPhone > Back Up Now. Then iTunes will start to backup the data from iOS 9 iPhone 6S/Plus/SE/6/5S etc now.

Backup iPhone 7/Plus with iTunes

Step 2: Restore Data to iPhone 7 from iTunes Backup

1. Connect iPhone 7 to Mac or PC. Slide to set up on iPhone 7. Then select Restore from iTunes Backup.

2. On iTunes on Mac/PC, select Restore from this backup. Then data backed up from iOS 9 iPhone 6s will be restored to iPhone 7/Plus iOS 10.

Restore iPhone 7/Plus with iTunes backup

The whole process depends on how much data you want to transfer to iPhone 7, including music, videos, pictures, apps etc. Some users are complaining that it takes quite a long time to complete as they have too much data. To speed up the whole iPhone 7 data syncing of bothway, you may transfer the large-size files like Live photos, 4K videos, music library first.

Way 3: Old iPhone Data Backup and Transfer to the New Ones Using iCloud

Besides iTunes, Apple offers another way to backup iPhone 7 iOS 10: iCloud. iCloud provides an easy solution to backup and restore iPhone 7 over WiFi connection. But iCloud doesn't backup everything on old iPhone. It will transfer photos, videos, apps, settings etc, but not include contents not purchased from iTunes, or synced from computer.

Step 1: Backup iPhone 6S/6/SE/5s to iCloud

1. Connect iOS 9 based iPhone to computer. Make sure your old iPhone is connected to WiFi.

2. Click Settings > iCloud > Backup > click Back Up Now. Then music, videos, photos, contacts etc on iPhone 6S/6/se will be backed up for iPhone 7 file transfer.

Backup iPhone 7 with iCloud

Step 2: Transfer and Restore Data to iPhone 7 from iCloud Backup

1. Connect iPhone 7 to computer and Slide to set up. Connect iPhone 7 to WiFi network.

2. Select Restore from iCloud backup. Then iCloud will restore and transfer data to iPhone 7/Plus, including contacts, photos, images, files etc backed up in iCloud.

Transfer iCloud backup to iPhone 7/Plus

Bottom line: Well, the three above ways can serves well for old iPhone 6s/se/6 on iOS 9 to iPhone 7 transfer. However, there are some differences between each iPhone 7 file transfer method. Here we list the main differences among them and you can select one or two applicable.

MacX MediaTrans: super easy and extremely fast to import and export data to iPhone 7/Plus without WiFi or network. An ideal choice to freely backup or sync iPhone 7 music, photos, videos etc that come in large size. But it does not perform full iPhone 7 backup, contacts, apps, voicemail etc won't be transferred from old phones to iPhone 7.

iTunes: almost transfer all data from iPhone 6s/6/se to iPhone 7/Plus without WiFi or network. Contents synced from iTunes will not be transferred, like imported MP3s or CDs, videos, books, and photos.

iCloud: almost backup iPhone 6s/se/6 all data and restore to iPhone 7/Plus via WiFi. Up to 1TB of storage is offered with first 5GB for free. Similar to iTunes, content not purchased directly from iTunes, App, or iBooks Stores, like imported MP3s, videos, or CDs are not available.

It seems to be a good idea to move the large files with MacX MediaTrans and then restore and transfer iPhone 7 with iTunes or iCloud to speed up the process.

How to Make iPhone 6/6s/SE Files to iPhone 7 Transfer Simple

Try on the well-received MacX MediaTrans, which lets you manage iPhone 6/6s/SE old iPhone files on iPhone 7 running iOS 11 one click away: backup video from iPhone to iPhone 7, transfer music to iPhone 7 and copy photos to iPhone 7, etc.

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