Each year, every time Apple introduces a new version of their iconic iPhone, many enthusiasts are yearning to change to a new iPhone. One of the recent models is iPhone SE. It is not exactly as innovative as the newer iPhones, but it is a lot cheaper, making it popular. If you are one of the many who bought this iPhone, one of your primary concerns is most probably transferring files to your new device. This does not need to be a difficult task. Keep on reading and we will let you know how you can easily transfer files from old iPhone 5/5S to iPhone 7 or iPhone 6S Plus.

Good news is that all types of iPhone run under iOS, and you don’t have to bother too much about the difficulties you may come across when transferring data between two mobile phones which run on the same platforms. So there are varies ways for you to transfer your personal data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 Plus/SE, here I will introduce three ways for you:

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Part 1: Transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 Plus/7/8/X with iTunes

iTunes enables you to transfer your iOS device data between your iDevices conveniently and stable. So if you need to transfer the data from iPhone 5/5S to iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6/6 Plus/SE, iTunes can be your first choice. And the steps are really easy at the same time.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer, and then connect your original iPhone 5/5C/5S to the computer.

Step 2: In the Summary tab of your iPhone 5/5C/5S, click “Back Up Now” button to back up your iPhone data.

Backup old iPhone
Step 3: Now disconnect the connection, and then connect your iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE.

Step 4: Just as the step 2, go to the Summary tab, and then click “Restore Backup…” button. Then choose the backup file of your iPhone 5/5C/5S, and restore it to your new iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone SE/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus.
restore iPhone 6 from iTunes Backup

Note: iTunes could Not transfer contacts, non-purchased music & those videos/photos Not in your camera roll for you.

Part 2: Transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone X/8/7 Plus/6 Plus/SE with iCloud

Of course, if you don’t have a computer, you can also transfer your iPhone 5/5S data to iPhone 6/6 Plus with your iCloud. iCloud enables you to back up your iPhone data to its remote service and then restore to your new iPhone. Just do as follows:

Step 1: In “Settings” of your iPhone 5/5C/5S, go to “iCloud”, and then go to “Storage & Backup”.
Step 2: Turn on iCloud Backup. Then sign up your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password. And then click “Back Up Now” to back up your iPhone 5/5C/5S.

backup old iphone to iCloud
Step 3: After the backup is completed, just open your iPhone 6/6Plus/SE. You will go into the setup of your iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone SE by default. Just choose “Restore from iCloud Backup” in “Set up your iPhone”. Sign up your iCloud again and choose one backup to restore it to your new iPhone 6/6 Plus.

restore iPhone 6 Plus from iCloud backup

Note: Same as iTunes, iCloud could Not transfer contacts, non-purchased music & those photo library data for you. And it will take you too much time.

Part 3: Transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone X/8/7+/6+/SE with dr.fone – Phone Transfer

Here is another method to transfer your iPhone data from the old device to the new iPhone SE/6+, which can be the simplest choice for you.

Download dr.fone – Phone Transfer

Step 1: Have dr.fone – Phone Transfer installed on your PC and launch it.


Step 2: Click the “Phone Transfer” feature, then connect both iPhones.

iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 Data Transfer
Step 3: Tick the files you would like to transfer by clicking the “Start Transfer” button.

copy data from old iPhone to New iPhone 6
That’s it. It’s a really simple way, right? And please note that dr.fone – Phone Switch is able to transfer all media files, contacts, messages, calendar and call logs from your old iPhone to new iPhone SE in one click. Try it right now.

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Part 4: Transfer data from iPhone 5 to iPhone X/8/7/6S/SE by dr.fone – iOS Data Backup Restore

The first thing that you have to do is to download dr.fone – iOS Data Backup Restore. This software will make it easy for you to transfer files from iPhone to iPhone SE as well as fix the WhatsApp backup and restore. Once you have it downloaded, follow the easy steps that will be mentioned below.

Download dr.fone – Backup&Restore (iOS)

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer through the USB port. Launch the program. Click “Phone Backup” Once the program is opened, it will automatically detect your phone after having it connected.


Step 2: After connecting your iPhone, Dr.Fone will automatically read the data that you have on your phone. From the window, select the specific types of files that you want to be backed up. You can choose Messages and Attachments, Contacts, Photos, and App Videos, among others.

Step 3: Once you have selected the appropriate files, click on “Backup.” The app will now start backing up the files. This may take a few minutes, depending on the size of the files that will be backed up or storage of your phone.

Step 4: Once the backup has been completed, to transfer files from iPhone to iPhone SE, plug the new phone. Click on export and by this time, the files that you have earlier backed up can already be viewed on your iPhone. Make sure to keep the iPhone connected as the transfer takes place. Wait for the notification from the screen informing you that the process has been completed.

To be able to transfer files from iPhone to iPhone X/8/7, things should not be complicated. All that you need is to install Dr.Fone on your computer. It is user-friendly, so there should be no difficulty in having it used. Just follow the simple steps mentioned above. With a few minutes to spare, the files from your old iPhone can be viewable even on your own iPhone X/8/7/SE.

That’s it. With dr.fone, innovative software for iOS, you will be able to transfer all files from iPhone to iPhone SE except music without any hassle.

Try dr.fone – Backup&Restore (iOS)