“I have been using iPhone for many years. Currently I’m having an iPhone 6S 32GB. It does work very well but the storage space is the biggest limitation to me. I have to make a backup of my photos quite often or even delete some precious pictures and videos to free up space. The small screen also influences visual effect when I try to play movies on it. I’m thinking about buying the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. Is the iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro worth buying? Which model should I purchase? Or should I just get an iPhone X?”

Many iPhone users and those Android smartphone owners who plan to switch to iPhone would have questions like. Actually, this is quite common. Though we all know that iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro is without a doubt much better than its precedents, they will take more cash from us. The question becomes whether the extra features will be effective to the extra/high cost of the iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro. And, by upgrading to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro, how can we transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro?

Part 1: iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro review

Well, we would like to firstly make a brief review upon iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro to see if it’s worth buying or not. iPhone 11 has been considered as the best iPhone of 2019. As the natural successor to the ridiculously popular iPhone XR, iPhone sits below the pricier iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max in Apple’s 2019 phone line-up.

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iPhone 11 takes the previous phone, keeps the design virtually unchanged and alters the internals. There are now two cameras on the back, for example, and the same A13 chipset you’ll find in the Pro model. The 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD screen at 1080P resolution on iPhone 11 is the best out of any iPhone. In terms of battery life, the iPhone 11 is a really long-lasting phone that we found went slightly further than its predecessor on a single charge. The new rear cameras are also excellent. The iPhone 11 remains exactly the same wide-angle 12-megapixel optical image stabilized (OIS) main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and the same 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.4) for superb shooting experience.

If you’re updating an older iPhone then you’ll notice the vast array of improvements to the camera, battery life and overall design straight away. This is a great buy that will hopefully perform comfortably for a number of years.
As to the iPhone 11 Pro, it’s been considered as the best smartphone of 2019 that offers the best-ever image quality. Glitzier, flashier and far pricier than the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, along with its larger iPhone 11 Pro Max sibling, sits atop Apple’s 2019 phone line. For the extra cash, you get a Super Retina XDR display, a triple-camera array on the back and higher-end materials.

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The iPhone 11 Pro packs three distinct 12-megapixel cameras, which, for the first time in an Apple device, includes an ultra-wide-angle lens (13mm equivalent, f/2.4). You also get a standard lens (26mm, f/1.8) and a 2x telephoto lens (52mm, with an improved maximum aperture of f/2.0). The video recording, audio, and super-bright XDR display are all tremendous, and the iPhone 11 Pro is also an absolute performance beast, with the new A13 Bionic chipset helping put it up there with the fastest phones we have reviewed. This is also the first 5.8-inch iPhone that doesn’t feel hamstrung by a battery that needs constant attention to get it through a full day.
You could check the below comparison chart to learn the main features of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro (we only focus on their differences):

 

iPhone 11

iPhone 11 Pro

Screen display

6.1" Liquid Retina HD display

5.8" Super Retina XDR display

Main camera

Dual 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras with Night mode

Triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras with Night mode

Front camera

12MP TrueDepth camera

12MP TrueDepth camera

Available color

Purple, Yellow, Green, Black, White and Red

Midnight Green, Silver, Space Grey, and Gold

Capacity

64GB/128GB/256GB

64GB/258GB/512GB

HDR display

No

Yes

Milti-Touch display

6.1-inch (diagonal) all-screen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology

5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display

Screen resolution

1792-by-828-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi

Power and battery

Lasts up to 1 hour longer than iPhone XR

Lasts up to 4 hours longer than iPhone XS

Price

Starting at $699

Starting at $999

There are also other minor differences between these 2 models. You could get them from the Apple official website. Obviously, it would be highly recommended for you to buy iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro. Currently, at the same price level, there are few smartphones that could beat these 2 models, not to say the excellent performance Apple has always brought to us.

Part 2: How to transfer/backup data from old iPhone to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro via iCloud?

If you have switched to iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, what would you do to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro? We all know that iCloud is a data sync center for all iOS devices. Therefore, you could firstly enable iCloud backup on your old iPhone and then transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro via iCloud backup.

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It’s quite simple to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro via iCloud. Check the below steps:

  1. On your old iPhone, make sure you have installed the latest iOS version. Launch the Settings app and navigate to “Your Name > iCloud > iCloud Backup” option to enter the “Backup” interface. And then enable the “iCloud Backup” option. This will help you automatically back up your photo library, accounts, docoments, Home configuration and settings to iCloud. (Note: Make sure your iCloud has enough space.)
  2. After the backup is complete, check the Last Backup time (should show current time) to ensure that your backup was successful.
  3. Now turn off your old iPhone and on your new iPhone, follow the on-screen instructions to set up iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro.
  4. When “Set Up iPhone” notice prompts up, tap on “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
  5. Enter your Apple ID and password, and tap Next at the top right corner.
  6. It will prompt you to agree to the terms and conditions. Tap on Agree in the bottom right corner.
  7. You will now see a list of backups. Select the latest backup of your old device and tap Restore. Then you only need to wait for the restore to complete.
  8. When the restore process completes, your iPhone will restart. Then it will be ready for use.

Through iCloud, you could easily transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro without using your computer. However, you need to know that iCloud is only 5GB available for free use. And meanwhile, some data and files might not be backed up to iCloud like apps. Therefore, you need a more secure way to transfer data from old iPhone to new ones. iTunes is the official choice.

Part 3: How to transfer/backup data from old iPhone to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro via iTunes?

As the data management center, iTunes could help you back up all your iPhone data and files from your old iPhone, and then restore to your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro.

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It’s very simple and free, though it might be some kind of troublesome. You only need to follow the below steps:

  1. Make sure you’re running the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
  2. Plug your old iPhone into your Mac or Windows PC via the USB cable.
  3. Launch iTunes and then you will see your iPhone icon on the menu bar.
  4. Click on the iPhone icon in the menu bar and then enter the “Summary” interface.
  5. In the “Backups” box on the right frame, choose “This Computer” and then click the “Back Up Now” button. iTunes will then start to back up your entire old iPhone to computer.
  6. Unplug your old iPhone when the backup completes and get the SIM card off your old iPhone.
  7. Insert your SIM card to your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro and then connect it to your computer.
  8. Power on your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro and slide to set up on your iPhone.(If you have already activated your iPhone, skip to step 11.)
  9. Follow the directions to choose your language and set up your Wi-Fi network.
  10. Select Restore from iTunes backup.
  11. On iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, select “Restore backup” to choose the latest iPhone backup you have just made.
  12. iTunes would then start to restore your old iPhone backup to your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro.

This will take some time for you to complete the transfer.

Part 4: How to transfer/backup data from old iPhone to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro with Leawo iTransfer?

Both iTunes and iCloud could help you transfer or back up data from old iPhone to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro. But you can easily learn that they just back up and transfer entire iPhone to new ones. If you only want to back up a few videos from your video gallery to new iPhone, or you want to back up all data but notes, iTunes and iCloud won’t meet your needs. In such case, iTransfer will be a wonderful choice.
Leawo iTransfer is a professional 3rd-party iOS data transfer tool that could help you transfer data between iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod), iTunes and computer. It could back up 14 types of data and files from iPhone to computer, like music, videos, photos, notes, bookmarks, etc. You could also directly transfer data and files from computer to iOS devices without iTunes. You could transfer or back up all/certain data and files from old iPhone to new iPhone directly.
Download and install Leawo iTransfer and then follow the below steps to learn how to selectively transfer old iPhone data to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro.

iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer 

☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone X, iPhone XR, etc.
☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.

Step 1: Connect iPhone to computer
Connect both your old iPhone and iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro to computer. And then launch Leawo iTransfer.

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Step 2: Choose data to transfer
After that, open the old iPhone and then choose the data and files from corresponding category, right click and then choose “Transfer to > (iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro) name”.

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Step 3: Start to transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro
On the newly pop-up window, in the “Transfer to list”, choose your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro as target. And then click the “Transfer Now” button. The transfer would start instantly.

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After the transfer completes, you only need to disconnect your iPhone from the computer and then you will get desired iPhone data from old iPhone to iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro.