When you use the free way coming with apple products to transfer data from one iPhone to another one, transferring data to new iPhone stuck occurs when the network isn't strong or the storage space in new iPhone isn't big enough. Follow all tips below to fix iPhone migration not working issue.
Apple provides more freeways for apple products to migrate data from iPhone to iPhone for free, like the Move to iOS app make is easier to transfer data from android to iPhone; The Quick Start make it quicker when you want to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone/iPad by putting two iDevice together.
iPhone stuck on transferring data process for about an hour, be patient and wait. Or you can cancel the data transfer process and try again later. Tap on the back icon from the left top corner to cancel the data transfer process. When transferring data to iPhone stuck and frozen, there are other ways to fix it effectively.
- Part 1: Why iPhone Transfer Not Working
- Part 2: How to Fix iPhone to iPhone Transfer Stuck Effectively
- Part 3: What to Do When Quick Start iPhone Not Working
Part 1: Why iPhone Transfer Not Working
Firstly, the iPhone transfer in this article is using the free way to transfer data from iPhone to new iPhone using Move to iOS or Quick Start, restoring from iTunes or iCloud but not working is another issue we should talk about later.
Why transfer directly from iPhone not working?
The Distance of Two iDevice
When you transfer to new iPhone using the Move to iOS or the Quick Start feature, you should put two iDevice together without any gap. If two iDevice are far away from each other, the old iPhone can't detect the new iPhone, rather than transferring data from iPhone to iPhone.
Bluetooth Enabled on Old iPhone
When you use the Quick Start feature to migrate from iPhone to new iPhone, don't forget to enable the Bluetooth feather on old iPhone before transferring data to new iPhone.
A strong and stable network connection is necessary for the successful iPhone data transfer to new iPhone. Link to the available and stable network to make it quicker to transfer from iPhone to iPhone.
Available Storage Space
The new iPhone should have enough storage space to save all data from old iPhone. All data from old iPhone will be saved to new iPhone internal storage, if the new iPhone storage is too low to save all data from old iPhone, the iPhone data transfer not working and frozen.
Plug two iDevice to the charger if the battery is nearly used up. The whole process takes a few or even dozen of minutes, the iPhone data transfer stuck and stopped without transferring data to new iPhone with success if the battery is too low to finish the transfer process.
When you're using the Quick Start feather to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone, check the iOS version on the old iPhone, the Quick Start works on the iDevice using iOS 11 or later. The Quick Start feather is unavailable when the iOS version is iOS 11 earlier.
That's all factors that can make the process to transfer directly from iPhone not working, so you should check all factors before preparing to import from iPhone to new iPhone.
Part 2: How to Fix iPhone to iPhone Transfer Stuck Effectively
The old iPhone is running iOS 11 later, the Bluetooth and the network are available, but when you put two iDevice together, it's unable to complete data transfer between the old iPhone and the new iPhone. Choose another way to transfer from iPhone to new iPhone.
When iPhone transfer taking forever, tap on the back icon from the left top corner to cancel the data transfer and check all factors in the first part and try again later. When all is ready, try again to transfer to new iPhone using Move to iOS or the Quick Start feather.
Way 1: Reboot or Force Restart iPhone
iPhone stuck on preparing to transfer and you can't cancel the data transfer because iPhone screen frozen and won't work anymore. Reboot both iDevice and restart after one minute. Transfer data from iPhone to new iPhone using the Quick Start or move iOS one more time.
The slip to the right side to turn off iPhone screen doesn't appear, you can't turn it off normally, force restart iPhone using the buttons of iPhone:
Tap and release volume up button
Tap and release volume down button
Hold the power button and release it until the apple logo appears
When iPhone restart, try the free tools of apple to transfer to new iPhone one more time, or you can use EelPhone Mobile Transfer to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone directly by connecting two iDevice to PC at the same time.
Way 2: OSFixit to Fix Transferring Data to New iPhone Stuck
iPhone to iPhone transfer stuck, you can't turn it off either force restart iPhone. The easiest way to fix iPhone to iPhone transfer stuck issue with clicks.
Step 1: Download EelPhone OSFixit to PC, use the standard mode from the main interface to fix iPhone to iPhone transfer stuck problem without losing data.
Step 2: Plug the transfer stuck iPhone to PC. If both iDevice are transferring data stuck, plug two iDevice to PC one by one.
Step 3: Check the model version of connected iPhone, the tool will download the corresponding iPSW data package to repair iOS system issue.
Step 4: It's almost automatic to download and unpack iPSW data package, just connecting to PC during the whole process.
Step 5: Tap on the Repair Now button to fix iPhone to iPhone transfer not working issue with the last click.
It's the easiest way to fix the finish on new iPhone stuck issue without any data loss. EelPhone OSFixit is one tool to fix iOS system problems, the standard mode is the best choice because the data keeping in iPhone after the process.
Part 3: What to Do When Quick Start iPhone Not Working
The Quick Start not working on iPhone, Move to iOS taking forever and won't finish after several attempts, why not choose another way to fix iPhone migration not working issue? Use EelPhone Mobile Transfer to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone directly and selectively rather than the freeways that come with Apple.
Compared with the free ways to transfer data to new iPhone, EelPhone Mobile Transfer sttracts more users due to the easy operation and unlimited conditions to migrate data from iPhone to new iPhone by connecting two iPhone to PC at the same time to select the exact data type you want to move to new iPhone with one click.
Step 1: Download EelPhone Mobile Transfer to PC, launch the data transfer too after installation. From the main interface, tap on the Phone Transfer feather to migrate data to new iPhone.
Step 2: Connect two iPhone to PC at the same time, the source iPhone on the left side and then destine iPhone on the right side.
Step 3: Select the transfer data type, all moveable data types are listed in the middle of the tool, select all or part of data from source iPhone to destine iPhone.
Step 4: Tap on the Start Transfer button on the right bottom corner to migrate selected data from iPhone to iPhone.
Keep connection before the successful data transferring process. The whole process takes a few minutes and only clicks. It's one good way to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone apart from the freeways offered by apple.