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How to clone an iPhone-3 easy methods

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2023-10-28

Picture this

  • You’ve just got your hands on a shiny new iPhone model but then a question keeps badgering in your head, “how to clone an iPhone?” Because, let’s face it, we don’t want to lose any of our precious data. Like come on! Our old phones have all the good stuff! But no, this isn’t the end, there’s more to phone cloning. As a caring parent, you always want to keep your children safe but at the same time, you don’t want them to know that you’re keeping tabs on them. So, what can you do that makes this situation a win-win?

In this article, we will dive into all the tools and tricks through which you cannot only clone your own phone but also someone else’s while keeping everything hush-hush.

Part 1. How to clone your iPhone

For our beloved iPhone users, we have two jam-packed methods – Using official transfer or using third-party data transfer tools – up our sleeves that can help them transfer data from one iPhone to another.

Method 1: Using Official Transfer

Straight from the playbook of the iPhone – the official route! There are three official ways – Quick Start, iCloud, and iTunes – through which you can perform phone cloning. We’ll guide you through each step to make the transition easy-peasy.

1. Quick Start

Here is the digital fairy godmother for iPhones! With a quick flick of your wand (particularly some taps), your new iPhone can be quickly set up through your old charming one. This feature enables smooth data transfer from one phone to another.

How to use Quick-Start for phone cloning

Step 1: Back up your old iPhone and turn your new iPhone on

To back up your old iPhone, tap “Settings” > “iCloud” > “Backup” > “Backup Now”, and then turn your new iPhone on and place it next to your old iPhone.

Step 2: Set your new iPhone up

Once you back up the data on your old iPhone, you will see a tip, “Set up a new device using your Apple ID” where you need to click on “Continue”. When the animation appears on your new iPhone, point the camera of your old iPhone at it, and then wait for the message: “Finish on New iPhone”.

Step 3: Enter the Passcode

Now, you need to enter the Apple ID password from your old device on your new iPhone. To set up Touch ID or Face ID, follow the instructions that appear on your new iPhone.

Step 4: Transfer Data

Tap “Transfer from iPhone” to start transferring all data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone.

    Pros

    pros

    Transfer settings and data efficiently.

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    Streamlines the process of setup for a new iPhone

    Cons

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    The iOS versions of both iPhones need to be compatible.

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    During the setup, both iPhones should be accessed.

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    Both devices need to have sufficient battery life as this process is battery-intensive.

 

2. iCloud

To sync, store, and clone data across all the devices of Apple or from one iPhone to another, you can also use iCloud, which is the cloud-based wonderland of Apple.

How to use iCloud for phone cloning

Step 1: Backup your old iPhone

Go to “Settings” > “iCloud” > “iCloud Backup” > “Backup Now”.

Step 2: Setup your new iPhone

Turn your new iPhone on and finish the initial steps till you reach the screen of “Apps & Data”.

Step 3: Restore from iCloud Backup

Once you reach the mentioned screen, tap on “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

Step 4: Sign in and select Backup

Using your Apple ID and password, sign in on your new iPhone and then select the most recent backup for phone cloning.

    Pros

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    The transfer of data using this method is convenient.

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    The risk of data loss is reduced because the cloud safely secures the data.

    Cons

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    Free iCloud storage is limited. So, if you’re looking for larger backups, you may need to purchase additional storage.

 

3. iTunes

Apple has developed a multimedia software application known as iTunes, which is not just about music. It can also serve as an official method to phone clone, making it a masterpiece in the art of phone cloning!

How to use iTunes for phone cloning?

Step 1: Update iTunes

The latest version of iTunes should be installed on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your old iPhone

Using a USB cable, connect your old iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 3: Backup your old iPhone

By tapping on the device icon on iTunes, the “Summary” tab will appear, where you need to click “Backup Now” to back up your old iPhone completely.

Step 4: Disconnect the old iPhone and connect your new iPhone

Once the backup completes, connect your new iPhone after disconnecting the old one.

Step 5: Restore from Backup

Once you connect the new iPhone, go into the same tab and click on “Restore Backup” to restore the latest backup.

    Pros

    pros

    Provides a comprehensive restore and backup solution.

    Cons

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    Requires a computer where iTunes is already installed.

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    Time-consuming process.

    pros

    Limit the data transfer to the computer where iTunes is already installed.

Method 2: Using third-party data transfer tools

This method can be useful to you if the first one doesn’t work out. This method involves two tools – FoneTool and EaseUS MobiMover – to phone clone.

1. FoneTool

FoneTool is a recently developed software which helps in transferring photos, videos, and music between two iPhones.

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How to use FoneTool for phone cloning

Step1: Download and install the app on both devices

Once you download and install the app on your old iPhone, connect it will the computer using a USB cable.

Step 2: Start the FoneTool app on your computer

Start the app on the computer, click on “Phone Transfer”, and then move the mouse on “iPhone to PC” and begin transferring your data to the computer.

Step 3: Disconnect your old iPhone and connect the new one

Once you connect your new iPhone, go to “Phone Transfer” and click on “Start Transfer” on “PC to iPhone”.

Step 4: Start transferring

To add photos, videos, and other data, click on the blue folder on the computer.

    Pros

    pros

    Provides efficient means to transfer data.

    Cons

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    Can transfer only 30 files per day.

 

2. EaseUS MobiMover

Particularly designed for iOS devices, EaseUS MobiMover helps in transferring and managing the data, allowing the users to transfer various data types.

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How to use EaseUS MobiMover for phone cloning

Step 1: Download and install the software

Before connecting your devices, the EaseUS MobiMover software should be downloaded and installed on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your iOS device

Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone to the computer and make sure that the software recognizes the iOS device.

Step 3: Choose Transfer Mode

Launch the software on your computer and choose the transfer mode you need.

Step 4: Start transferring

Once you select the data you need to transfer, click on “Transfer” to initiate the process.

    Pros

    pros

    Easy-to-follow steps and user-friendly interface.

    pros

    A wide range of data types are supported and cloned by this software.

    Cons

    pros

    Some advanced features require a paid version of the software.

Part 2. How to clone someone's iPhone

In the previous section, we talked about how to clone an iPhone that belongs to you. However, in this section, we will shed light on how you can clone someone’s phone using spy apps. Using spy apps is the best method known to monitor activities and clone someone else’s phone. Get your detective caps on because it is about to get so real! Let’s see what the top spy apps have in store for us.

1. Msafely

First up is the stealthy hero who’s here to help you as your knight in shining armor – Msafely. It is monitoring software that helps you to clone someone else’s phone without a trace! It is highly compatible with iOS and Android devices and can clone 30+ data types, making it a digital ninja.

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How to set up Msafely

Step 1: Register for a free account

Visit the website msafely.com and click on “Sign up for Free”. You can create a free account using a legitimate email.

Step 2: Bind the device

Once you’ve made your free account, bind the device you want to spy on.

Step 3: Start cloning

Once you bind the device, log in to your dashboard and start cloning in real-time. Here’s how your dashboard will look like.

    Pros

    pros

    Provides insights to parents regarding the online activities of their children.

    pros

    User-friendly interface and easy to use.

    pros

    No need to install any app on the target phone.

    pros

    Helps in monitoring online activities without being detectable.

    pros

    Multiple Data Types for Cloning: Text messages, call logs, contacts, photos, videos, GPS locations, Wi-Fi, emails, social media like WhatsApp, and nearly 30 other data types.

    pros

    Real-Time Remote Cloning: Data can be cloned in real-time regardless of the distance between them.

    Cons

    pros

    Monitoring software may not offer direct control of the behavior of the users.

2. SpyX

Want to do some sneaky phone cloning? SpyX has got your back. SpyX is a monitoring software that helps you to clone someone’s phone without them detecting it. This software can various data types and helps in remote cloning.

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How to set up SpyX

Step 1: Create a free account

Using a valid email, sign up for a free account on SpyX.

Step 2: Connect the target device

Following the rules provided by SpyX set up and connect the target device.

Step 3: Start cloning

Once the target device gets connected, you can start your undetectable phone cloning.

    Pros

    pros

    Helps in monitoring online activities without being detectable.

    pros

    Helps in cloning a wide range of data including photos, videos, call logs, location, phone calls, and much more.

    pros

    Highly compatible with iOS and Android devices.

    Cons

    pros

    Some features may require a paid subscription.

3. Webwatcher

Last but not least, another fantastic digital ninja – Webwatcher. Webwatcher is a monitoring software that helps you to track device usage, text messages, and more, leaving no digital secret unturned.

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How to set up Webwatcher

Step 1: Create a free account

Using a valid email, create a free account on the website.

Step 2: Install Webwatcher on target device

Access the target device to install the Webwatcher app and follow the rest of the instructions to run the app efficiently.

Step 3: Start cloning

Once you verify the app on the target device, log in to the dashboard and start cloning.

    Pros

    pros

    The entire process is quite easy to understand.

    pros

    Helps in cloning a wide range of data types.

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    Data can be updated in real-time through Wi-Fi.

    Cons

    pros

    Requires access to the target device for installation.

    pros

    You have to check the cloned data on the computer, you can't monitor on your phone.

Part 3. Conclusion

Getting a new phone is exciting but transferring data from your old iPhone to the new one can be troublesome. But fear not, with the help of official transfer methods and third-party data transfer tools, you can safely clone data from one phone to another, making the entire process a breeze. Apart from phone cloning for data transfer, worried parents can also clone their children’s phones to monitor their online activity. In that case, you can get help from Msafely, SpyX, and Webwatcher according to your needs. So, it’s about time that you embrace the world of phone cloning, and let technology work its charm.

FAQs

1. Can I clone data from an iPhone to an Android?

Yes, you can clone data from an iPhone to an Android using Msafely. You can create a free account on the website, and bind the devices together to phone clone.

2. Can I clone data from an Android to an iPhone?

Yes, you can clone data from an Android to an iPhone using Msafely in the same way as phone cloning from an iPhone to an Android.

3. How can I clone someone's phone without them knowing?

Msafely is a monitoring software that helps you clone someone’s phone without them knowing. By creating a free account and binding the device, you can remotely clone someone’s phone.

4. Can I clone data free?

Yes, you can clone data from one iPhone to the other for free by using three official ways – Quick Start, iCloud, and iTunes.

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