4 Efficient Ways | How to clone an iPhone

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Part 1. What is phone cloning

It is worth talking about what "phone cloning" is. Phone cloning refers to copying the complete data of one device to another device and using it in the other device. Through phone cloning, users can copy all content on the target phone, including contacts, text messages, videos, photos, notes, social application data, and more. This process can be used to clone your own phone and can also be used to clone someone else's phone.

 

Typically, cloning occurs between devices of the same type. For mobile phones of the same brand, mobile phone manufacturers will have special methods to clone mobile phones. For example, for iOS devices, users can use Quick Start, iCloud and iTunes to clone their iPhones.

 

For different devices, whether it is your own or someone else's, the official method will not work at this time. For this, users need to use third-party software to clone between different devices.

 

Part 2. Tips to clone iPhone successfully

After understanding what mobile phone cloning is, now we need to know what preparations need to be made before cloning.

 

1. Back up iPhone data in advance

Before doing iPhone cloning, you'd better back up your iPhone data first. To prevent accidental data loss during the cloning process. You can back up your iPhone using its built-in backup and restore feature.

 

2. Choose the most cloning plan

There are several ways to clone an iPhone. However, not all cloning methods function equally. If you are looking for the most comprehensive cloning method, we recommend using SpyX software. SpyX can view data from 30+ apps, and it's compatible with all iOS and Android devices.

 

3. Follow the steps carefully

Please follow the steps of the cloning method carefully when you are ready to clone your iPhone. If you accidentally miss a step, the cloning may not complete. Therefore, we recommend using SpyX cloning software. Its operation is very simple and you can use it to clone your iPhone easily.

 

Part 3. How to clone your iPhone

For our beloved iPhone users, we provide three official free cloning methods--You can use Quick Start, iCloud or iTunes to clone between iPhones easily.

 

Method 1: Using Quick Start to clone quickly

 

If you have a new iPhone, Quick Start is the easiest way to clone an old iPhone. After getting your new iPhone, you can quickly start your iPhone cloning by following the process below.

 

 

  • Back up your current iPhone first: tap "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Backup" > "Backup Now", then open your new iPhone and place it next to your old iPhone.
  • After the old iPhone backup is completed, the message "Set up a new device with your Apple ID" will pop up, please click "Continue".
  • An animation will appear on the new iPhone and you need to point the camera of your old iPhone towards the animation and wait for the pop-up message: "Done on new iPhone".
  • At this point, you need to enter the passcode of the old iPhone on the new iPhone. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up FaceID or Touch ID.
  • transfer data
  • Wait for cloning to complete

 

When using Quick Start to clone, you need to ensure that both iPhones have enough battery power and the versions of the two phones are compatible with each other.

 

Note: If your old iPhone is running the iOS 15 beta, you'll need to download the beta to your new device or click the box to exit the beta program. If you insist on using the beta version, your transfer will be paused while your new iPhone downloads the latest beta version and restarts.

 

Method 2: via iCloud

 

Using iCloud to clone is a convenient method for iPhone. Here are the general steps for cloning an iPhone using iCloud:

 

 

  • Manually back up the current device.
  • Go to “Settings” > “iCloud” > “iCloud Backup” > “Backup Now”.
  • Sign in the Apple ID of the old device on the new device
  • Select the type of data in iCloud backup you want to clone
  • Wait for the cloning to complete

 

Cloning time depends on the size of the backup data and network speed. Make sure to keep the device connected to the Wi-Fi network and that the iPhone remains charged during the entire process.

 

Note: iPhone cloning using iCloud requires sufficient iCloud storage space. If your iPhone backup data exceeds the 5GB storage space provided for free, then you may need to purchase additional iCloud storage. This process only involves cloning between Apple devices.

 

Method 3: Using iTunes to clone with the help of the computer

 

The process of using iTunes to clone an iPhone is also very simple, but the premise is that you must have a computer with you. Here's a step-by-step guide:

 

Image via Apple Support

 

  • Connect iPhone to computer
  • Launch iTunes: If you don't have iTunes installed, you can download it from the Apple website.
  • Backup your old iPhone tap the icon of iTunes, you will see the “Summary” tab, where you need to click “Backup Now” in order to back up your old iPhone.
  • Once the backup completes, disconnect the old iPhone and connect your new iPhone
  • Restore Backup
  • Wait for cloning to complete

 

Note: When using iTunes to clone iPhone, some content can not be cloned, such as content from iTunes and App Store, or PDFs downloaded directly to iBooks. These data require iPhone users to re-download from the source. What's more, this method only involves cloning between Apple devices.

 

Part 4. How to clone someone's iPhone

In the previous part, we shared three methods on how to clone your own iPhone. Next, we recommend you the best options for cloning someone else’s iPhone. You can clone the iPhone data of your family, children, and partners to learn about the real-time updates of your loved ones.

 

Method 4: Using spyware to clone remotely--SpyX

 

Users can clone between different devices with the help of SpyX. SpyX is compatible with all iPhones&Androids. There is also no need to install an App on the target device to use SpyX. The whole operation process is very simple. And SpyX can back up far more data than you might think. If you're looking for a reliable software backup for someone's phone, then you can't miss SpyX. With SpyX, you can even remotely clone someone's Android device.

 

 

What data SpyX is able to clone

 

1.  Clone more than 30 types of data  

SpyX can clone more than 30 types of data including text messages, photos, videos, installed apps, social media chats, calls, contacts, GPS locations, etc. SpyX can satisfy you with all the functions you need.

 

2. Transfer all SMS files data

You can use SpyX to clone someone’s iPhone and then copy all SMS files on the target iPhone.

 

3. Copy all calls and text messages

With SpyX, you can find out exactly who your partner has been talking to recently and what they've been talking about. You can also view your partner’s deleted messages on iPhone. Because SpyX can clone all iPhone calls and text messages. You don't have to worry about missing important information.

 

4. View browsing history

Using SpyX to clone the browsing history of the target iPhone, you can know what your children are searching for on the browser and check if they have browsed some unhealthy websites. This way you can intervene promptly if your child views some unhealthy content on the browser.

 

5. Clone social apps

Use SpyX to solve the problem of how to clone someone's iPhone. With SpyX, you can view popular social apps installed on someone's iPhone, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. You can see all text messages, photos, videos, files, etc. that someone has shared on social apps.

 

point_right Learn about whatsapp cloning, please click: How to clone WhatsApp

 

Pros of SpyX

 

SpyX is an excellent cloning software with user-friendly operation and powerful functions. No download is required. You can view and export all data of the target phone on the SpyX dashboard.

 

Clone your own&others' iPhones

Support for both Android and iOS devices

SpyX doesn’t need root or jailbreak the phone

Can be operated remotely

Easy data synchronization

Runs in private mode, the data security guarantee

 

How do I clone a Phone to another Phone?

 

Step 1. Enter SpyX to create a free account. Also, enter a valid email account you have.

Step 2. Choose device (iOS/Android) that you want to clone.

Step 3. Start viewing and transferring the data.

Simply navigate to the online dashboard by entering your SpyX account details. Then, you can view and export someone's data remotely!

 

 

Part 5. How to choose the one that suits you best among the 4 methods

 

Comparison of the above 4 methods

 

 Compatible devicesRestrictions on cloneInstall the appFull clone
SpyXAll iOS&AndroidNoNoYes
Quick StartiOSThe two iPhone system versions need to be compatibleNoYes
iCloudiOSJust 5GB storage space provided for freeNoYes
iTunesiOSNeed a computer to connect iPhoneYessome content can not be cloned

 

If you have any of the following situations, then SpyX will be the perfect cloning solution for you.

 

  • You want to clone between different devices, such as cloning Android data to iPhone or iPhone to Android
  • You are eager to view someone's iPhone data and save it, but don't want someone to know
  • You tend to clone your iPhone without the help of any other device
  • Whether it's on a new phone or an old phone, you don't want to install the app
  • You're looking for a way to clone all kinds of data from the iPhone at once

 

FAQ

How can I know if my mobile phone is being cloned?

You can pay attention to the following factors to tell whether your mobile phone is being cloned.

● When you chat or talk with other people on the phone, you can always hear noises from the phone.

● You notice that your mobile phone traffic increases fast.

● You notice some unfamiliar information on other people’s information.

 

How to protect yourself from being monitored by others?

1. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use.

2. Check your phone for suspicious apps.

3. Turn on Airplane Mode sometimes

4. Keep a tab on your phone

5. Consult your service provider.

 

Are iPhone clones illegal?

In fact, mostly cloning a phone without permission is illegal. However, if you are the owner of the iPhone and you clone your own iPhone's data, it is perfectly legal. Or if you’re the parent of underage children, you have total right to clone your children’s phone. And employers can clone the workers’ phones provided by the company to make sure the data safety.

 

How to clone an iPhone without someone knowing?

If you want to clone someone’s phone without them knowing. You can use advanced spy software with stealth mode, such as SpyX. It can run invisibly and undetectably.

 

Can you transfer everything from an Android phone to an iPhone?

Yes, If you want to tranfer data between an Android device and an iOS device, the usual methods won't work. So, I recommend you to use third-party software like SpyX. SpyX is compatible with all Android and iOS devices.

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