In this modern age of technology, mobile phones are now an integral part of our everyday lives. With the amount of time we spend on them, it is only natural that at some point, our phones may need to be repaired. When faced with a phone repair issue, many people have to decide whether to opt for a DIY repair or take it to a professional service in Sydney CBD. While both options have their advantages and disadvantages, it’s important to weigh up each one before making your decision.
One of the pros of DIY phone repairs is cost savings.
Repairing your own phone can be much cheaper than taking it to a professional service in Sydney CBD due to the fact that you don’t have to pay for labour or parts. This can be particularly beneficial if you’re tight on money or don’t want to invest too much into the repair. Additionally, you may not need any special tools in order to complete the repair yourself so this could also help with cost savings as well.
Downsides of DIY Repairs
On the other hand, one major downside of DIY repairs is that they can often be unreliable and difficult especially if you’re not experienced when it comes to dealing with phone issues. Without proper knowledge and equipment, you could end up making more problems than fixing them which will inevitably cost more money and time in the long run. Additionally, certain repairs may require specialised tools which can be hard or expensive for you acquire as an individual consumer so this would also add difficulty and expense into completing the repair yourself rather than taking it into a professional service in Sydney CBD who already has all these resources available at their disposal.
What’s with Pro Repair?
Taking your device into a professional service in Sydney CBD has its own set of advantages and disadvantages as well but overall this option tends to be more reliable than attempting DIY repairs yourself due to their experience and resources available at their disposal such as specialist tools and parts which are necessary for certain types of repairs. Furthermore, most professionals offer warranties on their work so if something goes wrong during or after the process they are obliged by law (depending on location)to fix any issues free of charge within a certain timeframe which provides consumers with some peace of mind knowing that their device is being fixed correctly by an experienced technician who knows exactly what they are doing without fear that something could go wrong down the line like when attempting DIY repairs yourself without proper knowledge or experience about how modern mobile devices work internally .
Overall, deciding between opting for DIY phone repairs versus taking it into a professional service in Sydney CBD ultimately comes down personal preference but before making your decision there are several factors that should be considered first such as cost savings versus reliability/warranty ,experience with repairing phones , availability/costs associated with tools/parts needed etc . Doing some research ahead such as reading customer reviews online about different services/technicians etc can help make informed decisions based on real world experiences from people who have gone through similar situations before so hopefully this article has been helpful when considering what option would suit your needs best when looking at repairing your mobile device !
The iPhone XR was the first commercial success that came on the second attempt for making a more affordable iPhone. The iPhone 5c failed to impress in 2013, and we thought we’d never see the maker give this idea another try. Well, last year the iPhone XR was more than well received being the best selling iPhone of the trio, so this year we welcome its sequel – the iPhone 11.
The iPhone XR was indeed a cheaper, toned-down version of the XS generation, with an LCD screen, one camera short, and promised some excellent battery endurance. Well, when we say cheaper, we are not saying cheap, as those words mean something different in Apple’s universe.
But truth be told, this year the iPhone 11 is even cheaper than the XR on launch – now priced at $700 instead of $750. The good news is that nothing has been left out and there are a few welcome additions to the low-tier iPhone.
So, the iPhone 11 keeps absolutely the same form factor and screen as the XR’s. It employs the same 6.1″ IPS LCD screen with 326ppi and a notch on top that contains the Face ID tech. The screen specs are unchanged – same contrast, brightness, Haptic Touch, and whatnot.
The iPhone 11 boasts the new Apple A13 Bionic chip – the same SoC that powers the flagship iPhone 11 Pro duo. It also gets a second camera, and it’s the new 12MP ultra wide-angle snapper, also brought from the Pro models. Features like Crop Out of Frame are available as well, and also shooting 4K videos with all cameras at once.
The new 12MP selfie camera has made it to the iPhone 11, too. It’s another 12MP shooter with 23mm wide lens, and it can do regular 4K clips at 60fps, or 4K at 30fps videos with expanded dynamic range. Cinematic stabilization is available on the front cam on all modes.
Apple managed to squeeze a larger battery in the same body as last year – now the iPhone 11 gets a 3,110mAh battery compared to 2,942mAh unit within the XR.
The iPhone 11 supports 18W charging, but it is not bundled with a fast charger in the box as the Pro models.
So, a new camera and new chip, among some new cool software tricks, are what’s new in the iPhone 11 over the XR. Oh, and Apple is offering the 11 in some new colors like Green and Purple (the latter we have here for review).
Apple iPhone 11 specs
Body: Aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass front with oleophobic coating, Gorilla Glass back with glossy finish, IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, White, and Red color options.
Screen: 6.1″ IPS LCD screen of 828 x 1792 px resolution, 326ppi, 625 nits, 120Hz touch sensing, wide color gamut. True Tone adjustment via a six-channel ambient light sensor.
OS: Apple iOS 13
Chipset: Apple A13 Bionic chip (7nm+) – Hexa-core (2×2.66 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder) Apple CPU, four-core Apple GPU, 8-core Apple NPU 3-gen
Memory: 4GB of RAM; 64/128/256GB of internal storage
Camera: Dual 12MP camera: 26mm main wide-angle, F/1.8, OIS, Dual Pixel AF; 13mm ultra wide-angle, F/2.4, 120-degree field of view; quad-LED flash with slow sync
Video recording: 2160p@60/30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps video recording with wider dynamic range and spatial sound, OIS + EIS
Selfie: Dual camera – 23mm 12MP F/2.2 front-facing camera with HDR mode + 3D TOF camera; 2160p@60/30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps video recording with wider dynamic range and spatial sound, EIS, depth detection for Portrait mode
Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE (1 Gbps); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac/ax; Bluetooth 5.0; Lightning port; GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS; NFC; Apple U1 chip ultrawideband
Battery: 3,110 mAh battery, 18W fast charging, Qi wireless charging
Misc: Face ID through dedicated TrueDepth camera, stereo speakers, Taptic Engine
The iPhone 11 also brings better water protection and may or may not have tougher glass on its back and front. We guess only time and drop accidents will confirm the latter.
Anyway, we are ready to unbox this iPhone 11, so let’s get this review started, shall we?
Unboxing the iPhone 11
The iPhone 11 box is white and just a little bit larger than the phone itself. Inside, you will find the iPhone 11 bundled with a regular Lightning cable, a pair of EarPods ending on a Lightning plug, and the ancient 5W charger.
Apple is no longer shipping the iPhones with a 3.5mm adapter.
While the iPhone 11 supports 18W fast charging through USB Power Delivery, it is not bundled with the new 18W Apple charger that comes with the Pro models. Then again, the iPhone 11 is $50 cheaper than the XR, and we guess with those savings you can buy the said 18W charger ($29), the required USB-C-to Lightning 1m cable ($19) and the 3.5mm adapter ($9).
The iPhone 11 looks like any recent iPhone at the front – a large screen with two horns and nothing else. Over that the back Apple adopted the new square for the camera even though it’s a dual-setup on the iPhone 11 instead of a triple as on the Pro models.
Apple used the same screen from the XR on the iPhone 11 and it has no improvements in contrast or brightness. It’s a 6.1″ IPS LCD panel with a big notch for the Face ID, the selfie snapper, and top speaker. It is protected by the “toughest glass on the planet”, which is a custom Gorilla Glass made by Corning. The glass has minor 2.5D finish around the edge, but we can safely call it flat.
Apple has always used these minor curves around it glass panels to make the iPhones look thinner and prettier, but it has never gone to extremes such as curved or waterfall screens.
The iPhone XR was the first to retire the 3D Touch, but with the iPhone 11 generation – it is gone for good. Its functions were handed over to the Taptic Engine and this is how the Haptic Touch was born. It is just a long tap, but thanks to the taptic feedback – it feels a lot like 3D Touch. And this is what the iPhone 11 offers as 3D Touch replacement, just like the iPhone 11 Pro models.
The notch is not going away anytime soon and it is as big as on the other models. It contains the 3D TOF sensor, the earpiece that also doubles as a speaker, the new 12MP selfie cam, and a bunch of other sensor for True Tone, brightness, and proximity.
We are glad Apple finally upgraded the selfie camera and it’s now a 12MP shooter behind wide 23mm f/2.2 lens. It still lacks autofocus, but now it can do 4K at 60 and 30fps videos with always-on cinematic (fancy word for digital) stabilization. And thanks to the wider lens, the Face ID will supposedly work from wider angles.
The front glass has the usual oleophobic coating that makes fingerprints and smudges harder to stick and when they do, it is very easy to clean – you can do it with one swipe of your (clean) hand or short. We wish more makers use the same coating.
The iPhone 11 has noticeably bigger screen bezels than the Pro models and the same as on the iPhone XR. Its display is an LCD one instead of OLED and this type of panels have a few hardware restrictions that result in such bezels. But they are cheaper, ergo the cheaper iPhone price.
iPhone 11 between the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
The iPhone 11 has an aluminum frame with a brushed finish – the models before iPhone X had such and the XR offers one as well. All premium iPhones use stainless-steel with glossy finish instead.
Well, the aluminum is still better than plastic and we liked the brushed finish as you can’t see any smudges on it. It is also not as heavy as steel.
The iPhone 11 has the usual stuff on its sides – the silent switch and the volume keys are on the left, the Lightning port with the second speaker and the mouthpiece – at the bottom, and the power key and SIM slot – on the right.
The back of the iPhone 11 looks different than the XR, XS and X, as it is more in line with the new 11 Pro series. It is also protected by a custom version of Gorilla Glass, lost the iPhone inscription in favor of a bigger and centered Apple logo.
The purple color looks really nice on the iPhone 11 and is a cool addition to the series. The back is not textured as on the iPhone 11 Pro, but glossy as it was on any other phone to come before series 11. Smudges stick, but are still easy to wipe clean.
What is textured though is the new square glass at the top left corner that houses the two main snappers and the flash. It’s a bit hard to see that this piece is matte until you touch it, but it is still a nice accent.
The hump looked less than ideal on the press images, but in real life the protrusion is much thinner than we expected from those pictures. In fact, we like it better than the giant knobs the iPhone X and XR had on their backs.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, and 11
The iPhone XR had just one camera, but now the 11 has two – the regular 12MP main one with OIS, and the new 12MP ultrawide shooter. There is no zoom camera on the iPhone 11.
The iPhone 11 measures 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm – identical to the XR and it weighs 194g – also same as the XR.
One detail that eyes can’t see is the improved water resistance. The iPhone 11 is IP68-rated for dust and water resistance (up from XR’s IP67) and it can survive in 2m deep (not salty) water for 30 mins.
Handling the iPhone 11 is as iPhone experience as it can get. It is somewhat slippery but thanks to the brushed frame – the grip is not a disaster. And since its size is in between the compact iPhone 11 Pro and the large iPhone 11 Pro Max, it is good in most cases for operating with one hand, though not all of them. We like the glass design and the aluminum frame – it’s a very traditional formula, and we hope this custom Gorilla Glass is as tough as Apple claims it to be. And note that this means it is tough to break, not tough to scratch – a very important detail we’d say.
The iPhone 11 is cheaper, but not cheap. It costs as much as many of the current Android flagships. But in the Appleverse, it is the one you get if you are on the budget. And the maker made sure you will want to get it.
The first step was to ditch any signs, which may diminish its value. Like the letter R meaning it’s no longer a special edition – it’s just the regular iPhone 11 now, and it was the show opener at the launch event. That’s a statement the iPhone 11 is now a fully-fledged member of the flagship iPhone 11 series.
And a flagship it is. The iPhone 11 is the bearer of Apple’s latest and most powerful chip – the A13 Bionic. It also has a dual camera that shows signs of the somewhat forgotten software magic with that expanded viewfinder, crop out of frame options, and multiple camera video recording. Not only that, but the new chip also makes wonders when it comes to dynamic range and digital stabilization in videos. And the new Night Mode is great in both speed and quality.
Apple has also improved a few bits and pieces since the iPhone XR. The sequel has better ingress protection, tougher glass panels, a larger battery, improved audio, and a new selfie camera.
The screen has stayed the same, which is probably iPhone 11‘s only potential deal-breaker. The size is still 6.1″ as on the XR – very thoughtfully positioned between the smaller and bigger Pro, but it has the same 326ppi like the iPhone 8 and the older smaller iPhones. It’s not bad, the text is sharp, and videos look great, but it’s hardly something you’d call 2019.
And yet the iPhone XR sold a lot with that same screen, so we see no reason why the iPhone 11 can’t repeat the same success. It’s got insanely powerful hardware under the hood, it takes some amazing pictures and videos, it excels in the audio and battery departments, and it’s just one zoom camera short of matching the Pro models. Well, that and a fast charger.
The iPhone 11 is a very thoughtful upgrade over the XR. It has everything new from Apple, but it costs less, and the tradeoffs seem to be just right.
We aren’t saying you should jump from XR on this one without thinking twice, but once again Apple has made just enough upgrades to make you want to do so. And we won’t judge you for that.
Tougher and water resistant design, glossy back.
The screen has excellent brightness and contrast.
Apple A13 Bionic is the fastest smartphone chip on the planet.
Excellent battery life, fast charging support.
Stereo speakers with great quality.
iOS provides smooth user experience.
The main camera produces very good photos, Night Mode works as advertised.
Amazing video quality and stabilization across the board.
Excellent selfie photo and video quality.
The calibration between the two snappers is excellent and allows for Crop Outside Frame, simultaneous video capturing, and smooth switching during recording.
The notch is still enormous, and so are the bezels.
A higher resolution screen would have made it more competitive.
Comes bundled with a meager 5W charger in the box.
No 3.5mm jack, and limited NFC implementation.
The file management and file transfer in iOS is unnecessarily complicated.
Deep Fusion is a camera technology from Apple that aims to increase detail of a photograph snapped on iPhone. The Deep Fusion Camera feature is currently only available on the newest phones like iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, but unlike many other new camera features for these iPhones, like ultra wide angle lens, zoom lens, or night mode, how do you use the Deep Fusion camera?
This is where things get a bit more interesting, as Deep Fusion is different from other camera features on iPhone.
Rather than having a button or an option to enable Deep Fusion on the iPhone 11 camera, instead Apple has designed Deep Fusion to happen automatically when it’s optimal, without user involvement.
In other words, Deep Fusion is enabled by itself, but only when the iPhone camera sensor detects that it would improve a photo taken on the iPhone.
Of course that doesn’t answer the question as to how to use Deep Fusion camera then, does it? That answer is a bit more nebulous since the feature enables itself automatically.
How to Use Deep Fusion Camera on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro
According to Apple, Deep Fusion mode will become active when the standard camera lens is in use in medium to brightly lit environments.
Similarly, the telephoto zoom lens will only use Deep Fusion mode when the subject is very brightly lit.
The ultra wide angle lens does not currently use Deep Fusion at all, however, regardless of lighting conditions.
So essentially if you want to use Deep Fusion on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Camera, make sure you’re using the 1x camera in a well-lit environment, like a very bright room, or outdoors in the daylight. Likewise, you can use the 2x camera in a very bright setting, and Deep Fusion should enable automatically then too.
Thus the key to using Deep Fusion is lighting, as with many other aspects of photography.
Why is there no indicator that Deep Fusion is enabled on iPhone 11 Camera?
Apple apparently told Theverge.com that there’s intentionally no indicator anywhere about iPhone cameras using Deep Fusion because they don’t want people to think about how to get the best photo, instead they’d rather people just take pictures naturally and let the iPhone camera determine what the best level of detail and blending technology to use.
This has a side effect of making it a challenge to actually determine if a photo has used Deep Fusion technology at all or not. But generally speaking, if the camera was used in a bright environment, and the picture seems to have very high detail, it might be a good guess that Deep Fusion was used to perfect the photos appearance.
Additionally, you won’t even necessarily see any references to Deep Fusion in the EXIF and metadata of photos snapped on the iPhone camera (this disappoints some of us photo and data nerds, but given the intention of the feature it makes some sense).
What is Deep Fusion? And how does it work anyway?
When Apple launched the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPhone 11 and spent some keynote time on the devices cameras, they discussed Deep Fusion and a bit about how it works.
In short, in proper lighting situations, the iPhone 11 camera will snap a series of nine photos of the same scene, then Deep Fusion uses machine learning to determine which of the combinations of the photos will result in the sharpest and best possible picture. That may mean blending components of those nine photos together to get the best possible resolution and quality of an image.
Deep Fusion is really a pretty cool camera technology, and presumably it will carry forward to all future iPhone models and advance further as time goes on and the iPhone cameras get more complex and more capable.
What do Deep Fusion photos look like?
A photo snapped on iPhone using Deep Fusion technology should basically show more detail with better and more realistic lighting including highlights and shadows.
Here’s an example photo taken on iPhone 11 Pro where Deep Fusion was apparently active, the picture is a relative close-up of animal fur and as you can see it’s highly detailed (click for larger size) :
As you can see the photo is very detailed, and that’s despite the photo being compressed into a web-friendly JPEG format at a lower resolution. In other words, the actual raw photo looks even sharper, crisper, and better than that example!
Because Deep Fusion photos are not marked in EXIF or metadata, it can be challenging to figure out which exactly are using the camera technology, but if a photo looks especially great and sharp, it’s a good bet it was snapped with Deep Fusion on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Want to know how to take timed photos on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max? You’re in the right place.
Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone models are equipped with an all-new double camera or triple camera system that comes with a slew of new features. However, the Cupertino-based company didn’t call it a day just because they introduced cutting edge hardware. They have earned quite a reputation for perfecting new features and how their software works seamlessly with the hardware. In order to accommodate all the new features that the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPhone 11 Pro cameras had to offer, Apple redesigned their Camera app from the ground up. The new camera UI is fairly different compared to what people may be used to seeing on prior iPhones. This could confuse some iOS users who’ve upgraded to the latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, and you might not be sure where to find certain camera functions, like the self timer, that used to be more easily accessible on prior iPhone models.
The Camera Timer is one of those existing features that’s now buried deeper within the Camera app. Well, if you’re one of those people struggling to find the timer, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’ll be discussing how to take timed photos with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPhone 11 Pro. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the necessary steps.
How to Take Timed Photos on iPhone 11 with Camera App
Regardless of whether you’re using an iPhone 11 with a dual camera setup or an iPhone 11 Pro with a triple camera system, the steps are identical as they both feature the same redesigned Camera app.
Open the default Camera app and tap on the chevron icon indicated by “^” right at the top of the screen.
Now, you’ll see a bunch of new icons pop up at the bottom. If you didn’t notice already, the good old timer function that you’ve been missing is the second option from the left, right next to filters. Simply tap on the Timer icon, as shown in the screenshot below.
Here, you’ll be able to choose either 3 or 10 seconds for the timer. Just tap on whatever option you prefer to enable it.
As you can see in this screenshot below, once you’ve chosen a set timer, the timer icon will be highlighted. Once done, you will also be able to quickly toggle between 3 and 10 seconds by tapping on the set timer icon located at the top of the screen, right next to the chevron.
That’s pretty much all you need to do to take timed photos on your new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max with the default Camera app.
The timer camera feature is pretty handy if you want to take a group selfie, or a snap a picture of yourself using the more powerful rear camera without having to bother anyone. It takes two additional taps on the latest iPhones camera app and thus it’s easy to overlook this handy feature, but despite that change now other new features like Night mode and QuickTake video are more prominent at the main screen of the iPhone. Nonetheless the existing camera functions still exist, they’re just tucked a bit behind other options in the new camera app for the latest iPhones.
The iPhone has had the self timer camera feature for quite some time, so even if you don’t have the iPhone 11 series, you can still use the self timer on other iPhone models as shown here, and if your iPhone is nearing antique status and doesn’t even have the feature built in then you can rely on third party apps for the capability too.
Some iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max users have discovered that iTunes does not recognize the new iPhone connected to a Mac. Instead, launching iTunes with iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro connected via USB cable does nothing, and the iPhone does not show up in iTunes, it does not sync, backup, or appear to exist at all within iTunes. This is understandably frustrating if you rely on iTunes for device management, backing up, and syncing iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro to a computer, so this walkthrough will aim to show you how to fix this problem on a Mac.
This guide is aimed at iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro not showing up in iTunes on MacOS Mojave or MacOS High Sierra. This issue should not appear in MacOS Catalina or later because iTunes no longer exists in those versions of macOS.
How to Get iTunes Working with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max on Mac
Quit out of iTunes, which is not showing iPhone 11 / Pro / Pro Max
Update iTunes to the latest version by going to the Apple menu and to “System Preferences” and then to “Software Update” and install any available Software Updates for iTunes and MacOS Mojave *
Relaunch iTunes on the Mac
Connect iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max to the Mac with a USB cable as usual
Unlock the iPhone 11 and choose to “Trust” the Mac
Option 1: A pop-up message stating “A software update is required to connect to iPhone – would you like to download and install this update now?” may appear on the screen, if so click on “Install” and skip to step #9
Option 2: If the pop-up message asking to install a software update does NOT appear on screen, go to the Finder then pull down the “Go” menu and choose “Go To Folder” and enter the following folder path exactly:
Launch the application named “MobileDeviceUpdater.app” in that directory
Agree to “Install” when the alert says pop-up message stating “A software update is required to connect to iPhone – would you like to download and install this update now?”
Quit and relaunch iTunes when prompted to finish the update by choosing “Close Application and Install”
iTunes will relaunch and iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max will now be available to backup, sync, and connect to as usual in iTunes
It’s notable that the iTunes software update required is not available in the typical Software Update sections of macOS.
Additionally, the necessary software update prompt does not always appear in iTunes on its own, or it may be hidden behind the primary iTunes screen, or even on another display or Space if you use multiple screens and desktops on the Mac. Nonetheless, it is necessary to install this software update to iTunes in order for the Mac and iTunes to recognize, use, and connect to iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max.
* Recall that you can ignore MacOS Catalina software update if you don’t want to install that system software version on the Mac.
You can also manually download a new version of iTunes from Apple here but you will still need to update it manually through Software Update or the App Store to the latest version, and then run through the same process outlined above to download and install the auxiliary update to get iTunes to recognize the new iPhones, including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
For what it’s worth, a similar problem can exist in Windows iTunes for trying to get iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max to show up, connect, and sync in iTunes for Windows PC.
Get a new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro and want to transfer all data from the old iPhone to the new iPhone? With the latest versions of iOS, the process of transferring everything from one iPhone to another is easier than ever before thanks to a great feature called Quick Start and iPhone Migration which allows for easy direct data transfer between an old and new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, wirelessly. This is about as simple as it gets for migrating from an old to new iPhone.
To use this Quick Start and the direct data transfer feature, each iPhone will have to be running at least iOS 12.4 or later, and they’ll need Bluetooth and wi-fi enabled. So let’s say you got an iPhone 11 Pro Max with iOS 13.1, you’ll be fine to transfer data directly over as long as the older iPhone is running a modern version of iOS too (if not, update the old iPhone to at least iOS 12.4 before starting).
How to Use Quick Start Data Migration from Old iPhone to iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max
Make sure Bluetooth and wi-fi is turned on with both iPhones before proceeding. For best results, you’ll want both devices to be plugged in, or at least have fully charged batteries.
Place the two iPhones near one another, then turn on the new iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro and pause at the “Quick Start” screen
On the old iPhone, you’ll see a “Set Up New iPhone” screen, so tap “Continue” on that
Wait a moment for for a animation to appear on the iPhone 11 screen, then hold the old iPhone up so that animation is shown in the devices camera viewfinder
Now on the new iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro, enter the old devices passcode
Go through the setup process for Face ID or choose to set it up later *
Choose “Transfer from iPhone” on the new iPhone
A “Transferring Data” screen will appear on both the old and new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, now you just have to let this complete and a time estimate will be provided with a progress bar
When the data transfer has completed, the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max will be ready to use with all data from the old iPhone completely migrated over
The new iPhone will boot and and load and it will ready to go, if you need to change the iPhone SIM card to remove the SIM from the older iPhone to the new device, don’t forget to do that.
If you plan on giving away or selling the old iPhone that you’re replacing, you’ll want to erase and reset the iPhone to factory settings before doing so, that will remove all data from the iPhone and make it setup like it’s brand new.
Everything is done wirelessly between the two devices through an ad-hoc network, sort of like when you’re using AirDrop. You can use a wired connection to transfer data with iPhone Migration and Quick Start if you have a Lightning to Lighting cable, however.
Direct data migration from iPhone to iPhone this way is really easy and is perhaps the best and fastest way to setup a new iPhone for most users now. Other options remain, and you can still either setup the iPhone as brand new with nothing on it, set it up with an iCloud backup, migrate from an old iPhone to new iPhone with iTunes backup, or migrate and transfer data from Android to new iPhone too. Pick which method is appropriate to your situation.
* You can also ignore Face ID and not use Face ID at all if you’d rather not use the facial recognition biometric unlocking method. Doing so requires you to unlock your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro with a passcode instead.