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Where Is the Apps & Data Screen

Many people have purchased iPhone 14, but some of them don’t know how to transfer data from the old device to the new iPhone 14. After searching online, they may know that they can restore from a backup or transfer directly from the old device on the Apps and Data screen. But where is the Apps and Data screen? If you are one of them, you have arrived at the right place.

We will not only tell you where the Apps and Data screen is, but also let you know how to get to the Apps & Data screen on your iPhone, and other methods to transfer data from your old phone to the new iPhone without going to the Apps and Data screen.

Where Is the Apps & Data Screen?

A quick and straightforward answer is that the screen appears when you activate a new iPhone or set up an iPhone after you have restored it using iTunes or erased all content and settings on it. On the Apps & Data screen, you are offered several options to transfer data from your old phone to the new one through a backup or wireless connection. Furthermore, from the screen, you can also choose to set up the iPhone as a new device in which case no data is transferred, and all you get is a fresh phone to start everything from scratch.


How to Get to the Apps & Data Screen after Setup?

As I explained in the above part, you know that the Apps & Data screen appears during the setup process. You cannot access the Apps & Data screen after setting up your iPhone unless you erase all content and settings and the iPhone restarts and initializes the setup process afresh.

Simply put, the Apps & Data screen is a one-time opportunity that you get at the time of iPhone setup. Once it is gone, you can’t get it back unless you again remove all content and settings (factory reset iPhone) and start over.

Here are the steps to remove all content and settings on iPhone:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Press General.
  • Scroll down and choose Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Press Erase All Content and Settings on the next screen.
  • Confirm the operation to proceed.
Erase all content and settins on iPhone

You can also use iTunes to restore your iPhone. Both methods will factory reset your iPhone and you will be able to get to the Apps & Data screen.

How to Get to the Apps & Data Screen on a New iPhone 14?

When you turn on your new iPhone 14 for the first time, the iOS asks you to set up the phone before you can start using it normally. During the setup process, there comes the Apps & Data screen and it allows you to choose a method to transfer data from your old phone to a new one or prepare the smartphone as a new device.

The step-by-step procedure for getting to the Apps & Data screen on a new iPhone 14  is shown below:

  • Long press the Sleep/Wake button on your iPhone.
  • Swipe up the Welcome screen.
  • Choose a language on the next page.
  • On the Select Your Country or Region screen, tap to select your region of residence.
  • On the Quick Start screen, tap Set Up Manually from the bottom.
  • Tap to select a high-speed and stable Wi-Fi network on the next screen.
  • Type the password on the Enter Password screen.
  • Tap Join from the top-right corner to connect.
  • Wait while your iPhone is activated.
  • Tap Continue on the Data & Privacy screen.
  • On the Face ID screen, tap Continue and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Face ID. Alternatively, tap Set Up Later (used here for simplicity) to set up Face ID later.
  • Enter a strong passcode on the Create a Passcode screen.
  • Re-enter the passcode for confirmation.
  • Now, the next screen that comes up is the Apps & Data screen. Here, tap to choose your preferred method to transfer data, or tap Don’t Transfer Apps & Data to set up the phone as a new device.
  • From this point onward, you can follow the on-screen instructions to continue setting up your phone.
Get to Apps & Data screen

Note: The prompts that appear after the Apps & Data screen may vary depending on the option you selected.

Transfer Data to New iPhone 14 without Going to the Apps & Data Screen

If you have set up your new iPhone without transferring data from the old iPhone, but you need some of the data on the old iPhone, then you can either use the method we talked about in the second section to factory reset your iPhone 14 and get to the Apps & Data screen again, or use the methods below to completely skip the Apps & Data screen.

Method 1: Use a Smart Tool

If you have used your new iPhone for some time or it is not a new device, you must have some important data on it and don’t want it to be overwritten. However, if you go to the Apps & Data screen, the data on your device cannot be saved. In this case, you can use a third-party tool to transfer the data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone without affecting the data on your new device.

Although Apple has already provided several options for data migration, third-party tools make the entire process more flexible. One such tool that many users appreciate nowadays is AnyTrans developed by iMobie, which offers both Windows and Mac versions.

iMobie AnyTrans has a dedicated section called ‘Phone Switcher’ that allows you to transfer apps and app data from one iPhone/iPad/iPod touch or Android phone to another iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. In addition, AnyTrans allows you to choose only what you want to transfer to another device, unlike iTunes or iCloud backup, which doesn’t offer you a choice to select the apps to restore.

The procedure for data migration is explained below:

  • Download and install iMobie AnyTrans on your Windows or Mac computer. Launch the program.
  • Connect your old and new iPhones to the PC using their corresponding Lightning Cables. Wait while the software detects both devices.
  • From the left pane of the main interface, click to select Phone Switcher.
  • From the right screen, click the Phone to iPhone tile.
  • Click Migrate Now.
  • On the next screen, choose the type of data that you want to migrate.
  • Click Next from the bottom-right corner.
  • Wait while AnyTrans transfers data from your old phone to your new iPhone.
  • Click OK on the Transfer Complete screen when it appears.
iMobie AnyTrans Phone Switcher

Now, you can disconnect both phones from the computer and start using your new iPhone with your old data normally.

Method 2: Use iTunes or Finder

iTunes (on Windows) or Finder (on Mac) can easily detect connected iPhones and allows you to back up, update, factory format, and restore your content and settings in merely a few clicks.

With iTunes or Finder, you don’t need to go to the Apps & Data screen first, iTunes can directly restore a backup to your device, which will overwrite the data currently on your iPhone 14 if it has. This will be faster.

If you haven’t backed up your old iPhone, keep reading. If you have an iTunes backup to restore, skip to the next step.

Step 1: Back Up Old iPhone

  • On your Windows PC, launch iTunes.
  • Use the Lightning Cable to connect your old iPhone to the computer.
  • Wait while iTunes detects your iOS device.
  • Click the Phone icon from the top of the iTunes interface.
  • From the Backups section on the right, select the This Computer radio button.
  • To make the process easier, uncheck the Encrypt local backup box.
  • Click Back Up Now.
  • On the box that appears next, click Don’t Encrypt.
  • Wait while iTunes backs up your old iPhone.
  • Disconnect the phone from the computer once the backup process completes.
Back up iPhone via iTunes

Step 2: Restore Backup to the New iPhone 14

  • Follow the instructions given here to turn off Find My iPhone on your new phone if it isn’t already disabled.
  • Launch iTunes. Connect your new iPhone to the computer.
  • Wait while iTunes automatically detects that a new iPhone is connected and prompts you to choose your preferred method to set it up.
  • If iTunes doesn’t prompt, follow the procedure explained in step 1 to get to your iPhone’s Summary screen on the program.
  • From the Backups section on the right, click Restore Backup.
  • On the Restore From Backup box that appears next, from the iPhone Name drop-down list, choose the instance of the backup you created in step 1.
  • Click Restore.
  • Wait while your data from the old iPhone is restored to the new one.
  • Disconnect the phone when the restoration process completes.
  • Start using your new iPhone normally.
Restore iPhone from iTunes backup


It is pretty easy to migrate data from your old phone to the new iPhone as long as you know the correct methods. If you know where the Apps and Data screen is and how to get to it, you will see all the methods Apple offers. The process is simple as iOS is smart enough to conduct the data transfer tasks.

Michael Yang

Michael Yang

Michael is the founder of ClarifyHow and has also been a test engineer for phones and computers since 5 years ago. He gets various problems while working and fixes most of them by himself or his colleagues, so he would like to share his experience and knowledge.

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