Apple makes it possible to transfer all of your data from an older iPhone directly to a new device. The entire process takes place wirelessly with both iPhones in close proximity to each other. While data can be transferred using other methods, such as a computer backup, the Quick Start method is simplest. Note that some data or apps will be downloaded from iCloud or the App Store directly when using this process.
Apple iCloud+ offers increased privacy while browsing with Safari on iPhone and iPad. Device owners can enable iCloud Private Relay at any time, as it comes packaged free with the purchase of iCloud storage. This means anyone with an iCloud storage subscription can easily hide their IP address and web traffic. Not only does iCloud Private Relay hide this information from your ISP and the sites you visit, but Apple can't even see your activity.
Fans of Google services are not locked into using iCloud Photos to backup their images. Google Photos offers 15 GB of free storage and many features such as Google Lens, facial recognition, and image compression options. The iPhone can be configured to automatically upload pictures to Google Photos instead of the iCloud Photo Library.
The AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max have one thing in common, they all automatically switch between the iPhone, iPad, or Mac. This means if you're wearing AirPods and switch devices, the audio connection follows wherever the same iCloud account is used. For some situations, this feature can be an inconvenience.
There are several ways to check if someone else has used your iPhone or has access to your iCloud account. If there's any reason to suspect that an unauthorized person has used your device, or if you need to make sure that nobody else has access to your iPhone, start here. Taking the steps below can determine whether or not anyone besides you can sign into your account, see your location, or browse your personal information.