How to Have Two iCloud Accounts on One iPhone: Full Guide

This post mainly introduces how to have two iCloud accounts on one iPhone. Besides, a free iOS data backup and transfer tool is introduced to help you transfer photos, music, messages, etc., more easily.


By Ellie / Updated on March 5, 2024

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Can I have two iCloud accounts on one iPhone?


I’ve bought a new iPhone and created a new iCloud account. But I want to transfer my photos, music, messages, etc., stored on my old iCloud account to my new iPhone. Can I just have two iCloud accounts on one iPhone so I can check all the data stored on my old iCloud on my new phone?”


Yes! You can have two iCloud accounts on one iPhone. But there are some limitations. You need to choose a primary account, whether it is your new iCloud account or the old one, for iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, backup, apps, music purchases, etc. Besides, you can have additional iCloud accounts used just as email accounts for emails, calendars, notes, contacts, etc.

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🎯Have 2 iCloud accounts on 1 iPhone Go to "Settings" and find "Calendar", tap “Accounts“... Full steps
📲Manage iCloud data or merge 2 iPhones data without iCloud Open FoneTool, connect 2 iPhones and click "File Transfer"... Full steps

How to have two iCloud accounts on one iPhone

Here in this part, we’ll guide you on how to have two iCloud accounts on one iPhone to transfer data between iCloud accounts. Follow the steps below.

Before starting, you need to note that additional accounts can only be used for syncing Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders. Here we take Calendar as an example. And if you want to manage your iCloud data or transfer all data from iPhone to iPhone, you can jump to the next section directly.

Step 1. Open Settings. Scroll down, find and tap Calendar.

Step 2. Tap Accounts, and then tap Add Account.

Add Account iPhone

Step 3. Choose iCloud, enter the iCloud account and password you want to add.

Step 4. Enter the six-digit verification code you received on new iPhone.

Add iCloud Account iPhone

Step 3. You can see the second iCloud account has been added to your iPhone. You can repeat the same steps to add a third, fourth, fifth...account on your iPhone.

Two iCloud Accounts

Free & professional iCloud/iOS data management tool

If you want to manage your iCloud data, transfer iCloud data from one account to another, or try to transfer data more than Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders from an old iPhone to a new iPhone, here we would like to introduce the free yet professional iCloud/iOS data management tool FoneTool to you.

It helps you easily manage and sync iCloud data and enables you to transfer all kinds of data from one iPhone to another. 

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How to manage and sync iCloud data

With FoneTool's fast upload/download speed, you can finish the management process efficiently.

Just launch FoneTool > Go to My iCloud > Log in with your Apple ID to continue. To upload, download or delete iCloud data, choose Manage iCloud to make it. To move iCloud data from one account to another, just choose iCloud sync to accomplish the task.

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How to transfer data via FoneTool wirelessly

If your devices are both connected to the Internet, then you can transfer photos, music, videos, contacts, or any other files stored in the Files app from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly. You don’t need a computer or an USB cable anymore. Besides, you can also preview your photos before you choose which to transfer.

Step 1. Go to this page to download it on your iPhone.

Step 2. Open FoneTool on both iPhones. Go to Connect Device and tap the avatar on either iPhone to establish a connection.

Connect iPhone

Step 3. Go to File Transfer, choose anything you want to transfer, and tap Send to start.

Send- Contacts

1. You are unable to transfer messages using this method. If you need to transfer messages, you can use the following method.
2. With this mobile app, you can also move data from Android to iPhone without the Move to iOS app.

How to transfer data via FoneTool without a network connection

If your devices are not connected to the network, and you need to transfer more than the five types of data we mentioned in the previous section, you can also achieve data transfer with the help of FoneTool on your Windows computer. It has the following advantages:

  • Selective transfer process. You can transfer selective photos, videos, contacts, messages, as well as both purchased and non-purchased music at the same time.
  • Fast transfer speed. It just takes no more than 3 seconds to finish transferring 100 photos.
  • Wide compatibility. Besides iPhone, FoneTool also supports different types of iPad and iPod. It is perfectly compatible with kinds of versions of iOS.
  • Multiple functions. It enables you to backup your iOS devices without iCloud on your computer to protect data safety and at the same time, transfer data freely between iOS devices.
If you need to transfer data all at once to your new iPhone which has nothing on it, FoneTool on PC also provides you a choice to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone directly.  

Step 1. Download and install FoneTool on your Windows PC. Connect two iPhones to the computer via a USB cable and then launch FoneTool.

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Step 2. Click Phone Backup > Locate Selective Backup and click Get Started.

Custom Backup

Step 3. Select the data you want to backup.

Click an Icon

Step 4. Click each icon to preview and select the items and click OK to confirm.

Select Files

Step 5. Choose a storage path and click Start Backup to save the backup to your computer.

Click Backup

Step 6. Unplug the source iPhone and plug in the other iPhone and click View to go to the Backup History. Locate your backup files and choose Restore to make it.

Restore to Device


This post mainly introduces how to have two iCloud accounts on one iPhone. As we’ve made it clear in the post, adding a secondary iCloud account to a new iPhone doesn’t make it possible for you to transfer some data, like photos or music, from the secondary iCloud to the new iPhone.

Therefore, to help you manage iCloud data and transfer data freely between iOS devices, we recommend FoneTool to you. With this free iCloud/iOS data management tool, you’ll find data transfer and accessing iCloud data become really easy and fast.