3GS to 4S -- What is the process?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ScottW1, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. ScottW1 macrumors regular

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    I'm over 50, so please type your response real slowly... :eek:

    I had a 3GS, and it is backed up (synced) with iTunes. I just got a 4S.

    I know I need to "activate" and "restore my backup", right? What order? Activate then restore, or vice versa? Anything I need to know about restoring the 3GS backup to the 4S?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    When you get your new iPhone, plug it into your computer and let iTunes sync it. It will ask you if you want to restore a backup. Just say yes. Let it run through.
     
  3. wahoo10 macrumors 6502

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    Yup, this is a really easy process. What I did was pull it out of the box, turn it on, and go through those steps. Then, plugged it in to the computer, it asked if I wanted to set up a new phone or restore. I just did restore, so would you. I've done a restore twice now and been peachy keen both times. This time was absolutely seamless.

    Really simple, Apple is designed to "just work" with little frustration. You should be just fine :D
     
  4. ScottW1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sequence?

    Thanks for the help.

    Do I do this before activation, or after? Or does the activation occur as part of the sync process? :confused:
     
  5. Redsand187 macrumors member

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  6. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    When you plug it in, iTunes will guide you through everything in the correct order. :) I'm pretty sure activation comes first. :eek:
     
  7. qsoundrich macrumors member

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    Make sure you check Sync Contacts. It's not on by default!
     

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