Hi - I know that's a strange request but I'm DYING to turn it on however seem to recall (can't find now) posts warning people about this and that, re. iOS8 software and/or switching from old phone to new. A few days ago I did finally update my laptop from Snow Leopard to the latest (forgot name already!) and then I also backed up my iPhone 4S onto the laptop once the laptop was updated. I then installed the new iOS8 onto my phone. It had some corrupted files then lost everything so I had to wipe the phone clean and re-install, then I was able to get my stuff back from the backup (whew!). My questions now: - It's been years and I was probably walked through how it was done last time so I just don't remember. Once I turn on the new phone, what is the most safe, reliable and efficient method of getting all my info transferred from the old phone to the new? - Does the iOS8 software kick in automatically on the new phone (sorry for ignorance) and didn't I read that's a big problem...that people aren't able to make phone calls or something like that? I thought I read that only older phones are doing okay with the new software, oddly enough. Has that issue been resolved yet? Any suggestions about what specifically I should do or not do? Also, any specific steps would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!