A Question I Should Know the Answer To. Activate 5 first, or Wipe 4S First?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by benh911f, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. benh911f macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I didn't find an answer to this, so maybe I wasn't framing the question right. I want to wipe my 4S to sell now that I have the 5. What step do I do first? Activate the 5, then wipe the 4S, or wipe the 4S first, then activate the 5?
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
  3. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    I'd setup the 5 first, make sure everything is okay, then wipe the 4S
  4. spades1412 macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    I updated my 4s to iOS6. Then I cleaned everything out that I didn't want. Pics, apps, messages, emails, ect... I then made sure I had a new iCloud back up.

    Then on the iP5, I restored from my recent iCloud back up. Everything came over just as I left it on the 4s. All I had to do from there was enter all me passwords, and sync whatever music I had in iTunes to the 5.

    After this was complete, I went to Settings/General/Erase All Content and Settings on the 4s.

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