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

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    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?
    Thanks!
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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  3. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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

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    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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