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iPhone users who have pre-ordered an iPhone 13 model are seeing a new prompt in the Settings app that walks through the steps of preparing for a new device.

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Tapping on this prompt encourages users to make sure that iCloud syncing is enabled for all of their apps for a complete iCloud backup, offering up an option to turn on syncing for any app that doesn't have it on.

The feature also explains how to use an existing iPhone to set up a new iPhone for a quick sign in process, and it offers up details on finding out how much an existing iPhone is worth for trade-in purposes.

Apple is likely showing this information based on Apple ID, so many customers who pre-ordered an iPhone may be seeing the new popup. For those who want to get rid of it, just tapping through the prompts should be enough to get it to disappear.

Article Link: Apple Prompts Pre-Order Customers to 'Get Ready' for New iPhone 13 With iCloud Syncing and Trade-Ins
 

Berti10

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I had to order my phone through my wife‘s phone because in my Store App the „almost there“ screen went away at 2:12 p.m. (Germany). My wife could order almost immediately. 🙄
 

Yorkieray

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I saw this on a Youtube video earlier and looking at the screenshots of the Settings page, I think that this is a feature of iOS 15.
I have preordered an iPhone 13 Pro but I have not yet updated my iPhone 12.
I'll update the iPhone 12 tomorrow and check to see if this alert appears.
 
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`Black

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I guess if you have enough free space and already back up everything in iCloud, this prompt may not necessary and won't show.
 
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Eso

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Can anyone even backup their 128 GB+ phones to iCloud anymore?
 

Dormammu

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I guess if you have enough free space and already back up everything in iCloud, this prompt may not necessary and won't show.
The iCloud backup is not limited to the 5GB free we all get. It is a temporary backup good for something like 21 days to allow you to set up your new iPhone.
I do not purchase additional iCloud storage and I was allowed to back up my phone (including photos, 25GB).

 

Edub90

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Nope. 6:30pm ET. Nothing here.

No biggie, I'll will totally start over from scratch, not transferring any backups from this current phone.
Will a iCloud backup transfer bugs like a backup from the Mac? I’ve always set up my new phones as new phones but if I iCloud backups don’t transfer bugs might be worth doing.
 

EM2013

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Tapping on this prompt encourages users to make sure that iCloud syncing is enabled for all of their apps for a complete iCloud backup, offering up an option to turn on syncing for any app that doesn't have it on.
How bout giving us a way to transfer downloaded Apple Music songs instead of downloading one by one.
 

Somian

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This stuff never worked for me, I think because I still am forced to have two apple IDs (one for iCloud and one for purchasing the phone) as an old MobileMe customer...
 

Will Tisdale 🎗

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How bout giving us a way to transfer downloaded Apple Music songs instead of downloading one by one.
Because the assumption is that you stream cloud music and don’t download it, therefore you don’t need to back it up or transfer it. This isn’t a new thing, it’s been a thing since streaming music became a thing nearly 10 years ago.

But you can create a playlist of all the stuff you want to download and then download that playlist.
 

Shirasaki

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How bout giving us a way to transfer downloaded Apple Music songs instead of downloading one by one.
Those songs don’t belong to you. They are merely downloaded caches, not original files. What apple can do is implementing “download all” or even better, selective download feature. But that seems to be too much for their culture to handle.
 
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EM2013

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Because the assumption is that you stream cloud music and don’t download it, therefore you don’t need to back it up or transfer it. This isn’t a new thing, it’s been a thing since streaming music became a thing nearly 10 years ago.

But you can create a playlist of all the stuff you want to download and then download that playlist.
Well thanks Apple for assuming :p

I would think since it’s their service & everything “just works” they would. The same way it backups everything else.
 

EM2013

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Those songs don’t belong to you. They are merely downloaded caches, not original files. What apple can do is implementing “download all” or even better, selective download feature. But that seems to be too much for their culture to handle.
Yeah a simple download all would work. They want people to pay for their music service, use airpods, upgrade iPhone but yet can’t add a way to transfer music easily.
 

PhillyGuy72

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Will a iCloud backup transfer bugs like a backup from the Mac? I’ve always set up my new phones as new phones but if I iCloud backups don’t transfer bugs might be worth doing.
I honestly don't know. I do a back up to my computer...just in case.

BUT...I just like starting from scratch on iPhones especially. No transfers from previous phone and moving potential possible issues from last phone to a new one.

And especially THIS 12 Pro Max (It has not been a pleasant experience)
 

Shirasaki

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So, my guess of how this feature work is:
1. You resides in a supported country.
2. You buy iPhone online through apple store.
3. You fill in your Apple ID during the process.
4. You are using free tier iCloud storage and/or you have no device backup stored in the cloud.
Any of these don’t satisfy, the notification will not pop up.
 

AtheK

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Sep 7, 2016
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So, my guess of how this feature work is:
1. You resides in a supported country.
2. You buy iPhone online through apple store.
3. You fill in your Apple ID during the process.
4. You are using free tier iCloud storage and/or you have no device backup stored in the cloud.
Any of these don’t satisfy, the notification will not pop up.
I pay for the lowest tier iCloud back up and it still backed up 25+GB of stuff including photos/videos. It does not tie with your own icloud account. It is a one-time use unlimited storage back up for migrating phone data to your new phone. It will stay alive for only 21 days and be deleted.
 
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AtheK

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Sep 7, 2016
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I honestly don't know. I do a back up to my computer...just in case.

BUT...I just like starting from scratch on iPhones especially. No transfers from previous phone and moving potential possible issues from last phone to a new one.

And especially THIS 12 Pro Max (It has not been a pleasant experience)
This is a whole new thing apple started to back up everything including photos and videos at no cost to the consumer. It is a one-time back up deal with unlimited storage.
 
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