Best practices on turning new phone into old phone (or vice versa)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Schtibbie, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Schtibbie macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2007
    This should be obvious, but I don't want to screw it up: New iphone 6 will arrive in a few days. I have a 5, backed up to icloud. What is the high-level best practice on what exactly to do when you get the new phone? I'm guessing something like this, but I don't want to get it wrong and wreck something:

    1 - Back up old phone manually to icloud.
    2- Turn off old phone
    ... but wait, do I FIRST turn off find my iphone on it and reset-nuke it?
    3 - Turn on new phone
    4 - Activate it
    5- make it restore from icloud
    6- Do what to old phone to prep it?

    I don't want to accidentally end up with both phones turned on at the same time and wreck some of my accounts/emails/messages/settings or tear a hole in the time space continuum.
  2. MushroomJesus macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    1. Back up to iCloud/This computer via iTunes
    2. Don't need to nuke the old phone yet.
    3. When you get the new phone, restore from iCloud/or this computer via iTunes
    4. You're done
    5. Nuke the old phone if you want to.

    Having both phones on at the same time won't wreck your accounts.

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