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

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    Jan 13, 2007
    #1
    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

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    Sep 12, 2014
    #2
    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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