Best way to start using my iPhone x on Friday

allan53

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i will make a backup of my 7 plus and then restore it to the x.

My questions are
1. Should I remove my sim from the 7 plus and insert it in the x before I even turn on the x, or should I set up the x as a restore and then power down and switch the sim?
2. Our should I just use the SIM card that is in the x and call Verizon to activate?

Thanks.
 

cwosigns

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The easiest thing to do is to put the SIM from your 7 Plus into the X before you ever turn it on. Then just power it on and restore it from a backup.
 

allan53

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Thanks. Can I then put my wife’s sim from her 6splus into the 7plus and restore to set up the 7plus for her?
 

cwosigns

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Great. I am giving the 6s plus to my son who does not have afore sized sim. Do I just put the one that came with the x into the 6splus before giving it to him. Of course I will wipe it first.
You can’t wipe a SIM card. You’ll need to get a nano sim from the carrier for your son’s account in order for him to keep his number.
 

allan53

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Ok, but can I just put the sim that came with the x - isn’t it blank sine I never used it - in the 6splus?
 

cwosigns

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Ok, but can I just put the sim that came with the x - isn’t it blank sine I never used it - in the 6splus?
It depends. Are you in the states? If so, I believe all phones sold are tied to a carrier account, meaning that sim is preprogrammed for whosever account the iPhone X was ordered under.
 

Iaaaaan

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Correct me if im wrong, but every time i've updated I've never had to swap my sim cards?.. Once I go through the activation process on the new phone the old phone then stops receiving service.
 

cwosigns

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Correct me if im wrong, but every time i've updated I've never had to swap my sim cards?.. Once I go through the activation process on the new phone the old phone then stops receiving service.
Correct, but sometimes activation servers get bogged down or there are issues. Once I could use data immediately, but couldn't make or receive calls for two days. It's easier to put your old SIM in the new phone and turn it on instead of activating the phone with the installed SIM card.