Can a replacement iPhone be set up as a new device on iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bobob, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. bobob macrumors 68030

    bobob

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    Can a replacement iPhone be set up as a new device on iTunes?

    The phone is an iPhone 5 which is a warranty replacement unit with the old phones sim card. I want to pass it on to a family member when I get a new iPhone 6 next week. I'd like the person to be able to set the old iPhone up as they like, and sync the new iPhone 6 to my old iPhone 5's library/apps/etc.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. bobob thread starter macrumors 68030

    bobob

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    Am I overthinking this? Is that why there's no response?

    Do I just set it up like a new device and synch my old phones file to my new one next week? The sim card has no bearing on the situation?
     
  3. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

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    #3
    A replacement phone is exactly like a new phone
     
  4. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    Take the old sim out, put in their new sim. Let them set up as their own new device.
     

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