iPhone XS From XS back to 6: How to?

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  1. GalaDaliGirl Suspended


    Sep 19, 2014
    Hi -

    I bought a XS but realized that I'd rather just go back to my 6 for the cost at this time is too much with sudden medical issue. My carrier: Verizon.

    What is the ideal way to go back to the 6? I'm restoring an iTunes backup now to it now.

    Backing up the XS as well just in case.

    Tips would be appreciated! Do I do a disable find-my-iPhone? Just a sim swap? Anyone have a quick step by step?

    Or is it just really simple sim swap and I worry to much (typical chica).


    PS----I'm going to miss the XS but I can't keep it after all. Sucks!
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    Do an iTunes restore if possible.

    I am not sure if both phones need to be on the same OS version, but it doesn't hurt to make sure they are but updated before backing up and restoring. Just make sure you do a local backup to iTunes. Pug in your XS and make sure its doing a local backup and not an iCloud backup. No need to encrypt it. once done you can start restoring the 6. When prompted (after doing a rest ) Plug the old (6) in and restore from the local backup you just made when prompted.
  3. scottcampbell macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2017
  4. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to make the accusation. They both have a similar posting pattern.
  5. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    If you didn't wipe your 6 when you got your XS, just swap the SIM.
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Just swap your sim back into the 6. Restore the Xs and return it.
  7. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    Put SIM card from XS into the 6. This can be done at any point during this process, doesn’t matter.

    Backup XS to iCloud or iTunes.

    Make sure 6 is updated to iOS 12.

    Erase all content and settings on the 6, then set up using restore from backup.

    Erase all content and settings from the XS. Return to store.
  8. scottcampbell macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2017
    Now they're both suspiciously suspended from the forum at the same time. I think our intuition was correct. :)
  9. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    The OP of this thread had previously listed a Facebook page in their profile that lead back to someone who was not female. They had also been very critical of FaceID over the last year. Try and count how many times OP called it FailID!
  10. scottcampbell macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2017
    "Typical chica" :rolleyes::p

    Well good on you for taking the time to post thoughtful instructions, it will probably help some random Googlers.

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