How do I transfer all of the data from an old iPhone to a new one?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Zen Desk Pro, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Zen Desk Pro macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I've never "backed up" my iPhone because I've never really had a reason to. However, I'm expecting a new iPhone to be coming in the mail today and I'd like to know how I can basically transfer everything - contacts, text threads, pictures, apps, search histories, emails, music, account/password memorization etc. all on to my new phone?

    Is there such a way? I can always re-download apps, but is there any way I can get text threads and histories all backed up on to my new phone?


    If so, how do I do it?



    Thank you!
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Backup - either iCloud or iTunes. I prefer iTunes encrypted backup so it transfers my health data. You will need to renter your Apple ID password. But others should be brought in. A few app passwords may need to be renter.
     
  3. Zen Desk Pro thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for quick response.

    When I plug in my iPhone and open up iTunes, what do I click on? And when I plug in my new phone and open iTunes, how do I get the data on to the new phone?


    And will it retain all of my text history and emails and everything else listed?
     
  4. Spink10, Sep 28, 2015
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    Yes. Let me jump on my desktop and provide you will screen shots
    Connect iPhone to Mac
    Open iTunes
    Select "iPhone" icon - First post - red circle
    2nd picture - Select where you want to backup to - iCloud or Computer - then hit the "Back Up Now" tab.
    When you get your new iPhone connect it to Mac
    Open iTunes
    Turn on iPhone
    You will get a screen on iTunes that says - Setup as new or Restore from back (may not be exact words) - choose restore from backup and select the correct backup (for example I have 3 iPads and 2 iPhones backed up and would need to select the correct one).

    If you mess up at any time you can always hit - "Restore iPhone" tab (located int he 2nd screenshot upper right corner and reattempt to restore via backup.
     
  5. Zen Desk Pro thread starter macrumors member

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    Very simple and easy to understand!

    Thanks for this. I guess while I'm at it, I'll back up all of my other devices.



    Thanks again.
     
  6. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    You're welcome. You should be frequently backing up your iDevices if you value your text messages, photos, (may be others thing) but that is why I backup. I pull the pictures off every couple months but in-between I don't have anything else to recover them except this backup. (I don't do iCloud because I'm cheap). :)
     

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