I upgrade my iphone 4 to iphone SE

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aifon, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. aifon macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    hi guys! as a present I received an iphone SE, I just want to put everything to my new phone: my doubts are;
    -to move photos I just have to put mines on the cloud and download them to my SE, right?
    -contacts, reminders, notes etc; tha same right?
    -I guess the apps one by one?
    -music.., iTunes?

    I think it's everything, if I miss something let me know please.

    I appreciate your answers guys, thanks!
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Backup your current iPhone either to iCloud or iTunes and then restore from that backup on your new phone. That should basically take care of it all.
  3. aifon thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    thanks! i used icloud and was very easy :) . despite the increase of storage (8gb vs 64) the upgrade it's massive, what an amazing phone :D
  4. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    iPhone 4 to iPhone SE? I would love to hear more of your thoughts on that upgrade. You leaped forward half a decade!
  5. Goatllama macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2015
    Mountaintop Lair
    Same here, I'd love to hear your thoughts. :)
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I cannot image the speed increase you are experiencing! Welcome to the SE family :p
  7. aifon thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    well, i'm still happy with my iphone4 8gb because i got an ipad mini 2, so for my particular case, i just used iphone4 as a phone, text messages, alarm and torch, then occasional gaming, music, gps and internet. saying that my iphone4 cover all my needs and my main gaming, internet browsing and others: my mini2.
    my family and friends gave me as a present an iphone SE. it's exactly the upgrade that i was looking for because the format factor, having an ipad mini i didn't need a bigger screen and I like small phone in my pocket.
    the thing is that the SE it's a huge improvement, 6 years ahead in technology.., I mean, super fast and everything else it's far better, so yeah, super happy with the SE, totally recommend guys ;)
  8. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    My buddy went from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung S7 Edge and was exclaiming how much better Samsungs are than Apple. I had to remind him that he was comparing tech 5+ years apart..
  9. Mredance macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2016
    I was told that use iTunes is the best way to backup your old iPhone data like pic, email, contacts, app....
  10. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    The se is an amazing phone. I use mine daily and have been very impressed.
  11. iZac macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2003
    I'd be interested to know how his Sammy S7 is holding up in 5 years time :p

    And yes, the SE is a fab device, I love mine too.
  12. elf69 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    my fiancee went from S7 edge to SE.

    she prefers the SE, the curved edge of the samsung actually hurt her eyes.
    She was getting headaches all the time.

    She loves the SE but sometimes wishes she went for bigger screen.

    I went from S7 edge to 6s+
    I too love the iphone, couple bits I miss from android but not a big problem and certainly not a deal breaker!
  13. RustBuckle macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2006
    I just upgraded from a 4S to an SE :) It came loaded with ios 9 - have any of you upgraded to ios 10 on your SE? Is it a safe upgrade to make?
  14. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Yes, it's actually faster in some areas.
  15. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    its safe, the internals are the same as the iPhone 6s, minus like different front camera, no force touch. other than that you're good to go if you want to put ios10
  16. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    My daughter's iPhone 5S is rocking the latest iOS flawlessly. SE would have absolutely zero issue.
  17. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    He did. Almost a week ago. Post #3.
  18. aifon thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    I tried to avoid itunes for personal reasons, and i just use icloud, couldn't be easier ;) I still amazed by the upgrade, I hope this phone last me at least 6+ years :D
  19. mccjim12 macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2012
    Stamford, CT
    I have also upgraded from a 4 to an SE today...sort of. I had been using my 4 as a stopgap since I retuned my leased 6 in September. The difference in speed is unreal haha. I was so used to the lag with the 4 and iOS 7. Anyway, loving the SE, which came with 9.3.3 which I think I will stick with for a while.
  20. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You sure waited long enough to give up that iPhone 4:D
    I dont think I could last 6 years without updating to something newer.
    Probably 2-3 years would be my max.
  22. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I have the 7 Plus currently. I previously had the SE. I actually miss it, as much as I love my 7Plus. It's tempting, because I see a lot of offers on the SE.
  23. aifon thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    I had my iphone 4 for 4 years (was my first iphone bought it on oct 2012. I didn't need to upgrade because cover all my needs, but it was a present and I really enjoy the big jump :D
  24. Vlada011 macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2016
    Looking over net I think maybe iPhone SE even become one of Apple most popular products.
    If nothing so small show up next 6 months he will provide great profit to Apple.
    They didn't expect to profit so much from something else during period of iPhone 6s and iPhone 7.

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